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, […]

Sports Jobs in Focus: Becoming a Sports Social Media Coordinator

Social media has altered the relationship between teams and their fans – and smart brands are making it a part of their overall marketing strategy Ask most seasoned business professionals about jobs in social media and they will reflexively respond, ‘social media isn’t a job, it’s a function of a job” as if they are […]

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 […]

Learn How to Behave in the Press Box

As a media member getting credentials for a live sports event is one of the gifts of your job. With a simple team issued picture ID hanging from your neck, you are granted access to some of the best seats in the house to soak up the sights, sounds and action on the field of play. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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