How Volunteering Can Lead to a Job in the Sports Industry

Volunteering can have personal benefits, such as boosting your self-esteem and providing a positive vibe about making the world a better place. But it can also help you set yourself apart from other applicants in the sports industry. Volunteering will help you gain new skills and make new contacts in your desired field. To get […]

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 […]

Five Traits Both Managers and Coaches Want on Their Team

We can all understand the connection between the world of sports and successful living. In the athletic world there are superstars, heroes, trainers, coaches, big organizations, little clubs, and many dedicated people working behind the scenes. The same is true for pursuing education, finding a career, and living life in general. The traits managers look […]

4K, VR and Drones: The Evolution of Sports Broadcasting

It seems so long ago when the only way to check football scores or the US Open golf leaderboard was by flicking to the sports pages in a newspaper. These days, it seems you can watch or listen to every putt, point or pitch from sports around the world, thanks to the evolution of sports […]

Long Drives: What Golf Can Teach You About Your Career

Do you wish that you felt as passionate about your job as you did about the game of golf? While you may already daydream about golfing while you are supposed to be putting together that report for your boss, you may be onto something. Many of the principles that you apply to improving your golf […]

Rebranding Yourself to Switch Into a Career in Sports

Finding a new job is a daunting task, but switching careers entirely to pursue something sports-related is even more intimidating. You may have worked in another field for years or even decades, earning experience in that particular field along the way, but now you’re ready to switch things up. However, you worry about whether a […]

Six Lesser Known Secrets To Sports Career Success

This article is a guest contribution from radio and TV sportscaster Mel Proctor, who has worked in the sports industry for over 40 years at networks including CBS, NBC, TNT and Fox.  If you’re reading this blog or are a regular Work in Sports reader, you probably want to move up in your current role or […]

Sports Photography: The Art of Capturing the Human Body in Motion

All photos are static, which makes it hard to create a photo that instills a sense of motion in the eyes of observers. Yet skillful photographers do it all the time, and we know that the person is not posing, they are moving, and their movement is frozen in just the right moment, in such […]

Will A Liberal Arts Degree Help My Sports Career?

Say you just graduated with a degree from a Liberal Arts college. You’re thinking about your next steps: Career. You’re talking to a friend and it suddenly occurs to you, “Dude, I want a job in sports.” How likely is your friend to raise his eyebrows, look you over with an appraising eye, and wish […]

Unique Strategies For Using Social Media in Sports Marketing

Social media has paved the way for businesses, media outlets, and a host of other organizations to have direct conversations with their customers, allowing for a truly unparalleled level of audience engagement. Sports franchises and clubs have also found ways to leverage this incredible new marketing tool, working to realize the dream of any sports […]

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