Professional Experience Spotlight: Learning from sports industry executives, with advertising and public relations major Kendall Leigh ’25
For her Professional Experience summer, Kendall Leigh ’25 is working as a sports generalist intern at Tandem Sports and Entertainment in Washington, D.C.
The scholar is supporting the marketing, basketball operations, and communications departments.
“Working at Tandem has been a life-changing experience filled with so many networking and professional opportunities,” said Kendall, an advertising and public relations major and Arabic minor from Goldsboro, North Carolina. “I feel so blessed to work on meaningful projects with such amazing people.”
The opportunity was made possible by Jim Tanner ’90, president at Tandem.
In the Professional Experience summer, scholars take part in an approved internship or pursue a startup idea of their own. They learn invaluable professional skills that will serve them well in their careers—whether it be in private business, nonprofit, or self-directed entrepreneurship.