Michael Adams '15
Internship Site: Somerset Patriots - Bridgewater, NJ
I used to come to Somerset Patriots games when I was a kid and loved it. This year I wanted to intern with them, which
is not an easy task. They get over 750
applicants and only select 10. I was
lucky enough to have a connection who is good friends with the General Manager
who was able to get my application on top.
I interviewed and got the job. I
was very excited and I consider myself lucky for getting such a difficult
internship as an incoming sophomore.
I did two jobs in one. My favorite project was working with the merchandise
at the games. I only did this once and
it was a great experience and I loved meeting and interacting with the
fans. It was fun because you can be loud
and funny and no one judges you because it is part of the job. I also enjoyed taking pictures at all of the
games which was my job because I was group sales and public relations.
The most difficult thing to
overcome was the fact that you could work either 40 hours some weeks or work 82
hours. It really did not allow me to
enjoy my summer or do events with my family.
I overcame this challenge by the help of my family encouraging me and my
girlfriend. Also I knew that if I did a
good job here I would have a great resume builder and a great reference for
I met a lot of people that
will serve as role models and resources.
In the sports industry, connections are everything and I have made a lot
of them. I now have people that I can
call or email questions and they can help me get other jobs or just better my
work. The one person who really stepped
up for me was my boss in the group sales.
He always encouraged me and taught me a lot about the job specifically
and also the workplace in general.
Tips from Michael:
You need to make
connections. I saw it one time written
on the Career Center’s “Toilet Paper” in the bathroom stall. You need to ask everyone, friends, family, anyone. Getting a foot in the door is the hardest
part. Also you need to have the right
mindset and go the extra mile. You need
to make an impression so everyone remembers you. Make sure to start early so you can really
make an impressive resume.
*To find out more about how to get an internship, make an
appointment with a career counselor. Just call the Career Center at
717-245-1740 or stop by Biddle House.