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Colonials at the Casino

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

A pair of business students had a productive internship at the Rivers Casino in downtown Pittsburgh this summer. Seniors Eric Albright and Scot Augustine focused on exploring employee training models and opportunities in the casino's table games department.

The students had the opportunity to witness theory in action, in addition to learning how to address the needs of multiple stakeholders, according to business professors Daria Crawley and Prasad Vemala, who oversaw their internship. Albright and Augustine used research methods to identify potential human resource and training program opportunities.

Albright, an accounting major, and Augustine, a marketing major, presented their findings to top executives at the casino at the conclusion of their internship. Their presentation was well received.

“It’s great when a university and business come together to create real-world learning experiences for students,” said Craig Clark, general manager of Rivers Casino. “Eric and Scot’s presentation was excellent, professional and clearly demonstrated the successful application of classroom knowledge to business situations.”

"The internship was a great learning experience as we had a variety of different objectives throughout the summer," said Albright. He said he especially appreciated meeting and networking with employees there, including Clark and others in the leadership team.