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Bentley Launches Season Two of "Break into the Biz of Baseball" Program with Red Sox and MLB.com
September 12, 2005
WALTHAM, Mass. - Five high school students will break into the Major Leagues next summer, courtesy of Bentley College. Bentley and Major League Baseball.com (MLB.com) are sponsoring season two of the "Break Into the Biz of Baseball" Challenge, in which five high school students from across America win a one-month internship next summer in the offices of the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals. Students will work behind the scenes and learn the ins-and-outs of running an MLB team in areas such as marketing, sales, corporate relations and partnerships.
HOW IT WORKS
Contestants complete an entry form found at any of the five team websites or e-newsletters. Students must also write a 50-100 word essay (not to exceed 100 words) explaining why he or she should be chosen to win the internship. Prizes will be given to the first and second runner up in each market. Bentley and the teams will judge and choose the winners based on originality, creativity, passion, interest in business, and clarity.
WHO IS ELGIBLE
Current high school students (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior) between the ages of 13-18.
The promotion will continue until October 3, 2005 to coincide with the final portion of the MLB season. Winners will be notified on or about February 1, 2006.
For contest details, go to http://www.bentley.edu/mlb/index.cfm
Last season Bentley and the MLB reviewed nearly 2,000 essays. Four outstanding high school students were chosen to work behind-the-scenes with each team: (http://www.bentley.edu/mlb/2005_winners.cfm)
Bentley is partnered with Fenway Sports Group (FSG) and Major League Baseball Advanced Media LP (MLBAM) on this exclusive promotion.
BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit www.bentley.edu.
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