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Corvallis Knights Sign First Two OSU College of Business Interns for 2012.

December 19, 2011

COB Students Kaitlynn Phillips and Carli Sash Join Team; Start Winter Term

Corvallis Knights Sign First Two OSU College of Business Interns for 2012.

The Corvallis Knights of the West Coast League have signed up Kaitlynn Phillips and Carli Sash of the Oregon State College of Business as interns for the 2012 season.

Sash is a junior from Jacksonville, Ore., majoring in Business Information Systems and Business Administration, with an International option. Phillips (pictured) is a sophomore Merchandising Management/Business and Entrepreneurship major who grew up in the Marshall Islands.

They will be the second class of OSU College of Business students to intern with the Knights. The team and the COB began its partnership in 2011, when five COB students worked for the team throughout the winter and spring terms and in the summer.

"We are pleased to welcome Kaitlynn and Carli to the Knights," team president Dan Segel said. "They will be a great addition and they will be exposed to a real-world, fast-paced work environment.

"We very much value our relationship with the College of Business through professor Colleen Bee. Our 2011 College of Business interns were outstanding and we anticipate that will be the case this summer as well."

Erica Hohlt, Mariah Ellis, Courtney Morgan, Leslie Mak and Colton Thomas comprised the 2011 class of COB interns. This year's group will be recruited by Jenny Baker, a 2011 OSU graduate from the College of Design and Human Environment who was a 2011 Knights' merchandise intern.

College of Business interns work with almost every aspect of the Knights' organization. They receive academic credit and are exposed to the sports business via a wide range of preseason and summer projects that require critical thinking, creativity, enthusiasm and commitment.

"Our interns work directly with team sponsors and fans in sales, marketing and customer service, and in developing, organizing and running on-field promotions," Baker said. "They improve their business skills, gain practical experience, and get an opportunity to network with prospective employers in private business."

Phillips graduated from Kwajalein High School in the Marshall Islands and was active in student government, publications and band. She is a member of the Alpha Kappa Psi academic fraternity and the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society at OSU, and volunteers at the Heartland Humane Society.

Sash attended Willamette University and played varsity volleyball before transferring to OSU. She plays on the OSU club volleyball team, belongs to the International Affairs Club, and works part-time at a local coffee shop.