Junior Josh Fancher is applying his
business studies, student enterprise work experience and passion for
competition as an intern for Mizuno USA, an athletic distributor.
Located in Norcross, Ga., Mizuno USA
manufactures and distributes high quality golf, baseball, softball, running,
track & field and volleyball equipment, apparel and footwear.
A member of Berry soccer team and a
recipient of the competitive Gate of Opportunity Scholarship, Josh is no
stranger to hard work. As a Diamond
Promotions Intern for Mizuno USA, his main priority is to ensure Mizuno USA’s
team of MLB brand ambassadors, otherwise known as endorsed players, receive all
necessary gear such as gloves, cleats and helmets. Mizuno USA has players in
every organization across baseball from the major leagues to the minor leagues.
He also helps to promote volleyball and softball gear business ventures.
At Berry, Josh has worked on business planning and
process management as a member of the Berry Enterprise Student Team.
“Being part of the student enterprises and the Gate of Opportunity
Scholarship program has instilled in me a work ethic that has proven to be
incredibly beneficial during my time here at Mizuno,” he noted.
Recently, Josh had the opportunity
to travel to Pittsburgh, Penn., with Mizuno USA representatives and present the
company’s product to Dicks’ Sporting Goods, a major athletic retailer and large
account for Mizuno. While in Pittsburgh, Josh assisted in an all-day line
review with the myriad of retail product Mizuno has to offer. The buyers from
Dick’s chose what they wanted in their stores for the upcoming year based on
Mizuno USA’s inventory.
“I have gathered valuable knowledge
of the nature of the athletic market and have gained valuable connections to
lead me forward in my pursuit of a career in athletic sales and promotions,” he
Story by Public Relations Student Supervisor Hayden Sloan.
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