Good Sports is fortunate enough to work with Northeastern University through their co-op program. Each semester, students interested in doing their co-op with Good Sports are interviewed, evaluated and eventually one is hired. Jack Nickles has been with Good Sports since July and is wrapping up a great semester of work with us. Learn more about Jack and his time with Good Sports!

Why did you want to do your coop at Good Sports?

I was drawn to Good Sports because of the mission they’re driven by on a daily basis. Their passion for providing youth with opportunities they otherwise might not have is evident even down to the smallest detail. Working with like minded people, who care about the community, while getting a taste of what the real world is like with a full time job sounded like a home run.

What did a typical day in the office look like for you?

Working at Good Sports looked very different day to day. I didn’t work exclusively for one person which opened up a wide range of assignments. I could be working on application reviews for one person, press releases for another and grant writing for a third. Some days I worked in the company warehouse packing and shipping out the donations.

What was your favorite thing about working at Good Sports?

My favorite thing about Good Sports was my involvement in the entire donation process from start to finish. From the market research and initial contact through the application and equipment request process to eventually packing up the physical donation and seeing it shipped to each organization.

What goes on in your life outside Good Sports?

Outside of Good sports I live and breathe bodybuilding. Cooking and eating 6-7 meals a day on top of training takes up most of my time. Any time outside of the gym you can find me with a book in my hand. I am an Army ROTC cadet and a member of the Massachusetts National Guard.

Where do you want to be in 15 years?

In a cabin somewhere deep in the PNW devouring a stack of books.

Share a fun fact with us!

I was Time Magazine’s person of the year in 2006.