Tim Culverhouse, Communication Major

At any given time, you can find Tim Culverhouse, Class of 2014, rooting for his favorite sports teams: the Bruins, the Red Sox, the Patriots – and the Oklahoma City Thunder?

“That’s a curve ball,” Tim laughs. “I’m not a Celtics fan.”

Though he’s not cheering on Paul Pierce and company, Tim’s allegiance to local sports made it all the more exciting when his experience with Stonehill’s student media organizations helped him score an internship with NESN, the New England Sports Network.

Tim edited articles for NESN.com, a website with a global reach and nearly 3 million visits a month. The first time Tim walked into the NESN’s offices he was surrounded by pictures and jerseys belonging to his sports heroes. “These are some of the greatest athletes in this city’s history, and I work at the place where I get to cover [stories about] them.” 

"These are some of the greatest athletes in this city’s history, and I work at the place where I get to cover [stories about] them.”

As a Communication major, Tim honed the skills he needed for his internship by writing about athletics for The Summit student newspaper and working in the College's Communications & Media Relations Office. Tim also broadcast play-by-play for WSHL, Stonehill’s student-run radio station, and he was able to build an audio résumé thanks to the College’s Media & Videography Department.

“Having hands-on experience was a huge advantage. The average Stonehill student wants to do something other just than go to class,” Tim explains. “Stonehill attracts students who want a well-rounded education, both in and out of the classroom.”

In addition to its active campus community, Tim came to Stonehill for the strong academic programs, small class sizes and close relationships with faculty. “I have more opportunities being at an undergraduate-only institution. I’m not competing for professors’ time with graduate students or doctorate students.”

Tim says that the greatest part of being a Stonehill student is knowing you are part of a welcoming community where everyone wants you to do your best. “It’s a great place to be immersed immediately in the culture of being a Stonehill Skyhawk.”