January 2020 Newsletter | fieldXperience

January 2020 Newsletter

Learn Soft Skills and Critical Thinking Through fieldX's New Micro-Learning Lab Platform

fieldXperience’s micro-learning platform officially launched this month! Learners are now able to fully access the fieldX curriculum on their phones from our website and level up through the soft skill lessons. Soft skills like listening, critical thinking and negotiation are valuable assets in a real-world work environment but require practice outside a college classroom. fieldX’s micro-lessons are custom-crafted by our learning scientists to engage fieldXers’ cognitive abilities to enhance their decision making skills. With each lesson completed, Learners are that much closer to the ultimate fieldXperience, subsequently kick starting their careers.

fieldXers Hit a Home Run at California Strong Celebrity Softball Game

On January 12, 2020, fieldXers had the opportunity to work the second annual California Strong Celebrity Softball Game. California Strong is an organization that provides financial support to those who have been affected by a California disaster or other event. As you can imagine, coordinating a celebrity softball game involves many moving parts.


John Swidzinski of Swidzinski Sport Management had nothing but high praise for the fieldX team. “I couldn’t have done this without the fieldX team. They’re top-notch, all professional and really came through in the clutch when I needed them.”


fieldXers Fred Watts, Riley Wagner, Jason Riske and Steve Scott took on roles to check in, escort and manage celebrity talent, manage media and event set up. “The training that we received prepared us for success and really helped us feel connected to the California Strong team,” said college freshman Steve Scott. “I felt ready, prepared and that I was put in a position to shine and Xcel,” added senior Fred Watts.


We are so proud to have our young Learners Xcel in their Xperiences and stand out in the field. Well done fieldXers! Keep up the good work! Check out the gallery below of fieldXers and celebrity tournament players Adam Sandler, Rob Lowe and Milwaukee Brewer Ryan Braun!

fieldX is Gearing Up for Super Bowl LIV

Super Bowl LIV is right around the corner, and we couldn’t be more Xcited! No matter who you root for on February 2, you can always depend on team fieldX! We are busy prepping 19 fieldXers already in Miami, Florida to Xecute their roles as zone managers, talent wranglers, guest relations, hospitality hosts, food and beverage managers, VIP zone hosts, content creators, social media ambassadors, red carpet relations and media relations.


We are thrilled that in such a short time, our fieldXperience program has been recognized by nationally known organizations like the NFL. It is quite an honor to work with and provide highly-skilled labor for one of the world’s most popular and watched sporting events. fieldXperience is truly creating the next generation’s MVPs.


Be sure to tune in on Friday, January 31, at 2 p.m. EST as our fieldXers go live on Instagram to give you the scoop on behind the scenes action and answer questions!

Upcoming fieldX Events

fieldXers will be heading to Las Vegas February 18 and 19 for the Forbes Travel Guide Luxury Summit to assist with five-star guest registration, celebrity relations and VIP hosting. Forbes Travel Guide is the only independent, global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. They verify luxury with their highly trained inspectors who visit every property and evaluate based on up to 900 objective criteria. What a remarkable opportunity for our fieldXers to have exposure to this level of expertise! Five-Star Award winners are outstanding, often iconic properties with virtually flawless service and amazing facilities.


This summit celebrates and honors the 2019 Award Winners featuring the world's most luxurious hotels, restaurants and spas.


NCAA Men’s Final Four – Atlanta, GA, April 3-6


Masters Tournament – Augusta, GA, April 6-12


Kentucky Derby – Louisville, KY, May 2-4


Pridefest – Milwaukee, WI, June 6-9

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fieldX Glossary of Terms

  • Learners - Students or professionals looking for career advancement to master professional skills needed in all careers with the opportunity to practically apply and track performance in a positive way.

  • Leaders - Industry or educational professionals who can mentor Learners in a training or on-the-job setting to guide them in their pursuit of their career goals.

  • Micro-learning - An advanced learning management system (LMS) with bite-sized training sessions that allow Learners to consume and apply new knowledge and skills quickly.

  • Micro-lessons - Digital LMS that challenges a Learner's critical thinking abilities. Lessons include:

    • Mindset

    • Communication

    • Teamwork and collaboration

    • Situational awareness and empathy: social and emotional intelligence

    • Coachability: flexible and adaptable

    • Problem solving: prioritizing and managing expectations

    • Analytical: strategic and critical thinking

  • Micro-Internships - Temporary staffing opportunities with real-world work experience at live events.

  • Level Up - fieldXLearners who have completed fieldX training and received access to apply those skills at an event are rated by their fieldX coach using a 5-point scale. fieldXers must receive 4-5 star ratings to level up.

  • Rookie - Less than 2 events with basic knowledge, but has the right attitude and is coachable

  • Apprentice - 2+ events with growth mindset and increasing knowledge

  • MVP - 3-4 events with practical knowledge and skills

  • Superhero - 5+ events with consistent 5-star rating and mastery of fieldX's 7 work-ready fieldX skills

  • Soft skills - A set of abilities needed to perform professional duties involving interaction with others, which incorporates a combination of people, social and communication skills, personality, attitude, social and emotional intelligence.

  • Learning scientists - The fieldXperience team who puts together the fieldX curriculum based on humanistic and theoretical understanding of learning and engages in the design and implementation of the learning platform.

  • Cognitive abilities - Brain-based skills needed to carry out tasks varying from the simplest to the most complex.


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