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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.
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
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.
Dorie Clark's Latest Book "Stand Out" Offers...
#CareerLibrary: Dorie Clark's Stand Out
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.
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
Job Profile: Sports Information Director
Sports Information Directors publicize the accomplishments of their school teams or league.
Education Requirements for Sports Management...
Education requirements for various positions in sports marketing and management, including master's programs
Getting Hired by a Former Employer
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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.
Can Online Courses Help Newcomers Develop...
How Taking Online Courses Can Help You in Pursuit of Sports Careers
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.
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 Advice from a Congressman
Congressman Mike Thompson's Career Advice: Get Involved, Take Action
Job Profile: Sports Announcer
A look at the sports announcer career with ideas on preparation, career paths, and industry expectations.
Social Scoring and Careers
Insights on how social scoring sites like Klout are changing the career landscape
Schools Offer Online Opportunities for Sports...
More schools are offering opportunities to pursue sports career degrees online.
Fantasy Sports, Real Job Opportunities
A look at some of the job opportunities available working in fantasy sports.
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.
Don't Make This LinkedIn Mistake
LinkedIn Invitations and a Common Mistake Users Make
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.
Top 4 Sports Careers Websites
4 Sports Careers Websites You Can't Afford to Miss - resources for pursuing jobs in sports
Commencement 2015: Simple Advice for Graduates
5 Tips for Graduates: Old School Behaviors
Career Profile: Fitness Trainer
Tremendous growth is expected in the field of fitness instruction through 2016.
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
Associate AD Offers Career Insights
Interview with NCAA Division I Associate AD discussing his role and careers in sports
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.
Social Media Careers
Sports Careers Social Media Oakland Raiders NFL
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?
Welcome to About.com Sports Careers!
Sports Careers Advice and Resources
Want to Work in Sports Analytics? Insights from...
Dean Oliver, Father of Basketball Analytics, shares sports career advice
10 Commandments of Sports Careers
10 Commandments of Sports Careers, Advice, Career Development
National Football League Commissioner Roger...
A profile of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who became the league's ninth commissioner in August 2006.
Follow Derek Jeter's Example to Build a...
Sports Careers Lessons from Yankees' Derek Jeter
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.
University of San Francisco Sport Management...
An overview of the University of San Francisco Sport Management Program, which caters to working professionals.
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.
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.
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
Advice for Sports Careers in Strength and...
Interview with Certified Trainer and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist discussing Sports Careers and Training
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.
How Virtual Reality Is Revolutionizing Sports...
Virtual Reality for Football Training - The Future Is Now
Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli
Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli brings a legal background to his position.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Have You Cleaned Up Your LinkedIn Profile Lately?
Spring is a great time to review and update your LinkedIn profile
NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith
Profile of National Football League Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith.
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.
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.
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.
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
Part 1: Interview with Sports Media Veteran...
Interview with NBA sports media veteran Jimmy Spencer
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
Consider Non-Profits in Developing a Sports...
Starting a Sports Career at a Non-Profit, An Interview with Casey Miller
Can Passion Propel You to a Career in Sports?
Sports Careers Advice about Passion, featuring Adam Braun and Mark Cuban
Want to Know the Hot Sports Careers in Ten Years?
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5 Ways High School Students Can Prepare for...
Advice for High School Students Considering #SportsCareers
How Changing Sports Technology Creates...
How Technology Revolution Is Creating Sports Career Opportunities
Sports Careers and Real Estate
Exploring the topics of real estate and careers - 4 ideas to consider
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.
Tips on Sports Internships from a Veteran of...
Student Reflects on What He Learned from Sports Business Internships
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
The Role of Publicist Explained
Interview with Jerica Williams, Founder of JACE. She is sports and entertainment publicist and entrepreneur.
Networking 101: Tips to Get You Started
Networking 101 for Sports Careers
Sponsorship Careers
Interview with Sponsorship Manager Nestle discussing Sports Careers
#SportsCareers Lessons from LeBron James'...
#SportsCareers Lessons from LeBron James' Return to Cleveland
Cowboys Stadium
A stadium-design profile of the Dallas Cowboys stadium. The $1.15-billion Cowboys Stadium was completed in May 2009.
Becky Hammon and for Opportunities Women in...
The Hiring of Becky Hammon as an Assistant Coach May Be a Watershed Moment in #SportsCareers
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.
How Tech Trends and Sports Careers Come Together
Technology and Sports Careers advice from sportstechie.net founder Robert Roble
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.
Key Factors to Know about Sports Business Next...
Leading academics share what they will be watching in #SportsBiz in 2015
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
Now is the Time to Plan for Attending Sloan...
16 Reasons to Attend Sloan Sports Analytics Conference
4 Career Lessons from LeBron James
4 Career Lessons from LeBron James. #SportsCareers Manage your Career Like a Superstar
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 Lessons from ESPN's Stuart Scott
Reflections on the Career of ESPN's Stuart Scott
College Athletics Careers
Sports Careers Interview IMG
Career Lessons in Sports
Examples of Career Lessons from Broadcasting and Animal Sciences
Reminiscing and Learning Lessons
Career Reflections Inspired by a 30 Year High School Reunion
3 Great Reasons to Start a Sports Conference
3 Great Reasons to Start a Sports Conference: Sales, Networking, Resume
Sports Career Panel Advice from #SSAC15
Sloan Sports Analytics Conference Career Panelists offer advice on landing a job in sports
Creating Sports Content Can Lead to Opportunities
Interview with Sports Media Veteran Jimmy Spencer on Career Paths
New Interview: Raiders Social Media Coordinator
Great first batch of interviews up this week on the About.com Sports Careers page. Rebecca Corman is the Oakland Raiders' Digital/Social Media Coordinator
5 Career Lessons from Shotokan Karate
5 Career Lessons from Shotokan Karate
Jerry Jones
A stadium-design profile of the Dallas Cowboys stadium. The $1.15-billion Cowboys Stadium was completed in May 2009. Page 5.
How to Graciously Turn Down a Job Offer
4 Tips for Turning Down a Job Offer - And Why It Is Important to Handle It Professionally
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
University of Dayton Director of Athletics Tim...
A profile of University of Dayton Director of Athletics Tim Wabler.
College Hoops Openings Attracting NBA Coaches
College Basketball Coaches and the NBA
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.
Sports Business 2014 Wrap Up
6 #SportsBiz Articles to send you into 2015
Preparing for a Sports Career Interview
Advice on preparing for an interview to land a sports career position.
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.
Understanding What the NFL Draft Tells Us about...
The NFL Draft and Career Opportunities
7 Sports Careers "Must-Reads"
Key books to read to bolster your sports career, including selections from Mark Cuban, Amy Jo Martin, Gary Vaynerchuk, Robert Cialdini, Michael Lewis.
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
Want to Work in Minor League Baseball?
Interview with Sonoma Stompers GM and Chief Operating Officer Theo Fightmaster
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.
Braun Racing Crew Chief Zipadelli
A profile of NASCAR SPRINT Cup Team Braun Racing's crew chief Scott Zipadelli
Blogging about a Sports Team: Advice from a Pro
Blogger from Fansided shares #SportsCareers advice
Half-Dozen Recession-Proof Sports Career...
A look at six recession-proof sports career jobs.
Pittsburgh Pirates Special Assistant Marc...
A profile of Pittsburgh Pirates special assistant Marc Delpiano
Manage Your Career Like a Champion
A Look at San Francisco Giants' Manager Bruce Bochy as a Career Role Model
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
ESPN Career Chat - New Post
ESPN Career Chat Summary and Observations
What to Look for in #SportsBiz in 2015
A preview of what to expect in sports business in 2015.
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.
Personality, Aptitude Tests Can Help with...
Personality tests can provide individuals ideas about the types of careers they might find most rewarding.
Standing Room
A stadium-design profile of the Dallas Cowboys stadium. The $1.15-billion Cowboys Stadium was completed in May 2009. Page 9.

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