Intern Profile: Jodice Woody January 31, 2018

Jodiceson “Jodice” Woody, a Nova Southeastern University Business Administration major from Orlando, Florida, is MIASF’s newest intern. At 21, Jodice is on-track to graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in May 2018 and is planning to continue his education at one of Florida’s prestigious law schools. He learned about MIASF’s internship through his NSU professor of Sports and Recreation Management, Nancy Olsen, who helped him secure an interview with MIASF staff and facilitated credit through NSU.

Jodice is specifically interested in not-for-profit management and public service (he has a not-so-secret desire to join the U.S. Air Force!) and appreciates learning the day-to-day operations of MIASF. Having started work in September 2017, however, one of his first duties was help put up the hurricane shutters at MIASF headquarters as Irma was forecast to directly hit South Florida.
So far, his most meaningful opportunity was participating in the 58th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in November, where he was amazed by the size and scope of the industry and its economic impact on the community. He also enjoys attending meetings with MIASF’s community partner organizations and learning how the industry collaborates.

Jodice says he is learning a lot and very much enjoys the team work and camaraderie at MIASF. His interaction with Phil Purcell has been very rewarding and he considers him to be an incredible leader, which he understands is important in any industry. He appreciates that decisions are made based on what is best for the whole community and he hopes to one-day model his own management style from this experience.


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