Interns Get Hands-On Experience at College World Series
Since 1950, Creighton University has hosted the NCAA’s second largest championship, the College World Series at Rosenblatt Stadium. Creighton provides facilities for practice, staff and students assist with scoring, statistics, media support, selling tickets and much more. Creighton students also provide help behind-the-scenes, on-site and with event follow-up.
Two Creighton students, Emily Jewell and Brian Kooienga, are interning at the 2008 College World Series. Jewell and Kooienga are finance and marketing double majors and were selected from numerous applicants for the non-paying, full-time internships that run from mid-May to early August.
Kooienga is interested in sports marketing and its financial aspects. His career aspiration is to work for the NCAA and college athletics.
“I saw this internship as a perfect opportunity to bridge the gap between myself and business side of the NCAA,”he said.
Jewell has attended the College World Series her whole life. She wants to get into sports marketing, which is what attracted her to this internship.
“The laid-back atmosphere and genuine approach make it unique and a side of the sports world I wanted to learn more about,” Jewell said.
As event interns, Jewell and Kooienga help with the opening ceremonies, the box office, NCAA office, Fan Fest and the VIP Club.