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Grambling State University Student to Intern with the Philadelphia 76ers Basketball Camp

1176278_654438617900021_1108818957_n_zpsytcywzed.jpgGRAMBLING, LOUISIANA - Grambling State University student Raven Campbell who is 22-year-old senior majoring in sports management has been selected to complete a summer internship with the Philadelphia 76ers basketball camp this summer from June to August.

As a daughter of a football coach, Campbell grew up around sports. She would travel with her father to games and observe the traits that made him a successful coach. When she was in high school, she was a star athlete in basketball, track and field and a black belt in taekwondo.

"I can't see my life without sports. I've been a coach's daughter all my life, and I've been involved in sports forever," said Campbell. "I will be the assistant manager of camp facilities, which involves supervising the little 76ers campers and managing the professional 76ers while they prepare for training camp and off-season play."

While it will be her first experience with an NBA team, it will be Campbell's third professional athletics team she has worked with, including the New Orleans Saints and the Kansas City Chiefs football team.

She has also spent one summer interning as a coach for youth football programs with the Saints. She spent the past two summers working with the Chiefs, where her day would begin at 6 a.m. to prepare for the excited fans and corporate sponsors who attended the Chiefs summer training camp.

"I learned a lot of pride in that job. I learned that you can't watch the clock. When you are in professional sports, it's not a 9-5 day. If you don't work hard, there is always someone else willing to take your job," Campbell said.

And when she's not spending her summers interning with NBA and NFL teams, Campbell is getting plenty of athletic experience working at Grambling. She got her start in college athletics when Santoria Black, her mentor and a lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication, introduced her to the Grambling Sports Radio Network in 2011. She worked as a promotions coordinator and radio production lead producer for two years, learning how to supervise athletic events, manage halftime performances, run in-house promotions and record stats for stories.

Since 2013, Campbell has been working media relations in the Department of Athletics. She keeps stats during games, coordinates media interviews with coaches and players and update content for the department's website and social media accounts.

Campbell is expected to graduate in December 2015, and after she graduates she plans to pursue a master's degree in sports administration and ultimately work as a front office executive or general manager in the NBA or NFL.

We at the D.J's Music Site HBCU Campaign Fund commends Raven on a excellent job well done and send her the best of wishes. We at HBCU Campaign are looking forward to seeing a phenomenal woman in charge in the future of an professional athletic team franchise!




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