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 […]

Becoming a Sports Equipment Manager

One of the thrills of working in sports is not just being close to the action, but being close to the athletes as well. Daniel Deming, Assistant Sports Equipment Manager for D.C. United, spends his days working closely with the athletes we watch perform on the field, and has learned that they share common ground. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Golf, Technology, and Your Next Job

Ever since the 15th Century when the first Scottish guy hit the first ball with the first club, the game of golf has benefited from technological innovation. Early golf balls were rudimentary at best, either carved from wood or made by stuffing a leather pouch with feathers and cow hair. By the 1800s, if you […]

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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