Throughout my internship with the Reading Royals, I am eager to gain valuable knowledge and skills that will benefit my professional career moving forward. Working in the sports industry has been a dream of mine ever since I was a kid, and now that I get the opportunity to intern with a professional team. I am thrilled to learn what it’s like working in sports. During my time here with the Royals, I hope to get a feel for what the atmosphere is like around the offices and around the arena on a daily basis. Are the people that work here sports fanatics? Is the setting any different from a typical office job? Is this the type of environment I would want to work in for the rest of my life? These are all questions I believe I can get an answer to while working for the Royals this summer. Hopefully, this will help me determine if a lifelong commitment to the sports industry aligns with my career aspirations and passions.
Another goal of mine this summer is to determine if a sales job could be a good fit for me in the future. Within the past year, I’ve been told twice that I sound like I could be in sales. Once at the career fair this past spring, and again at an interview for an internship position with the University of Scranton athletic department. Sure enough, I was able to land this internship with the Reading Royals, as a ticket sales and sponsorship intern. Not only will I get a feel for what it’s like to work in sports as I mentioned earlier, but I will also get to learn and apply my skills of being a sales representative. The sales knowledge I gain from this internship will hopefully open more possibilities for my future and allow me to improve my overall people skills. I am excited about this opportunity and I believe the experience I gain from this internship will greatly contribute to my professional growth.