The Trick(s) to Networking on Social Media

This isn’t your ordinary night spent in front of the TV, clutching a small glass with ice cubes clinking inside. You have somewhere to be, and people are expecting you to show up representing the best version of yourself. Tonight is different than most nights because you are on your way to a networking mixer downtown, […]

Behind the Mic For a Moment: A Day in the Life of a Sports PA Announcer

Guest author Jon Horton is a seasoned sports media professional having worked for CNN Sports, Fox Sports, the University of Washington, SMU and the University of Cincinnati. His first person account of being the game day PA announcer for FC Cincinnati follows. It’s about three hours to match time for the biggest soccer match in […]

How To Launch a Career in Sports Analytics

Data driven decision making. This terminology is common vernacular to anyone in the typical business world. Decisions on marketing efforts, revenue projections, advertising, supply lines – are all rooted in data mining. No guesswork, no assumptions, no hypothesis, important business decisions are made only after crunching and interpreting the available data. The same decision making […]

7 Causes of Job Search Depression and How to Prevent it

Success is all about mindset, and so is failure. When you’re searching for the perfect job to further your career, it’s easy to become a sore loser and to feel frustrated, because the game hasn’t played out as planned. In failure, you often learn the key ingredient to success and one of the crucial elements […]

How to Increase Your Sports Industry Knowledge

There are multiple components necessary to thrive in a sports career. You can’t get by with just a passion for sports and your infectious charisma, you need more than that, you need skills, knowledge and a network. Your skills are developed by education and internships, methods to learn first-hand how to complete the various tasks […]

Duke Athletics Should Be Ashamed of Themselves

Here’s something for Millenials to get fired up over while enjoying their organic Sea Foam Greens smoothie from Whole Foods. (That’s not a dig, it’s my personal favorite variety) The overall unemployment rate has been under 5% since May of 2016, which in economic terms is considered full employment (Yippee!). Alas, everything isn’t so bright for […]

Social and Emotional Benefits of Playing Sports

The physical health benefits of playing sports are countless. In addition to being entertaining, it’s scientifically proven that sports activities are good for your heart and your brain. What’s rarely mentioned is that playing a sport can improve your social and emotional skills. Social and emotional development for kids is important to prepare for the […]

Five Warning Signs an Athlete is Struggling with Addiction

Athletes have skill and talent and are often in great physical shape. They usually have a competitive side that keeps them at the top of their game. Unfortunately, that competitive streak can often lead to both stress and injuries. The pressure that athletes, both scholastic and professional, are under to perform well and to beat […]

The Women’s Football BOOM!

In recent years gender equality in sports has made impressive strides, advancing societal expectations to a point beyond “football is for young men,” and “artful dance is for young women.” And while women’s soccer (football) is no where near as popular on the global stage as the men’s game, the popularity curve is still trending upwards, […]

Turn Your Love of Sports into Your Side Hustle

For those who work in the sports industry, their jobs started with a love of sports. Being a professional fan is a large part of working in a field that revolves around players, statistics, and teams on a daily basis. Even if you aren’t working within the sports industry full-time, you can turn your love […]

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