NSHSS members gathered with more than 1,300 job seekers and business people at the 2014 Diversity Business Summit hosted by Major League Baseball and the New York Yankees to explore future careers and celebrate the 67th anniversary of Jackie Robinson Day on April 14-15 in New York City.
NSHSS high school and college members with an eye on their future career took advantage of the opportunity to meet with Human Resource representatives from all 30 MLB Clubs, the Minor League, and other MLB networks. They even met some of the League’s prestigious owners.
Managing General Partner and Co-Chair of the New York Yankees, Hal Steinbrenner, shared his advice to job seekers. He said, “Be confident, but not arrogant. There is a difference. And, be excited for what you have to offer.”
Ten NSHSS high school and college scholars were awarded a scholarship that included the registration fee and a guaranteed interview. NSHSS scholar Robert Gorney, a senior at Howell High School in New Jersey, said of the experience, “I learned a lot from Yankees General Manager and President Brian Cashman and how his career with MLB began with an internship. Hearing Mr. Cashman, talking to the Chicago Cubs, and meeting representatives from the farm teams was a great experience.”
From information technology to television production to baseball operations, a career in baseball offers a unique and challenging career path in one of the most exciting and sought after industries.
During a panel discussion, Bob Bowman, MLB Advance Media President and CEO, shared that baseball hosts 2,500 live events annually; there is no other sport that has this volume, which presents massive opportunities within the League.
Twin brothers, Tyler and Connor Carroll, juniors at Farmingdale State College, and Carly Walter, a junior at Bridgewater State University, utilized the experience to explore internship opportunities and hone their interviewing skills. Follow stories from these scholars, and other scholarship recipients, on the NSHSS website and at www.facebook.com/nshss.