For some people,
the idea of landing a job with a major
league baseball franchise is something
of which only dreams are made. But
Corona del Sol alumnus Meghann Wood is
living the dream.
graduating from Arizona State University
with a bachelor's degree in
communications, Wood decided she wanted
to incorporate her interest in
intercultural communications with the
world of sports.
when she applied for—and quickly won--a
summer internship with the Washington
Nationals baseball team.
graduating from ASU, Wood says, she
applied for a program called Capitol
Scholars. The program allows a select
group of students to work internships in
the Washington, D.C., area.
Fortunately, an employee of the
Nationals' public-relations department
was a family friend and helped to get
Wood's application into the right hands.
Washington, Wood has been working with
the media and helping the Nationals
receive their credentials.
Washington Nationals franchise is in its
second year in Washington after moving
been working with the organization to
connect with the community. She says
she spends time researching what
programs work with communities so that
the franchise can adopt these programs.
according to Wood, her experience with
the franchise shows that it is truly
different than the other cities.
are always events going on,” Wood said.
“One great thing about being here is the
exposure to political events that people
may not be aware of at home.
here forces you to be aware.”
living what many might consider a dream,
not everything mean that Meghann does
not get to see the games for free—that
is jus an added bonus.
A bonus that most people only dream