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Business Grad In A Major League of His Own with LA Dodgers

In 2005, the Los Angeles Dodgers, one of the oldest and most well-respected teams in Major League Baseball, name Steve Shiffman as Vice President of Ticket Sales. Shiffman is a graduate of Argosy University, Orange County's College of Business and Information Technology, and he joins the Los Angeles Dodgers following five seasons as the director of ticket sales and customer service for the Anaheim Angels. For the Angels, his responsibilities included overseeing suite sales, season seats, groups, and all related ticket promotions. In his new position with the Los Angeles Dodgers, he will be responsible for all revenue related to ticket sales, which represents 70% of the team's income.

For over two decades Shiffman has worked for three out of four major sports leagues, including positions with the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Clippers, Toronto Argonauts, and the Toronto Blue Jays. Even in the midst of such a successful career, Shiffman enrolled at Argosy University, Orange County and ultimately received a BS in Business Administration.

"I received a bachelor's degree in business, and I have enjoyed the business-related classes at Argosy University, Orange County," says Shiffman. "My Argosy University education gave me an extra edge to succeed in my career. The classes confirmed for me most of the business-related ideas and plans I executed throughout my 24 years in the major league sports business."

Shiffman, who is hoping to teach college sports marketing courses in the near future, is presently working toward a Master's in Business Administration at Argosy University, Orange County, demonstrating that a successful career does not begin or end with one great job. Careers are forever evolving, and returning to school to receive an advanced degree can help turn a career into a professional grand slam.

"My Argosy University education gave me an extra edge to succeed in my career." - Steve Shiffman

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