Employer: North Central Michigan College
Job Title: Athletics Intern
Major: Sport Management
Received Credit: Yes
Description of the Organization
North Central Michigan College is a community college in Petoskey, Michigan. They are a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and the Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA). This coming year will be their very first year of varsity athletics.
Description of the Tasks/Projects Completed
As the intern of a brand new college athletic program, I had many responsibilities. I assisted the athletic director in scheduling, booking hotels and transportation for away sporting events, creating student athlete portfolios, and running new student orientations. I also ordered new equipment and assembled it for the athletic program.
Skills/Knowledge Gained Through The Experience
I had the unique opportunity to learn how an athletic program is built from the ground up. I also learned about NJCAA eligibility and compliance which is important in college athletics.
Favorite Part of the Experience
My favorite part of this internship was interacting with student athletes and preparing for them to come to campus. I remember the excitement of playing a college sport and have enjoyed meeting some of the athletes and hearing about their journeys and where they hope to end up.
How the Experience Influenced Future Career Goals
This internship made me realize my passion for community college athletics. My end goal is to be a college athletic director so it was the perfect experience.