Hey everyone, not sure if this is the right thread to post in but I'm new here and I have a question regarding scouting and I know this is the place to get some advice. As the same I'm sure applies to many of you, I have a dream of becoming a scout at the highest possible level. I find myself in a dilemma and would like to hear some input from you guys. I'm unsure whether or not pursuing a non hockey related internship for an AHL team would be more beneficial than coaching Rhode Island High School hockey. I played hockey through out high school and I was an assistant coach for a RI high school hockey team for 2 years and I had to quit to focus on academics. I'm a 22 year old college senior. I am currently trying to volunteer my time to a local junior B team. My dillema lies in the fact that I have an oppurtunity to continue coaching at the high school level or pursuit an internship in a non hockey operations position (Broadcast, communications, or marketing). Due to conflicting schedules I would be unable to do both. What do you guys think? Do you feel working for the AHL team in a non hockey related job to be more beneficial as a step in gaining a hockey operations position or would continuing to coach hockey in Rhode Island be a better avenue to take in eventually becoming a scout? Of course distributing brochures won't help me gain valuable experience in one day becoming a scout but for those who maybe worked for an AHL team could attest to, possible valuable networks are developed which could benefit a scouting career.