Dreaming of a Sports Career? Better Master These Skills

Job seekers are on a quest for the magic bullet – the only problem is, it doesn’t exist. There is no one answer or one skill or one major that will guarantee you a sports career. OK, I take that back, Tom Bradys skill set will always get him a job, but for the rest […]

How to Get Jobs in Sports When Internships and Networking Aren’t Working

There are a few undeniable truths when it comes to finding jobs in sports – internships and networking are paramount to employment. The problem is, you can already find just about any information you desire on sports internships….how to get them, where to get them, mistakes you shouldn’t make while on them, why they are […]

Why a Sports Management Degree Will Separate you From the Competition

16,500 That is the number of professional athletes in the United States, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. 313,900,000 That is the population of the United States, according to the U.S Census. .00525% That is the percentage of US citizens who are professional athletes, according to my calculator. This is not meant to […]

A Five Step Plan For Networking on Twitter

This article is a guest submission from Rich Campbell, Associate Professor of Marketing at Sonoma State University I recently wrote a two part post at TheBusinessofSports.com with some suggestions of people to follow on Twitter in the sports industry, branding and social media. There are many such lists all over the internet including this Huffington Post […]

How to Think Positively About Sports Job Rejections

This article is a guest post from online editor Alison Myers When checking your e-mail one day, you see a message about a sports job that you really want. It could be an automated notification from a job board or directly from the hiring manager, but you just know you have to open it right away. […]

The Art of the Informational Interview

Imagine for a moment that your interests lie in sports marketing. Since day one of your undergraduate career, you have been set on working within that niche of the sports world. Maybe with a team or even a big brand. Gatorade would be nice, right? The problem is, at 19-years-old, you have no earthly idea […]

How to Turn Your Dead End Job into a Sports Career

Everyone needs to work. To survive, and hopefully thrive, we work, we earn, we spend and we enjoy. This isn’t just the American way, it’s the human condition, and there is nothing wrong with it. Unless you are working somewhere you can’t stand to be. Most people dream of a special career that they love, […]

The Most Important Skills for Sports Social Media Jobs

We recently conducted some detailed research indicating social media was the fastest growing of all the various sectors of the sports industry. We broke down the skills necessary to get hired, how to get them, where to find the top jobs…it’s a pretty solid read (and worthy of sharing through your favorite social medium..wink wink). […]

Seven Ways to Gain Sports Industry Experience While Still in College

How is it that job descriptions for entry level sports openings still say “experience required”? Simple, just being in college isn’t enough, the expectation, especially in the sports industry, is that students will gain career experience in-between classes, parties and spring break. Graduating with a sheet of paper that basically says, “Thanks mom and dad for […]

College Sports: A Way to Kick-Start Your Sports Future

This article is a guest contribution from J Mike Walbert One of the most important features of your college education is to build a solid foundation for a future in the profession of your choice. If you want to build a career in the sports industry, you can start acquiring the tools you will need […]

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