BEVERLY, Mass. – Endicott College is a pioneer in requiring comprehensive internship experiences in every program of study for undergraduate students. Here's a look into baseball student-athlete and sport management major John Duffy's (Stratford, Conn.) internship experience at the Major League Baseball Network (MLBN).
ECGULLS: Describe your overall internship experience.
DUFFY: My overall internship experience has exceeded all expectations. Throughout my time here I have truly felt like a full-time employee. I have been given responsibility and a certain amount of freedom that you might not typically get in an average internship. As a kid growing up obsessed with the game of baseball, interning here at MLB Network has been a dream come true. Meeting and having conversations with people like Mark DeRosa, Al Leiter, Herold Reynolds, and Pedro Martinez are moments that I will never forget.
I have learned so much by just talking to people, even if they weren't someone seen on TV. Mary Beck (Sr. VP of Marketing & Promotions), Karen Whritner (Sr. Director, Studio Operations), Steve Miller (VP Marketing & Promotions), Tim Shanahan (Sr. Manager Marketing & Promotions), and many others, were so impactful to my overall experience at MLB Network. They have all taught me something and I value every opportunity I have had to talk with them and pick their respective brain. I really feel like I have made valuable relationships throughout this internship and am extremely lucky to have been given this great opportunity.
ECGULLS: What have you learned from your internship?
ECGULLS: How will this internship help you in your career moving forward?
ECGULLS: What kind of networking have you done at your internship?
ECGULLS: Do you have a favorite experience or story from your internship? If so, what was it?
THE ENDICOTT INTERNSHIP MODEL
A philosophy of "learning by doing" permeates the college curriculum in which students are encouraged to integrate theory and practice in all of their studies.
Through their experiences in internships students will be prepared to:
- Apply, integrate, and evaluate knowledge within a particular academic discipline
- Develop competencies for careers and community service
- Explore career options and gain field experience
- Foster personal growth through increased self-confidence, interpersonal skills, an understanding of self and others, and a heightened awareness of ethical standards
- Improve the ability to learn in a self-directed manner
(Photo Credit - John Duffy '20)