Recent graduate Shannon Cunnane is living the dream in Chicago, spending many busy nights in Wrigley Field as an intern for the Chicago Cubs.
Fortunately, Shannon recently took some time from her busy schedule to catch up and let us get a glimpse of what it takes to work for a MLB team.
How’s the new internship? Tell us all about it!
The new internship is phenomenal. I am the communications intern for the Chicago Cubs and could not be happier with the position. Tasks vary day to day, but I work on things from social media, public relations and media relations to events, gameday tasks and community relations.
This year, Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs, turned one century old and I get to be here to experience that! It’s been an amazing experience thus far and I cannot wait to see what the future has in store.
What drew you to the sports industry?
I LOVE sports. I have always been a bit of a tomboy and grew up attending Giants games with my Dad. When my sisters and I were little, we would head to the backyard after dinner every night and play softball, soccer, basketball or any fun outdoor activities. My Mom coached my volleyball team from day one while my Dad coached soccer and helped with basketball. I have always imagined myself working in the sports and entertainment industry and am so incredibly thankful of the experiences I have had and where I am today.
Name: Erin Brauer
When did you know you wanted to come to Marquette? I was definitely one of the early deciders…6th grade to be exact. My email address even said “mugirl2015” when I was that young!
Read more from Erin here.