Voorhees student lands a student athlete development internship


Voorhees student lands a student athlete development internship

July 12, 2017

Voorhees College senior sports management major Anthony Willis is currently interning at Georgia State University in the Department of Academic Support and Student Athlete Development for the summer.

Willis is serving as a career development and life skills assistant with Georgia State student athletes. He assists with the summer bridge program that connects incoming student athletes with current students and introduces them to the athletics program. The internship also involves coordinating community service programs and leadership events for the student athletes, as well as creating career development plans for them.

“I have the opportunity to receive hands-on experience in a field I want to pursue as a career. I consider myself lucky because I will have experience prior to graduating from college. I am learning a lot so far and in my leadership position, I am able to make sure the student athletes have the resources to be successful,” Willis said.

The Greenville, S.C. native is a member of The W. Franklin Evans Honors College, Alpha Kappa Mu Honors Society, and the Eta Iota Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Willis, who graduates next year, aspires to work within athletic administration while attending graduate school to earn a master’s degree in athletic administration.

For more information, contact Megan Freeman, director of communications, at 803-780-1191 or at mfreeman@voorhees.edu.