Name: Jason Stateham
Hometown: Oxford, Massachusetts
Year: Class of 2022
Major: Sport management
Internship: Stateham interned with the Boston Red Sox in event operations. His position changed frequently upon certain assignments, game night responsibilities and special event tasks. Stateham mostly interacted with fans upon arrival to Fenway Park and throughout events to ensure they had the best experience possible.
How HPU helped you get there: “High Point University helped give me the confidence and hands-on expertise to get this position with the Boston Red Sox. I applied the knowledge I gained in the classroom to create a better organization for years to come. The clubs I have been a part of so far gave me a sense of leadership that I utilized on several occasions. The Office of Career and Professional Development was a fantastic resource to utilize when I was looking for internships throughout my time at High Point University. One of the major components that the Red Sox were looking for when I applied to the position was an experience within the sports and business world. This office allowed me to search and apply for several opportunities that have helped me get to where I am today.”
Most impactful mentor at HPU: “Dr. Jenny Lukow has without a doubt been the most impactful mentor that I have had at this university. She is the person I look to for support and to talk about anything. Dr. Lukow has been an amazing professor, a constant source of inspiration and a great person to joke around with!”
What has your internship experience been like, and how is it preparing you for your future?: “The internship I had with the Boston Red Sox has been nothing short of incredible. Working at an organization that is a global brand and working with an incredible, and very loyal fan base has made my job the best job in the world. Interacting with everyone in the organization has given me knowledge of how the environment operates daily. The experiences that I obtained over the summer will allow me to be more confident in any position I obtain within the professional world for years to come.”