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Sarah Bent

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Expected Graduation Date:  May 2014

Major: Sport & Leisure Management

Employer:  Eastern Connecticut State University Athletic Department

Internship Title: Community Service Intern


            Sarah Bent is a senior Sports and Leisure Management major. This semester she is interning with the Eastern Connecticut State University Athletic Department as the Community Service Intern. Her job is to coordinate and facilitate the Athletic Department's community service. Sarah interacts with the coaches, athletic, university administrators and the general public while planning and organizing community service projects. Through her internship she makes sure the department is creating strong relationships with the surrounding community. Sarah has learned the process of coordinating events which comes with its challenges with busy athletes and getting the community on board but it is very rewarding to her in the end.

            After Sarah graduates in May, she hopes to work in a Division 1 Athletic Department in a college or university's athletic administration. She was able to gain the knowledge of her next career goal through her current co-op because she is aware of what the job entails. Sarah's advice to the students that have not completed an internship yet is to make sure you are truly interested in the position. "If you dread the work you are doing, you won't give yourself an opportunity to learn from the experience. The more you enjoy it, the more you can take from it."


Story by: Morgan Gerardi

Wayne Waite

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Wayne Waite
Sports & Leisure Management Major
Class of 2012

Title: Event Planning Intern

Employer: Greater Hartford Pro Am


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."

Jimmy Lamothe


           Jimmy Lamothe.JPGJimmy Lamothe wasted no time looking for employment. As a freshman SLM major he has already found work and is well on his way to success.

            In his visit to Career Services he met with Assistant Director Clifford Marrett where he received counseling and guidance as to the correct steps to take in finding employment.

            Jimmy accredits his previous employment at a ritzy country club in his hometown for his high level of professionalism and impeccable communications skills which landed him a job with Marsel Novak's College Pro Painters. Under College Pro Painters Jimmy is a Manager and he explains that his duties are, "To manage my before booking any jobs, give estimates to potential employers, as well as hire and fire employees." A lot of responsibility for such a young man, but Jimmy was ready for the challenge and his company is well on its way.

            Jimmy advises any and everyone who may be looking for employment to, "Don't give up and don't waste time." Words to live by that have definitely worked for him.

            Great job Jimmy! Congratulations!


Interview conducted by Career Services Intern, Milan Sands

Neftali Cruz


Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for neftalicruz.jpgNeftali Cruz has hit the big league! The senior Sports Management major is spending his summer interning with the Pawtucket Red Sox. Neftali worked with the Office of Career Services through all phases of career planning and internship search. He received advice on resume and cover letter writing, interviewing skills, and dressing for success. Mr. Cruz's career goal is to work in major league sports. His summer 2009 marketing and management internship is providing him with the related experience, necessary skills, and strong professional networking he needs.

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