Student Spotlight: Kacey Overlund, Cincinnati Reds

Eller PDC Student Stories


Kacey Overlund is a junior studying management with minors in Spanish and political science as well as a certificate in sports management. She is also involved with the Sports Marketing Association, YoungLife and The National Society of Leadership and Success while working part time for Nike.

I have accepted an internship with the Cincinnati Reds Community Fund, a Major League Baseball Team. The internship is based out of Cincinnati, Ohio. I will be raising money for the Reds Community Fund during each game as well as working with the programs that the Reds Community Fund supports. This year the Cincinnati Reds are hosting the All-Star Game so I will be able to participate and learn about the operations associated with the event.

I spent many hours of searching and applying for internships that interested me, including this one. A couple weeks later I heard back from them about a Skype interview. I then emailed Nancy Roberts, a Career Coach at Eller, to see if she had any connections that I could speak with to prepare for the interview. She emailed me back right away to contact Rob Matteucci, who works closely with the foundation each summer. We were able to set up a time to meet and discuss aspects of the Reds Community Fund. Three weeks after the interview, I received an internship offer.

I look forward to learning the business end of the Reds Community Fund as well as all of the programs that they help to fund. I am also excited to experience the All-Star Game and to learn all that comes with the experience.