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Baseball internships to come

Applications for the 2015 Baseball Winter Meetings Jobs Forum are now available at room 704 of the student center and are being accepted at the same location until 4 p.m. on Sept. 28.

The Pittsburgh Center for Sports Media and Marketing will have three “deserving” Point Park students accompany them on this trip, which takes place from Dec. 6-9 in Nashville, Tenn.

“On average, 400-500 jobs are posted annually as a result of this jobs forum,” said Point Park Graduate Assistant Kelsey Veydt.

This forum creates many opportunities for those interested in an internship or entry-level position within a minor or Major League Baseball franchise. This also gives the selected students a chance to be “interviewed on site” with potential employers. Out of the applicants, ten will be chosen to sit down interview style with a panel of members from the Center for Sports Media and Marketing and other Point Park University Officials. Then, three of those 10 students will be chosen to accompany Point Park officials to Nashville.

Last year was the first year Point Park had representatives at the Winter Baseball Meetings Jobs Forum. Of the three students who went last year, two of them became interns with Minor League Baseball teams.

One of the three finalists chosen from last year is senior sports, arts and entertainment management major Nick Turgeon. He earned a position as an Operations Intern with the Pittsburgh Pirates in Bradenton, Florida this past summer. Turgeon said he had quite the experience.

“It was a lot of hard work,” Turgeon said. “We prepped for about seven weeks beforehand, meeting with career development all the time to solidify our resumes. Overall, it was an amazing experience, and I couldn’t have asked for anything more from it.”

Presented here is a chance for students interested in sports media to sell themselves in the midst of several hundred potential employers.

“We thought it [The Jobs Forum] brought exposure to students to a great job fair,” said Co-director for the Center for Sports Media and Marketing Tom McMillan. “We [The Center] are hopeful more students will apply to see what jobs are out there.”

If sports media is in your interests, this a great way to start out or continue your professional career, according to Co-director for The Center for Sports Media and Marketing, Mike Fetchko.

“The Center is pleased to provide this opportunity,” Fetchko said. “It is an excellent opportunity for any student interested in a career of sports.”

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