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Sport Management, Athletic Training Success Stories - Placements

Desirée Oliver - Black Women in Sport Foundation

Internship title: Site Director & Coach

How did you find your internship?

I discovered it by walking by their office. 

What are you primary responsibilities/day-to-day activities?

Supervising staff and activities at 6 locations providing traditional and non-traditional sports instruction to school age children. Attending meetings and trainings with the executive director and providing ideas and strategies for marketing, programming, special events and fundraising. Administrative duties such as grant writing and research projects.  Coaching alternative sports including tennis, field hockey, lacrosse and soccer.

What is the best part of your internship?

The best part of my internship has been the ability to contribute positively to the lives of children and young adults within the Philadelphia community by providing mentoring and introducing them to alternative sports. 

Would you recommend this internship to someone else?

I would definitely recommend this internship to someone seeking coaching, mentoring and sport management experience.

A quote from you regarding your experience?

My internship at the Black Women In Sport Foundation has been a very valuable experience. I am grateful to co-founder; Tina Sloan-Green and executive director; Brianna Downing for this opportunity to apply skills and knowledge that I obtained from Cal U’s sport management graduate program. As a result of my internship, I feel confident that I am prepared for a career in sport management. 

Catherine Rhodes - Central Dauphin School District

Internship title: Athletic Intern

How did you find your internship?

My former high school athletic director put me in contact with my current supervisor. 

What are you primary responsibilities/day-to-day activities?

I make sure that all athletic events; basketball, wrestling, lacrosse, baseball, etc are running smoothly. I create schedules and update student eligibility throughout the semester. I also am in charge of making sure that all officials are signed in and accounted for.

What is the best part of your internship?

Organizing and operating the different athletic events.  

Would you recommend this internship to someone else?

Yes. Anyone who wants to be an athletic director should attempt to get an internship like this one.

A quote from you regarding your experience?

I believe what they say when they say if you love your job you will never work a day in your life. I have yet to come to my internship to work. 

Joshua Morrow - Pittsburgh Passion

Joshua Morrow is picture with a member of the Pittsburgh Passion

Internship title: Sports Intern

How did you find your internship?

Just searching through the internet 

What are you primary responsibilities/day-to-day activities?

Making sure we have everything planned out for the week. 

What is the best part of your internship?

Working in every aspect of the organization and really seeing what it takes to put together a successful organization. 

Would you recommend this internship to someone else?

Yes, without a doubt 

A quote from you regarding your experience?

It was great working for an amazing organization for the fantastic city of Pittsburgh!

 

 

Matthew Turner - Altoona Curve

Internship title: Front Office Intern

How did you find your internship?

Applied for a job and was offered an internship.

What are you primary responsibilities/day-to-day activities?

Selling tickets in the box office, preparing the stadium for home games (bathroom posters, setting out programs and promotions), handing out programs before each game, handling on field games for fans during each home game.

What is the best part of your internship?

Seeing how a team operates during the season and working with so many different people.

Would you recommend this internship to someone else?

Yes.

A quote from you regarding your experience?

Go above and beyond, don’t wait for someone to tell you to do something, go do it before they get that chance.

 

Stephanie Maloney - Pittsburgh RBI

Internship title: Pittsburgh RBI Intern

How did you find your internship?

Through a professional contact

What are you primary responsibilities/day-to-day activities?

Assist with the creation and completion of the Pittsburgh RBI Regional Senior and Junior Boys Baseball teams. While deciding where money should be spent within the sports facility.

What is the best part of your internship?

Working within the Pirates organization

Would you recommend this internship to someone else?

Yes.

Aaron Bender - Hurley Public School

Internship Placement Name:  Hurley Public School, Hurley, WI

Your internship title:  Athletic Director Intern

How did you find your internship?
The current director of athletics at the Hurley K-12 school is looking at resigning from his position.  It was an opportunity for me to learn the fundamentals of the position to take over for him in the near future by interning under him this past winter and spring.  It was an excellent opportunity for me to get on the job training for my future career move. 

What are your primary responsibilities/day-to-day activities
I basically have learned and complete the activities of the Athletic Director while at the school.  I am responsible for scheduling, budgeting, event management, reports to the school board and other administrators, as well I took a lead role in the evaluations of coaches through the players themselves. 

What is the best part of your internship? 
The best part of the internship is creating the friendships and connections with other Athletic Directors in the region.  As that will be a big part of my future job here at Hurley.  I opened up many avenues of communication with the individuals in the conference and other schools in our area.  By attending conference meetings and setting up spring schedules, and also by attending games on a regular basis I made a lot of new connections with individuals important to my position.

What are the top two things you have learned? 
The top two things I have learned through this internship is the importance of continual communication in every form is essential for running a successful athletic department.  An athletic director must be sure to stay in contact with his supervisors, coaches, secretaries, bus drivers, and the athletes to be sure all things are taken care of during the progress of a season.  Secondly, it is important to keep on top of budget concerns and problems.  Double and triple checking to see if orders are completed, and shipping is complete is a big factor when dealing with season deadlines, and altering schedules.

Would you recommend this internship to someone else? 
If anyone was in the area of Hurley, WI, then yes I would recommend working here. 

A quote from you regarding your internship experience?
“Working in a high school sports setting brings many challenges and rewards for an individual seeking a Sports management degree”

 

Adam Green - 490 WBCB

Internship Placement:   490 WBCB

Your Internship Title:   General Intern

How did you find your internship?   A former teacher got me in contact with owner of station.

What are your primary responsibilities/day-to-day activities? 
Research/write/record live news stories, interview local listeners, Philadelphia/local sports coverage.

Tell me about the most fascinating person you have met during your internship.
Merrill Reese, the Philadelphia Eagles’ well-known radio announcer.

What one day at work really stands out? 
I was sent out to the Flyers pep rally when they were in the Stanley Cup Final.  I interviewed fans at the pep rally and got my picture taken with the Prince of Wales trophy (Eastern Conference Championship).

What is the best part of your internship?
I enjoy the freedom to create my own stories, interviews, and I love the people I have been working with all summer.  I also enjoyed being sent out on locations to do local high school sports play-by-plays.
 
What are the top two things you have learned? 
I learned how to do play-by-play live broadcasting and also how to run the soundboard for any radio station.

Would you recommend this internship to someone else? 
Yes I would.  I learned many things I wouldn't have learned in the classroom about the media side of sports.

A quote from you regarding your internship experience? 
"If you feel as if you could be more productive during your internship, speak with your supervisor because there are always things that need to be done.  In my case it got me sent out to professional sports teams pep rallies, professional sports teams training camps, and government press/news conferences."

 

Allison Juchem - Hagerstown Suns

Internship Placement:  Hagerstown Suns

Your Internship Title:  Game Operations Intern

How did you find your internship?  Cal’s 2010 Sport Management Conference

What are your primary responsibilities/day-to-day activities? 
My primary responsibilities include cleaning the concession stands in our stadium and stocking them with everything they need for games. I also help set up the concourse and do any other preparation that needs to be done before games and events. When it comes to game time, I do something different at the beginning of every game, but towards the end I go around to each of the concession stands and bars and collect their money. On non-game days, I work on labor percentages, spreadsheets for the cost and revenue of goods sold, and planning of events.

Tell me about the most fascinating person you have met during your internship. 
The entire staff at the Suns is pretty fascinating in their own way. It’s hard to pick just one person, but since I have to pick one, I would go with my supervisor. He jokes around quite often and some of the things that come out of his mouth are just crazy. You never know what to expect from him.

What one day at work really stands out? 
Sunday, July 18 stands out the most. It was our Super Soaked Sunday that I had organized. Before and during the game the whole staff and I had a blast squirting each other with squirt guns and throwing water balloons all around. We even had wars going on with the kids who attended the game. It wasn’t just work that day; it was a fun summer day!

What is the best part of your internship?   
The staff I work with is definitely the best part of my internship with the Suns. Everyone is very outgoing, helpful, and friendly. Work is taken seriously but jokes are made throughout the day.

What are the top two things you have learned? 
The top two things I have learned during my internship have been how to do labor percentages and how to pull tarp. I enjoy learning the inside details of a minor league baseball team. Also, when I first came to Hagerstown, I didn’t know how to pull tarp but I definitely learned fast. We pulled it at least 10 times in the first two weeks. 

Would you recommend this internship to someone else? 
I would definitely recommend this internship to someone else. It’s a great learning experience and fun at the same time. Every day is something different. There is a lot of physical activity that gets done and there is always something to do.

A quote from you regarding your internship experience?
Long hours, hard work, no pay, but great staff relationships. Hopefully it gets me somewhere!

 

Amanda Zuzik - Trenton Thunder

Internship Placement Name:  Trenton Thunder, Trenton, NJ

Your internship title:  Winter/Spring/Summer Intern

How did you find your internship?  I found my internship through www.teamworkonline.com 

What are your primary responsibilities/day-to-day activities?
My day-to-day responsibilities vary. In the off season, I have been helping the Head of Merchandising getting things together for the store. I help every employee with little odd-end jobs they need completed like kids club, mail outs to certain groups of people, filing, organizing and much more. Game days I work in the office and what I do game days varies from working the front desk to working the kid zone to just helping out around the ballpark. I even have been able to make sales calls as well.

What is the best part of your internship?
The best part is working with everyone. I have been lucky to be able to work at a place where everyone gets along and it’s never dull and boring there’s always something to do. 

What are the top two things you have learned?
The top two things I have learned are how to properly make sales calls and progressively take the feedback I have been given and help me improve my sales calls ability. The other thing I have learned is that there are a lot of things that go into preparing for the season.  

Would you recommend this internship to someone else?
I would most definitely recommend this internship to someone else. Mainly because you learn so much and have such a major part in everything that goes on to make the season a success and everything come together.

A quote from you regarding your internship experience?
“This internship has been one of the most rewarding and amazing experiences because I have been able to work with some the nicest people anyone can ever think of.  I have been a part of so much to make the season start off right and by being a part of it, I feel I have learned a whole lot.  This internship also made me realize that minor league baseball does take a lot of hard work and dedication and I still want to work in this business even after experiencing everything that I already have.”

 

Becky Petro - 2010 U.S. Women's Open, Oakmont Country Club

Internship Placement Name:  2010 U.S. Women's Open, Oakmont Country Club, Oakmont, PA

Your internship title:  Marketing Assistant

How did you find your internship?
Dr. Mary Kreis assisted in securing my position here. (THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!)

What are your primary responsibilities/day-to-day activities?
Marketing, promotions, ticket sales, advertising...

What is the best part of your internship?
Looking out of my office window everyday and seeing Oakmont Country Club golf course!  Also knowing that I am preparing for a Championship event and doing everything I can to make it successful!

What are the top two things you have learned?
 1.  Different marketing ideas to promote an event.
 2.  Strategies to sell tickets!

Would you recommend this internship to someone else? Without a doubt!

A quote from you regarding your internship experience?
"I am truly blessed to be a part of this major event as my internship.  There are no words to describe how much it has prepared me for my future in a Sport Management career!"

 

Bethanie Zapf - The Ripken Experience

Internship Placement Name:  The Ripken Experience, Myrtle Beach, SC

Your internship title:  Operations Intern

How did you find your internship? Internet Search

What are your primary responsibilities/day-to-day activities?
My responsibilities would mainly be either Tournament Official (use the public address system, announce games, play sponsor messages and in-game music, run the scoreboard) or Grounds Crew (prepare fields for games, clean the facility). I also worked in the retail store a few times and performed some office duties.

What is the best part of your internship?
I liked being a tournament official and being able to interact with the teams and watch baseball games.
 
What are the top two things you have learned?
I learned a lot about the materials and tools used to get a baseball field ready for a game and I learned that it is possible to have some fun while you work.

Would you recommend this internship to someone else?
Yes.  It is a lot of physical labor, though.

A quote from you regarding your internship experience?
Having more responsibilities while learning something completely new is challenging, but rewarding in the end.

 

Charles Taneyhill - Penn State University-Altoona Campus

Internship placement  Name: Penn State University-Altoona Campus, Altoona, PA

Internship title: Assistant to the Director of Recreation and Facilities

How did you find your internship?  Friends with current employee

What are your primary responsibilities/day-to-day activities?
  • Supervising work study employees at their various work locations throughout the athletic complex on campus
  • Scheduling intramural sports leagues
  • Compiling rules for various intramural sports
  • Assisting the Director of Recreation and Facilities with data entry (i.e., payroll, intramural league standings, etc.)
  • Conducting research to develop a marketing plan to benefit the Intramural and Recreation Department

What is the best part of your internship?
 I am learning different things every day. My Supervisor has entrusted me to take the lead in many areas where I’ve proven to be competent. This independence has really helped me to build confidence and autonomy in the sport management industry.

What are the top two things you have learned?
Keep an open mind. Schedules, employees and situations are always changing so it’s best to be flexible in your management style. Go the extra mile to assist your co-workers. This always yields a positive ROI (Return On Investment).

Would you recommend this internship to someone else?  Absolutely.

A quote from you regarding your internship experience?
Show initiative right away. You will only get out what you put in and you are the one with the most to gain.

 

Christopher Goodnight - Cal U Strength and Conditioning Department

Internship Placement Name:  Cal U Strength and Conditioning Department, California, PA

Your internship title:  Strength and Conditioning Intern

How did you find your internship? Through an e-mail

What are your primary responsibilities/day-to-day activities?
Helping the athletes with their day-to-day workouts.

What is the best part of your internship?
Helping the teams to get better.

What are the top two things you have learned?
Rest is important to building muscle.

Would you recommend this internship to someone else? Yes.

A quote from you regarding your internship experience?
Individuals win matches; teams win championships.

 

Deanna Gratchic - Augusta GreenJackets and Ripken Baseball

Internship placement Name: Augusta GreenJackets and Ripken Baseball

Your internship title:  Sales and Marketing Intern

How did you find your internship? I found it through Teamwork Online.

What are your primary responsibilities/day-to-day activities?
At the beginning of the internship I started with Daily Sales Reports and different types of database.  Within the next few months I began sales training and then continued with Box Office duties. 

What is the best part of your internship?
The best part had to be the people I met. They will always hold a special place in my heart.

What are the top two things you have learned?
One must step out of their comfort zone to fully follow their dreams.
Everyone was once in your position so they all know how you feel, they have respect for you.

Would you recommend this internship to someone else?
I would definitely recommend this internship to others. I had the time of my life.

A quote regarding your internship experience?

 

Derek Partsch - Pittsburgh Penguins

Internship Placement Name:  Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh, PA

Your Internship Title:  Community Relations Intern

How did you find your internship?  www.Teamworkonline.com

What are your primary responsibilities/day-to-day activities?
I handle all incoming mail and calls for the Community Relations department. I also assist with special team events, and work at all Penguin home games.

What is the best part of your internship? 
The best part of my internship has been seeing the effect that star players like Sidney Crosby and Marc Andre Fleury have on young fans. The team does various charity work throughout the season, and it truly brightens the lives of young people it is intended to help.

What are the top two things you have learned?
I have learned the day-to-day operations of many departments of a professional sports organization and how they are successfully run. The other thing I have learned is that the sports industry is not a 9-5 job, and one must be dedicated to their work in order to be successful.

Would you recommend this internship to someone else? Absolutely.

A quote from you regarding your internship experience?
"Interning with the 2009 Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins has been the best work experience I have ever received."

 

Dieterich Nurnberg - San Jose City College

Internship placement Name:  San Jose City College, San Jose, CA

How did you find your internship?  A friend

What are your primary responsibilities/day-to-day activities?
Taking care of my players in every way.

What is the best part of your internship?
Working with people that I know and learning new things.

What are the top two things you have learned?
That running a program is a lot more than just coaching and can't wait until the last minute to do things.

Would you recommend this internship to someone else?
YES.  I already have.

A quote from you regarding your internship experience?
The program covers everything and the Professors are great.

 

Drew DeHart - Campbell University Athletic Department

Internship placement Name:  Campbell University Athletic Department, Buies Creek, NC

Your internship title:  Assistant Director of Marketing & Promotions

How did you find your internship?
I enjoy my internship mainly for the opportunities I have to gain and earn as much responsibilities as I can take on. Working at a small, mid-major school puts me in the position to grow professionally and personally. I have a great coordinator who I have prior professional experience with from another NCAA Div. I Athletic department.

What are your primary responsibilities/day-to-day activities?
I assist in Campbell University’s athletic marketing and promotions plan. Coordinate all corporate sponsorship and media sales, including: prospecting and signing new business, developing and implementing sponsorship packages, closing new business, client fulfillment for advertising and sponsorship packages, and cultivating relationships with new, current, and prospective sponsors. I have generated over $100,000 in revenue through media and signage sales. Game day producer for football and basketball video boards; work exclusively with Daktronics in client fulfillment, creating scripts, and designing audio and visual media. Develop ads for game programs, video boards, event signage, brochures, and on-campus advertising. Coordinate all multi-media marketing and promotions. Coordinate, organize, and have significantly increased participation for the ‘Camel Crazies’ student support group. Supervise and coordinate a team of 15 student interns. Coordinate special events. Assist in online management for promotions on GoCamels.com.

What is the best part of your internship?
The best part of my job is working with my supervisor/coordinator and the daily interaction of my undergraduate student interns. I am in a great position in which I have developed personally and professionally.

What are the top two things you have learned?
The top two things I’ve learned is how to get way ahead in my work because of the amount of last second changes that have been thrown my way from University senior administrators and how to deal with a wide range of people from undergraduates to needy corporate sponsors.

Would you recommend this internship to someone else?
Yes; but I do not know if this would be available to others in the future because this is a hired position.

A quote from you regarding your internship experience?
I was given an opportunity to build a marketing department within an athletic department from the ground up and really leave my thumb print; I truly have enjoyed every minute whether stressful or blissful.

 

Eric Kubicsek -St. Pete Times Forum

Your Internship Title:  Event Operations Intern

How did you find your internship? TeamWork Online/E-Mail from Dr. Yarborugh

What are your primary responsibilities/day-to-day activities? 
     1.) Took part in scheduling part-time staff for the St. Pete Times Forum
     2.)  Set the arena up as far as turnstyles, distributed newspapers to the suites and other areas
     3.) Made sure the suites were organized and clean for the events for when doors opened
     4.) Oversaw the lost and found department
     5.) Supervised the part-time staff for events held at the St. Pete Times Forum
     6.) Learned security procedures of the Forum
     7.) Learned the Guest Services department for the Forum
 
What is the best part of your internship? 
Getting to work various concert/events including the 2008 Women's Final Four in Tampa, FL

What are the top two things you have learned?



Would you recommend this internship to someone else? Yes 

A quote regarding your internship experience:
"Don't Regret, Give It Everything You Got" -Pat Summit, Coach for the 2008 National Champions

 

 Hayley Simpson - Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference

Internship Placement:  Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference

Your Internship Title:  Sports Information/Compliance Intern

How did you find your internship?  I e-mailed the assistant commissioner and asked if there were any internships available.

What are your primary responsibilities/day-to-day activities? 
Updating the website (championships, records, stats, etc.) and anything with compliance (National Letters of Intent, scholar athlete certificates, Medical Hardship Waivers). 

What one day at work really stands out? 
The day that our National Letters of Intent were being audited by the NCAA.  They decided to audit NLI's from all Division II Conferences and I was responsible for getting all of the ones that the NCAA requested and making sure that every little thing on them was perfect.  I felt like I had some real responsibility and it was an important task.

What is the best part of your internship? 
I'm working with a conference and not just an individual school, which helps me in meeting people and getting experience doing many different things. 

What are the top two things you have learned? 
I learned what the rules are for the National Letters of Intent and how they work with financial aid.  Also, I learned how to use the "back-end" of a website and update it on a daily basis.

Would you recommend this internship to someone else?  Yes. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to work in collegiate athletic administration.

A quote from you regarding your internship experience? 
I met people who have taught me a lot and will help me get ahead in my career.  Working for this conference has really given me the confidence I need to apply for jobs and graduate schools.

 

Joel Leroy - Reading Phillies

Your internship title:  Jr. Associate

How did you find your internship? Internship center and R-Phils.com

What are your primary responsibilities/day-to-day activities?
 I have 4 different projects that I work on myself.  They are:  Cinco De Mayo, Chilifest, Bark In The Park, Neighborhood Champions, Nurse Appreciation and American Flag Group.  For all of these I have to go out and get sponsors for these events and also market these events by in-stadium marketing as well as out of stadium marking.  I sell sponsorship's for different things around the ballpark.  I have sold some signage sponsorships throughout the ballpark, which is nothing little in cost.  I also am in commercials for our website and ones that are on T.V.  Every once in a while, I do make mascot appearances when needed.  Right now I am working right underneath the General Manager of the team.  This is great because I want to be a General Manager some day in pro baseball. 

During the games i will run security if we are giving away fan favorite giveaways such as bobbleheads, hats, or t-shirts.  I basically make sure nobody comes in then leaves and tries to get more of the giveaways.  I spend some time in the Customer Service booth in our Right Field food court answering questions and getting some people for the in between inning contests. I also participate in the in between inning contests.  We have a veggie race, which is sponsored by St. Joseph's Medical Hospital here in Reading. I also help with slingshot contests during the game which are on the field, and we have fans sign up to do this and try to shoot a squishball into the targets hanging down from the stadium to win tickets.  Then after the game I help get the players off the field and into the locker room before all the fans mob them for autographs and other things.

What is the best part of your internship?
I feel that the best part of my internship is that they let me do basically every single thing that is possible.  They have me do everything so once I am done with my internship and looking for a job, I will have the knowledge and experience for everything, not just in one particular area.

What are the top two things you have learned?
The top two things that I learned during my internship I would say are; how to sell sponsorships/have meetings w/ clients to get them to sign w/ us.  The second thing I didn't learn, but improved my customer service a lot.  Here in Reading, they feel that customer service is the #1 thing. 

A quote regarding your internship experience?

 

Matthew Coll - Lehigh Valley IronPigs

Internship placement Name:  Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Triple-A affiliate of the 2008 World Champion Philadelphia Phillies), Allentown, PA (Lehigh Valley)

Your internship title: STADIUM OPERATIONS INTERN

How did you find your internship?
I found it on their website.  Last year was their first season in the area and had a successful year, I wanted to stay close to home for my internship to cut down on costs.

What are your primary responsibilities/day-to-day activities?
Making sure the stadium is in good working condition and safe environment for staff, fans, and players.  Help oversee all maintenance and repairs on building and equipment.  Help hire and supervise game operations staff, liaison with Fire/EMS/Police/Lehigh County, and maintaining relations w/ vendors/contractors/alarm company and help with assistance in critical situations. 

What is the best part of your internship?

 

What are the top two things you have learned?
It takes the whole front office to run a Minor League Baseball team, everyone relies on each other in some shape or form to help get things done.  There is a lot more behind the scenes things going on then someone on the outside may know.  Some may think the offseason would be really slow and boring, but there are a lot of charity events like the Phillies Caravan and other special events that go on at the ball park and that even when those events aren't taking place, there are always outside companies renting the meeting and conference rooms here everyday.   

Would you recommend this internship to someone else? Yes

A quote from you regarding your internship experience?

 

Matthew Dodge - Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort

Internship placement: Entertainment & Special Events, Renaissance Center

Name: Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort, Snowbird, Utah

Your internship title:  Entertainment & Special Events Coordinator

How did you find your internship? 
I worked at Snowbird the last 2 summers at their day camp and let departments know that I would be moving here and looking for an internship.  I was contacted and asked if I would be interested.

What are your primary responsibilities/day-to-day activities?
Creating, organizing winter and summer events, contacting venues and bands, setting up events, helping with marketing and posting signs around resort.

What is the best part of your internship?
Having different things to do every day and being able to interact with so many people. Not only working in the office all day, but be able to go out and work on the mountain as well. Giving my own ideas and learning how to create my own events and making them part of the mountain experience.

What are the top two things you have learned?
I have learned how to put an entire event together and create a list of items to be auctioned. I also have helped the race team which is connected to the events and putting an entire venue together. I have learned to put contracts together and communicate with donors.

Would you recommend this internship to someone else?

 

Michael Schmidt - 3 Lakes Golf Course

Internship Placement Name:  3 Lakes Golf Course, Pittsburgh, PA

Your internship title:  Pro Shop Manager

How did you find your internship?  Working with the golf team at Cal U

What are your primary responsibilities/day-to-day activities?
Run cash register, sell merchandise/ memberships, check inventory, run pro shop/bag room

What is the best part of your internship?
Meeting the people who come to play golf. You never know who you will meet and I have gotten to build relationships with members of the course and also public players who continue to come back.  Also, playing golf is something I love to do and to be surrounded by it every day is wonderful.

What are the top two things you have learned?
I've learned how to effectively run a golf shop from marketing our deals to treating customers in a manner in which they want to come back to our course again. I’ve learned how to manage a budget and schedule employee hours effectively and efficiently.

Would you recommend this internship to someone else?
Absolutely, anyone who enjoys the game of golf should get to work at a business in the industry.

 

Ryan Jones - Pittsburgh Penguins

Internship Placement Name:  Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh, PA

Your internship title:  Media Relations

How did you find your internship?  Mark Madden

What are your primary responsibilities/day-to-day activities?
I read over any articles from previews days and file them as they are written; prepare the press boxes before anyone gets there; assist all media with any questions or concerns they may have; post all out of town scores ever 15 min mark and 5 min mark of the game; post game press conference and transcribe it.
 
What is the best part of your internship?
Going to the rink every day and not knowing what exciting thing I will be doing that day, but knowing that it will be beneficial and help me in my future. I think when there are new things happening ever day it makes your job exciting.

What are the top two things you have learned?
I learned the proper way to write press releases.
I learned to work and relate with executives and hockey professionals.  I also learned all the ins and outs behind running a professional hockey team.

Would you recommend this internship to someone else? Yes

A quote from you regarding your internship experience?

 

Tim Livingstone - Mon Valley Center for Fitness & Health 

Internship placement Name:  Mon Valley Center for Fitness & Health, Belle Vernon, PA

Your internship title:  Sport Management Intern

How did you find your internship?
I had stopped at the Healthplex while doing a fundraising project for one of my classes last semester and asked if they were considering an internship.

What are your primary responsibilities/day-to-day activities?
I have direct customer interaction at the front desk when clients check in, I assist clients in setting up their training routines and show them the proper form in exercising.  I have assisted in routine maintenance of the equipment and pool area, back-office paper work, and have represented the facility at a health fair.

What is the best part of your internship?
I really enjoy working with the clients and setting their work-out routines but I've also found that the staff at the Healthplex are really interested in making this internship a successful learning experience for me.

What are the top two things you have learned?
a)  experience using teaching tools in helping clients train properly;
b)  effective ways of dealing with business issues and daily client concerns.

Would you recommend this internship to someone else? Yes

A quote from you regarding your internship experience?
This internship has been a great way to test my future career.  It has given me the opportunity to put to use the skills I've learned in the classroom and to prove the worth of my qualifications.

Brandy Harris - University of Pitt-Johnstown

Internship placement Name: University of Pitt-Johnstown

How did you find your internship? I called about doing one with them.

What are your primary responsibilities/day-to-day activities?
Assist the department with their everyday tasks.

What is the best part of your internship? Learning a variety of different positions.

Would you recommend this internship to someone else?
Yes, I would because you get to learn a lot about an athletic department. I was always learning new things day-to-day.

A quote from you regarding your internship experience?
“I killed two birds with one stone.” I say this because I went into the internship thinking it would be strictly working with the assistant athletic director, but little did I know I came out of it knowing all the positions.

 

Elise D'Alessandro - California University of Pennsylvania

Internship placement Name: California University of Pennsylvania

Your internship title: Academic Support for Student Athletes

How did you find your internship?
I wanted to be involved in the college academic atmosphere.  I went around in the athletic offices asking if any opportunities would be available.

What are your primary responsibilities/day-to-day activities?
Helping student athletes figure out the best possible schedule that allows them to attend practice and travel for competition. Communicating with the coaches so they are aware of the student athletes’ current academic standing. I also make sure athletes are making progress in summer courses, and not missing assignments or tests.  Organization of the office and making sure all new freshman athletes were aware of the opportunities that our office would offer to them throughout the academic progress.

What is the best part of your internship?
Rewarding aspect of helping a student athlete with their academic process. 

Would you recommend this internship to someone else? Yes.

A quote from you regarding your internship experience?? 

 

Jeff Lyons - Butler Blue Sox

Internship placement Name: Butler Blue Sox

Your internship title: Gameday Operations

How did you find your internship? Through a friend

What are your primary responsibilities/day-to-day activities?


What is the best part of your internship?

Would you recommend this internship to someone else? Yes. 

A quote from you regarding your internship experience?
The Blue Sox have enabled me to take what I've learned in the classroom and put it to use in real life setting.

 

Matt Cortazzo - Kiski Area High School A.D.

Internship Placement Name: Kiski Area High School A.D.

Your internship title: Athletic Director Intern

How did you find your internship? Through my cousin who is an Athletic Director.

What are your primary responsibilities/day-to-day activities?
To do some of the daily activities of the Athletic director such as; scheduling events, supervising games, and everything that comes with the facilities to name a few.

What is the best part of your internship? The hands on experience of being an Athletic Director.

What are the top two things you have learned?
The everyday is different, and to always keep calm even when times are hard.

Would you recommend this internship to someone else? Yes.

A quote from you regarding your internship experience? Everyday brings a new challenge.

 

Marshall Clapper - Charlotte Stone Crabs

Internship Placement Name: Charlotte Stone Crabs

Your internship title: Stadium Operations/F&B

How did you find your internship? TeamWorkOnline

What are your primary responsibilities/day-to-day activities?
General maintenance and operations of the stadium and concessions.  

What is the best part of your internship?

Meeting new, unique, and interesting people. 

Would you recommend this internship to someone else? Yes.

A quote from you regarding your internship experience?
"Work hard and always be willing and motivated to learn."

 

Steven Nunez - City Islanders

Internship Placement Name: City Islanders

Your internship title: Ticket Sales Intern

How did you find your internship?
I heard of the Harrisburg City Islanders through the Treasurer of the team Chuck Fox. 

What are your primary responsibilities/day-to-day activities?
When I arrive at the office my first responsibility is to check and respond to emails.  Then after that I meet with my supervisor about tasks that needed to be completed that day.  I complete things such as making phone calls to potential ticket buyers, updating our Constant Contact for fans, creating flippers for the website, or creating spreadsheets to organize gathered information.

What is the best part of your internship? 
Game Days!  There’s no better feeling then setting everything up, and building the awareness for the games to fans to then seeing how it all plays out. 

Would you recommend this internship to someone else? Yes.

A quote from you regarding your internship experience?
“Be the best at whatever you are asked no matter how big or small the task may be.”