NASCAR Diversity Internship Program has All-Star kickoff

first_imgNASCAR HRCameron JoeDavidson CollegeCharlotte, N.C. “Fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment makes us stronger as an organization.”—Marcus Jadotte, NASCAR vice president of public affairs and multicultural development OrganizationIntern NameUniversityHometown NASCAR BroadcastingVictoria GarciaSoutheastern UniversityMiami, Fla. NASCAR R&DBrian Lee*Purdue UniversityTysons Corner, Va. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 23, 2013) — With eventual landing spots ranging from NASCAR to E! News, the NASCAR Diversity Internship Program has offered diverse students an opportunity to work in one of the largest professional sports industries in the United States. This year, 19 diverse college students will have the opportunity to complete a 10-week, paid summer internship through the NASCAR Diversity Internship Program (NDIP). The program has placed the new crop of students in varying positions and organizations throughout the NASCAR industry with the hopes of finding the next wave of industry leaders.“Fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment makes us stronger as an organization,” said Marcus Jadotte, NASCAR vice president of public affairs and multicultural development. “For over a decade, the NDIP has created opportunities for multicultural college students to take on substantive projects in our industry to help prepare them up for long-term success after completing college.”Founded in 2000, the NDIP provides comprehensive involvement in the NASCAR ecosystem by offering internships with teams, tracks, broadcast partners and marketing partners. In addition to the NASCAR, GRAND-AM and American Le Mans Series offices in Daytona Beach, Fla., Charlotte, N.C., Braselton, Ga., and New York, the 2013 interns are working at NASCAR’s partner companies such as Rev Racing, Daytona International Speedway, Taylor Strategy and Octagon.NDIP has served as a valuable employment pool for NASCAR partners as well as other companies and industries by providing students hands-on experiences across various disciplines, including marketing, engineering, communications, licensing, diversity and public affairs. This year’s class includes five returning students who have demonstrated exceptional skills and dedication across NASCAR in previous years.The 2013 class began their NASCAR experience with an orientation session during the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., before departing for their various assignments for the summer.The 2013 NDIP class includes the following students from universities around the nation: NASCAR MG EngineeringCameron McCarty*North Carolina State UniversityJackson, Miss. NASCAR DiversityAntoinette DiazUniversity of West GeorgiaCarrollton, Ga. OctagonJusan Hamilton*Ithaca CollegeIthaca, N.Y. NASCAR Racing OperationsPaige SanchezEmbry-RiddleHouston, Texas NASCAR Digital MediaMelia SigmonHigh Point UniversityDenver, N.C. NASCAR B&C MarketingMarco SanchezGeorgia State UniversityNorcross, Ga. NASCAR Team PropertiesLorena RoblesFull Sail UniversitySan Juan, P.R. READ MORE: READ: Full coverage from Charlotte WATCH: Danica Patrick Press Pass Taylor StrategyEdgar VelizUniversity of HoustonHouston, Texas NASCAR IMCSunghwan KimSyracuse UniversityLouisville, Ky. NASCAR Industry ServicesRachel AlmarioClayton State UniversityMcDonough, Ga. NASCAR IMCKelsey NelsonUniversity of MarylandGermantown, Md. Program offers professional development opportunities to students nationwide DISEvanna HowellWinston-Salem State UniversityMalden, Mass. Rev RacingPedro Mojica*University of Texas – San AntonioKilleen, Texas READ: Johnson wins Sprint All-Star Race NASCAR FoundationLauren HoustonUniversity of North CarolinaFayetteville, N.C. READ: Faulty transmission KO’s Keselowski ALMS (Georgia)Dontavius AllenGeorgia State UniversityGriffin, Ga. NASCAR Public AffairsRobert Harbour*Florida State UniversityPensacola, Fla. ___________________________________________________________________________________________Comments are currently unavailable. We’re working on the development of a NASCAR fan forum – please stay tuned.last_img read more

Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard responds to Arsenal transfer link

first_imgAdvertisement Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard responds to Arsenal transfer link Comment Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard has been linked with a move to Arsenal (Getty Images)Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard admits he is ‘flattered’ to be linked with a move to Arsenal.The 22-year-old has been in sublime form for the Scottish champions this season with 27 goals in 45 appearances in all competitions.Edouard joined Celtic on loan from Paris Saint-Germain in 2017 before his move was made permanent in a £9 million deal a year later.After impressing for Celtic, the striker has been heavily linked with a switch to Arsenal, with reports claiming that Mikel Arteta is considering him as a replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who could leave the Gunners this summer.ADVERTISEMENTHowever, Edouard insists he is only focused on his future with Celtic.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘It shows you are working hard and doing the right things as a player,’ Edouard said after being named the Scottish Football Writers’ Association Player of the Year. Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 13 Jun 2020 12:16 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link861Shares Odsonne Edouard has scored 27 goals for Celtic this season (Getty Images)‘It is flattering, but I just concentrate on trying to play well for Celtic.‘That’s what I am focused on at the moment.‘Of course, winning 10-in-a-row is very important for the club, the players and the fans. ‘Of course I would love to be part of it. No-one knows what will happen in the future, but I want to be a part of it.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘At the moment, I am still under contract with Celtic and my priority is to get back playing again. In the future, we will see what happens. ‘My first target right now is to play football again after so much time away from the pitch. I actually only set personal targets for myself once the season actually starts.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisementlast_img read more

Pittsburgh reaches agreement with Big East to leave for ACC in 2013

first_img Published on July 18, 2012 at 8:07 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_iseman Two days after Syracuse reached an agreement with the Big East to leave the conference one year early, Pittsburgh agreed to similar terms with the league.The Big East announced in a press release Wednesday that the league members will vote in accordance with the conference’s bylaws to end the Panthers’ membership with the conference effective July 1, 2013. Pittsburgh will pay $7.5 million to the league, which includes the $5 million exit fee, as well as an additional $2.5 million to terminate the membership earlier than the required 27-month exit period.In the past year, the Big East has expanded to include eight teams from coast-to-coast to make up for the losses of SU, Pittsburgh and West Virginia. TCU also left the conference for the Big 12 without ever playing a single game as a member of the Big East.Big East interim commissioner Joe Bailey said in the release that Pitt’s departure allows the league to continue to move forward.“This is another step for the Big East to take toward a very exciting future,” Bailey said. “With the addition of our eight new members, the Big East will be incredibly strong and vibrant.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse and Pittsburgh announced their intentions to head to the Atlantic Coast Conference at the same time last September, but their departure dates remained uncertain until this week.Pittsburgh filed a lawsuit against the Big East in May after West Virginia sued the conference and agreed to a settlement to leave for the Big 12 in 2012. The Orange, though, chose to avoid litigation and reached an agreement with the conference Monday.Either way, both are heading to the ACC early and will be members of the conference in 2013.“We have appreciated and enjoyed our membership in the Big East and wish them much success in the future,” Pittsburgh athletic director Steve Pederson said in the release. “We are anxious to compete in our final season in the Big East and look forward to an exciting future in the Atlantic Coast Conference.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more