Manager of Fan Services, Boston Red Sox

BY CHAD KONECKY

Jae Holland Class of 2008

Jae Holland '08

What is your proudest achievement?

The ability to contribute and give back.

How did Fisher prepare you for the Red Sox job?

The interaction, for sure. Fisher is such a huge melting pot culturally and not just race-wise. With students coming from across the ocean, there was intrigue in holding a conversation and learning that you share the same interests. That opened my eyes. 

How have you reached out to Fisher students?

I provide tours of Fenway Park, forward internship opportunities, frequently speak to Sport Management classes, and we had a graduate as our HR co-op.

Why do you give of yourself?

I want to inspire. Being from Lynn, where the stigma was you could only go to community college, I defied the odds. I want others who think they are limited to know: Just because someone else wasn’t able to achieve what they feel is success, doesn’t mean you are confined to their level.

A favorite piece of advice?

From Herman Melville: “It is better to fail in originality, than to succeed in imitation. He who has never failed somewhere, that man cannot be great.”

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