Claire Miller ’15: Volleyball Captain and Sports Info Stalwart Named NFL Marketing Coordinator at ESPN

Claire Miller '15 receives 2015 Deford Award
Claire Miller '15 receives 2015 Deford Award

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA – When Claire Miller joined the Eph Sports Information staff as a work-study student employee a little over three years ago she had no idea that when her time ended in Eph Sports Information she would have a brief respite before joining "The Worldwide Leader in Sports" – ESPN.

A significant contributor to Eph Sports Information over her three years, Miller was one of the school's prestigious Frank Deford Award winners honored on April 30 as a top student Sports Information assistant.

Wednesday, May 13, Miller received word that she had in fact beaten out over 1,000 applicants and was hired by the ESPN Marketing Department to serve as their NFL Marketing Coordinator, where she will assist in organizing and directing ESPN's NFL marketing campaigns.

"I couldn't be more excited to return and work full-time in ESPN's Marketing Department," Miller stated. "It's an incredible opportunity to be able to learn and contribute to their NFL marketing team. I'm looking forward to starting work shortly after graduation. I'm grateful for all the support and experience I've gotten these past four years from working in Eph Sports Info."

After her sophomore year at Williams Miller went to New York City to participate in an internship at Crisp Media, a mobile marketing firm.

In the fall semester of her junior year the Ephs won the NESCAC Volleyball title and advanced to the finals of the New England Regional. Miller's spring semester was spent studying in Paris, where she ultimately was interviewed via FaceTime for a Digital Marketing Internship with ESPN in New York City.

Miller's FaceTime interview earned her an internship opportunity in the summer at ESPN Digital Marketing and for the second consecutive year the Wilmette, IL native was living in New York City and honing her digital marketing skills.

Miller's time with the ESPN Digital Marketing Department in New York went well and she was later encouraged to apply for future jobs in marketing at ESPN after graduation.

In the fall of her senior year Miller helped lead the Ephs to a second consecutive NESCAC title and this time they captured the NCAA New England Regional and earned a berth in the NCAA Quarterfinals hosted by Christopher Newport University. A 3-1 loss to Emory in the quarterfinals ended the Ephs' season at 28-5.

In her four years in the Purple Valley Miller was a member of two Little Three championship teams, two NESCAC Championship teams, and appeared in two NCAA Tournaments. In those four years the Ephs went 86-35 with Miller playing in 117 matches and 393 games, where she recorded 980 kills and 759 digs.

After several rounds of interviews this spring the folks at ESPN named Miller their NFL Marketing Coordinator and for a third consecutive summer Miller will be living and working in New York City.

Miller is the fifth Eph Sports Information student worker to be hired by ESPN in the last five years.

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