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Job Profile: Sports Announcer
A look at the sports announcer career with ideas on preparation, career paths, and industry expectations.
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
Basic Information About Athletic Director Jobs
A look at a career as an athletic director at the high school or college level.
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 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.
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.
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.
Job Profile: Sports Information Director
Sports Information Directors publicize the accomplishments of their school teams or league.
University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball...
A career profile of University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball Coach John Calipari.
Fantasy Sports, Real Job Opportunities
A look at some of the job opportunities available working in fantasy sports.
Education Requirements for Sports Management...
Education requirements for various positions in sports marketing and management, including master's programs
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.
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.
Why You Should Attend SMA Conference
Preview of the Sports Marketing Association Conference in Philadelphia and What to Expect
Follow Derek Jeter's Example to Build a...
Sports Careers Lessons from Yankees' Derek Jeter
10 Commandments of Sports Careers
10 Commandments of Sports Careers, Advice, Career Development
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.
Top 4 Sports Careers Websites
4 Sports Careers Websites You Can't Afford to Miss - resources for pursuing jobs in sports
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.
Want to Know the Hot Sports Careers in Ten Years?
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Career Profile: Fitness Trainer
Tremendous growth is expected in the field of fitness instruction through 2016.
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.
Even Specialists Benefit from Varied Skills
In sports careers, even specialists spend some time developing varied skills.
Associate AD Offers Career Insights
Interview with NCAA Division I Associate AD discussing his role and careers in sports
National Football League Commissioner Roger...
A profile of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who became the league's ninth commissioner in August 2006.
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.
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.
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.
University of San Francisco Sport Management...
An overview of the University of San Francisco Sport Management Program, which caters to working professionals.
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?
College Athletics Careers
Sports Careers Interview IMG
ESPN Career Chat - New Post
ESPN Career Chat Summary and Observations
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
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.
Welcome to About.com Sports Careers!
Sports Careers Advice and Resources
SportsBusiness Journal a Favorite of Sports...
A profile of Street & Smith's SportsBusiness Journal, a weekly trade magazine that covers the sports industry.
Be Smart with Social Media / Electronic...
Using Social Media and Other Forms of Electronic Communication Comes with Risks. Mange Them Wisely.
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.
5 Easy Ways to Strengthen Your LinkedIn Profile
LinkedIn Tips for People Seeking #SportsCareers
Career Curveballs: How Can You Be Ready?
Career Advice and Career Planning
Mashable's Laird Discusses Writing and the...
Sam Laird covers Sports for Mashable. In this interview he discusses his path to a career in sports writing and other observations on sports careers.
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.
Can Passion Propel You to a Career in Sports?
Sports Careers Advice about Passion, featuring Adam Braun and Mark Cuban
Half-Dozen Recession-Proof Sports Career...
A look at six recession-proof sports career jobs.
Schools Offer Online Opportunities for Sports...
More schools are offering opportunities to pursue sports career degrees online.
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.
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
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.
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.
The Role of Publicist Explained
Interview with Jerica Williams, Founder of JACE. She is sports and entertainment publicist and entrepreneur.
Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli
Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli brings a legal background to his position.
#ESPNCareers Chat Summary and Observations
ESPN Career Chat, Twitter Chats, Career Advice, Sports Careers, Sports Jobs, Sports Internships
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
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.
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.
NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith
Profile of National Football League Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith.
Why You Need to Know Andrew Friedman
Why The Dodgers' Hiring of Andrew Friedman Is a Watershed Moment in Sports Business
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.
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
5 Career Lessons from Shotokan Karate
5 Career Lessons from Shotokan Karate
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.
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.
Ideas for Handling a Workload Increase
Puttins forward a top effort when the workload at your sports career increases can help you move ahead in your career.
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
5 Ways High School Students Can Prepare for...
Advice for High School Students Considering #SportsCareers
NASCAR Chairman Brian France
A profile of NASCAR Chairman Brian France, looking at the NASCAR chairman's background and accomplishments.
4 Reasons to Think Global in Sports Career Search
International Business and Sports Careers: How Thinking Global Can Can Benefit Your Career
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.
Sponsorship Careers
Interview with Sponsorship Manager Nestle discussing Sports Careers
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.
Video Board
A stadium-design profile of the Dallas Cowboys stadium. The $1.15-billion Cowboys Stadium was completed in May 2009. Page 4.
Personality, Aptitude Tests Can Help with...
Personality tests can provide individuals ideas about the types of careers they might find most rewarding.
Becky Hammon and for Opportunities Women in...
The Hiring of Becky Hammon as an Assistant Coach May Be a Watershed Moment in #SportsCareers
How Tech Trends and Sports Careers Come Together
Technology and Sports Careers advice from sportstechie.net founder Robert Roble
Seton Hall Boasts Experienced Faculty
Thanks in part to its prime location, Seton Hall University's Center for Sport Management in the Stillman School of Business is an attractive option for sports career preparation.
Five Tips for Undergrads Seeking Sports Career...
Five ideas for finding that first job in your sports career path after you graduate from college.
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.
Washington puts focus on college sports...
The University of Washington offers a master's program that focuses on running an intercollegiate athletic program.
University of Arizona Men’s Basketball...
A career profile of University of Arizona Men’s Basketball Coach Sean Miller.
Curves
A stadium-design profile of the Dallas Cowboys stadium. The $1.15-billion Cowboys Stadium was completed in May 2009. Page 10.
What If It Is Time to Exit Your #SportsCareer?
What If You Leave Your Job in Sports Industry? Some things to consider as you prepare to make the change.
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.
Making the Most of Your Sports Career Internship
Selecting the right sports career internship for you can go a long way toward getting your foot in the industry's door.
Preparing for a Sports Career Interview
Advice on preparing for an interview to land a sports career position.
Dressing for Success at Work
Proper work attire, especially in a sports career, can vary widely. Here are some general guidelines.
Denver Nuggets Vice President of Basketball...
Denver Nuggets Vice President of Basketball Operations Mark Warkentien started his NBA work in scouting.
NCAA Interim President Jim Isch
New NCAA Interim President Jim Isch brings a financial background to his new position. He worked in college finanical positions before moving to the NCAA in 1998.
Career Lessons in Sports
Examples of Career Lessons from Broadcasting and Animal Sciences
3 Great Reasons to Start a Sports Conference
3 Great Reasons to Start a Sports Conference: Sales, Networking, Resume
Cowboys Cheerleaders
A stadium-design profile of the Dallas Cowboys stadium. The $1.15-billion Cowboys Stadium was completed in May 2009. Page 3.
Digital Media Career Advice
Career Advice from MLS Digital Media Professional
Search Firm President's Early Career Advice
Sports Careers Advice from Jeff Yocum, President of Marquee Search
Braun Racing Crew Chief Zipadelli
A profile of NASCAR SPRINT Cup Team Braun Racing's crew chief Scott Zipadelli
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.
The Importance of Following Industry News to...
MLB Trade Deadline: The Importance of Following Industry News to Develop Your Sports Career
Sideline View
A stadium-design profile of the Dallas Cowboys stadium. The $1.15-billion Cowboys Stadium was completed in May 2009. Page 2.
Former NCAA President Myles Brand
Name: Myles Brand Birthdate: May 17, 1942 Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York Education: Rensselaer Polytechnic
Conference Supercharges Your Career
Sports Careers Stanford Sports Innovation Conference
Sports Business Academy Launches
Interview with Lou Imbriano of Sports Business Academy Discussing Education and Sports Careers
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.
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.
TCF Bank Stadium Offers Amenities
Whether you're interested in stadium design or ideas in financing an ahtletic facility, you'll be interested to read how the University of Minnesota opened TCF Bank Stadium in 2009.
Entrance
A stadium-design profile of the Dallas Cowboys stadium. The $1.15-billion Cowboys Stadium was completed in May 2009. Page 6.
Search Firm President's Advice for Senior...
Search Firm President's Advice for Senior Employees, Interview with Jeff Yocum President and Founder of Marquee Search
Building a Brand by Blogging
Interview with Sports Economist David Berri discussing his books and blog Wages of Wins
Cowboys Stadium
A stadium-design profile of the Dallas Cowboys stadium. The $1.15-billion Cowboys Stadium was completed in May 2009.
What You Need to Know about Sports Analytics
Analytics Is Changing Sports Landscape - 4 Themes from IE Sports Analytics Summit
Sports Psychology Programs
A brief outline of sports psychology programs.
First Week Sports Careers Interviews at About.com
It is has been a week since I first started posting to the About.com Sports Careers site.  And it was a productive week!  Three interviews and three articles
Sacramento Kings General Counsel Jason Levien
A profile of Sacramento Kings General Counsel Jason Levien
Networking 101: Tips to Get You Started
Networking 101 for Sports Careers
SportsBusiness Journal Names 50 Most Influential
A link to profiles of SportsBusiness Journal's 50 most influential people in sports business for 2008.
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.
Reminiscing and Learning Lessons
Career Reflections Inspired by a 30 Year High School Reunion
Three Lessons from NFL and Ray Rice Case
Three Lessons from NFL and Ray Rice Case
Career Advice from Avish Sood of Toronto 2015...
Sports Career Advice from Avish Sood of Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games
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.
5 Ways to Pursue Sports Careers
My latest post is a two part look at approaches for pursuing sports careers.  Part 1 examines sales, networking and graduate school and the impact each of these
Advice for Sports Careers in Strength and...
Interview with Certified Trainer and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist discussing Sports Careers and Training
Making a Decision on a Job Offer
Advice on making a good decision after a job offer is received.
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