Students from Delaware Technical Community College’s communications technology program recently went behind the scenes of the baseball business while attending the Philadelphia Phillies College Winter Summit at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
Students were able to network with various representatives within the Phillies’ communications and broadcasting departments, hear from guest speakers such as General Manager Matt Klentak, Marketing Vice President Michael Harris, Broadcaster Tom McCarthy and Major League Baseball Vice President Billy Bean.
The first part of the evening was dedicated to socializing with Phillies representatives, as students from more than 50 colleges and universities were able to walk through the facilities and ask questions about the business, tour the facilities and learn all that goes into the promotional aspects within the sports industry.
Students were encouraged to bring their resumes and collect names and contacts for possible future internships and/or employment.
During the event, students were also able to meet legendary shortstop and senior adviser Larry Bowa, tour the broadcasting booth and the press room, and have their pictures taken with the team mascot The Phillie Phanatic.