Why You Need a Walk-On Attitude For Your Sports Career

A stretch Hummer pulled up at the College Football Hall of Fame on April 22nd, 2006, inside was the top football recruit in the nation, high school senior and National Offensive Player of the Year, Jimmy Clausen. A press conference was prepared and ready to grab the attention of the sports world as Clausen arranged […]

How to Get College Ready for Working in the Sports Industry

College bound high school seniors eager to work in the sports industry have big dreams. Running their own team, representing professional athletes, hosting SportsCenter – the sports jobs of their imagination are closer than ever before. While high school provided an all-encompassing education, with more chemistry and history than sports event management theory, college will […]

Five Useful Tips for Starting a Sports Business

Thousands, even millions, of people around the globe only wish they could spend their time working in a career field that they truly love. A job they are passionate about. One that they desire to go to each day. Oftentimes, this wish for a career field they truly love encompasses the idea of starting a […]

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 […]

5 Ways Running Can Help You Get a Promotion

Time to lace up those sneakers that have been sitting in the closet and go get the new job or promotion you’ve been gunning for. It could happen! Running has lots of benefits, including improving mood, reducing stress, and boosting self-confidence. Running just might help your work life, too. Here are five reasons running could […]

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 […]

Appreciating The Importance of Sports Analytics in Hockey

My college professor used to say that statistics without analytics is like knowledge without action. You can have all the information in the world, but what will you do with it? More importantly, if you understand the purpose, will you be able to interpret it correctly and make the right decision? The goal of analytics […]

Why Coaches Need to Focus on Building Positive Relationships

As a coach you are often in the public spotlight, despite the level you teach, because sports are highly competitive and religiously watched industry in the United States. Coaches are often criticized and evaluated by fans, parents, upper management and the media about their win-loss record which is often out of their control. You can […]

Skyrocket Your Interview Success by Caring About Your Appearance

It might be hard for us to accept, but we all make split-second decisions about the people we meet based upon their appearance. It’s in our DNA for us to quickly identify if that person seems like a threat, what kind of personality they have and if they are part of our tribe. This ancient […]

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 […]

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