Nathan Overbeek '22

Nathan Overbeek '22

Where are your from

Holland, Michigan

Did you play any sports in high school or college?

Swim, tennis, and some basketball in high school

Favorite place to eat on campus


Favorite place to eat off campus

Definitely Main Street Pub.

Favorite class at GV

SPM 356 (Current Topics in Sports) because every day was such a fun conversation about what was going on in the sports world.

Favorite thing outside of school?

Hanging out with friends and golfing.

490 Internship?

I interned at East Grand Rapids Public Schools in the athletic department.

My end goal job?

An athletic director or being in charge of a high level facility.

What do you do at your internship?

Most of my internship involved game managing high school athletic events as well as social media.

Favorite part of your internship?

My favorite part was definitely game managing because it was cool to see the environment of high school athletics and get to know some of the athletes.

Advice for students looking for internships?

My internship allowed me the opportunity to work in high school athletics and be around them, but it also allowed me the chance to build connections with the AD, coaches, and other staff at the district. I am grateful that the district was able to offer me a position where I can still be around athletics and continue to build those connections. My advice to students who are seeking internships would be to not be afraid of reaching out to as many people as possible. When I was searching for mine, I probably emailed like 5-10 local high school AD's. For students who are currently interning my advice to them is to put yourself out there and not be afraid of doing things that might make you feel uncomfortable. Also to ask as many questions as you possibly can!

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