Ready for Training Camp!

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30th July

Training Camp ’15 is beginning! It’s a month-long summer event where Browns practices are free and open to the public, and fans can celebrate the beginning of another great season. One might find zip-lines, puppies up for adoption, bouncy houses, football toss games, ice cream, merchandise for sale, and best of all— great views of the players in action! So much goes into preparation for this main summer event for the Cleveland Browns.

Our intern duties include setting up bleachers, fencing, signage, tents, barricades, providing golf cart courier service and any other task that needs to be completed in order for Training Camp to come together. Above, you can see just some of the fruits of our efforts.

All of our hard work will finally pay off when those thousands of excited fans line up outside the gates to come watch their … Read More »



Buh-Bye, Belgium

Posted by Emilie Ehrman in Sprouting in Brussels. No Comments

28th July

After 18 hours of travel, I arrived home in Michigan at about 7:30 Sunday evening. I was exhausted and happy to be home, but leaving Europe after two months of adventure was bittersweet.

Some of my favorite things about Belgium:

The international diversity. Brussels was filled with more than just Belgians. People from near and far had come to call Belgium home. Even though I didn’t have time to visit many countries outside of Belgium, I met plenty of people from all around – which is almost as good, right?!
The value of self image. Europeans are known for looking nice in public; this doesn’t necessarily mean full faces of make-up and hairdos that took hours to perfect. It appeared to me that most people put effort into their appearance before going into public – which is more than many Americans can say! … Read More »



First Week in the Dawg Pound

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22nd July

Week one on the job is complete! This special events internship has already exceeded my expectations and I cannot wait to see what the next seven weeks will bring. During the first two weeks, we are working hard to prepare for our main event, The Cleveland Browns Training Camp, which begins July 30th. Preparation duties may include anything from moving bleachers to distributing flyers around the local neighborhoods to setting up 750 pound inflatables. It’s amazing to be part of the many behind the scenes efforts that come together for a pro team event! With just about a week of preparation left, there is still so much to do. Soon, players will be returning to the facility, sponsors will set up their tents and fans will flood the gates for this free event to watch the players and enjoy plenty of entertainment. Click here for more about … Read More »



Findlay Oiler to Browns Intern

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15th July

It is surreal that I am starting an internship with The Cleveland Browns thanks to the Edge Partnership! Many would think starting a full-time job half way through summer would be the end of my summer fun, but not me. The highlight of my summer begins in Berea, as I take on the role of special events intern in a professional sports organization possessing one of the largest fan bases in U.S.! What an outstanding opportunity to get my first look at corporate experience.

 A shot like this does not come without preparation. Along with other Findlay students, I’ve completed an intensive application and interview process since March. From writing cover letters, to long drives to Berea, to finding a place to live for two months, I can say all the time and effort was beyond worth it. My emotional rollercoaster has taken turns … Read More »



The Big Volunteer Week

Posted by Emilie Ehrman in Sprouting in Brussels. No Comments

9th July

My internship with Serve the City Brussels concluded this weekend, and although I am happy for the break it has given me to cherish my last week in Brussels, I already miss the incredible staff and the friends I have made over the short time I spent with them in and out of the office.

Wednesday morning meeting with the entire team!

Back information: Serve the City Brussels (STC) is a non-profit organization connecting volunteers from Brussels to causes that could use their help. The organization reaches out to six different focus groups (the homeless, the disabled, the elderly, asylum seekers, children in need, victims of abuse) in five different neighborhoods of Brussels (Ixelles, Etterbeek, Schaerbeek, Marolles, Ste Catherine).

Serve the City’s sign promoting Big Volunteer Week

I took part in a variety of tasks while in the office, including … Read More »



Footprints

1st July

Assigned to seat #12 for a one-day round trip bus excursion between Saigon and the heart of the MeKong Delta, Vietnam provided plenty of time for long conversations between the westerner from the U.S. and Gabriel from Hong Kong in Seat #11.

Gabriel: MeKong Delta, Vietnam

Gabe completed high school in his home country a year ago. This fall he will relocate to the UK for three years to pursue an undergraduate law degree.  In the interim – between high school commencement and college move-in day – Gabe continues to leave his footprints throughout Southeast Asia.  Gabe’s gap year began August 2014 when he boarded a plane in Hong Kong for Seoul, Korea. 

Gabriel: Seoul, Korea

Of his first experience on the road, he recalled that the capital of South Korea reminded him of Hong Kong with its skyscrapers, well-established infrastructure and astonishing non-stop never sleep … Read More »






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