Wayne Waite, Sports & Leisure Management major, graduates August 2012. This summer he participated in an internship for academic credit needed to fulfill an internship requirement for his major. His title was Event Planning Intern and he was responsible for marketing, promotion, and event planning with the Greater Hartford Pro Am, an annual program that hosts youth basketball tournaments, clinics, and workshops. This program draws partnerships with professional and future athletes and the GHPA team has become an essential part of the Greater Hartford Community.
This internship helped Wayne acquire the skills needed to get experience in event planning, marketing and promotion in a sport venue, which is of particular interest to him and his career goals.
Wayne's advice for students regarding internships, "find an internship that relates to your interest and will teach you and help you develop whatever skills you are seeking."