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Eagan and Flint intern for the Mohawks

Jackson Flint and Carson Eagan worked with the Amsterdam Mohawks over the summer as Operations Interns, thanks to Mrs. Sitts who arranged the positions through the Business Education Department here at Galway. Carson shares his experiences here…


Amsterdam Mohawks Reflection

By: Carson Eagan

I am writing this reflection following the conclusion of the final Amsterdam Mohawks game of the summer of 2023. I want to start by expressing my gratitude towards Mrs. Sitts and Megan for giving me this incredible opportunity. Being that I want to pursue a career in the sports field, I did not hesitate to capitalize on this opportunity and make the most of it. I am beyond grateful that I was able to spend my summer surrounded by amazing people and the sport I love. 

The season started on June 1st, and needless to say it was a great way to kick off the month of June. Although I was still in school and various finals were rapidly approaching, I saw Shuttleworth Park as my place to escape from all of the stress and to focus on baseball and my career. I had met with Megan previously via a phone call and a class visit, but I still had a few nerves coming into the first game as I wasn’t sure exactly what to do or where to go.

Upon my arrival to the stadium, my nerves quickly vanished and I soon realized that I had an exciting summer ahead of me. I can confidently say that the way everything was run and organized, such as the jobs and game schedule, helped to ensure that I was never confused or wondering what I was supposed to be doing. My first “job” of the season was to run the scoreboard for the first game. Honestly, I thought this was going to be one of the worst jobs of the year because of how boring it was. However, my perspective quickly changed as I realized that I had the best seat in the stadium and got to relax and watch the game, plus get food delivered.

As games came and went, I ended up making many new friends with the employees that worked there as well. One of them in particular, Alex Simon, is now one of my best friends and we talk almost everyday. Aside from the employees, everybody else there was so welcoming and I truly felt like I built a connection with every person that I spoke to. It was also cool to talk to many of the Mohawks players as their stories were so different, but so intriguing. Being that the Mohawks recruit players from D1 colleges across the nation, many of the guys I had the opportunity to speak with will end up playing in the major leagues, which is super cool.

The games themselves were super electric as there were thousands of people in attendance at almost every home game, which ultimately made for a super fun environment. I can confidently say that because of how much was going on during the games, there was never a time that I was “bored” or wanted to go home. In fact, I looked forward to the games and was constantly checking the schedule to see when the next one was.

Something that I appreciate in particular was how each intern got many opportunities to work different jobs. I was able to work the ticket booth, souvenirs, scoreboard, front gate, and on field entertainment, which was a great mix throughout the season. I believe that developing these various skills will help me with my sports career in the long run as well as in real life situations. As the season was coming to an end, I began to realize how important this internship was for me. It definitely helped solidify my career path and will definitely look good on all of my college applications. 

I want to conclude this reflection by summing up the internship overall. I was able to make great connections with people  in the sports realm, such as Megan and Brian, and also got to see a lot of behind the scenes of what goes on before baseball games. As well as this, I also developed many skills that will be very useful for me as I continue to pursue a career in sports. And just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, the Mohawks won the PGCBL championship! It is so cool that I was able to be a part of this great season and I look forward to seeing what comes next in my career path.


Summer Internship with the Mohawks

By: Jackson Flint

Throughout my summer internship with the Amsterdam Mohawks baseball team, I feel I learned a lot about sports management and was able to make many new connections with people. I’m grateful for my experience because I was able to learn about how to run an event such as a baseball game, and how much time and effort goes into making each night a success.

My favorite part of the internship was helping out with the on-field activities because it allowed me to be interactive. My least favorite part of the internship was getting assigned to work the ticket booth, because I found it boring to sit around and not be able to contribute as much as I would want to on a gameday.

This experience has encouraged me to continue down the path of Sports Management because I think it is a career I could pursue in the future. I observed that the majority of both interns and workers were very good under pressure, and had the ability to persevere through difficult situations. Gamedays were often crazy with people flowing in and out, and often there were people with a lot of questions. Megan, who was the assistant General Manager, was a massive help and did so much to make sure everything ran smoothly.

Everyone there was very helpful, and it almost felt like a family environment. Meeting new people and making friends made long, hard game days so much easier to endure. We made sure to have fun while still being productive. I think what made my time at the Mohawks so enjoyable, was that I was spending time around people that know how to have fun. I have so many good memories and funny stories to take away from this internship experience. Despite it being unpaid, the summer internship was very valuable as it was an opportunity to build my resume and network.

The best thing I took away from my Mohawks experience, is that I made many new friends that I have stayed in contact with into the school year. I would recommend anyone try an internship because you never know what valuable experiences you might gain, as well as what kind of connections you will make.

Check out the Amsterdam Mohawks webpage, where Carson and Jackson appear on the Staff Page!

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