Winter internship: Baruch College Sports Information Department, Manhattan, N.Y.
Award: Nancy Lyon Porter ’43 Community Service Fellowship
Major: Business and management
Covering a lot of bases: “On game-days, I assisted in preparing game programs; provided in-game entertainment by playing music during timeouts and intermission; updated live scoring for the D3hoops.com website; wrote game-recaps for women’s basketball matches, and occasionally recorded the contests in their entirety for the coaching staff to develop strategies based on the film. When there were no games taking place, some of my duties included updating athlete bios, making additions to upcoming season schedules, posting posters advertising upcoming sporting events and organizing paperwork.”This internship at Baruch College gave me more experience working with new media applied in the sports information realm.
Practice, practice, practice: “I have worked in the athletic department at Wheaton as a sports information intern/assistant for three semesters. This internship at Baruch College gave me more experience working with new media applied in the sports information realm.”
Clear signals: “One of the most valuable things I got to see in action is how important communication is in this job. Not only is it important when working with coaches to ensure that teams know the logistics of when and where they will be traveling to other academic institutions, but also to ensure that fans who can’t make it to games in person are still able to receive info on what is going on.”
An important assist: “In addition to my experience working in Wheaton’s athletics department, taking “Introduction to New Media” with Professor Josh Stenger has been a tremendous help for having a successful winter internship. Through that course, I really got a much better understanding of different types of media and it assisted me when studying the analytics behind our social media outlets.”
Teamwork counts: “Shawn Medeiros, Wheaton’s former sports information director helped me obtain this internship. He knew the sports information director at Baruch College, and called him about my interest in interning during the winter break. Ben Chalot, Filene’s Center associate director, also is extremely helpful for any student who comes to him seeking an internship or career opportunity.”
Wheaton College’s Filene Center for Academic Advising and Career Services offers the Winternship initiative each year. It allows students to travel around the globe working in schools, health clinics, nonprofit organizations and corporate settings. Return to main page