Catching My Stride

This past academic year, I made it my mission to find and secure a summer internship with a company that is not only aligned with my field of study, but also my lifestyle. As a passionate and dedicated athlete – primarily with respect to the sports of swimming, biking and running – IRONMAN seemed to be the perfect fit. From this internship, I hope that my athletic background will aid me in becoming a knowledgeable and successful young business professional within the endurance sports industry.

Relocating to Tampa, Florida, for the summer has provided me the opportunity to momentarily experience life after college. Being away from what and who I know has forced me to develop new routines and take on different things that I would have previously left for others. Consequently, my royal experience continues well after I have left the office for the day.

At present, IRONMAN is on the rise. The global triathlon brand is valued at over $650 million and serves as the market leaders for both triathlons (IRONMAN) and running (Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series). Although this is wishful thinking, I hope that my internship turns into a full-time offer a year down the line. If that proves not to be the case, at least IRONMAN has introduced me to a plethora of other business relationships that could led somewhere else. In short, my time with IRONMAN has solidified the fact that I hope to make a career out of something I love – endurance sports.

Thomas McGinley
Marketing

2 thoughts on “Catching My Stride

  1. Mark Miller

    Thomas –

    It sounds like you’re having a great time in Tampa!

    I can relate with moving to a new city to pursue a passion. I have found that it’s especially challenging in the beginning when you’re not familiar with the people, the place, or the work. At the end of the summer, it’s very rewarding to see the projects you completed and relationships created.

    I hope you continue to have a great summer and I look forward to reading your next post in a few weeks.

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  2. Mark Miller

    Thomas –

    It sounds like you’re having a great summer in Tampa!

    I can relate to moving to a new city to pursue a passion. I have found that it’s especially challenging at the beginning of the internship when you’re unfamiliar with the people, the place, or the work. At the end of the summer, it’s very rewarding to look back at the completed projects and new relationships from your internship experience.

    I hope your summer continues to be awesome and I look forward to reading your next post in a few weeks.

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