As a sports management junior, our sister Claudia could not love her internship more. This summer, she has been interning with ProspectWire – a company that hosts baseball tournaments and events to help high school baseball players get recruited to college and major league teams.
“As an intern, I get to help plan and manage the tournaments,” Claudia said. “The company is based in Tampa, but I get to travel all summer because tournaments are held at different major league spring training complexes throughout the state of Florida.”
What is the most exciting part about your internship?
The most exciting part about my internship is that I get to be around the sport that I’ve grown up with. I was going to Marlins games and had season tickets before I could even speak words.
What have you learned from your internship so far?
I’ve learned how to properly function without sleep, considering that there are times when I have 14-hour work days in the hot sun. I’ve also learned the importance of teamwork and patience. There are in between 50 to 100 people involved in working the tournaments, so learning to communicate clearly and make sure everything runs smoothly is incredibly important to the success of the tournaments and the business.
I also love my internship because I’ve made so many friends from it. In the little down time we have, we get to explore the cities we intern at. I’ve visited Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota, Jensen Beach in Port St. Lucie and I got to go to the Single A Home Run Derby and All Star game at the Mets complex in Port St. Lucie. I love working at all the different complexes because it brings back memories of all the spring training games I’ve been to in my life. This started as an unpaid internship, but after all the hard work I’ve put in, my boss offered to pay me.