Put your knowledge to the test. Apply concepts learned in class through real-world experiences.

The Center Experiential Learning 

Among the most exciting aspects of The Center are our industry partnerships, which open doors to countless hands-on possibilities. Our students have found success in paid internships. But that's just the beginning, because where you go is up to you. Radio or TV reporter, marketing specialist, security supervisor, event planner, venue manager, athletic trainer - your career opportunities will be wide open. 

What You'll Gain

The Center has provided experiences for our students in almost every aspect. Whether you want to grab a ride to a game and score free tickets, or if you want to learn and work with the industry experts we partner with, here is what you'll gain:


dean college students at providence bruins

Take a behind the scenes tour of Gillette Stadium, the Dunkin Donuts Center and more. Attend a New England Revolution game or a baseball game. Participate in a playground build with the New England Patriots. Enjoy job-shadowing opportunities, on-site classes and on-site practicums.


dean college student at the hall at patriot place

Our students have access to facilities, stadiums, special events, team practice and training. Our students have participated in an NFL on-field experience; toured The Hall at Patriot Place, the Press Box, Luxury suites, the Broadcast Booth and more; and gained access to strength, conditioning and nutrition programs.


dean college student intern at patriot place

Gain experience through an internship with Providence Bruins, New England Patriots, New England Revolution, Patriot Place, WEEI, etc. Both paid and academic credit internships available.

Industry Speakers

dean leadership institute robert kraft

Learn from industry leaders who visit campus. Past speakers include Tom Werner, Jonathan Kraft, Dr. Charles Steinberg, Larry Lucchino and others! 

Watch this video presentation featuring our industry leaders discussing career opportunities for students interested in the sports and entertainment industry!

Player Interaction

dean students at training camp

Now is your chance to interact with professional athletes at team practice! Our students have access to VIP events, game attendance and volunteer opportunities. 

Experiential Learning

Dean College students participate in banner ceremony

Take a behind-the-scenes look at how a large event is managed by taking part in the banner ceremony at the New England Patriots home opener. Our students have had the opportunity to participate in 2015, 2017 and 2019!