Forward Progress is proud to have a unique internship program that allows for outstanding educational and hands on experience within the field of intercollegiate athletics. Interns are provided a flexible work schedule with ample opportunities to network and enhance industry related and soft skills. Our interns are an integral part of our team and are trusted with important responsibilities that range from Marketing and Communications, to Leadership Development, to Academic and Compliance work.
Brooke Dodson is in her last semester at Kent State University, where she was a 4 year softball student-athlete. She is working towards a degree in Sports Administration with a minor in Business.
During Brooke’s athletic career, she was apart of two Mid-American Conference Softball Regular Season Championships and one Mid-American Conference Softball Tournament Championship to advance to the NCAA Tournament. Her team has been ranked as high as 7th nationally for team GPA in her career and has been one of the best on the Kent State campus for the past 4 years.
Brooke is a head coach for a travel softball team in Chicago. She will also be interning with Athlete Network this fall.
Intern Program Alumni
Lexi Roach is a senior softball student-athlete at Youngstown State University located in Northeastern Ohio. She is currently seeking a bachelor’s degree in Marketing Management, and hopes to attend graduate school for Sports Administration. Lexi has been on the Dean’s List every semester of her collegiate career, as well as received the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Scholar Athlete honor.
Along with being a student-athlete, she holds an internship in the YSU Athletics Department under one of their Assistant Athletic Directors helping to plan student-athlete affairs programs, develop wellness plans as well as assist with NCAA Compliance work. She also holds the position of President for both the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and Fellowship of Christian Athletes at YSU.
Emma Such is currently in her last semester at Metropolitan State University of Denver (Metro State) where she is seeking a bachelor’s degree in Sport Industry Operations with a minor in Marketing.
During her time at Metro State, Emma has had the opportunity to work for various professional sports teams in the Denver-Metro area. Currently, she is a part of the game day staff for the Colorado Rapids (MLS). Emma is currently working for the United States Tennis Association (USTA) as a marketing and diversity intern, where she is responsible for all social media outreach to current and potential clients. Emma previously worked for Bonneville International, where she placed thousands of orders for sales representatives and national organizations.
Alyssa Svalberg is a women’s volleyball student-athlete at Metropolitan State University of Denver (Metro) where she is seeking a degree in Sport Management with a minor in Marketing. In her Junior year. Alyssa boasts making the Metro State Athletic Director’s Honor Roll every Semester thus far, as well as the RMAC Academic Honor Roll the past two years. This past fall, Alyssa helped her team reach the NCAA Division II Women’s Volleyball Sweet Sixteen.
In addition to maintaining a full course load, Alyssa is in her fifth year working for Target, where she manages customer service issues and guest experience.