Terrapins Gain Experience Thru Internships

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COLLEGE PARK, Md - Members of the Maryland field hockey team are spending the summer as interns, earning valuable work experience on campus and with businesses for their career paths.

Three Terps - Julie Duncan, Lein Holsboer and Madison Maguire - are part of Maryland's InTERPship Academy, which focuses its mission on educating, developing and serving student-athletes through career and professional development opportunities.

Read below for a few updates on the Terrapins' summer internships.

Julie Duncan • Maryland Athletics Digital Media Department (InTERPship Academy)

“I am working with Marty Summa, the director of digital and social media with the athletic department. He is showing me the ins and outs of the all the promotional things that goes on within all the sports, like photo shoots, videos, etc. It is really cool to see all the behind the scene work that goes on and how much hard work goes into making all the sports present on social media.”

Lein Holsboer • Maryland Athletics Development Office (InTERPship Academy)

“This summer I have had the amazing opportunity to gain work experience in the development office at the Maryland Athletics Department. It is extremely rewarding to be part of a team that works hard to make sure their athletes are able to receive an amazing education and use the best facilities for their respective sports here at Maryland. The people here are very enthusiastic and dedicated to their work and this has inspired me a lot. I have been able to contribute to projects by conducting research on other school’s donation and young alumni programs, as well as making phone calls thanking our donors for their generous donations to the Terrapin Club and asking them to continue donating to our great program. I encourage every student athlete to take advantage of an opportunity such as InTERPship because it has helped me prepare for my future!”

Madison Maguire • Maryland Athletics Life Skills and Development (InTERPship Academy)

“Everyday, I work on Terps On the Go modules for the sophomores, juniors, and seniors next year. These modules consist of things like time management and how to choose a major for sophomores, -what is a 401k, how to budget after graduation for seniors, etc. My other daily obligations are helping set up for when there is a life skills presentation for the U-Terp program. I'm learning a great deal about what goes on behind the scenes of an athletic department. I've learned how much time and effort is put into helping the lives of athletes at Maryland for their futures outside of sports. I am learning a great deal. It's helped me figure out how to work in an office type setting and further my social skills and life skills.”

Layne Litsinger • Staff writer/reporter with The Greenbelt News Review

“I am an intern for The Greenbelt News Review this summer, a local paper about 15 minutes from College Park. I do everything from reporting, writing, taking pictures, editing and I am going to help them start a Facebook page. It's been an awesome experience for me because I get to be a ‘working journalist’ and see how a smaller newspaper runs every day. It's a great experience to get to venture in the community and meet people and learn how everyone in Greenbelt is connected. It's great to build those connections because it will help me with my future internships or jobs. I will be much more confident in my capabilities as a journalist.”

Marissa Cutry • Intern at Gensler (Architecture)

“My internship at Gensler has already, and will continue to teach me about how a large, global firm operates. My days at work vary from preparing construction documents to attending team and client meetings. Having this learning experience at Gensler will expose me to many different disciplines within architecture and design while exposing me to the operations of an international firm.”

Sarah Bates • Marketing Intern with The 9:30 Club

“I'm interning for the 9:30 Club's marketing department who are in charge of marketing and promotions for 9:30, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Lincoln Theatre, and the Anthem. We are in charge of sending promotion materials to businesses, blogging, researching the various artists for social media promotion, along with brainstorming with the team to develop fun a neat way to do ticket giveaways or promote an band. The best part of this is we get to go to various concerts at each venue and promote upcoming shows. For me, this is a neat way to get involved with music I don't typically listen to or get to see a performer I've been dying to see but most importantly learning about how the 9:30 Club promotes. The best part of this internship is getting to surround myself everyday with something I love, which is music, and has made me excited to possibly start a career in Marketing and Public Relations in the music industry.”

Maddy Ulery • Undegraduate Clinician at Language Learning Early Advantage Program

“At LEAP, my job is to run the preschool and plan lessons along with other undergrads and grad students at UMD. I'm getting first experience working with children receiving speech therapy, and also have the chance to observe and participate in therapy sessions performed by graduate students. This is a great experience for me as I plan to apply to graduate school for speech pathology in fall of 2018.”

Olivia Reiter • Intern at J Street Companies

“I am working for J Street Companies this summer, which is a commercial real estate firm in Georgetown. So far at J Street, I have gone and looked at various apartment complexes in order to research the markets. I have also gone on showings with some of the brokers here. Showings consist of meeting clients at the building that is for sale or lease, showing them around and answering any questions they may have. I have updated their database of other brokers and companies. I have also created maps to show different demographics and features. This internship is helping me build my resume and learn more about commercial real estate.”