Bison Spotlight – Connor Miller

Our next Bison Spotlight shines on Connor Miller. He is from Braintree MA and will be graduating May of 2021 with a degree in Sport Management. Here on The Hill, Connor is a member of the Men’s Lacrosse team as well as the eSports Team. Outside of school, he likes to play video games and try new hobbies such as skiing, snowboarding, and playing hockey. A fun fact about Connor is that he has never broken a bone despite playing over seven sports!

Over this past summer, Connor did his internship with the Boston Cannons as a Team and Operations Intern. He was in charge of supervising all things involving the stadium’s concessions, merchandise and overall storage of supplies. Connor also oversaw players, officials, dancers, and other staff members. He worked from mid-May to September and worked 100 hours more than required.

When asked about a typical day in his experience, Connor replied, “On game days I would be at the stadium around 8 am. I was in charge of oversight for the setup of game day interns. I would have to set up all the vendors sections, concessions, sideline club and VIP club sections, locker rooms, merchandising, and any game day event setup. Once gates were open I was helping out merchandise with sales and would head to the field to prep the field for warm-ups. During the game, I was in charge of penalties and shot clock awareness for one team as well as ball control on the end lines. After the game, I would oversee the breakdown of the event and neatly put everything back into their storage areas. I would finish by locking up all the doors, handing my supervisor the merchandising money and handing over the keys. By the end of the night, it was around 10 pm.”

Connor’s favorite part about the internship was interactions with all the players and everyone within the organization and league. He found everyone was professional but casual and friendly despite being in a competitive type of job.

Connor’s advice to others is, “Stay in the office as long as you can. The more you are there, the more your employer trusts you to get tasks done. You also make those connections the internship is meant to do. An internship grade is the least important out of the experience. It’s the connections you make with a future employer or reference. In my field, I need everything I can get to succeed. If you can start earlier or end later than what your internship is required, I would suggest taking the time to do that.”

We would like to thank Connor for taking the time to talk about his experience. The CPDC wishes you the best of luck in your future endeavors.

By Deegan Eggleston
Deegan Eggleston