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What You Need to Know About Sports Writers
Sports writer job description includes an outline of the career, positives and negatives involved, requirements of for the sports writer, and links to job boards
Top U.S. College Sports Business Programs
Links to colleges and universities that provide sports management programs. Programs include associate degrees, undergraduate majors and minors, graduate programs, and law school programs. List is broken down by state.
How to Write Cover Letters for Sports Careers
A half-dozen ideas to improve your cover letter targeted to a sports career. Learn about what to include in a cover letter and what not to include.
Basic Information About Athletic Director Jobs
A look at a career as an athletic director at the high school or college level.
Writing your Sports Career Resume
In the highly competitive field of sports careers, it's important to write a resume that stands out from the crowd. Here are some ideas on how to accomplish that goal.
NBA and Twitter: Key Accounts to Follow
More People to Follow on Twitter to Learn about the NBA
Don't Make This LinkedIn Mistake
LinkedIn Invitations and a Common Mistake Users Make
Sports Careers beyond Teams, Leagues and Media
Technology Is Creating New Sports Careers Opportunities
How to Become a Sports Agent
A job profile of the position of sports agent offers ideas for preparing for this career, getting started in this career, responsibilities of the job, and pay expectations.
Career and Salary Information for Sports Scouts
A profile of a career as a sports scout, including a look at responsibilities, average pay, benefits, challenges, and a career outlook.
What Does an Athletic Trainer Really Do?
A profile for a career as an athletic trainer, including a look at responsibilities, average pay, benefits, challenges, and a career outlook.
Education Requirements for Sports Management...
Education requirements for various positions in sports marketing and management, including master's programs
Job Profile: Sports Information Director
Sports Information Directors publicize the accomplishments of their school teams or league.
Fantasy Sports, Real Job Opportunities
A look at some of the job opportunities available working in fantasy sports.
10 Commandments of Sports Careers
10 Commandments of Sports Careers, Advice, Career Development
10 Great NBA Twitter Accounts to Follow
Key NBA related Twitter accounts to develop industry specific knowledge
Career Profile: Fitness Trainer
Tremendous growth is expected in the field of fitness instruction through 2016.
Top 4 Opportunities in Sports Careers
An overview of the $213-billion sports industry along with a listing of the many varied job opportunities working in sports.
Career Library: You Should Read Gary Vaynerchuk...
#CareerLibrary Recommendation: Gary Vaynerchuk's Crush It!
How Entrepreneurial Thinking Can Benefit Your...
Sports Careers Advice: Leverage the Internet, Leverage Student Status, Be an Entrepreneur, Blog/Create Content, Check out Twitter Chats
Words of Advice (and Encouragement) for Sports...
Practical Advice for #SportsBiz Entrepreneurs
Job Profile: Youth Sports Official
Information on working as a youth sports official or umpire. This article includes a description of the job, ideas on getting started, approximate pay, benefits, and challenges.
Company Profile: National Football League
NFL careers are possible even if you've never played football. Internships can lead to more permanent work, and there are various other job opportunities.
Job Profile: Sports Announcer
A look at the sports announcer career with ideas on preparation, career paths, and industry expectations.
Career Advice from a Congressman
Congressman Mike Thompson's Career Advice: Get Involved, Take Action
Schools Offer Online Opportunities for Sports...
More schools are offering opportunities to pursue sports career degrees online.
Conference Supercharges Your Career
Sports Careers Stanford Sports Innovation Conference
3 Great Reasons to Start a Sports Conference
3 Great Reasons to Start a Sports Conference: Sales, Networking, Resume
Tom Peters "The Brand You 50" - Great Lessons...
A look at Tom Peters 1999 book The Brand You 50 and how it still rings true today
Dorie Clark's Latest Book "Stand Out" Offers...
#CareerLibrary: Dorie Clark's Stand Out
4 Keys to Launching a Sports Careers Conference
Starting a Sports Conference: Partnerships, Themes, Speakers, Promotion
Hands On Example of Using LinkedIn for...
Using LinkedIn to Research Industry Contacts
Blogging and #SportsCareers
Interview with Jonathan Gordon of SportsAnalyticsBlog.com on blogs, sports business, networking and Analytics
Parkour and Business: Evolve, Evaluate Risk,...
Business and Career Lessons from Parkour
NASCAR Chairman Brian France
A profile of NASCAR Chairman Brian France, looking at the NASCAR chairman's background and accomplishments.
Follow Derek Jeter's Example to Build a...
Sports Careers Lessons from Yankees' Derek Jeter
School Just Start of Sports Career Preparation
In sports careers, higher education is just the start of preparation. It is important to find out-of-school activities to build your experience.
Welcome to About.com Sports Careers!
Sports Careers Advice and Resources
Temple University School of Tourism and...
Temple University not only offers undergraduate study in sports management, but students can continue their education at the master's and doctorate levels.
Top 4 Sports Careers Websites
4 Sports Careers Websites You Can't Afford to Miss - resources for pursuing jobs in sports
Company Profile: NASCAR
A company profile of NASCAR that includes available jobs, an overview of the stock car racing association, and ideas for getting started. Internships are listed as well as ideas for starting with a team. Includes links to job boards
Prepare For Job Interview Like a Game
Preparing for an interview is similar to preparing for the big game, putting in the time will make the difference.
How Tech Trends and Sports Careers Come Together
Technology and Sports Careers advice from sportstechie.net founder Robert Roble
Ohio University Sports Administration Program
The Ohio University Sports Administration program includes an undergraduate program and a graduate program. Ohio University is known as the cradle of college athletic directors because of its well-established sports administration program
Want to Know the Hot Sports Careers in Ten Years?
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Can Passion Propel You to a Career in Sports?
Sports Careers Advice about Passion, featuring Adam Braun and Mark Cuban
Action Plan Similar to Sports Goals
A process similar to setting goals, a sports career action plan could put you on your path to your dream job.
Sponsorship Careers
Interview with Sponsorship Manager Nestle discussing Sports Careers
Advice for Sports Careers in Strength and...
Interview with Certified Trainer and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist discussing Sports Careers and Training
Are You Ready for a Graduate Program in Sports...
What Are the Questions You Should Ask Yourself AND a School before Applying to a Graduate Program in Sports Management?
#SportsCareers Lessons from LeBron James'...
#SportsCareers Lessons from LeBron James' Return to Cleveland
NBA Commissioner David Stern
Since becoming National Basketball Association commissioner in 1984, David Stern has guided the NBA through its most successful era. Stern's background is in law. He holds a law degree from Columbia Law School and served as general counsel for the NBA before becoming commissioner.
University of San Francisco Sport Management...
An overview of the University of San Francisco Sport Management Program, which caters to working professionals.
Overview of Sports Broadcast Jobs
An overview of the many job positions needed to present a typical television or radio broadcast of a sporting event.
Five Tips for Undergrads Seeking Sports Career...
Five ideas for finding that first job in your sports career path after you graduate from college.
University of Arizona Offers Race Track...
So you're interested in horse racing school? The University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program prepares students for careers in the pari-mutuel racing sports, like horse racing and greyhound racing.
Career Lessons from Golden State Warriors Head...
Career Lessons from Warriors' Coach Steve Career
Want a Career in Sports? Here's Where to Start
How to start a sports career. 5 Ways to get started. #SportsCareers Sports Jobs Career Advice
4 Career Lessons from LeBron James
4 Career Lessons from LeBron James. #SportsCareers Manage your Career Like a Superstar
Consider Non-Profits in Developing a Sports...
Starting a Sports Career at a Non-Profit, An Interview with Casey Miller
San Diego State Sports MBA
San Diego State University offers students a chance to earn a master of business administration degree with a concentration in sports.
Why You Should Attend SMA Conference
Preview of the Sports Marketing Association Conference in Philadelphia and What to Expect
Networking 101: Tips to Get You Started
Networking 101 for Sports Careers
College Athletics Careers
Sports Careers Interview IMG
6 Tips to Help You Win the Interview
6 Interviewing Tips: Do Your Homework, Dress for Success, Answer Their Questions, Ask Your Questions, Close Strong, Follow Up
University of Dayton Director of Athletics Tim...
A profile of University of Dayton Director of Athletics Tim Wabler.
Understanding What the NFL Draft Tells Us about...
The NFL Draft and Career Opportunities
Washington puts focus on college sports...
The University of Washington offers a master's program that focuses on running an intercollegiate athletic program.
NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith
Profile of National Football League Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith.
4 Reasons to Think Global in Sports Career Search
International Business and Sports Careers: How Thinking Global Can Can Benefit Your Career
Getting Hired by a Former Employer
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SportsPro Offers Variety in Publications
A look at the three publications offered by SportsPro Media, which include a magazine, web site, and newsletter. All three publications have an international focus on the sports industry.
Braun Racing Crew Chief Zipadelli
A profile of NASCAR SPRINT Cup Team Braun Racing's crew chief Scott Zipadelli
Five Ideas for Improving Your Resume
I have outlined some common problems I have seen in resumes that I have read. Perhaps some of these problems will spark ideas for improving your own resume.
5 Easy Ways to Strengthen Your LinkedIn Profile
LinkedIn Tips for People Seeking #SportsCareers
Sports Career Lessons From New NFL Coaches
A look at hirings of head coaches by NFL teams provides some lessons for anyone looking for a sports career position or thinking about moving into a new position.
UNC Charlotte Offers Motorsports Elective
Located in a NASCAR hotbed, the University of North Carolina Charlotte offers sports management and marketing as part of its MBA program.
Sports Business Watch: Women in Sports Media
Recent Stories that Highlight the Role of Women in Sports Media Coverage
Pittsburgh Pirates Special Assistant Marc...
A profile of Pittsburgh Pirates special assistant Marc Delpiano
Golf Academy of America
The Golf Academy of America offers specific programs geared toward preparing students for careers in the $76 billion-a-year golf industry.
Digital Media Career Advice
Career Advice from MLS Digital Media Professional
#ESPNCareers Chat Summary and Observations
ESPN Career Chat, Twitter Chats, Career Advice, Sports Careers, Sports Jobs, Sports Internships
Three Lessons from NFL and Ray Rice Case
Three Lessons from NFL and Ray Rice Case
Sports Career Panel Advice from #SSAC15
Sloan Sports Analytics Conference Career Panelists offer advice on landing a job in sports
Even Specialists Benefit from Varied Skills
In sports careers, even specialists spend some time developing varied skills.
How Virtual Reality Is Revolutionizing Sports...
Virtual Reality for Football Training - The Future Is Now
Associate AD Offers Career Insights
Interview with NCAA Division I Associate AD discussing his role and careers in sports
Early Career Professional Offers Advice
Casey Miller of the Positive Coaching Alliance shares four tips for young professionals and talk about how graduate school helped launch her career
Social Scoring and Careers
Insights on how social scoring sites like Klout are changing the career landscape
Career Lessons in Sports
Examples of Career Lessons from Broadcasting and Animal Sciences
Sports Careers and Real Estate
Exploring the topics of real estate and careers - 4 ideas to consider
University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball...
A career profile of University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball Coach John Calipari.
Sacramento Kings General Counsel Jason Levien
A profile of Sacramento Kings General Counsel Jason Levien
Have You Cleaned Up Your LinkedIn Profile Lately?
Spring is a great time to review and update your LinkedIn profile
Sloan Sports Analytics Conference Career Panel...
Sloan Sports Analytics Conference Career Panel Preview
Now is the Time to Plan for Attending Sloan...
16 Reasons to Attend Sloan Sports Analytics Conference
Gary Bettman, National Hockey League commissioner
A profile of National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman, who served as general counsel for the National Basketball League before becoming the NHL's first commissioner.
Can Online Courses Help Newcomers Develop...
How Taking Online Courses Can Help You in Pursuit of Sports Careers
Marquette Law School Offers Sports Certificates
A profile of the Marquette University Law School's Sports Law program, which offers a broad, well-rounded curriculum in the study of many legal disciplines applied to various aspects of the sports industry.
Major League Baseball Offers Umpire Camps
Major League Baseball offers umpire camps for amateur umpires interested in making the jump to the professional level or improving their skills in general.
Getting Your Academic Term Off to a Great Start
5 Practical Tips to Execute on This Semester to Prepare for Careers After Graduation
The O'Bannon Case: What You Need to Know
A Look at The O'Bannon vs NCAA trial and its importance for those working in sports business. #SportsBiz #SportsCareers
Career Advice from Avish Sood of Toronto 2015...
Sports Career Advice from Avish Sood of Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games
Charles Barkley and Analytics - What You Need...
Charles Barkley Bashes Analytics - Why He Is Wrong
5 Career Lessons from Shotokan Karate
5 Career Lessons from Shotokan Karate
Former NCAA President Myles Brand
Name: Myles Brand Birthdate: May 17, 1942 Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York Education: Rensselaer Polytechnic
Toronto Maple Leafs Senior Vice President of...
A profile of the National Hockey League’s Toronto Maple Leafs' senior vice president of hockey operations David Nonis.
Associate AD Tells How He Started His Career In...
Sonoma State Associate Athletics Director Brandon Bronzan shares how he started his career in sports
Toronto Maple Leafs General Manager Brian Burke
A profile of Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke
How a Career Coach Help Your Sports Job Search
Interview with Matt Crevin Sports Career Coach and Founder of Voice of the Box
Search Firm President's Early Career Advice
Sports Careers Advice from Jeff Yocum, President of Marquee Search
The Importance of Following Industry News to...
MLB Trade Deadline: The Importance of Following Industry News to Develop Your Sports Career
Personality, Aptitude Tests Can Help with...
Personality tests can provide individuals ideas about the types of careers they might find most rewarding.
Key Factors to Know about Sports Business Next...
Leading academics share what they will be watching in #SportsBiz in 2015
Key Stories from 2014 MLB Season
Sports Business Review of Top MLB Stories from 2014
Making Good Resolutions for the New Year
5 Questions to help make new year's resolutions about your career
University of Central Florida, DeVos Sport...
The University of Central Florida, DeVos Sport Business Management program gives students the opportunity to earn a master's degree in sport business management.
5 Ways High School Students Can Prepare for...
Advice for High School Students Considering #SportsCareers
Give Yourself a Competitive Edge at Work
Just as athletes compete their hardest through preparation, About.com Career Planning Guide Dawn Rosenberg McKay offers some ideas to put yourself in position to deliver your best each day at work in your career.
Free Sports Careers Tools
3 Free Resources to Learn about and Secure a Career in Sports
Washington Huskies Football Coach Steve Sarkisian
A profile of University of Washington head football coach Steve Sarkisian.
Becky Hammon and for Opportunities Women in...
The Hiring of Becky Hammon as an Assistant Coach May Be a Watershed Moment in #SportsCareers
Cheerleader and Dance Squad Profile
Cheerleaders and members of dance squads receive little in pay but typically enjoy being part of the professional sports scene.
How Changing Sports Technology Creates...
How Technology Revolution Is Creating Sports Career Opportunities
Half-Dozen Recession-Proof Sports Career...
A look at six recession-proof sports career jobs.
Career Lessons from Rollie Massimino
Rollie Massimino's career peaked thirty years ago with an NCCA title, but continues to offer valuable career lessons for sports business professionals
New CFL Commissioner Jeffrey Orridge
New Canadian Football League Commissioner Jeffrey Orridge Talks about His Career at Stanford Sports Innovation Conference
Sports Psychology Programs
A brief outline of sports psychology programs.
Part 1: Interview with Sports Media Veteran...
Interview with NBA sports media veteran Jimmy Spencer
Sports Business 2014 Wrap Up
6 #SportsBiz Articles to send you into 2015
Auburn Football Coach Gene Chizik
A profile of Auburn football coach Gene Chizik
Bud Selig, Baseball Commissioner
A look at Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig's background reveals an educational background in politics and history along with business success as an auto dealer.
PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem
Finchem entered sports management with a background in law and politics. As the PGA TOUR's third commissioner, he has expanded earnings opportunities for PGA players domestically and internationally.
Focus at Start of New Sports Career Job
Getting off on the right foot in a new sports career job requires focus on work and an effort to communicate with your new team of co-workers.
Color Test Could Provide Sports Career Insight
The Dewey Color System personality test could provide some insight to the career positions that would be your best fit. Dewey is the world's first and only validated, color-based personality career testing instrument.
Career Curveballs: How Can You Be Ready?
Career Advice and Career Planning
College Hoops Openings Attracting NBA Coaches
College Basketball Coaches and the NBA
National Football League Commissioner Roger...
A profile of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who became the league's ninth commissioner in August 2006.
Commencement 2015: Simple Advice for Graduates
5 Tips for Graduates: Old School Behaviors
University of Arizona Men’s Basketball...
A career profile of University of Arizona Men’s Basketball Coach Sean Miller.
SportsBusiness Journal Names 50 Most Influential
A link to profiles of SportsBusiness Journal's 50 most influential people in sports business for 2008.
Getting Important Information During the...
4 Questions to Ask Before accepting a New Job

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