Meet Lindsey Uphoff '16

Lindsey Uphoff '16

Major: Psychology

Work Study Position: Sports Information

Lindsey feels that working in the sports information office has made it possible for her to really connect to Luther athletics in a unique way. She takes part in a variety of behind-the-scenes tasks such as creating game programs, calculating statistics, back-up timing at swim meets, and learning Luther sports history. Her favorite responsibility is sitting in the press box and keeping the play clock at home football games.

How did you get the job?

My sister had the same work study when she was at Luther. She always had great stories and loved her experience in the sports information office!

How have you grown in this role?

I’ve learned how to embrace new opportunities and situations that, at first, seem out of my comfort zone and challenging. Being the only female in a roomful of male football referees doesn’t seem as intimidating anymore!

What new skills have you learned on the job?

This experience has taught me to appreciate all the hidden tasks that help make Luther athletics events so fun and successful. I now know how to maneuver through programs such as InDesign and Photoshop and how to create and edit web pages. What I find most fun is the opportunity to expand my knowledge about the sports I didn’t know much about.

Will this experience affect your life after Luther?

This job has definitely helped me improve my time-management skills as I juggle classes, homework, softball, and work. Additionally, I have gained many new professional contacts in not only the Sports Information department, but in Communications and with coaches in the athletics arena.

What do you like best about the position?

I love going to work! My supervisor keeps the atmosphere very positive, upbeat, and fun. It’s great to feel that my work-study position makes a difference here at Luther, whether that be helping the sports events run smoothly or putting up pictures on the website for families and communities members to appreciate.