HIGH POINT, N.C., July 25, 2016 – High Point University senior Cameron Scott’s internship has landed him in the big leagues this summer working with the New York Mets.
The communication major from Queens, New York, is a player relations intern for the team, coordinating activities involving media and community relations. This involves daily interaction with the New York Mets players, players’ agents and representatives. He manages the player and coach appearance calendar and assists at events. He’s also had the chance to coach children alongside the Mets players at the team’s baseball clinics.
The appearances and events he’s managed have brought Scott face to face with celebrities and media legends, including Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks, pop stars Andy Grammer and Demi Lovato, ESPN’s Karl Ravech and legendary broadcaster Bob Costas. But he says the most valuable experience of the summer has been his ability to make a direct and significant impact through the team’s community outreach.
“The MLB and the New York Mets are vigorously committed to raising money and awareness for cancer research,” says Scott. “The organization honors cancer survivors and provides them an opportunity to come on the field and meet players. I had the pleasure of befriending one of these survivors and bringing her back to the stadium twice to interact with her favorite player, Curtis Granderson.”
Scott’s experience at the Mets, along with his internship with Fox 5 New York last summer, have provided him valuable insight into the sports and entertainment industry, a field he hopes to enter after graduating from HPU.
He also credits the hands-on, practical training he’s received at HPU for preparing him for a career in sports media.
“The communication professors are highly experienced in the industry and unselfishly provide insight helpful to addressing practical challenges and developing meaningful solutions,” says Scott. “Dr. Bobby Hayes’ rigorous copy editing class was especially beneficial in helping me improve my writing technique. I’m grateful for HPU’s commitment to developing students in all areas of life.”