When the puck hits the ice this weekend for the start of the long-overdue NHL season for the Buffalo Sabres, Mercyhurst University exercise science grad student Jeff Biddle will be on the sidelines waiting to play his part.
A Buffalo native, 23-year-old Biddle has become seriously entrenched with the Sabres, where he accepted a season-long athletic training internship after doing a summer stint last year in the Blue & Gold’s strength and conditioning department.
“By doing the summer internship, I was able to develop a relationship with the head athletic trainer of the Sabres, Tim Macre,” Biddle said. “At the end of the summer, he offered me the athletic training internship.”
For Mercyhurst University students who’d like to learn more about internships like Biddle’s and their obvious value in terms of professional development and career opportunity, the Career Development Center is hosting its first Internship Fair, a peer-to-peer event at which students who have completed interesting and successful internships will discuss with other students how they got their internships and what they did in them. The Internship Fair will be held on Thursday, Jan. 24, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Mercy Heritage Room.
As for Biddle, who aspires to someday be an athletic trainer in the NHL, the Sabres internship is the perfect fit.