Drew Senior Hones Her Media Skills with the Boston Red Sox
Taryn Murphy C’16 spent her summer at Fenway Park.
August 2015 – Taryn Murphy C’16 spent her summer interning in the client services department of the Boston Red Sox, helping to manage social media platforms and blogging about the perks provided to premium club ticket holders.
“I learned so much every day about the history of the Red Sox organization and how each department works together each game to create an unforgettable experience for our fans,” said Murphy, who plays on the women’s field hockey team at Drew and participated in the New York Semester on Communications and Media in the spring. “Because I was at Fenway Park for every home game and season ticket holder event [through Aug. 2], I have been able to gain an incredible amount of hands-on marketing experience.”
A dual sociology and Spanish major, Murphy used her knowledge of sociology to understand consumer needs and market products more effectively to the Red Sox Nation. In addition, her experience as a student-athlete taught her teamwork, time management and how to handle pressure. As she put it, “I have learned how to divide and conquer when presented with a task, work as a team with others to accomplish a goal and to put in the extra time if you want to get positive results.”
After graduation, Murphy hopes to build on her Sox experience and land a job in public relations and marketing with a major league team.
Murphy, who also serves as president of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee and co-editor in chief of The Acorn, was profiled on The Landmark Conference website this summer.
UPDATE: After graduating in May 2016, Murphy fulfilled a career goal by becoming a marketing coordinator at the museum for the New England Patriots, known as The Hall at Patriot Place.