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Student Spotlight

Emily Lang

Emily Lang is a senior here at the University of Cincinnati majoring in Sociology and pursing an “Experiential Learning and Practice Certificate” with the AIP program. Currently she is a sales and marketing intern for the Jorge Gurgel Mixed Martial Arts and Crossfit Academy (JGMMA) located here in Cincinnati. JGMMA’s mission is to “provide top notch training and instruction to people of all ages, fitness and skill levels to help them to help themselves.”

 

Emily Lang

Emily Lang

Emily is helping this new company build their business up through sales and marketing by using the skills she’s gained through previous experiences interning at the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Reds Urban Youth Academy. Emily’s goal is to improve the facility’s atmosphere by making it more member-friendly. Current tasks she works on are setting up a daycare room so that parents have someone to watch their children while they workout, preparing a first-aid area that members have access to, and re-organizing the filing system so other employees can find member information more efficiently. She has also promoted JGMMA through gaining local business sponsors for the academy’s new Women's Self-Defense Seminar and designing flyers for the company. When Emily is not busy doing marketing for JGMMA, her responsibility is to sell memberships to potential prospects and give tours of the facility to new members.

Jorge Gurgel Mixed Martial Arts and Crossfit Academy

Jorge Gurgel Mixed Martial Arts and Crossfit Academy

One of Emily’s favorite things about this internship is participating in the classes offered, such as “Muay Thai”, “Jiu-Jitsu”, crossfit, and boxing after her work shift is over. Before coming to JGMMA, Emily never took any mixed martial art or crossfit classes so this experience is completely new for her. Emily has also had the opportunity to get to know the members of the academy on a personal level and can describe to newcomers what each class involves in terms of expectations, the workout intensity, and how a class can help them reach their personal fitness goals. JGMMA is like one big family, and Emily has never been so personally involved in an internship. Emily has made a huge impact on the facility by improving it over the past several months and in turn she is gaining a tremendous amount of professional, real-world experience. Emily thanks the Academic Internship Program for opening up this opportunity to her. JGMMA has offered Emily a full-time position after she graduates. Emily is so excited and feels like no matter what she does she is prepared to enter the professional workforce because of all of her amazing internship experiences with the AIP program. 

Thanks so much Emily and congratulations!

 

Past Spotlights

For a better understanding of how the Academic Internship Program has contributed to the overall professional and personal development of past interns, please feel free to view our Student Spotlight page. These entries provide a unique insight into what our interns have accomplished through the program at various internship sites.