Since August 2013, I have been working as a marketing intern for OSU Athletics Marketing & Promotions. In this time I have learned a lot about working in the collegiate sports world. I am part of a 17-person intern staff that assists with the marketing and promotions of OSU’s varsity sports. My primary responsibilities include on-field/on-court promotions, selecting contest participants, executing marketing plans, working kid’s club parties and distributing promotional material around campus and town. There are also opportunities to work other events hosted by OSU Athletics. This includes Fan Appreciation Day, Homecoming & Hoops, Student-athlete mixers, Coaches vs. Cancer and the OSU POSSE Auction.
Through this internship, I have also been able to get to work with ESPN’s College GameDay when they came to OSU’s campus for football (Nov. 23, 2013) and basketball (March 1, 2014). We helped with interactive fan activities, sponsorships and handing out promotional items to students who attended the shows.