“I am the product of an internship.”
Those were the first words out of the mouth of Sashia Jones, VP of Community Relations for the Washington Wizards. She believes in the power of practical experience and urged our students to seek it out during their year at the Center for Sport Leadership.
The Wizards have been gracious in providing some of those opportunities for our students while the NBA team is holding its training camp at VCU’s Siegel Center. Students assisted with a youth clinic on Thursday, which Jones oversaw. More students will volunteer with the team’s marketing department at tonight’s open practice.
Jones has almost 20 years experience in community relations and shared her knowledge, experience and unfiltered opinions with our students: from getting players to take community service seriously to determining which players work best with certain events.
After 30 mins of talking and answering questions from our students, Jones spent another 20 minutes talking to students after class.