I’ve grown up in Michigan, gone to school in Michigan, vacationed in Michigan and have never left the state for more than a week. Today marks my first week in a new city — Boston — where I’ll be spending the next eight weeks working with a University, and I couldn’t love it more.
Boston is one of the most amazing cities for companies and schools alike, and as a result, experiences and opportunities. As someone who is interested in pursuing a career working with a university’s athletic department, Boston has turned out to be a phenomenal place for me to gain experience for this career path. The city is crawling with fans of a million different sports teams, and sports in general, and this internship has really expanded my idea of what to look for in a career.
This opportunity has a learning curve to it — I’ve only ever worked for single sports teams, never an athletic department as a whole — which is part of the reason why I thought this internship would be such a great experience. Specializing in a specific sports field is good, but having the general knowledge of knowing how to run an entire communications department, work with other Division I schools and balance 40-something teams are all things that can really benefit how I do any sports communications job in the future.
I’m so excited to work with new sports and see how this opportunity will help shape my skills for the future. And, as much as I love and miss the great state of Michigan, I can’t wait to see Boston for all it has to offer with sports, experiences and opportunities!