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 men's tennis student-athlete and sport management major Charles Book's (Devon, Pa.) internship experience at Sports Info Solutions.
ECGULLS: Describe your overall internship experience.
BOOK: My overall experience has been really exciting because I get paid to watch baseball and analyze the games. I get access to a lot of information and technology that I would not ever have had I not taken this internship. For example, there is an operating system that we use that only works inside the building that provides a comprehensive database to every game and details on every player. We get a chart that shows every pitch that every pitcher throws and how much movement it has, among many other points of data throughout the games and after that can really illustrate how the players on the field are performing. I wouldn't have access to any of this, especially learning the software, without this internship.
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 - David Le '10)