Baltimore, MD – Baltimore-based STX, LLC, a global sporting goods leader, announced today five finalists for the STXtreme Internship Contest, a search for an undergraduate intern to work with the STX Marketing Department for the Spring 2014 semester.
STX received entries from students representing Towson University, Loyola University, Stevenson University, University of Maryland Baltimore County, University of Maryland College Park, McDaniel College and the University of Baltimore.
To apply, students were required to submit a video under 60 seconds explaining why they wanted to work at STX and what makes them “Equipped to Perform.” Applicants posted their videos to STX’s Facebook page and recruited fans through their social networks to vote for their video.
“This competition gives us a unique way to judge student’s passion, personality and social networking skills, things you can’t tell on a resume,” said Marketing Director Ed Saunders. “The videos showcased promising students and we expect to find an outstanding intern among the five finalists.”
The finalists below come from Baltimore-area colleges and have various majors in Communications and Business fields.
Kate Goldstein is a Senior at McDaniel College working towards her Business Administration degree with a minor in Sports Management. She is a member of her class council and a Green Terror women’s lacrosse team member. Last fall, she studied abroad in Budapest, Hungary.
Matthew Gregoire is a Senior at University of Maryland, Baltimore County who has earned a B.A. in Political Science and is finishing his undergraduate degree in Sociology. He is a Division-I athlete and captain of the Retriever men’s lacrosse team. Previously, he was an Appropriations Intern for the U.S. House of Representatives.
Andrew Fossett is a Senior at the University of Baltimore and is majoring in Corporate Communications. He has been active in sports all his life, including playing basketball and refereeing for intramural sports. He is also a writer and editor for the Grace Fellowship Baptist Church Bulletin.
Macalla Curtis is a Senior at Towson University majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Project Management and Business Analysis. She is a member of the Towson Tiger’s Division-I gymnastics team and also a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
Clay Collins is a Senior at Towson University majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. He is Vice President of the Towson Ultimate Frisbee team and has experience merchandising STX product from his retail position at Play It Again Sports.
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The finalists will compete in the STXtreme Internship Showdown Oct. 31st to Nov. 5th. The second round of the competition, a weekend-long marketing challenge, will require finalists to use their creativity, social networking, and marketing skills. The Final Showdown, an STX brand and sports challenge, will take place at the Hard Rock Café in downtown Baltimore on Nov. 5th at 6 p.m. STX will select the internship winner at the end of the Final Showdown.
The STXtreme Internship is focused on real sports marketing experience and exposure. The intern chosen at the Final Showdown will be participating in projects such as photo shoots, sales meetings and college game day events.