Coley Rezabek

Class of '22

Bemidji State graduate Coley Rezabek, in yellow, shoots footage of Minnesota United players at a September 2022 game at Allianz Field in St. Paul. (Contributed)

On Coley Rezabek’s second day on the job, she was handed a camera and told, “Go shoot.”

With 20,000 screaming Minnesota United supporters surrounding her at Allianz Field in St. Paul, it’d be easy to feel overwhelmed. But Rezabek was ready for the deep end.

“In the classroom setting, I learned fundamentals,” said Rezabek, a 2022 graduate of Bemidji State University. “But actually getting thrown into the field during my internship (with the BSU athletic department) was the most real, eye-opening thing and prepared me the best.

“When I got this job, it was the same type of thing. The transition was super easy because I had that experience in Bemidji of being thrown into it in a positive way.”

Rezabek is in her second season kicking it as a videographer/editor for MNUFC, where she produces digital content for the Major League Soccer club. Her sudden expertise comes from similar experiences at BSU, when she filmed various sports and created content for the Beavers’ social media channels.