Featured Intern: Megan Cunningham
Little League International
Where did you intern?
Marketing Intern at Little League International Baseball and Softball. Williamsport, PA.
How did you land the internship?
I saw the job posting and I immediately began working on my resume with the help of Anne Landon. Anne is the Internship Coordinator for the Institute for Management Studies department and is an excellent resource for resume help. After submitting my resume, one phone interview and two face-to-face interviews later, I had the job.
Most valuable experience?
The most valuable experience I have had at Little League thus far is helping with preparations for the Little League Baseball World Series. The Little League Baseball World Series is an international event that takes place in our own backyard. Having the to opportunity to be small part of something big is extremely rewarding.
Are there any things that you learned that you didn't expect to learn?
Yes! I learned the daily operations of a marketing department, but also several other areas of Little League as well. It takes the cooperation of several departments to complete some tasks, so I got some insight into what other departments do too.
What did you do to make your internship a success
To make my internship a success I made sure I took a lot of notes. Whether I was getting direction from my supervisor, sitting in on a conference call, or just working by myself I made a point to jot down notes. This sounds silly, but at the end of a crazy week after completing many tasks I wanted to remember what I learned.
What is the most important thing you learned?
I learned that I am majoring and interning in a field that I have passion for. There was not one day that I walked into my internship and did not want to be there.
What was the biggest challenge you faced? How did you overcome it?
The biggest challenge by far was balancing my internship, classes, and other school activities. I overcame the challenge by getting myself into a routine and only taking on tasks I could handle with my busy schedule.
How did the internship connect with your classes?
Some of the concepts I had learned about in class were things I was able to see firsthand at my internship. The classes I have taken thus far at Lycoming made me very prepared!
How did the internship help you for the future?
The hands on experience I got at my internship is something that cannot be taught in a classroom. The experiences I had and skills I learned are ones that I can take with me no matter where I end up after graduation.
What advice do you have for students considering an internship?
Don’t give it a second thought! No matter where you choose to intern, getting experience is the best thing you can do for yourself. Having an internship is a balancing act at first, but the experience you will receive in any field will be well worth the work.