MiLB FIELD Program
The Minor League Baseball (MiLB) ‘Fostering Inclusion through Education and Leadership Development’ (FIELD) Program is now accepting application for the class of 2018!
What: MiLB FIELD Program
When: June 4 – 9, 2018
Where: Historic Dodgertown at Vero Beach – 3901 26th Street, Vero Beach, FL
Cost: $250 plus cost of travel
How to Apply: https://diversity.milb.net/field_program.aspx
Deadline to Apply: March 16, 2018
Last summer, Minor League Baseball hosted 27 woman and minority students from 18 different colleges and universities for a week-long program designed to introduce students to the game and business of baseball. Students participated in group projects, professional development sessions focused on sales training and resume building in addition to hearing from a number of industry executives who instantly became a part of their network. We visited George Steinbrenner Field to shadow the Tampa Yankees staff during a ballgame to get a first-hand experience at what it’s like working in Minor League Baseball. Students had their resumes reviewed by Human Resources experts within the industry and participated in mock interviews to prepare for that phase of their job hunt. Key departments in our office made presentations and guest speakers shared their career paths and tips to successfully landing a job in sports. Justine Siegal, founder of Baseball for All and the first woman to coach in the Majors, served as our keynote speaker and really moved everyone with her story.
After spending the week in St. Petersburg, Florida, students were paired with mentors in the industry who would assist with their preparation for the 2017 PBEO Job Fair at the Baseball Winter Meetings where they competed for more than 500 job openings.