More Than Just A Sports Lover

Evan Pobuta turns passion into a career

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More Than Just A Sports Lover

Evan Pobuta is a student seeking to work in the sports entertainment industry

Gaelle Gilles

As a student majoring in public relations and minoring in marketing, Evan Pobuta is someone anyone can have an in-depth conversation on sports with. Although Pobuta is an extrovert, he is also seen as laid back.

"Everyone thinks I am very laid back," said Pobuta. "I'll probably be one of the most laid back people you will ever meet. I am very, very calm and I've always been like that."

After graduation, Pobuta will be pursing a career in the sports entertainment industry.

"I'm a die hard Knicks and Jets fan," he commented. "My cousin had a big influence on me with sports, which is how I became a fan of the Knicks and Jets."

Not only was his cousin a big influence with sports, but so were his parents, especially his mother.

"My mother used to work for Delta [Airlines] and she always got tickets to Knicks game...I've been going to Knicks games since I was about five," he shared.

Pobuta also grew up playing sports. He played basketball up until he reached his sophomore year of high school. Throughout his high school years, Pobuta also played football. He currently does not play on any of the sports team at Kean University, but he does play a few sports like tag football with members of his fraternity. 

Although Pobuta would like to go into the sports entertainment industry, he does not know exactly what he wants to do in that field. Pobuta, as mentioned before, is a big fan of two New York sports teams. But his love for the city itself is evident.

"I plan on getting my masters degree...maybe in communication or marketing. Hopefully after that I will get a job in the city," said Pobuta. "I would love to work for a sports team or a marketing company. I just want to be involved with sports, somehow, in New York City." 

Besides enjoying sports, Pobuta is also a part of the Greek organization Sigma Theta Chi. He is currently the treasure and social chair. 

"You have to be a part of something to really have fun while in college...and I felt like it was a great way to get involved," Pobuta said, as he explains why he decided to become a part of Sigma Theta Chi.

"I got along well with everybody I met; everybody treated me like family. I wouldn't join something to just join, I would join something because I felt comfortable," said Pobuta. "I [disliked] the thought of fraternities before I came here and just meeting [Sigma Theta Chi] changed my whole perspective on everything."

Besides being a part of Sigma Theta Chi, Pobuta hopes to join the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). He also currently works for Office of Computer and Information Services (OCIS).

As someone with a lifelong passion for sports, Pobuta is no doubt a perfect fit for the sports entertainment industry. Although he is unsure of what exactly he wants to do in the business, he knows one thing for sure: "I just want to be happy. I want to have a family, close friends and a good job. I don't want to be necessarily rich, but comfortable. I just want to be happy."