Bentley Opens New Season of ''Break into the Biz of Baseball'' Program With Red Sox and MLB.com; Five Internships Available with Red Sox, Mets, Phillies, White Sox and Giants in Summer 2007

WALTHAM, Mass.--()--Sept. 21, 2006--Five high school students will break into the Major Leagues next summer, courtesy of Bentley College. Bentley and Major League Baseball.com (MLB.com) are sponsoring season three of the "Break Into the Biz of Baseball" challenge, in which five high school students from across America win a one-month internship next summer in the offices of the Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox and San Francisco Giants. Students will work behind the scenes and learn the ins-and-outs of running an MLB team in areas such as marketing, promotion and media.

HOW IT WORKS

Contestants visit any of the five team websites, complete an entry form and submit a 50-100 word essay (not to exceed 100 words) explaining why he or she should be chosen to win the internship. Prizes will be given to the first and second runner up in each market. Bentley and the teams will judge and choose winners based on originality, creativity, passion, interest in business, and clarity.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE

Current high school students (freshmen, sophomore, junior, senior) between the ages of 13-18.

DEADLINES

The promotion will continue until October 15, 2006 to coincide with the final portion of the MLB season. Winners will be notified on or about February 1, 2007.

For contest details and links to entry forms, go to http://www.bentley.edu/mlb/index.cfm

2006 WINNERS

Last season Bentley and the MLB reviewed nearly 2,000 essays. Five outstanding high school students were chosen to work behind-the-scenes with each team: (http://www.bentley.edu/mlb/2006_winners.cfm)

-- Ben Vainer from Melrose, MA interned with the Red Sox

-- Juliana Blau from Queens, NY joined the Mets.com

-- Jennifer Gilbert from Fairfax, VA worked with the Nationals.com

-- Samantha Dougherty from Broonall, PA interned with the Phillies.com

-- Scott Powers from Lagrange, IL worked with the Cubs.com

Bentley is partnered with Fenway Sports Group (FSG) and Major League Baseball Advanced Media LP (MLBAM) on this exclusive promotion.

Bentley is a national leader in business education. Centered on education and research in business and related professions, Bentley blends the breadth and technological strength of a university with the values and student focus of a small college. Our undergraduate curriculum combines business study with a strong foundation in the arts and sciences. A broad array of offerings at the McCallum Graduate School emphasize the impact of technology on business practice, including MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and selected executive programs. Enrolling approximately 4,000 full-time undergraduate, 250 adult part-time undergraduate, and 1,270 graduate students, Bentley is located in Waltham, Mass., minutes west of Boston.

Contacts

Bentley
Helen Henrichs, 781-891-2277
hhenrichs@bentley.edu

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Contacts

Bentley
Helen Henrichs, 781-891-2277
hhenrichs@bentley.edu