This summer, four CBA students have had the opportunity to intern with a major professional sports ownership company, Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment.
The opportunity was made possible thanks to CBA alumnus David Collins ’86, who serves as the chief financial officer of the company. HBSE owns the NHL’s New Jersey Devils, the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, and Newark’s Prudential Center.
Rising seniors Andy Manatos, Thomas McClave, Matthew Miele and Jack Ryan have spent a few weeks learning from the company’s business operations team, as well as getting to see some of the Devils and 76ers sports action.
They had the chance to shadow the finance team as they closed the fiscal year, work with the events operations staff to prepare for a New Kids on the Block concert, and get a glimpse of the box office for a Devils summer tournament.
On the sports side, the boys were able to check-in at 76ers summer camp at their training facility in Camden, attend the Devils’ press conference introducing their newest star P.K. Subban, and meet with Devils goaltending legend and current vice president Martin Brodeur.
The internship is part of CBA’s alumni-student internship program, which allows rising seniors to spend part of their summer with professional alumni across a wide array of fields. To receive school credit, students need to satisfactorily complete a minimum of 20 hours as interns with their chosen company.