Junior marketing major Thomas Molteni has the coolest summer internship, on ice. He is interning with the Philadelphia Flyers’ East Coast Hockey League affiliate the Reading Royals.

The Berks Catholic High School graduate had an interest in working with his hometown team, and with the help of the Career Mentoring and Professional Development Center, he contacted the team’s front office and collaborated to create a meaningful internship experience.

It’s the off season for Royals players, but there is plenty of work to be done as the organization gets ready for the 2021-2022 season. He’ll spend the summer helping to redesign the team’s online merchandise shop and develop a new app that will send notifications to fans when new merchandise is available. He will also spend time learning how the company operates, networking and fine-tuning skills that will help him in his career.

“I’m getting hands-on experience that I can’t learn in the classroom and it gives me an idea of how a professional company works,” said Molteni.

And while he’s enjoying this moment preparing for his career, the active member of the campus community and Phi Sigma Kappa member is ready to return to Ship in the fall. He said he’s ready to “ditch Zoom,” and interact with his fellow students, faculty and staff soon.