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Basic Information About Athletic Director Jobs
A look at a career as an athletic director at the high school or college level.
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
Job Profile: Sports Announcer
A look at the sports announcer career with ideas on preparation, career paths, and industry expectations.
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.
Job Profile: Sports Information Director
Sports Information Directors publicize the accomplishments of their school teams or league.
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 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.
Education Requirements for Sports Management...
Education requirements for various positions in sports marketing and management, including master's programs
Part 1: Interview with Sports Media Veteran...
Interview with NBA sports media veteran Jimmy Spencer
Fantasy Sports, Real Job Opportunities
A look at some of the job opportunities available working in fantasy sports.
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.
University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball...
A career profile of University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball Coach John Calipari.
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.
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
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.
Why You Need to Know Andrew Friedman
Why The Dodgers' Hiring of Andrew Friedman Is a Watershed Moment in Sports Business
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.
Career Profile: Fitness Trainer
Tremendous growth is expected in the field of fitness instruction through 2016.
Creating Sports Content Can Lead to Opportunities
Interview with Sports Media Veteran Jimmy Spencer on Career Paths
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.
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.
University of San Francisco Sport Management...
An overview of the University of San Francisco Sport Management Program, which caters to working professionals.
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.
Reminiscing and Learning Lessons
Career Reflections Inspired by a 30 Year High School Reunion
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.
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.
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?
Associate AD Offers Career Insights
Interview with NCAA Division I Associate AD discussing his role and careers in sports
ESPN Career Chat - New Post
ESPN Career Chat Summary and Observations
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 Curveballs: How Can You Be Ready?
Career Advice and Career Planning
How Academic Research Can Benefit Your Career
How Academic Research from Sport Marketing Association Can Benefit Your Career
National Football League Commissioner Roger...
A profile of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who became the league's ninth commissioner in August 2006.
Manage Your Career Like a Champion
A Look at San Francisco Giants' Manager Bruce Bochy as a Career Role Model
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.
Follow Derek Jeter's Example to Build a...
Sports Careers Lessons from Yankees' Derek Jeter
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
Why You Should Attend SMA Conference
Preview of the Sports Marketing Association Conference in Philadelphia and What to Expect
Welcome to About.com Sports Careers!
Sports Careers Advice and Resources
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.
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.
Blogging and #SportsCareers
Interview with Jonathan Gordon of SportsAnalyticsBlog.com on blogs, sports business, networking and Analytics
What You Need to Know about Sports Analytics
Analytics Is Changing Sports Landscape - 4 Themes from IE Sports Analytics Summit
Want to Know the Hot Sports Careers in Ten Years?
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5 Easy Ways to Strengthen Your LinkedIn Profile
LinkedIn Tips for People Seeking #SportsCareers
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
Schools Offer Online Opportunities for Sports...
More schools are offering opportunities to pursue sports career degrees online.
The Role of Publicist Explained
Interview with Jerica Williams, Founder of JACE. She is sports and entertainment publicist and entrepreneur.
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.
College Athletics Careers
Sports Careers Interview IMG
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.
Five Tips for Undergrads Seeking Sports Career...
Five ideas for finding that first job in your sports career path after you graduate from college.
SportsBusiness Journal a Favorite of Sports...
A profile of Street & Smith's SportsBusiness Journal, a weekly trade magazine that covers the sports industry.
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.
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.
Sponsorship Careers
Interview with Sponsorship Manager Nestle discussing Sports Careers
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.
NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith
Profile of National Football League Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith.
University of Arizona Men’s Basketball...
A career profile of University of Arizona Men’s Basketball Coach Sean Miller.
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.
Half-Dozen Recession-Proof Sports Career...
A look at six recession-proof sports career jobs.
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.
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.
Advice for Sports Careers in Strength and...
Interview with Certified Trainer and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist discussing Sports Careers and Training
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
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.
Sports Business Academy Launches
Interview with Lou Imbriano of Sports Business Academy Discussing Education and Sports Careers
5 Ways High School Students Can Prepare for...
Advice for High School Students Considering #SportsCareers
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
Career Lessons in Sports
Examples of Career Lessons from Broadcasting and Animal Sciences
Building a Brand by Blogging
Interview with Sports Economist David Berri discussing his books and blog Wages of Wins
Getting Important Information During the...
4 Questions to Ask Before accepting a New Job
#ESPNCareers Chat Summary and Observations
ESPN Career Chat, Twitter Chats, Career Advice, Sports Careers, Sports Jobs, Sports Internships
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.
Making a Decision on a Job Offer
Advice on making a good decision after a job offer is received.
Digital Media Career Advice
Career Advice from MLS Digital Media Professional
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.
Networking 101: Tips to Get You Started
Networking 101 for Sports Careers
Career Advice from Avish Sood of Toronto 2015...
Sports Career Advice from Avish Sood of Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games
Search Firm President's Early Career Advice
Sports Careers Advice from Jeff Yocum, President of Marquee Search
University of Dayton Director of Athletics Tim...
A profile of University of Dayton Director of Athletics Tim Wabler.
3 Great Reasons to Start a Sports Conference
3 Great Reasons to Start a Sports Conference: Sales, Networking, Resume
Becky Hammon and for Opportunities Women in...
The Hiring of Becky Hammon as an Assistant Coach May Be a Watershed Moment in #SportsCareers
Key Stories from 2014 MLB Season
Sports Business Review of Top MLB Stories from 2014
SportsBusiness Journal Names 50 Most Influential
A link to profiles of SportsBusiness Journal's 50 most influential people in sports business for 2008.
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.
Can Passion Propel You to a Career in Sports?
Sports Careers Advice about Passion, featuring Adam Braun and Mark Cuban
Looking for Sports Careers Advice?
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Be Smart with Social Media / Electronic...
Using Social Media and Other Forms of Electronic Communication Comes with Risks. Mange Them Wisely.
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.
5 Career Lessons from Shotokan Karate
5 Career Lessons from Shotokan Karate
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
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.
Cowboys Stadium
A stadium-design profile of the Dallas Cowboys stadium. The $1.15-billion Cowboys Stadium was completed in May 2009.
Cowboys Cheerleaders
A stadium-design profile of the Dallas Cowboys stadium. The $1.15-billion Cowboys Stadium was completed in May 2009. Page 3.
Sports Business Watch: Women in Sports Media
Recent Stories that Highlight the Role of Women in Sports Media Coverage
Sports Psychology Programs
A brief outline of sports psychology programs.
Washington Huskies Football Coach Steve Sarkisian
A profile of University of Washington head football coach Steve Sarkisian.
Entrance
A stadium-design profile of the Dallas Cowboys stadium. The $1.15-billion Cowboys Stadium was completed in May 2009. Page 6.
Three Lessons from NFL and Ray Rice Case
Three Lessons from NFL and Ray Rice Case
Sacramento Kings General Counsel Jason Levien
A profile of Sacramento Kings General Counsel Jason Levien
Dressing for Success at Work
Proper work attire, especially in a sports career, can vary widely. Here are some general guidelines.
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