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For me, the experience to be involved in Free for the Athletes was awesome just by the main idea of the project I think it was very creative, interesting and thoughtful for those athletes that don’t have big budgets; and cause it helped me to developed my professional skills, it was very exciting to meet companies some of them are the best ones in their fields and very well know by the people in BC as well as being in contact to this high profile athletes it was just amazing.
From planning to coordinating and closing the project was great: gathering information, talking to managers and directors of great companies, talking with big sport stars, delivering promoting material and talking to people involved in media such as TV, radio, newspaper, etc.
It was fantastic to be involved in an international project!
Business Management Co-op
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