Avi Zucker ’21 had an events internship with the New York Jets lined up for this summer, but when the pandemic hit, the business administration major said it felt like the rug had been pulled out from under him.
“I would have been working at the training camps and season ticket holder events, and I was very excited for that,” he said. “Then this spring I kept getting emails from the fan engagement and game presentation coordinator saying, ‘We don’t really know what’s going on and right now we don’t have any events.’”
Though COVID-19 put a pause on Zucker’s summer internship, this fall he’s getting a chance to intern remotely with Team Liquid, a leading professional esports organization. The opportunity is part of a course engineered by Annemarie Farrell, associate professor in the Department of Sport Management.
Zucker is one of many students across the college who have been able to secure prestigious remote internships, despite the challenges of the pandemic. And some say the opportunities are even better than they would have been able to experience in person.