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Stuart Yacobian

Internship with Octagon Sports Agency
Stuart Yacobian

Major: Economics
Hometown: Needham, MA
Twitter: @stuartyacobian
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How did you learn about this opportunity?

I learned about this opportunity through knowledge of the industry and networking.

“Prior to the internship, I knew little about public relations, but after experiencing the role this summer, it opened my eyes to the field and made me realize that was the career path for me.”

Tell us a little bit about your experience.

I was fortunate enough to serve as a public relations intern for one of the most notable sports agencies in the industry, a position that saw me carrying out everything from drafting press releases to booking flights for their athletes. Ultimately, my internship served as a well-rounded and enlightening experience, and I couldn’t have asked for a better internship.

How did this experience impact you academically?

This impacted me academically because there were often situations where I found myself relying on many of the skills and ideas I learned in class. Whether it was implementing a certain writing technique, or even using math calculations, many times I relied on the academic experience that Penn State has provided me.

What are your career goals and plans?  How did this experience impact them?

This experience was greatly beneficial for my career goals in that it gave me a clearer understanding what I want to do in the future. Prior to the internship, I knew little about public relations, but after experiencing the role this summer, it opened my eyes to the field and made me realize that was the career path for me.

Would you recommend this experience to other Liberal Arts students?

Absolutely. The internship program was incredibly structured and filled with meaningful work. Whether it was the speaker series or the company-wide group project, the internship was an incredible experience and one I would recommend to every Liberal Arts student.

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