The next Bison Spotlight shines on a member of the Class of 2020, Lindsey Kaplan. She is a Sport Management major and has a minor in Hospitality Management. Lindsey is a native of Boca Raton, Florida, and a member of the Women’s Tennis Team here on The Hill. Outside of school and work she enjoys watching Netflix, shopping, going on adventures and checking out new breweries or wineries. A fun fact about Lindsey is she went to the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.
Lindsey interned for the WNBA team the Connecticut Sun, as a Gameday Operations Intern. Her role entailed organizing pre-game, in-game, and post-game operations. She created credentials for media personnel and collaborated with management on gamedays.
A normal day for Lindsey involved arriving at Mohegan Sun prior to tip-off to finish writing the MC script. She cut the MC script into note cards and put them in order for the game. After she completed that task, she helped put timesheets on all locker rooms, media, coaches, and dancers’ doors. Lindsey then headed to the box office to escort the national anthem singer to their dressing room. While waiting for doors to open, she rolled t-shirts for the t-shirt toss. During the game, Linsdey made sure everyone was on point with timeouts and knowing what their tasks were.
When we asked Lindsey what her favorite thing she did during her internship was, she said, “My favorite thing I did was most definitely when I had the opportunity to work during the playoffs. The Suns ended up making it to the finals, and we hosted games 3 and 4 at home. During game 4, they tied the series 2-2, and it made my experience amazing.”
After having an incredible experience with the Connecticut Suns, Lindsey is now working on their inside sales team. The advice she would give to others is:
“Step out of your comfort zone. Don’t be afraid to make connections. You never know who the people you meet along the way might know. They may know someone who knows someone that owns your ideal dream team to work for. Remember to always stay professional and take your internship seriously. Throughout my time on The Hill, I completed multiple internships. Each internship was incredibly different from each other. I learned a lot from each and every one of them. After graduation, you will be looking for a full-time job, so if you work hard enough and make a lasting impression during your internship, they might ask you to stay on to work full time.”
The CPDC team wants to thank Lindsey for sharing her success with us and wishes her nothing but the best with her future career in the Sports Industry!