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Meet Our Sports Career Blogger and Podcast Host: Brian Clapp


Being on the job hunt can be a lonely place filled with self-doubt and sleepless nights. For many, fear overwhelms the promise of landing a dream job and they fall back into their comfortable dead end job. Clock in, clock out, collect paycheck, rinse, repeat. But not for you. You�re here because you want something better for yourself, and we want that too.

Our blog has insider information that will set you up for success, teach you the right way to do things, help you learn from industry experts and understand what skills you need to thrive. So read on and learn � and don�t forget to ask questions in the comment section of each article - we actually take the time to respond to them because we believe we�re in this together.



Brian Clapp: Christopher Flynn: Inside the CORE of the Oakland As  Work in Sports Podcast e125

Posted: 10/16/2018


Most professional sports teams have sales academies where they train their entry level sales staff. The Oakland A’s have gone way beyond the traditional sales training, creating a Sports Business Development Academy they call The CORE. Christopher Flynn, sales manager for the CORE, joins the podcast to share more about this unique program Hi everybody, [...]


Brian Clapp: Should I Focus on Just One Sport for My Career? Work in Sports Podcast e124

Posted: 10/15/2018


Does it make sense to focus on one sport and become an “expert” or to branch out and work in any sport? That is today’s question that we’re tackling on the Work in Sports podcast Hi everybody, Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast. Its Monday, [...]


Brian Clapp: Dr. Cara Wright: Running the Business Operation of a Sports Team  Work in Sports Podcast e123

Posted: 10/9/2018


Dr. Cara Wright, the Director of Business Operations for the LA Clippers G-League team, joins the show and discusses everything from buying a bus, to the changing roles for women in sports. Dig into this episode! Hi everybody, Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast. I [...]


Brian Clapp: Time Management for the Sports Industry  Work in Sports Podcast e122

Posted: 10/8/2018


We all struggle with managing our to do list and prioritizing our day. In this episode Brian shares some tips to make life more efficient! Isn’t that the goal?! Hi everybody Im Brian Clapp, Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast. I just got back from Phoenix we had [...]


Brian Clapp: Jennifer Keene: Strategic Marketing for Professional Athletes  Work in Sports Podcast e121

Posted: 10/3/2018


Ever wonder what it would be like to create the marketing plans for professional athletes and help develop connections to build their brand? Wonder no more, Jennifer Keene Octagon, VP of Athlete and Property Marketing joins the show.   Questions for Jennifer Keene, VP of Athlete and Property Marketing at Octagon: Listen to the podcast [...]


Brian Clapp: The Reality of Embracing the Grind and Standing Out in a Big Crowd  Work in Sports Podcast Episode 120

Posted: 10/1/2018


Many people in the sports industry will tell you that you must embrace the grind (code word: work long hours and always be available) but is that real? Also we dig into a fan question on standing out in a guest relations role with a pro team. Show notes coming soon….  


Brian Clapp: Getting Hired in Professional Sports  Work in Sports Podcast e119

Posted: 9/19/2018


Philadelphia Eagles Talent Acquisition manager Colleen Scoles joined the podcast just over a year ago, but her advice on getting a job in professional sports needs to be heard. We’re updating and rebroadcasting this episode because it was that good. Hi everybody Im Brian Clapp, Director of Content for Work in Sports.com and this is [...]


Brian Clapp: Top Advice from our Sports Career Accelerator Event in Atlanta  Work in Sports Podcast e118

Posted: 9/17/2018


Our Atlanta Sports Career Accelerator is in the history books – in this episode of the Work in Sports podcast I’m sharing the top advice from our incredible speakers.   Show notes coming soon!


Brian Clapp: Jumbo Sports Career QA Session from the University of Florida  Work in Sports Podcast Episode 117

Posted: 9/12/2018


Last week I was invited to speak to a Sports Information Management class at the University of Florida, the class peppered me with questions, great questions, about their sports career. Listen in to what happened. Hi everybody, Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast We are [...]


Brian Clapp: Making the Jump to Management  Work in Sports Podcast e116

Posted: 9/10/2018


The skills that got your hired to do an entry level job are different than the ones which will get your promoted to manager – here’s what you need to develop. Hi everybody Im Brian Clapp, Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast! I got called out this week. [...]


Brian Clapp: Emily Jaenson: Forging a Path in Minor League Baseball  WorkinSports podcast e115

Posted: 9/5/2018


Emily Jaenson, General Manager of the Reno Aces, Triple A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks and highest ranking female in Minor League Baseball, joins the podcast! Spoiler: We talk about a lot more than just being a woman in sports, we go deep into her role, accomplishments, traits she looks for in people and the [...]


Brian Clapp: Brilliant Sports Career Advice from Super Agent Leigh Steinberg  Work in Sports Podcast e114

Posted: 8/29/2018


Super agent Leigh Steinberg joins the podcast to talk about leadership, what motivates him, climbing back up the hill after crashing, the patterns of success and a whole lot more. We also discuss his new online course — The Leigh Steinberg Sports Business Certificate – follow the link for more information on this robust course [...]


Brian Clapp: 7 Things You Need to do in College to Prepare for your Sports Career  Work in Sports Podcast e113

Posted: 8/27/2018


In this episode we dig into the deeper purpose of college. How to really leverage the college experience into a sports job. Hi everybody Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast The purpose of this show, our mission statement you could say, is pretty simple [...]


Brian Clapp: Evan Feinstein: Marketing College Athletics in the ACC  Work in Sports Podcast e112

Posted: 8/22/2018


Sports marketing takes on many forms, in this episode we delve into the marketing efforts behind big time college athletics, from’dorm storms’ to data mining, with Evan Feinstein Wake Forest Assistant Director of Marketing. Hi everybody Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the work in sports podcast! I have to [...]


Brian Clapp: Improving your Likability Factor with Employers  Work in Sports Podcast episode 111

Posted: 8/20/2018


Want to know the secret to improving your likabilitywith potential employers? We have it on this episode of the Work in Sports podcast. Hi everybody Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast Before we get into this weeks question I want to give you all a [...]


Brian Clapp: Betsy Lauritzen: New Media in College Athletics  Work in Sports podcast e110

Posted: 8/15/2018


  We’re exploring new media in college athletics with Betsy Lauritzen, Assistant Director of New Media for Fresno State Athletics! Hi everybody, Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast. One of my favorite stories to date happened on the podcast interview you are about to hear [...]


Brian Clapp: The Very Honest Networking Tips You Need to Hear  Work in Sports Podcast e109

Posted: 8/13/2018


People are clumsy and awkward at networking, myself included. These honest, raw tips will help you form a networking game plan that will work. Hi everybody Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast For those of you new to the podcast, every Monday I answer a [...]


Brian Clapp: James JB Bryant: Taking The Next Step to Management  Work in Sports Podcast e108

Posted: 8/8/2018


The more you can prepare for an eventual role in management, the better off you will be. In this episode Colorado Rapids Manager of Inside Sales James Bryant talks about the management skills you need to develop starting now! Hi everybody, Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in [...]


Brian Clapp: Whats the Deal When Entry Level Jobs Say They Want Experience? Work in Sports Podcast e107

Posted: 8/6/2018


Why do some entry level jobs want 2 years experience? What do they mean by experience and should I bother applying? Good Question! Let’s get into it: Hi everybody, Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast Lets talk about the Sports Career Accelerator event September 13-14th [...]


Brian Clapp: Megan Ebeck: Getting Inside the Event Marketing Game  Work in Sports Podcast e106

Posted: 8/1/2018


Arena Marketing Manager Megan Ebeck is the queen of multi-tasking, marketing over 150 events each year including San Jose Sharks home games, US Figure Skating Championships, Nitro Circus and a bevy of concerts. How does she do it? Listen in and learn. Hi everybody, Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is [...]


Brian Clapp: Mastering the Art of the Job Interview  Work in Sports podcast e105

Posted: 7/30/2018


Three great questions came in this week on job interviewing, so why not handle all three?! Hi everybody, Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast Before we get into this weeks qa session I want to remind you all about our upcoming Sports Career Accelerator [...]


Brian Clapp: LA Clippers Joe Legaz: Straight Talk About Jobs in Sports Marketing  Work in Sports Podcast e104

Posted: 7/25/2018


Do you want to work in sports marketing? Joe Legaz Director of marketing for the LA Clippers joins the show to discuss openly and honestly what you need to make it in sports marketing. Hi everybody Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports Podcast In pro sports [...]


Brian Clapp: Your Sports Internship Final Checklist and a Special Announcement  Work in Sports podcast e103

Posted: 7/23/2018


Hi everybody Im Brian Clapp, Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast Before we get into todays question I am so fired up about our Sports Career Accelerator event coming up in September. If you are an avid listener to the podcast or a member of our private [...]


Brian Clapp: Kelsey Smith: Your Ticket into the Sports Industry  Work in Sports Podcast e102

Posted: 7/18/2018


Getting into the sports industry by learning the revenue creation side of the business – that’s our topic today with Kelsey Smith, Tampa Bay Lightning Account Executive. Hi everybody Im Brian Clapp, Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast When do you get started? How do you figure out [...]


Brian Clapp: A Different Look At Your Sports Career Journey  Work in Sports podcast e101

Posted: 7/16/2018


Fan of the show Jordan asks “If you could go back and give your 22 year old self some advice, or things you would do differently in your career, what would they be?” I like this question, so I’m diving in. Come along and listen. Hi everybody Im Brian Clapp, Director of Content for Work [...]


 
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