5 Traits an Intern Can Learn from Successful Sports Stars

Do you know how Venus Williams turned out to be a successful businessperson? Yes the tennis ace, Venus Williams is also the proud CEO and founder of EleVen (clothing brand) and V Starr Interiors (interior design company). The 7-time Grand Slam winner is more than just an amazing athlete, she also has extraordinary leadership traits. […]

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 […]

Maybe Thinking Big Isn’t Right For Your Sports Career

Listen to enough career advice speakers and you’ll hear a similar refrain – something along the lines of think big. To be truly successful you are supposed to have massive dreams, overwhelming thoughts of grandeur and visualize great importance in your future. Even the magnets you stick on your refrigerator remind you to “aim for […]

What it Takes to Manage a 19,000 Seat Sports Arena

No matter what realm of the sports industry you choose to pursue, expecting a normal work existence is an exercise in futility. “One of the biggest things I look for right out of the gate is that a candidate knows what they’re getting into,” says Adam Cook, General Manager of the Moda Center, Home of […]

How to Stand Out in a Sea of Bland Job Seekers

This is the start of a very awkward conversation, but you probably guessed that from the headline. I’ve begun this article 100’s of times and yet I always chicken out publishing it because, well, it’s brutally honest and most people don’t appreciate that. I originally titled it “How to Be Smart in a Sea of […]

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 […]

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, […]

This Fan Rap Video Broke My Will. Introducing Chicken Noodle Coop.

Each week I receive around 20-30 emails from people asking me to share their content on our blog. About 90-95% are never published. Some are worthy contributions, most are complete junk and others fit into a different category that resists labeling. Right around the Super Bowl I received my first ever fan rap video, from […]

ESPN Layoffs Include Many Familiar Names

Changing times in sports broadcasting have resulted in ESPN’s second round of layoffs in less than two years, this time including names familiar to the fan base, including longtime NFL reporter Ed Werder on the eve of the NFL draft. “A necessary component of managing change involves constantly evaluating how we best utilize all of […]

Approaching Sports Internships from an Employers Perspective

If a college education was a car, internships would be the keys – because you aren’t getting anywhere without them. So much time is spent extolling the virtues of sports internships, but we so often approach the subject only from the perspective of the student and rarely from the perspective of the employer. Maybe we […]

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