By KATIE HEWITT
Kennesaw State University is the home of nearly 26,000 students and in 2016, Kennesaw State will have a new neighbor to the community, the Atlanta Braves.
Just miles from the Kennesaw State University campus, the future home for the Major League Baseball team is set to open. With the growing enrollment numbers at KSU, students should take full advantage of the opportunities the new Braves stadium will offer.
For Kennesaw students, the Atlanta Braves organization offers many employment opportunities both part and full-time. The new home will not only allow the opportunity for students to find positions of employment with the organization, but give them the opportunity to reach out in the community, as well.
The Atlanta Braves organization is more than just a baseball team; it is committed to making a difference on and off of the field. The Atlanta Braves strive to make a difference in the community and to the fans that have always supported them.
A Job with the Braves
Once opened, the new stadium will need employment in all areas of the Braves organization. The Atlanta Braves have given many current students and alumnae employment opportunities.
Justice Hogan is a KSU alumnus and current Braves employee. Hogan has been working with the Braves organization since 2009. He has had many job titles through the Braves and has loved them all.
“Working for the Braves while still in college would be a great opportunity for any Kennesaw student,” said Hogan. “I have met some amazing people through the Braves all while working to reach my career goals.”
The new stadium being closer to Kennesaw State will allow many students the opportunity to apply with the Braves due to the ability to commute. The Braves are always posting job opportunities through their web page and interested students should be sure to check the Braves Job Opportunities on their official site.
Allowing Students to Give Back
The new home will not only allow the opportunity for students to find positions of employment with the organization, but give students the opportunity to reach out in the community as well.
The Braves organization is fully invested in community outreach, and with the new stadium just minutes from the campus students can find it easier to become involved and give back through one of their many programs.
Carlos Sanchez, a KSU alumnus and former Atlanta Braves employee, said that the Atlanta Braves Organization allowed not only employment, but opportunities to strive and grow during his time in school.
“I worked for the Atlanta Braves during the last three years of my time at Kennesaw State,” said Sanchez. “The Atlanta Braves showed me not only a home, but allowed me to make a difference in my community and to others.”
During his employment, Sanchez was able to be a part of many of the community outreach programs. Being bilingual, speaking English and Spanish, Sanchez was able to help families and children from all backgrounds.
The Atlanta Braves Foundation has provided support to other organizations within the metro Atlanta area since its establishment in 1992. Working to better the community and support the youth this foundation could not be possible without the generosity of its volunteers.
Having the stadium just miles from Kennesaw State gives students the chance to become involved in similar programs, such as “Strike Out Hunger” food drives, military appreciation days, and blood drives for the American Red Cross.
What Can You Do?
The Atlanta Braves are always looking for volunteers. Students interested in volunteer opportunities check out the Atlanta Braves in the Community section on their official webpage at www.atlanta.braves.mlb.com