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Sports Careers: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
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.
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.
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.
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.
University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball...
A career profile of University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball Coach John Calipari.
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.
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.
Follow Derek Jeter's Example to Build a...
Sports Careers Lessons from Yankees' Derek Jeter
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.
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.
Why You Should Attend SMA Conference
Preview of the Sports Marketing Association Conference in Philadelphia and What to Expect
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.
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.
Top 4 Sports Careers Websites
4 Sports Careers Websites You Can't Afford to Miss - resources for pursuing jobs in sports
Career Profile: Fitness Trainer
Tremendous growth is expected in the field of fitness instruction through 2016.
National Football League Commissioner Roger...
A profile of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who became the league's ninth commissioner in August 2006.
Schools Offer Online Opportunities for Sports...
More schools are offering opportunities to pursue sports career degrees online.
Associate AD Offers Career Insights
Interview with NCAA Division I Associate AD discussing his role and careers in sports
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?
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.
ESPN Career Chat - New Post
ESPN Career Chat Summary and Observations
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.
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.
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.
SportsBusiness Journal a Favorite of Sports...
A profile of Street & Smith's SportsBusiness Journal, a weekly trade magazine that covers the sports industry.
5 Easy Ways to Strengthen Your LinkedIn Profile
LinkedIn Tips for People Seeking #SportsCareers
Want to Know the Hot Sports Careers in Ten Years?
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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.
College Athletics Careers
Sports Careers Interview IMG
Sports Business Watch: Women in Sports Media
Recent Stories that Highlight the Role of Women in Sports Media Coverage
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
Half-Dozen Recession-Proof Sports Career...
A look at six recession-proof sports career jobs.
University of San Francisco Sport Management...
An overview of the University of San Francisco Sport Management Program, which caters to working professionals.
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.
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
Welcome to About.com Sports Careers!
Sports Careers Advice and Resources
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.
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.
Even Specialists Benefit from Varied Skills
In sports careers, even specialists spend some time developing varied skills.
The Role of Publicist Explained
Interview with Jerica Williams, Founder of JACE. She is sports and entertainment publicist and entrepreneur.
Preparing for a Sports Career Interview
Advice on preparing for an interview to land a sports career position.
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.
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.
Pittsburgh Pirates Special Assistant Marc...
A profile of Pittsburgh Pirates special assistant Marc Delpiano
NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith
Profile of National Football League Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith.
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.
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
Career Curveballs: How Can You Be Ready?
Career Advice and Career Planning
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.
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.
Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli
Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli brings a legal background to his position.
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.
Becky Hammon and for Opportunities Women in...
The Hiring of Becky Hammon as an Assistant Coach May Be a Watershed Moment in #SportsCareers
Social Media Careers
Sports Careers Social Media Oakland Raiders NFL
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.
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.
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.
Video Board
A stadium-design profile of the Dallas Cowboys stadium. The $1.15-billion Cowboys Stadium was completed in May 2009. Page 4.
Hole In Roof
A stadium-design profile of the Dallas Cowboys stadium. The $1.15-billion Cowboys Stadium was completed in May 2009. Page 8.
3 Great Reasons to Start a Sports Conference
3 Great Reasons to Start a Sports Conference: Sales, Networking, Resume
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.
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.
Sponsorship Careers
Interview with Sponsorship Manager Nestle discussing Sports Careers
Sports Business Academy Launches
Interview with Lou Imbriano of Sports Business Academy Discussing Education and Sports Careers
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.
How Tech Trends and Sports Careers Come Together
Technology and Sports Careers advice from sportstechie.net founder Robert Roble
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.
Five Tips for Undergrads Seeking Sports Career...
Five ideas for finding that first job in your sports career path after you graduate from college.
5 Career Lessons from Shotokan Karate
5 Career Lessons from Shotokan Karate
Digital Media Career Advice
Career Advice from MLS Digital Media Professional
Curves
A stadium-design profile of the Dallas Cowboys stadium. The $1.15-billion Cowboys Stadium was completed in May 2009. Page 10.
Personality, Aptitude Tests Can Help with...
Personality tests can provide individuals ideas about the types of careers they might find most rewarding.
5 Ways High School Students Can Prepare for...
Advice for High School Students Considering #SportsCareers
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.
Career Lessons in Sports
Examples of Career Lessons from Broadcasting and Animal Sciences
What You Need to Know about Sports Analytics
Analytics Is Changing Sports Landscape - 4 Themes from IE Sports Analytics Summit
#ESPNCareers Chat Summary and Observations
ESPN Career Chat, Twitter Chats, Career Advice, Sports Careers, Sports Jobs, Sports Internships
Can Passion Propel You to a Career in Sports?
Sports Careers Advice about Passion, featuring Adam Braun and Mark Cuban
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.
Graduation Season Career Advice
In the throes of graduation season, the latest post was inspired by the commencement address at Sonoma State this year, Adam Braun. Mr. Braun is the founder
Braun Racing Crew Chief Zipadelli
A profile of NASCAR SPRINT Cup Team Braun Racing's crew chief Scott Zipadelli
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.
Cowboys Stadium
A stadium-design profile of the Dallas Cowboys stadium. The $1.15-billion Cowboys Stadium was completed in May 2009.
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.
Denver Nuggets Vice President of Basketball...
Denver Nuggets Vice President of Basketball Operations Mark Warkentien started his NBA work in scouting.
University of Arizona Men’s Basketball...
A career profile of University of Arizona Men’s Basketball Coach Sean Miller.
3 Ways Picking Up a New Hobby Can Boost Your...
How New Hobbies and Activities Can Help You Achieve Career Success - It May Be in Ways You Have Never Considered
Search Firm President's Early Career Advice
Sports Careers Advice from Jeff Yocum, President of Marquee Search
Washington puts focus on college sports...
The University of Washington offers a master's program that focuses on running an intercollegiate athletic program.
Why You Need to Know Andrew Friedman
Why The Dodgers' Hiring of Andrew Friedman Is a Watershed Moment in Sports Business
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
New Sports Education Venture Launched
Earlier today, I posted an interview with Lou Imbriano who is the instructor for the first class launched by the Sports Business Academy. The educational
Advice for Sports Careers in Strength and...
Interview with Certified Trainer and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist discussing Sports Careers and Training
University of Dayton Director of Athletics Tim...
A profile of University of Dayton Director of Athletics Tim Wabler.
NASCAR Chairman Brian France
A profile of NASCAR Chairman Brian France, looking at the NASCAR chairman's background and accomplishments.
Looking for Sports Careers Advice?
The answer to the headline question is likely Yes.  That is why you are here.  To provide an overview of practical tips for new job seekers or seasoned pros,
Digital Media in MLS Gets Spotlight
A new article featuring an interview with MLS Digital Sales Executive Peter Amador deserves your attention for several reasons.  First, digital and social media
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.
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.
Sacramento Kings General Counsel Jason Levien
A profile of Sacramento Kings General Counsel Jason Levien
#SportsCareers Lessons from LeBron James'...
#SportsCareers Lessons from LeBron James' Return to Cleveland
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.
Sports Psychology Programs
A brief outline of sports psychology programs.
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
Cowboys Cheerleaders
A stadium-design profile of the Dallas Cowboys stadium. The $1.15-billion Cowboys Stadium was completed in May 2009. Page 3.
Networking 101: Tips to Get You Started
Networking 101 for Sports Careers
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
Dressing for Success at Work
Proper work attire, especially in a sports career, can vary widely. Here are some general guidelines.
4 Reasons to Think Global in Sports Career Search
International Business and Sports Careers: How Thinking Global Can Can Benefit Your Career
Three Lessons from NFL and Ray Rice Case
Three Lessons from NFL and Ray Rice Case
Washington Huskies Football Coach Steve Sarkisian
A profile of University of Washington head football coach Steve Sarkisian.
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
Two New Interviews on Sports Careers
Two new interviews have been posted to the site, featuring sports professionals explaining their current roles and offering suggestions on developing a career
Reminiscing and Learning Lessons
Career Reflections Inspired by a 30 Year High School Reunion
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