2020 PGA WORKS Fellow Cameron Dinkins Discovered a Path to the Golf Industry
By Michael Abramowitz
When North Carolina A&T State University journalism school graduate Cameron Dinkins attended the career fair at the 2019 Thurgood Marshall College Fund Leadership Institute, her goal was to meet people from across the sports industry, so she could pursue the career of her dreams.
While Dinkins had never played golf before, she decided to visit the PGA of America information booth, where she met with PGA WORKS Program Specialist Rachel Melendez-Mabee. That conversation led to Dinkins becoming one of 11 people selected from across the country as a 2020 PGA WORKS Fellow.
She currently serves as a Fellow for the Gateway PGA Section in St. Louis, where Dinkins supports many facets of Section operations, including public relations initiatives, PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) events, the Section’s Foundation and junior golf programming.
Established in 2017, the PGA WORKS Fellowship is a grant program facilitating nine- to 12-month paid positions for recent college graduates. As part of the mission of PGA WORKS, the Fellows are encouraged to continue their journey into a career in golf following their fellowship.
“I am learning something new every day,” said Dinkins. “The PGA WORKS Fellowship has opened my eyes to a whole new industry for me. The fellowship has helped me see who I am, what I like and what I want to do in the future. I would definitely recommend the PGA WORKS Fellowship, especially for people who want to better expand their opportunities and better themselves. It is a great fellowship for that.”
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