By Matt Ferris & Cassidy Murray – 1851 Staff
Last month, Lasell established a partnership with Major League Lacrosse (MLL), providing students preferred access to job and internship opportunities.In addition, the school will offer discounted tuition rates to current MLL players and coaches pursuing their undergraduate and graduate degrees.
This was orchestrated by Assistant Professor of Sports Management Janice Savitz. Savitz initiated the partnership with MLL and will continue to facilitate Lasell’s relationship with the league. Savitz has been working with a committee that includes Bill Mason, men’s lacrosse head coach, Adrienne Franciosi Director of Graduate Enrollment, Eric Turner, Vice President of Graduate and Professional Studies, and Professor Erin Flynn.
To increase interest in the opportunities generated by this partnership, the committee has been sending informational emails and will be putting up flyers to inform students and faculty. All students can apply to this internship, and there is no limitation to a particular major. “I think it’s pretty cool that even if you’re not a lacrosse person, it will still look pretty good on a resume working with a professional organization,” said Savitz.
This partnership can benefit all students looking for an internship. “This is an exciting partnership that will provide meaningful professional experiences for our graduate and undergraduate students, while offering Major League Lacrosse players diverse learning opportunities on the Lasell campus and through our online programs,” said President Michael Alexander.
As a result of the partnership, Major League Lacrosse has created a new initiative called the Major League Lacrosse Street Team. The MLL Street Team will help Lasell College interns learn how to promote events, gain marketing, sales, and event management experience, as well as create professional connections.