Through this blog, we will spotlight Otterbein students who are engaging in internships and professional experiences in a variety of industries and geographic locations. We will also share tips and advice on searching for internships and making the most of internship experiences.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Kim Roseler '16 - The Ohio State University Athletics Department

Name: Kim Roseler
Class Year: 2016
Major: Sport Management
Internship Site: The Ohio State University Athletics Department of Event Management.
Location: Columbus, OH

Internship Responsibilities: I coordinate men's and women's tennis matches and provide on site management for the same. I also serve as a liaison for visiting teams and work to coordinate red coats, security staff and officials. I am currently doing research and will produce an action plan on risk management for all OSU event management interns. I work in conjunction with Assistant AD Mike Penner and all event management staff.

What I Learned: My Ohio State Athletics internship has been invaluable to me. Being able to work with the close-knit Event Management team while also having opportunities to interact with all of the other departments/offices within OSU Athletics has enabled me to hone my communications and networking skills, in addition to the most important lesson, time management.

Spending the last four years with Otterbein's Men Soccer team as their manager more than prepared me to move to Division I and be the student event manager for Men's and Women's Tennis. One of the biggest lessons I've learned is that regardless of the size of the athletic program or department, whether it be Otterbein or Ohio State, every single person who walks through the facilities has a hand in creating the environment for the athletes and fans. It quite literally is a team effort to run Ohio State Athletics events. It's fun to be able to sit beside the trainers, communications staff, coaches, etc. and listen and learn why they are where they are, and what motivates them every day. Running two Division 1 tennis programs (Men's and Women's), is a lot of responsibility. I've learned so much from the veterans around me, and I can't wait to see where my future takes me.

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