When Taylor Sebring and her family relocated to Youngstown a few years ago, she didn’t anticipate going back to her hometown of Salt Lake City for anything other than visiting family and friends.
Then her mother suggested she apply for an internship with her old soccer coach. Sebring, a senior Communications major at YSU, got the internship and spent two months working with Real Salt Lake, a Major League Soccer team.
Sebring has played soccer all her life and attended many Real Salt Lake games growing up. She was excited to finally see the background processes of running a league. “I was amazed by how much went into it,” she said.
Her time was spent working in ticket sales, organizing activities for children during games and helping with community outreach. She was also in charge of mini-games during half-time.
“Mainly I learned about myself and how I work with other people,” said Sebring, who was very encouraged by the whole process. “I would love to get the same kind of job. I really enjoyed the community and the work.”
Sebring was able to interact with the players while out on community outreach days. “This opened my eyes to what I want to do later. Every day there was something new I could take away.”