Posted on Thursday, June 21, 2012
Andrew Mason '13 is spending his summer in Philadelphia working as a community relations intern with the Philadelphia Flyers, a National Hockey League Franchise.
"My ultimate goal is to work in the front office of an NHL team, or any other professional sports team," says Mason of his long-term career objectives. "It is great to be able to watch how the team handles day-to-day operations and see all the hard work that people put in to make the team run smoothly."
As an intern, Mason travels to various school districts with the professional athletes to represent the Flyers and to speak about the importance of team work, leadership, motivation, and various aspects of hockey- all while incorporating the Flyers mission statement. He also assists in the various promotions, fundraisers, and charities in which the team participates.
On campus, Mason is a double major in political science and American studies. He serves as the assistant director of hockey operations on campus.
"Many people working in the sports industry started as interns," says Mason. "I'm hoping to make a lot of contacts within the Flyers organization. Most of the people in the front office here have connections throughout the league, so it is a great opportunity to connect with them."