Southern New Hampshire University's Marketing program has been recognized for putting out talented, motivated and experienced individuals into the professional world. As one of the premier fields of study at SNHU, marketing students are able to utilize their talents for a variety of industries. The Manchester Monarchs' partnership with SNHU gives students real world experience in the growing field of professional sports.
The skills acquired by marketing students who attend SNHU translate well into internships and professional positions. Amanda Jensen, Design & Game Operations Manager with the Monarchs, feels that the internship program helps students develop professional skills.
"The internship program from SNHU gives students an opportunity to gain real world experience in their future field," said Jensen. "The time they get to spend in a real office working with other professionals is invaluable to their development. Understanding how professional organizations function is vital to their success in the industry."
Allison Conboy, a senior with a concentration in Marketing, recognizes that the internship opportunities presented at SNHU help students gain a great deal of experience.
"Working with SNHU's internship program is wonderful because they do their best to get you into areas you are interested in," explained Conboy. "I am a huge hockey fan so the Monarchs were a natural fit for me. It is crucial to build your network as much as possible before graduation in order to have the best possible chance of landing a job in the field you want. The Monarchs have expanded my professional network tremendously. I know that if I need anything in the future, I will be able to contact those I worked with at the Monarchs and they will help me the best they can."
SNHU's academic programs give students the tools they need to succeed but also understand that there is only so much that can be taught in the classroom. SNHU senior Gabriella Prawdzik feels that her time with the Monarchs was well spent learning about the human element of marketing.
"SNHU and the Monarchs have given me hands on experience in both in the office as well as during events," stated Prawdzik. "My favorite aspect of the internship has been event planning and the marketing of those events. Being a part of the organization has given me time to acclimate to the culture of the Monarchs and develop skills by working with others. Building relationships in the workplace is crucial for success moving forward and I am very grateful for the opportunity to work with such great people."
The internship program at SNHU gives students unique insight into their perspective fields. Game Operations Coordinator Breanne Roche believes the knowledge they gain through real working experience, students can adjust to a professional environment rapidly.
"Teamwork is a huge part of any organization, but it is vital to our success every night," Roche explains. "These students have a tremendous responsibility not only to us but to each other when completing tasks on time. Time management, teamwork and responsibility are traits every professional needs to have. By learning them early on, it lays a good foundation for them to build off of."
The Monarchs partnership with SNHU has benefited the students that have been a part of the program tremendously. As their relationship grows, the Monarchs and SNHU look forward to offering opportunities to developing professionals for years to come.
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