A Message From Haverford’s Media, Entertainment, and Sports Affinity Group Committee

A Message From Haverford’s Media, Entertainment, and Sports Affinity Group Committee

The Haverford alumni community includes a number of affinity groups, organizations which offer connections around topics and issues of shared interest. Our affinity group, the Media, Entertainment, and Sports Group, is comprised of Haverford alums that work across the spectrum of the Entertainment/Media Industry. Professional Sports, Content Creation, Corporate Strategy, and Talent Representation are just a few of the many subsections of the industry represented by your alums.

You may not be thinking about it yet, but the time to take the next step in your career will arrive faster than you think. Whether you’re a first-year student looking to learn more about career paths, a sophomore considering internships, or a senior looking to burnish your resume, we want to be there for you when it’s time to start considering life after Haverford. We’re reaching out because we want to help position you for success.

In our conversations as a group, we’ve acknowledged how Haverford students often aren’t aware of careers in our discipline(s). This is something we want to correct, because not only are we all happy with the paths we’ve chosen, but the Media, Entertainment, and Sports space(s) are perfectly suited for an individual with a liberal arts background to thrive in.

We’ve listed our professional backgrounds and our contact information below. We want you to reach us out to us–whether it’s concerning your impending graduation, or just to touch base and get a conversation going, we’d love to hear from you.

 

Sincerely yours,

 

Zachary Jacobs ’14

Coordinator, Motion Picture Production, ICM Partners
Los Angeles, CA

Zachary Jacobs ’14 began his career at ICM Partners in April 2017. He first worked in ICM’s TV Literature department before being admitted to ICM’s Agent Trainee Program in December 2017. In October 2018, Zachary was promoted to Coordinator in the Motion Picture Production group. Prior to working at ICM, he spent 3 years at Cantor Fitzgerald in New York City where he was an analyst in Cantor’s wealth management division and then a trader on the Institutional Equity Derivatives and Market Strategy Desk. Zachary graduated from Haverford College in 2014 with a BA in Political Science.

 

Marc Adelberg ’08
Research Supervisor, MLB Network and NHL Network
Secaucus, NJ

Marc Adelberg ’08 oversees editorial content distributed to on-air talent, providing statistics and storylines to enhance the quality of MLB and NHL coverage.  Although based primarily out of the North Jersey studios, Marc has traveled to site to cover the World Series and Stanley Cup Final, among other events.  He got his start in the sports broadcasting world as an intern for NBC Sports at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.  Media, entertainment, and sports were all passions at Haverford, where Marc hosted a sports talk radio show on WHRC, lettered in tennis and squash, and sang with the Humtones.  He was a double major in Spanish and Italian (at BMC).

 

Sarah Gilarsky ’10
Manager, Content Strategy and Acquisition, Verizon
New York, NY

Sarah Gilarsky ’10 manages content partnerships in the gaming, VR, and AR spaces for Verizon’s 5G wireless network, working with publishers, film studios, and tech companies to demonstrate to consumers the value of 5G. Previously at Verizon Sarah negotiated carriage agreements for cable and broadcast networks on Verizon Fios. Sarah is a lifelong media/tech fanatic, having worked in research at Viacom, in international distribution at Sony Pictures Television, and in media/tech venture capital at the NYC fund, Archer Grey. Sarah received her MBA from Columbia Business School. At Haverford she majored in economics, minored in art history, and was captain of the squash team.

 

Charles Curtis ’04
Sports writer, Journalist, and Author, For The Win
New York, NY

Charles Curtis ’04 is a sports writer, journalist, and author based in New York City. He has reported and written for publications including USA TODAY Sports’s For The Win, where he is currently a reporter; The Daily; ESPN.com; ESPN the Magazine; NJ.com; Bleacher Report; TV Guide; and Entertainment Weekly. Charles has covered the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, golf, tennis, and NASCAR. He has also written about television, film and pop culture. His middle-grade sports/fantasy series, Weirdo Academy, was published by Month9Books.