Christine Cox | May. 28, 2014 | Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business
Decades before his book, Networking is a Contact Sport, hit the New York Times Best Sellers list, Joe Sweeney MBA ’84 had his first networking experience at 8 years old. It happened at Notre Dame. And with legendary Irish football coach Ara Parseghian.
“Two of my eight older brothers were studying at Notre Dame at that time. Jack was in the seminary and Tim was a walk-on quarterback on the freshman football team—they didn’t allow freshmen to play on the varsity team,” Sweeney recalls. “Tim kept talking about getting an athletics scholarship and a spot on the varsity team the next year.”