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LHU sport studies students secure internships despite pandemic closures

Despite the difficult circumstances presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, sport management students were still able to put their skills and knowledge to good use by continuing to secure these placements.

“We are very fortunate that our students were able to secure such quality placements during the pandemic,” said Bridget Roun, program coordinator and associate professor in the Department of Sport Management. “Their site supervisors are providing valuable experiences and helping in the transition of student to young professional. We are thankful to all the field placement supervisors, past and present, for all that they do for the students in our program.”

“Experiential learning is a vital component of our nationally regarded sport management program,” said John Nauright, dean of the Stephen Poorman College of Business, Information Systems and Human Services at LHU. “Our students apply skills they have learned in the classroom to real life situations in the sports industry. We have all worked hard to ensure our students have been able to obtain placements in COVID-19 safe workspaces.”

This semester, 26 students have found internships working in the sports industry. Several of them are listed below with their internship location:

Sarah King – Mifflin County High School
Ethan Corbin – Montgomery Area School District
Dakotah Miller – O’Fallon Hoots (Prospect League Baseball)
Austin Spencer – HNS Hoops Academy LLC
Dallas Kurtz – Keystone Central School District
Alex Berzowski – Red Land High School
Alyssa Felty – Penn State University
Reagan Lawlor – Sportzone Baseball Academy
Kianni Wright – The School District of the City of York
Todd Lane – Southern Columbia Area High School
Rachel Gricoski – Shenandoah High School
Alex Everly – Mountain Valley Golf Course
Lauren Tubay – Lock Haven University Athletics
Trevor Miller – Lock Haven University Athletics
Karli Gilbert – Lock Haven University
Matthew Horner – York YMCA
Joshua Semanco – Pocono International Raceway
Clayton Gummo – Lock Haven University

“The experiential learning opportunity through the culminating field experience provides our students with the opportunity to utilize the theory learned in the classroom and to apply it to real world situations, under the tutelage of established sport management professionals in the field,” said Peter Campbell, professor and chair of the Sport Studies Department at LHU. “We appreciate the quality opportunities and guidance that the professionals and their organizations provide to our students. These practical opportunities are what prepare our students to be successful in their professional careers after college.”

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Lock Haven University’s main campus is located on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River in the scenic mountains of Pennsylvania. The university offers 49 undergraduate majors and certifications with 47 minors and five graduate programs.

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