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GU's Krukewitt Lands Internship With NCAA's College World Series

By Carla Morris

A quick preview of this summer’s College World Series (CWS) promises baseball fans exciting rivalry match-ups, stellar talent, and teams intent on breaking through to new levels. 

Greenville University marketing and sport management major Hannah Krukewitt ’20 executed her own breakthrough this year to land a prized NCAA internship helping to produce the event. The internship home run places her among the staff at Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska, for the June 13-24 games.

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Scoring an internship with a premier sports organization marks the climax of Hannah’s relentless pursuit of internships. The NCAA opportunity is her fifth internship. She decided early in her college career to supplement her classroom learning with work experience. 

“I started my sophomore year of college with an internship at Farmers Insurance; I did that one solely for experience in marketing. I didn’t receive any college credit,” Hannah says.

When she transferred to GU and added sport management to her marketing major, she set a personal goal to fill her resume with sports-related marketing internships.

In addition to an internship with GU’s marketing office, she interned with the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) and Western Illinois University Athletics.

Don't Discount Volunteer Experience

“I knew that I wanted some type of NCAA experience on my resume, so initially I started looking for volunteer opportunities at any NCAA tournament,” says Hannah. “I love baseball, and the CWS wouldn’t interfere with my basketball season.” 

Hannah’s search for volunteer opportunities also turned up internships. She soon discovered that she met the internship requirements for the CWS thanks to experiences from prior internships. 

She knows that her work in June will include pre-event assembly; Opening Day activities; managing an assigned team, including keeping players on schedule for practices and games; and assisting with the preparation and execution of games.

Advice to Peers: Go For It!

Hannah urges fellow students to pursue internships even when the chance of securing one may seem slim. 

“Go for it and apply; you never know! Use every opportunity and connection you have to your advantage. Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there . . . Be willing to do the small things.” 

She also advises sharing the joy of others when they score a win. “Support other people,” she urges. “Be happy for your friends and understand that your time will come!”

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This story was published on March 12, 2020

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