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Sports Careers: Most Popular Articles

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4 Career Lessons for You from Villanova Coach...
4 Career Lessons for You from Jay Wright's Career
Basic Information About Athletic Director Jobs
A look at a career as an athletic director at the high school or college level.
How to Write Cover Letters for Sports Careers
Six ideas to improve your cover letter targeted to a sports career. Learn about what to include in a cover letter and how to stand out.
Job Profile: Sports Information Director
Sports Information Directors publicize the accomplishments of their school teams or league.
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.
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
Writing a Resume for a Career in Sports
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.
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
Can a Degree Help You Start a Sports Career?
Education requirements for various positions in sports marketing and management, including master's programs
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.
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.
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.
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.
Careers in the NFL: How to Get Started
NFL careers are possible even if you've never played football. Internships are great way to pursue these careers
Fantasy Sports Create Job Opportunities
A look at some of the job opportunities available working in fantasy sports.
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.
5 Tips for an Undergraduate Seeking a Job in...
Five ideas for finding that first job in your sports career path after you graduate from college.
Schools Offer Online Opportunities for Sports...
More schools are offering opportunities to pursue sports career degrees online.
Being a Student Manager for Collegiate Athletic...
A look at how being a student manager in the athletic department can start a sports career
Career Lessons from Golden State Warriors Head...
Career Lessons from Warriors' Coach Steve Career
Seton Hall a Top Sport Management Degree Option
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.
Exploring a Career as an Athletic 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.
How Can You Launch an Announcing Career?
A look at the sports announcer career with ideas on preparation, career paths, and industry expectations.
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
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.
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.
National Football League Commissioner Roger...
A profile of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who became the league's ninth commissioner in August 2006.
Why Sports Is a Great Industry for Your Career
8 Reasons to Be Thankful You Work in the Sports Industry
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.
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?
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's 1981 Cover...
NFL Commissioner started his career with a cover letter inquiring about a job at the NFL offices. What can you learn from his example? Quite a bit.
Washington puts focus on college sports...
The University of Washington offers a master's program that focuses on running an intercollegiate athletic program.
Is a Career as a Fitness Trainer Right for You?
A Look at Careers in Fitness and Personal Training
Now is the Time to Plan for Attending Sloan...
16 Reasons to Attend Sloan Sports Analytics Conference
San Diego State Sports MBA Program Profile
San Diego State University offers students a chance to earn a master of business administration degree with a concentration in sports. ++++ Article updated by Rich Campbell
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.
5 Easy Ways to Strengthen Your LinkedIn Profile
LinkedIn Tips for People Seeking #SportsCareers
Blogging and #SportsCareers
Interview with Jonathan Gordon of SportsAnalyticsBlog.com on blogs, sports business, networking and Analytics
Sponsorship Careers
Interview with Sponsorship Manager Nestle discussing Sports Careers
5 Career Lessons from Shotokan Karate
5 Career Lessons from Shotokan Karate
Program Spotlight: University of San Francisco
An overview of the University of San Francisco Sport Management Program, which caters to working professionals.
Advice for Sports Careers in Strength and...
Interview with Certified Trainer and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist discussing Sports Careers and Training
Career Lessons from Coaching Profession
Career Lessons from the Seattle Seahawks' Coach Pete Carroll - And How They Can Help Your Career
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
Welcome to About.com Sports Careers!
Sports Careers Advice and Resources
Looking for Career Lessons? Nick Saban's Career...
Nick Saban's Career Was Not a Smooth Ride to the Top. What Career Lessons Can You Learn from Him?
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.
The Expanding Role of Women in Sports Business
One year after Becky Hammon hired as assistant coach of Spurs, what has changed?
How Tech Trends and Sports Careers Come Together
Technology and Sports Careers advice from sportstechie.net founder Robert Roble
NASCAR Chairman Brian France
A profile of NASCAR Chairman Brian France, looking at the NASCAR chairman's background and accomplishments.
5 Ways High School Students Can Prepare for...
Advice for High School Students Considering #SportsCareers
Sports Career Panel Advice from #SSAC15
Sloan Sports Analytics Conference Career Panelists offer advice on landing a job in sports
Developing a Following on Twitter Can Create...
Tips for Taking Your Twitter Game to the Next Level
From Student Manager to USA Basketball Men's...
USA Basketball Men's National Team Director Sean Ford reflects on his career starting as a student manager at Villanova
Interview with Publicist Jerica Williams
Interview with Jerica Williams, Founder of JACE explres the role of publicist
Prepare for an Interview like an Athlete...
Preparing for Interview Is Similar to Preparing for the Big Game. Putting in the Time Will Make the Difference.
What Can You Take from Peyton Manning's Career?
Peyton Manning's Hall of Fame Quality Career Has Lessons for You
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.
How Academic Research Can Benefit Your Career
How Academic Research from Sport Marketing Association Can Benefit Your Career
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.
Parkour and Business: Evolve, Evaluate Risk,...
Business and Career Lessons from Parkour
10 Commandments of Sports Careers
10 Commandments of Sports Careers, Advice, Career Development
Have You Cleaned Up Your LinkedIn Profile Lately?
Spring is a great time to review and update your LinkedIn profile
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.
Career Lessons Can You Learn from New Dodgers'...
Career Lessons from New Dodgers' Manager Dave Roberts
Using Twitter for Professional Development
How to Use Twitter for Professional Development? What I Found on Way to 3000+ Followers (Part 1)
Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli
Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli brings a legal background to his position.
Jobvite Survey Reveals Trends in Recruiting
Survey of recruiters reveals tips for job seekers
Career Lessons from NFL Legend
Career Lessons from Bill Belichick - And How They Can Help Your Career
Pro Sports or Collegiate Athletics? An...
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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
How Virtual Reality Is Revolutionizing Sports...
Virtual Reality for Football Training - The Future Is Now
Charles Wodson Career Full of Lessons for Your...
A Look at Charles Woodson's Great Career - And The Lessons You Can Learn from Him
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.
5 Lessons from Jim Harbaugh
5 Career Lessons Taken from the Career of Football Coach Jim Harbaugh
TED Talks an effective tool in stimulating your...
Ted Talks Expose You to New Ideas - and Can Boost Your Career
What Can YOU Learn from Gus Johnson's Career?
Gus Johnson's Rise to One of the Most Prominent Voices in Sports Holds Lessons for Your Career
What You Can Learn From a Sports Internship May...
Internships Can Teach Valuable Lessons. Recent Interns Share Their Post-Internship Insights.
Consider Non-Profits in Developing a Sports...
Starting a Sports Career at a Non-Profit, An Interview with Casey Miller
Career Opportunities with the NFLPA
Profile of National Football League Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith and a look at the NFLPA and career opportunities with the organization.
Top 4 Sports Careers Websites
4 Sports Careers Websites You Can't Afford to Miss - resources for pursuing jobs in sports
Associate AD Offers Career Insights
Interview with NCAA Division I Associate AD discussing his role and careers in sports
Career Lessons from NY Giants Tom Coughlin
Examining Tom Coughlin's Career for Lessons You Can Use
Student Manger Role Launches Another Sports...
Starting as a Student Manager in College Can Help Build a Network that Lasts a Lifetime
Sport Sales Combine: An Inside Look
Inside Look at Sport Sales Combine - An Interview with Bob Hamer, Former Phoenix Suns VP of Ticket Sales & Service
Dorie Clark's Latest Book "Stand Out" Offers...
#CareerLibrary: Dorie Clark's Stand Out
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
SportsBusiness Journal a Favorite of Sports...
A profile of Street & Smith's SportsBusiness Journal, a weekly trade magazine that covers the sports industry.
Sports Careers beyond Teams, Leagues and Media
Technology Is Creating New Sports Careers Opportunities
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.
The GM Role Is Changing in Pro Sports
The role of general manager is changing in sports. This article explains how and why.
University of Dayton Director of Athletics Tim...
A profile of University of Dayton Director of Athletics Tim Wabler.
Spend Your Time Wisely in School to Prep for...
Career Planning at the Start of the School Year - How to Set Yourself up for Success
What You Can Learn from Bill James' Career to...
4 Career Lessons from Baseball Legend Bill James' Career
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.
How Can Twitter Help Your Career?
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IE Sports Analytics Summit Review
Innovation Enterprise Sports Analytics Summit shines light on emerging analytics trends
A book to help you become a better influencer
The #CareerLibrary series continues with Robert Cialdini's Influence: Science and Practice
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
"Bad" Teams Are Full of Opportunities for...
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Chip Kelly's Career Has Lessons You Can Apply...
NFL coach's rise from relative obscurity to household name has implications for your career
4 Keys to Launching a Sports Careers Conference
Starting a Sports Conference: Partnerships, Themes, Speakers, Promotion
Preparing for a Sports Career Interview
Advice on preparing for an interview to land a sports career position.
This Book Is "Must Have" If You Want to Work in...
Why You Should Add Mullin, Hardy and Sutton's Sport Marketing to Your #CareerLibrary
Sports Careers Panel Advice from #SSAC15
Sloan Sports Analytics Conference Career Panelists offer advice on landing a job in sports
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 Psychology Programs
A brief outline of sports psychology programs.
Want a Sales Career? Tips for Choosing an...
Starting Your Career in Sales Requires Finding an Industry You Are Passionate About - and Identifying the Right Firm
What Can You Learn from Charles Barkley and...
Media Personalities Charles Barkley and Bill Simmons Are Case Studies on Personal Branding
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.
Associate AD Tells How He Started His Career In...
Sonoma State Associate Athletics Director Brandon Bronzan shares how he started his career in sports
Tips on Sports Internships from a Veteran of...
Student Reflects on What He Learned from Sports Business Internships
Half-Dozen Recession-Proof Sports Career...
A look at six recession-proof sports career jobs.
Manage Your Career Like a Champion
A Look at San Francisco Giants' Manager Bruce Bochy as a Career Role Model
Setting Reasonable Resolutions Can Help You Be...
Setting Career Related Resolutions Can Be Tricky, Here Are Some Tips
New CFL Commissioner Jeffrey Orridge
New Canadian Football League Commissioner Jeffrey Orridge Talks about His Career at Stanford Sports Innovation Conference
StubHub Veteran Shares Career Advice
StubHub's Gabby Duno Turner Offers Advice on Interviewing and Other Career Topics
Let LinkedIn Help You Manage Career Relationshi...
Companies Use CRM to Deepen Relationships - You Should Be Using the Same Approach to Identify Career Opportunities
What to Look for in #SportsBiz in 2015
A preview of what to expect in sports business in 2015.
On the Importance of Grades in Early Career...
Do Grades Matter to Employers? Sports Careers.
Steph Curry's Career Has Lessons for Your Career
Studying Steph Curry's Career for Tips that Can Help Yours
Sports Business Academy Launches
Interview with Lou Imbriano of Sports Business Academy Discussing Education and Sports Careers
Impact of ESPN Layoffs on Sports Industry
How the Recent Round of ESPN Layoffs Is Reverberating throughout Sports Business
Resources for Professional Development
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Should You Be Yourself or Be Adaptable at Work?
How Being Yourself and Being Adaptable Are Both Good Traits in Developing 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
Why You Should Attend SMA Conference
Preview of the Sports Marketing Association Conference in Philadelphia and What to Expect
To Be a Sports Business Professional You May...
How Attending Events Can Help You Start a Sports Career
Understanding How Passion Can Hurt or Hinder...
Sports Careers Advice about Passion, featuring Adam Braun and Mark Cuban
Follow Derek Jeter's Example to Build a...
Sports Careers Lessons from Yankees' Derek Jeter
4 Career Lessons from LeBron James
4 Career Lessons from LeBron James. #SportsCareers Manage your Career Like a Superstar
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
Want to Work in Sports Analytics? Insights from...
Dean Oliver, Father of Basketball Analytics, shares sports career advice

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