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Bentley Teams Up With Major League Baseball To Draft High School Students For Internships

July 31, 2006

Five high school students from Massachusetts, New York, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Illinois are breaking into the Major Leagues this summer, courtesy of Bentley College.


The five are winners in the "Break into the Business of Baseball" Challenge, sponsored by Bentley and They are spending a portion of their summer serving as interns with five Major League teams - the Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, Washington Nationals, Philadelphia Phillies, and Chicago Cubs.


Bentley solicited 100-word essays from high school students nationwide - who explained why they should be chosen for one-month internships offered by the five Major League Baseball teams. After reviewing more than one thousand entries, the five winners were chosen by Bentley and each Major League team.


  • Ben Vainer from Melrose High School in Melrose, MA is interning with the Red Sox


    • Juliana Blau from the Bronx High School of Science in Queens, NY is interning with the


      • Jennifer Gilbert from the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Fairfax, VA is interning with the


        • Samantha Dougherty from Marple Newtown High School in Broomall, PA is interning with the


          • Scott Powers from the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in LaGrange, IL is interning with the


            "We welcome these students to Major League Baseball. We look forward to their contributions and to offering them a unique perspective on the business side of baseball," said Scott Norwood, Director, Sponsorship and Advertising Sales for "We are proud to have teamed with Bentley to achieve this result."



            "The business of baseball is fascinating, and we are delighted to have partnered with in this challenge," said Bentley Vice President of Marketing, Sandra King. "This is a real, hands-on experience for each student. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for them to experience how a professional sports franchise operates."


            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

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