One student from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was selected as the recipient of the 2020 Carolina Blue Honors Fellowship to pursue a unique and self-initiated summer internship built around international sports entrepreneurship.
The Carolina Blue Honors Fellowship was established in 2015 with a gift from UNC-Chapel Hill alumnus Ricky May. Its purpose is to recognize ambitious undergraduate students who possess a strong work ethic and sense of adventure, an interest in learning the business of sports, and is open to all Carolina students who meet the eligibility criteria. The fellowship provides up to $5,000 to fund individuals who seek to gain experience in the business of sports while traveling abroad and supporting the growth of a small venture.
Since its start in 2015, the Carolina Blue Honors Fellowship has funded 10 fellows to intern for organizations in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, and South Africa.
To be selected as a Carolina Blue Honors Fellow, an applicant must provide convincing evidence of a long-standing interest in sports and an entrepreneurial spirit through an application, recommendation letters and an interview. The proposed fellowship experience should enable students to embark on a summer internship focused on learning and working in the business of sports, with particular preference for an entrepreneurial setting.
Marley Davis-Martin is a second-year student from Boulder, Colorado studying business administration and advertising. Her fellowship experience will be in an internship with Keemotion and Atrium Sports in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Atrium Sports integrates sports technology to deliver automated video, and enhancement, production and distribution solutions. Marley hopes to explore digital marketing through an international lens and help sports flourish in local communities.
Marley, class of 2022, is an Admissions Ambassador for UNC and a marketing director for Carolina Fever.
“I am excited for Marley, and a bit jealous. To get to travel to and work in Australia is just a wonderful opportunity for her,” Ricky says. “Plus, her host company is doing cutting edge work in the area of automating sports TV production, which is fascinating to me. I know Marley will be better for this experience and Keemotion will be better for having her bring a fresh American and Carolina perspective to the workplace.”
Read more about the Carolina Blue Honors Fellowship here.
Carolina Blue Honors Fellowship contact: Gina Difino, (919) 962-9680, Gina_Difino@unc.edu
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