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Monday, May 21, 2012 I started my internship with USA Track & Field as a marketing intern. My preparation for the first day included staggering excitement and multiple wardrobe changes. I wasn’t really sure what to expect since I only had a phone interview with the Marketing and Communications Manager. I was prepared to tackle any immense task that was brought my way, but instead I was given a tour, then asked to manage a few small task and later taken to lunch.
Overall, this first week was filled with a number of things I learned from my graduate studies (Thanks Dr. Walsh) including sponsorship agreements, sponsorship research, sponsorship activation, and sponsorship recaps. I have learned about the partnerships that assist with the organizations development and I must say its great STUFF!
I am looking forward to soaking up whatever this internship experience has to offer. I really appreciate this opportunity and none of the information will go to waste.
I believe I am off to a great start ten projects completed!
For those of you who are about to start an internship or planning to acquire one in the near future, my advice is to put your best foot forward and have confidence in yourself. These organizations expect professionalism but understand that you are there to learn and acquire new skills. Do not hesitate to ask questions and be sure to show that you deserve to be in the position. When you finish a task, help others or ask for more to do. Keep in mind, these are the people who you will put down as a reference!
Special Thanks to those who have supported me throughout my internship process: My sisters NaTonna, TaSheena, ShaRay who believe in me and encourage me to do my best. My boyfriend Akeem, has been a tremendous support and main reason I applied for 36 summer internships. USATF for believing I am an asset to the organization.
This is truly makes a difference in my life. I am thankful!-FWI
P.S. The other interns are awesome. We have been staying busy and walking everywhere.
On the ground and screaming that he’s “sorry,” Kelly Thomas is hit again and again with fists, a baton and finally the butt of a stun gun by Fullerton police officers in a dramatic video that was shown for the first time Monday in an Orange County courtroom where two patrolman are charged with murder and manslaughter.
The grainy black-and-white video, which includes audio from a recording device one of the officers wore on his belt, shows Thomas repeatedly being struck outside the Fullerton bus depot July 5.
Thomas died several days later.
At one point, Thomas – a mentally ill homeless man who was a familiar face in the city’s downtown – screams: “Dad, they are killing me.”
The video and the sound of fists and a baton connecting with Thomas were graphic enough that several spectators in the courtroom left and the judge paused the video at one point as people in the crowd groaned.
Two officers, Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli, are charged in Kelly’s death. Both have pleaded not guilty.
Monday’s preliminary hearing, which continues Tuesday, is being held to determine whether there’s enough evidence to order the officers to stand trial – Ramos was charged with second-degree murder and Cicinelli was charged with involuntary manslaughter.
Attorneys for the officers sought to portray Thomas’ subsequent medical treatment as the reason for his death rather than his violent encounter with police.
John Barnett. Michael Ramos” attorney, asked a fire captain and a trauma surgical chief whether doctors struggled to clear an airway when treating Thomas.
“The cause of death might be the treatment he got the hospital?” Barnett asked UC Irvine surgical trauma chief Michael Lekawa.
Kelly Thomas repeatedly apologized to Fullerton police officers, saying he was “sorry” as they continued to pummel him with their fists and batons, a dramatic video of the July 5 beating of the homeless man reveals.
That’s right, just when you thought you heard it all, China comes out with a stamina pill made from dead babies.
A Korean TV documentary team went on a search for the truth behind the dead baby pill, and what they found was shocking.
They tracked down a hospital that sells deceased babies, mostly abortions or still births, to medicine companies.
Today is the 10 year anniversary of Allen Iverson rant about missing practice. “How the hell can I make my teammates better?”
Does AI have the answers?
But, in reality no team wants to take the chance on AI.
Stephen A. Smith on Allen Iverson’s off-the-court problems and his struggles returning to the NBA.
Take a look at some of AI most funny moments!
Mariano Rivera has had an incomparable career as New York Yankees closer. The 12-time All-Star faces life-changing circumstances.
At 42 he is named the most successful closer of all time. Thursday night he suffered a torn ACL and a torn meniscus in his right knee after he fell awkwardly to the ground while shagging a fly ball during batting practice before the Yankees’ game with the Kansas City Royals.
An injury that may have ended his career, Rivera told reporters that he was “Going to have to face this first. It all depends on how the rehab is going to happen, and from there, we’ll see.”
Rivera, baseball’s career saves leader with 608 in his 18-year career, has hinted this will be his last season. He is 1-1 with five saves and a 2.16 ERA in nine appearances this season.
We wish you well Mo and a speedy recovery!