Naval Academy Athletics Internship Bolsters Business Communication Major for Career Beyond Stevenson
Bryan Corvera-Flores, of Alexandria, Va., has truly had an exceptional experience at Stevenson University. After earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Communication at Stevenson in December 2017, Bryan plans to attend Georgetown University to earn a master’s degree in sports industry management. Bryan is immersed in the Stevenson Community in several ways, including playing on the Mustang football team, and serving as writer, sports editor, and editor-in-chief for The Villager (SU’s online news publication). Bryan was also named to the Dean’s List in fall 2016 and spring 2017. His involvement on campus along with his academic prowess helped set the stage for securing career prospects when he landed a highly competitive internship with the United States Naval Academy for the fall 2017 semester.
“My internship at the United States Naval Academy is with the Naval Academy Athletic Association (NAAA), specifically with Athletic Development and the Fund for Athletic Excellence. The internship has been amazing. I have the opportunity to work with the Midshipmen who will serve our country upon graduating while interning with a Division I program with a rich history.
The internship is a very detailed in regards to who I am coming in contact with. Many times I could be helping with a donor who is a huge supporter of the Academy or other times I could be working with media. An example of a project that I worked on early on at my internship were sponsorship opportunities. Our department wanted to give potential donors an opportunity to sponsor different areas in the Academy’s 38,000 seat stadium and I created a guide detailing them. I would say that my responsibilities during football games are what I enjoy the most. We set up for events, and our job is to keep donors happy during the game.
I feel very prepared for graduation. The education that I have received here has been top of the line. The responsibilities that I take on at my internship with the United States Navy and previously at Under Armour help me apply what I learned both in and out of the classroom.”