During the 2022 Summer Intersession, senior Mollie Feldman completed an internship with the Providence Bruins. Read on to learn about her experience!
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What was your internship? Providence Bruins Game Day Sales and Events Coordinator
Why were you initially interested in this internship? Going into the career fair I was looking to do some interviews and listen to information sessions for experience but wasn’t seriously looking for an internship. When I came across the PBruins information session I was excited to see what it was about. Overall, it looked like an opportunity to dip into the industry I see myself in in the future.
How did you find your internship? RWU Career Fair
What did you do as part of your internship? This internship was primarily assisting with events on gamedays. Events would vary depending on the theme of the game and the timing of the game in the season. I’ve assisted with organizing the chorus groups for their on ice National Anthem performances, organizing the youth hockey programs in their locker rooms and on ice for their pregame, intermission, and postgame skates, interacting with season ticket members at tables throughout the game, escorting the mascot around the arena, and helping with giveaways. In office we would prepare for gameday events, search for leads of programs that may want to perform, play at, or enjoy a PBruins game, and work with other employees on ticket sales.
Has this internship helped you work towards your future career goals? If so, how? Working in this industry helped me realize how much I like how it keeps you on your toes. It’s a ton of behind the scenes work to ensure the events go smoothly throughout the game and it is an industry I can see myself working in and a company I can see myself working with in the future.
What was your biggest lesson/takeaway from the internship? Working with the PBruins I learned to adapt to unexpected changes and reassured myself to trust my instincts. Like I said before, this position is primarily the behind the scenes work of what goes on at the games and there are things constantly changing depending on the groups within our events. With these unexpected changes, it was important to recognize the situation and decide what you think the smoothest solution would be.
What advice would you give to someone interested in a similar internship opportunity? I would encourage someone interested in a similar opportunity to try it! The best way to figure out if you like something is to give it a shot. I went into the career fair not super sure of what I wanted to get out of it, and this opportunity came out of it!