What is an Internship?
The most important thing to know is that an internship is not just a job! And it’s not just a demonstration of things you already know how to do. Rather, it is a learning and growth experience.
An internship provides you with a unique opportunity to learn while gaining real-world experience in your chosen career field. It provides the opportunity for you to apply knowledge and skills that you learned in the classroom to practical situations and problems under the supervision and guidance of a practicing professional. It also gives you the opportunity to learn new skills and apply them.
Another valuable benefit of a carefully selected internship is that it allows you to "test the waters" in a particular career field. You can discover what people working in the field do on a day-to-day basis, and whether you like it or not.
Internships also help you to develop the interpersonal and professional “people” skills that are necessary for success in your chosen career field. It will help you to build extremely valuable networking relationships with those already working in your area of interest.
Remember: The best internship experiences are those that are carefully planned and carefully selected!
Want to know more?
Sports Business Internship
Please contact Jenny Gardner, Director of the Sports Business Program.