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Official Blog Page of the Mississippi RiverKings Interns

Between The Posts is a blog aimed at informing prospective sports industry interns of the opportunities presented to young people in the sports industry. In addition to profiling internship related material, Between The Posts also acts as a snapshot of the day to day interactions that the RiverKings interns face.

This blog will profile various Interns in the Mississippi RiverKings front office, detailing their responsibilities, but also their interests, and their excursions into the Mid-South region. In addition to providing internship related information, Between The Posts also seeks to help sports industry interns gain a better understanding of the industry in which they work, and ultimately hope to build their career. For regular visual updates to what the interns are doing, follow us on Twitter, @RKInterns!

A Little Bit About Us

RiverKings interns hail from a diverse background, boasting many different skill sets and academic fields.

Jake Powell

Jake is a current masters candidate at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN.  Jake received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Alabama in December of 2012, and is currently pursuing his Masters of Business Administration at CBU.  He will Graduate in May of 2016.

Andrew Kiepe

Andrew is a Junior at the University of Memphis, studying Sport and Leisure Management.  Andrew is slated to graduate in May of 2017.

Austin Brown

Austin is a junior at Florida State University, studying Sports Management.  He plans to graduate in 2017, and is looking to pursue his J.D. after he receives his bachelor's degree.

Donnie Shea

Donnie is a senior at the University of Memphis, studying Sports Management.  Donnie intends to graduate with his Bachelor's degree in may of 2016. In his free time, Donnie coaches high school football for Lausanne Collegiate School in Memphis, TN.

Prospective Interns

RiverKings hockey is always looking for prospective interns. Detailed information regarding the responsibilities and roles of the interns are listed on the Internships page at riverkings.com. Those looking for a snapshot look into what the interns do on a daily basis can follow us on twitter, with the account @RKInterns. Here, you can see the various opportunities and excursions afforded to the interns.


My First Week

Hello, future intern! This is Austin Brown for my first blog post.

Off To a Quick Start

I just had my first week as a Mississippi RiverKings Intern. Coming from Florida the very first thing I had to learn was how to de-ice my car and make it to the office on time. When I got here, we immediately had a Monday morning meeting that allowed me to acclimate myself with the primary concerns of the organization from a business standpoint and be able to meet all of my new coworkers. David then took me to look over our website and the internal workings of keeping up the web page. That is when I created my bio (I also learned how to use hyperlinks within the website, as you can see above by clicking my name) and instantly felt part of the team. 

As the day went on, I began to look over pricing strategies and get to know Andrew the other intern in the office at the time. He helped me go over different items that are done with tickets and their promotions that have to be done every Monday following game weekends, such as organize deals and promotional items used on ticket sales.

Practicing the Basics

For the rest of the week, I worked with various members of the office in constructing a leads sheet and they taught me how to make outgoing sales calls and constructing business emails to prospective clients. I have done sales in the past, but never on the phone, so I had nerves as you could imagine. After the first call I I had minor success in reaching out to local groups, and positive feedback on the customer service calls about their visits for games. From the first week, I can tell that I am going to enjoy my experience, and as I look forward to our first game this Friday, I know I have much to learn.

Posted by Mississippi RiverKings at 10:57 AM

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