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GW Baseball Pitcher Interns at Major League Baseball

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There is certainly no lack of internships available to GW students each summer, but one baseball student-athlete landed his dream opportunity.

Kenny O'Brien, a senior pitcher on the GW baseball team, spent his break interning with the 
Advertising & Marketing Department at the Office of the Commissioner of Major League Baseball. His job duties included market research for all 30 teams, attendance analysis, and other marketing-related projects.

"It was the perfect opportunity," O'Brien said. "Because I was able to live at home in Yonkers, N.Y., commute to the Office of the Commissioner on 46th and Park in New York City, take a summer online course at night, and still find a way to work out and pitch about 40 innings over the summer in a local league." 

Even with such a busy schedule, O'Brien maintains he loved the opportunity, especially considering the perks involved with the job. Not only did he attend Mets games at Citi Field with the other interns, but he experienced the preparations for the All-Star Game in Kansas City firsthand as well. 

"The office itself was an awesome place to work everyday," he explained. "On my first day I made the wrong turn on the 34th floor and found myself in front of a replica of Wrigley Field's ivy-covered wall."

As an economics major, O'Brien gained invaluable insight into the sports industry and the game he plays on a daily basis. Because of the internship, he knows he wants to work in baseball in the future.

First comes his senior season with the baseball team, however, where he'll look to translate his new Major League Baseball savvy into team success for the Colonials, under new head coach and former big league hitting coach, Gregg Ritchie. 

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