Employer: Muskegon Lumberjacks
Job Title: Equipment Manager Intern
Major: Sport Management
Received Credit: Yes
Description of the Organization
The Muskegon Lumberjacks are a member of the United States Hockey League, the nation's only Tier 1 junior hockey league and leading producer of NCAA players and NHL draft picks in the United Stated. The organization consists of two owners and 18 employees. There are nine employees on the hockey operations side and nine on the business operations side.
Description of the Tasks/Projects Completed
I tagged along with the head equipment manager and helped up set up the room for practices and gamedays, helped repair player's equipment, took inventory of apparel and equipment, and helped with doing the laundry of the athletes and coaches.
Skills/Knowledge Gained Through The Experience
I learned a lot about time management and completing certain things in a quicker fashion. I learned the importance of networking and how important the people you know may be when it comes finding your next job.
Favorite Part of the Experience
I enjoyed being behind the scenes and setting up the locker room for the players and making everything look nice and clean before the athletes come in for practices or games. Another favorite part was being right there at the glass and being able to watch every home game and a few away games.
How the Experience Influenced Future Career Goals
This internship was a positive experience and I learned a lot in a short amount of time and I look forward to the next chapter, wherever that may be.