Steele Internship experience carries over into professional career
At the same time, I had grown up around sports, especially baseball. I spent many childhood summer afternoons sitting in the muggy heat of Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, where my dad was raised. We’d go to as many games as we could every summer vacation, and the game – with all of its sights, sounds, and smells – quickly became one of my favorite writing topics.
I found the work I was doing at the Hall each day to be just as, if not more, enjoyable than the journalism to which I was accustomed. My boss, Hall of Fame director of communications Craig Muder, made sure I was learning every day and assigned me tasks that allowed me to grow as a professional. Along with helping to plan the 2014 Induction Ceremony, I also got to write weekly articles for the Hall of Fame’s website, manage media requests, and interact with Major League Baseball personnel. One of the highlights of my summer was writing the centerpiece Induction article for the Memories and Dreams magazine.
I would end up taking all of these skills – and much, much more – to my current job. I began working as the Media and Marketing Assistant at USA Bobsled & Skeleton two months before I graduated from Ithaca in May 2016, and for the past two years, I have been part of the federation’s preparations for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea, which I leave for in a month. My duties in planning for the Olympics have directly correlated with my duties in my internship at the Hall of Fame, and I could not be more grateful to the Hall of Fame and Craig for these skills.