Leaving college is hard to think about after the four years, but it’s even tougher as a SUNY Cortland Sport Management major.
When seniors finish up their fall semester classes, they go out on their internship in the spring. This means that their Cortland experience is coming to a close, aside from graduation. After being a student at the college for the past four years, I can’t imagine leaving just yet. I was lucky enough to find an internship near the school. A majority of seniors go home or away, and do their internships there.
The four years at college fly by. It has yet to hit me that I’m done. The idea of not having classes next semester is a weird feeling. The real world is approaching, and I’m ready to use all the skills I’ve learned while being a Sport Management major at SUNY Cortland.
This past week, I went around and asked seniors what they would miss the most about Cortland, as well as asked where they will be interning.
Internship: Syracuse University Athletics (Syracuse, New York)
“I’m going to miss the environment of a college town. There was always something to do whether it’d be going to class, going to a game, an event on campus or partaking in events downtown. I’ll also miss being with my friends and enjoy big day events like Cortaca.”
Internship: Positive Impact Sports + Entertainment (Cranbury, New Jersey)
“I’ll miss the interactions with the professors in the Sport Management department. They really made my time here enjoyable. I’ll also miss being able to work with my classmates, especially this semester I had great groups to work with. I feel like I’m ready to go out into the real world and start the next chapter of my life, and I’m hoping to make Cortland and the Sport Management department proud!”
Internship: Company 20 (New York, New York)
“I’m going to miss the student life center, it’s always been so nice and convenient to go to. I’m also going to miss the midnight breakfast, especially the roundabouts!”
Internship: Nassau County Community College Athletics (Garden City, New York)
“I’m going to miss those neubig omelets. I’m also going to also miss the camaraderie that comes with being surrounded by friends and other students.”
Internship: Association of Tennis Professionals (Ponte Verda Beach, Florida)
“I’m going to miss my friends and playing volleyball competitively.”
Internship: Binghamton University Athletics (Binghamton, New York)
“I will miss all of my friends that I made and the relationships I have established in my time here.”
Internship: State University of New York Athletic Conference (Cortland, New York)
“I will miss all of my friends as well as the activities on Cortaca.”
Internship: Binghamton Devils (Binghamton, New York)
“I’m going to miss the nightlife in Cortland, especially all the happy hours!”
Internship: World Internships (Barcelona, Spain)
“I’m going to miss all of my friends!”
Internship: J.M. McDonald Center (Cortland, New York)
“I am going to miss everyone I’ve met as well as coffee mania.”
Thank you to these seniors for being a part of this article, and best of luck!