/UM student completes summer internship with Bassmaster 
River Eubanks with CEO of Bassmaster, Chase Anderson. Photo courtesy of River Eubanks.

UM student completes summer internship with Bassmaster 

By Ashlee Hall

Every year students spend hours searching for the perfect internship to prepare them for life post-graduation. For sophomore business management major, River Eubanks, his internship with Bassmaster could not have been more perfect. 

Eubanks is from Ardmore, Oklahoma and a member of the Outdoor Scholars Program, the Fishing Team and the Honors Program here at UM. He spent this summer working as the Business Communication Intern for Bassmaster, an organization that runs a nationwide bass fishing tournament trail with high school, collegiate and professional leagues.  

As an intern, Eubanks handled communication between Bassmaster and their affiliates to supply them with marketing content. As a business major and member of the Outdoor Scholars program, Eubanks felt prepared starting this position. 

 “My business management major has prepared me for this position by giving me good insight into how businesses handle communications and how their logistical operations work, but the Outdoor Scholars program gave me a good understanding of how business and consumer relations work within the outdoor industry and how they handle the marketing within that industry,” said Eubanks.  

With plans to attend law school after graduation and work as a corporate attorney, this internship provided Eubanks with experience that he will take with him to the workforce.  

“My internship has prepared me by giving me an insight into corporate relationships and supply chain logistics. It also gave me good insight into the litigious aspects of the outdoor industry and how companies work to remain in compliance with federal statutes,” said Eubanks.  

Eubanks credits his internship and all that he has learned since to the Outdoor Scholars Program because of the opportunities he has been afforded within the program.  

“The Outdoor Scholars Program gave me a good background to even be considered for this internship and it looked really good on my resume,” said Eubanks.  

After his summer of working as an intern, Eubanks has advice to share with students looking to work as an intern: “Be proactive in looking for an internship and take any opportunity that comes at you and don’t underestimate the value of an internship during undergrad.” 

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Ashlee Hall is the lifestyles editor for The Alabamian. She is majoring in mass communication with a concentration in multimedia journalism with minors in public relations, social media administration and food and nutrition sciences. In her free time, she enjoys reading “Southern Living Magazine,” curling her hair and making niche Spotify playlists.