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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
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.
Have You Cleaned Up Your LinkedIn Profile Lately?
Spring is a great time to review and update your LinkedIn profile
Want to Work in Minor League Baseball?
Interview with Sonoma Stompers GM and Chief Operating Officer Theo Fightmaster
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.
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.
Education Requirements for Sports Management...
Education requirements for various positions in sports marketing and management, including master's programs
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.
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.
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.
Fantasy Sports, Real Job Opportunities
A look at some of the job opportunities available working in fantasy sports.
Job Profile: Sports Announcer
A look at the sports announcer career with ideas on preparation, career paths, and industry expectations.
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
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.
Schools Offer Online Opportunities for Sports...
More schools are offering opportunities to pursue sports career degrees online.
Career Profile: Fitness Trainer
Tremendous growth is expected in the field of fitness instruction through 2016.
Now is the Time to Plan for Attending Sloan...
16 Reasons to Attend Sloan Sports Analytics Conference
University of Dayton Director of Athletics Tim...
A profile of University of Dayton Director of Athletics Tim Wabler.
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.
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
University of San Francisco Sport Management...
An overview of the University of San Francisco Sport Management Program, which caters to working professionals.
Top 4 Sports Careers Websites
4 Sports Careers Websites You Can't Afford to Miss - resources for pursuing jobs 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.
Sports Careers Panel Advice from #SSAC15
Sloan Sports Analytics Conference Career Panelists offer advice on landing a job 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
Don't Make This LinkedIn Mistake
LinkedIn Invitations and a Common Mistake Users Make
University of Arizona Men’s Basketball...
A career profile of University of Arizona Men’s Basketball Coach Sean Miller.
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 Kentucky Men’s Basketball...
A career profile of University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball Coach John Calipari.
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?
Tips on Sports Internships from a Veteran of...
Student Reflects on What He Learned from Sports Business Internships
10 Commandments of Sports Careers
10 Commandments of Sports Careers, Advice, Career Development
Welcome to About.com Sports Careers!
Sports Careers Advice and Resources
Blogging and #SportsCareers
Interview with Jonathan Gordon of SportsAnalyticsBlog.com on blogs, sports business, networking and Analytics
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.
Reminiscing and Learning Lessons
Career Reflections Inspired by a 30 Year High School Reunion
Sports Career Panel Advice from #SSAC15
Sloan Sports Analytics Conference Career Panelists offer advice on landing a job in sports
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
Dean Smith's Impact Was about More than...
Reflections on Dean Smith's Career - and the Lessons You Can Draw From Him
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.
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.
NASCAR Chairman Brian France
A profile of NASCAR Chairman Brian France, looking at the NASCAR chairman's background and accomplishments.
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.
5 Easy Ways to Strengthen Your LinkedIn Profile
LinkedIn Tips for People Seeking #SportsCareers
5 Ways High School Students Can Prepare for...
Advice for High School Students Considering #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.
Half-Dozen Recession-Proof Sports Career...
A look at six recession-proof sports career jobs.
Washington puts focus on college sports...
The University of Washington offers a master's program that focuses on running an intercollegiate athletic program.
Associate AD Offers Career Insights
Interview with NCAA Division I Associate AD discussing his role and careers in sports
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Want to Know the Hot Sports Careers in Ten Years?
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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.
The Role of Publicist Explained
Interview with Jerica Williams, Founder of JACE. She is sports and entertainment publicist and entrepreneur.
Social Media Careers
Sports Careers Social Media Oakland Raiders NFL
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.
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.
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.
Follow Derek Jeter's Example to Build a...
Sports Careers Lessons from Yankees' Derek Jeter
Sloan Sports Analytics Conference Career Panel...
Sloan Sports Analytics Conference Career Panel Preview
Hands On Example of Using LinkedIn for...
Using LinkedIn to Research Industry Contacts
How Tech Trends and Sports Careers Come Together
Technology and Sports Careers advice from sportstechie.net founder Robert Roble
Making Good Resolutions for the New Year
5 Questions to help make new year's resolutions about your career
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.
Getting Your Academic Term Off to a Great Start
5 Practical Tips to Execute on This Semester to Prepare for Careers After Graduation
Sports Business 2014 Wrap Up
6 #SportsBiz Articles to send you into 2015
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.
NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith
Profile of National Football League Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith.
Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli
Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli brings a legal background to his position.
Sacramento Kings General Counsel Jason Levien
A profile of Sacramento Kings General Counsel Jason Levien
College Athletics Careers
Sports Careers Interview IMG
Part 1: Interview with Sports Media Veteran...
Interview with NBA sports media veteran Jimmy Spencer
Career Lessons from Golden State Warriors Head...
Career Lessons from Warriors' Coach Steve Career
Free Sports Careers Tools
3 Free Resources to Learn about and Secure a Career in Sports
Digital Media Career Advice
Career Advice from MLS Digital Media Professional
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
How Changing Sports Technology Creates...
How Technology Revolution Is Creating Sports Career Opportunities
4 Career Lessons from LeBron James
4 Career Lessons from LeBron James. #SportsCareers Manage your Career Like a Superstar
#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
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.
How a Career Coach Help Your Sports Job Search
Interview with Matt Crevin Sports Career Coach and Founder of Voice of the Box
National Football League Commissioner Roger...
A profile of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who became the league's ninth commissioner in August 2006.
Career Lessons from Coaching Profession
Career Lessons from the Seattle Seahawks' Coach Pete Carroll - And How They Can Help Your Career
Preparing for a Sports Career Interview
Advice on preparing for an interview to land a sports career position.
4 Reasons to Think Global in Sports Career Search
International Business and Sports Careers: How Thinking Global Can Can Benefit 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.
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.
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
Charles Barkley and Analytics - What You Need...
Charles Barkley Bashes Analytics - Why He Is Wrong
Denver Nuggets Vice President of Basketball...
Denver Nuggets Vice President of Basketball Operations Mark Warkentien started his NBA work in scouting.
5 Career Lessons from Shotokan Karate
5 Career Lessons from Shotokan Karate
How Academic Research Can Benefit Your Career
How Academic Research from Sport Marketing Association Can Benefit Your Career
Cowboys Cheerleaders
A stadium-design profile of the Dallas Cowboys stadium. The $1.15-billion Cowboys Stadium was completed in May 2009. Page 3.
The Importance of Following Industry News to...
MLB Trade Deadline: The Importance of Following Industry News to Develop Your Sports Career
To Be a Sports Business Professional You May...
How Attending Events Can Help You Start a Sports Career
What You Need to Know about Sports Analytics
Analytics Is Changing Sports Landscape - 4 Themes from IE Sports Analytics Summit
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.
Jerry Jones
A stadium-design profile of the Dallas Cowboys stadium. The $1.15-billion Cowboys Stadium was completed in May 2009. Page 5.
Curves
A stadium-design profile of the Dallas Cowboys stadium. The $1.15-billion Cowboys Stadium was completed in May 2009. Page 10.
Why You Need to Know Andrew Friedman
Why The Dodgers' Hiring of Andrew Friedman Is a Watershed Moment in Sports Business
Simple Ways to Dress for Success
Dressing for Success is a choice. Here are some tips to dress well in your sports career.
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.
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.
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
Networking 101: Tips to Get You Started
Networking 101 for 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.
Blogging about a Sports Team: Advice from a Pro
Blogger from Fansided shares #SportsCareers advice
Entrance
A stadium-design profile of the Dallas Cowboys stadium. The $1.15-billion Cowboys Stadium was completed in May 2009. Page 6.
Understanding the Importance of New College...
The Business Side of the First College Football Championship Game
Conference Supercharges Your Career
Sports Careers Stanford Sports Innovation Conference
Cowboys Stadium
A stadium-design profile of the Dallas Cowboys stadium. The $1.15-billion Cowboys Stadium was completed in May 2009.
ESPN Career Chat - New Post
ESPN Career Chat Summary and Observations
Career Lessons from NFL Legend
Career Lessons from Bill Belichick - And How They Can Help Your Career
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.
Sports Business Academy Launches
Interview with Lou Imbriano of Sports Business Academy Discussing Education and Sports Careers
Video Board
A stadium-design profile of the Dallas Cowboys stadium. The $1.15-billion Cowboys Stadium was completed in May 2009. Page 4.
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.
Fans Enter
A stadium-design profile of the Dallas Cowboys stadium. The $1.15-billion Cowboys Stadium was completed in May 2009. Page 7.
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.
Standing Room
A stadium-design profile of the Dallas Cowboys stadium. The $1.15-billion Cowboys Stadium was completed in May 2009. Page 9.
Sponsorship Careers
Interview with Sponsorship Manager Nestle discussing Sports Careers
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
Pittsburgh Pirates Special Assistant Marc...
A profile of Pittsburgh Pirates special assistant Marc Delpiano
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
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.
Three Lessons from NFL and Ray Rice Case
Three Lessons from NFL and Ray Rice Case
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.
Career Curveballs: How Can You Be Ready?
Career Advice and Career Planning
Sports Psychology Programs
A brief outline of sports psychology programs.
3 Great Reasons to Start a Sports Conference
3 Great Reasons to Start a Sports Conference: Sales, Networking, Resume
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
Making a Decision on a Job Offer
Advice on making a good decision after a job offer is received.
Getting Important Information During the...
4 Questions to Ask Before accepting a New Job
How Playing Sports and Working in Minor League...
San Diego Padres Vice President of Corporate Partnerships Jarrod Dillon shares his early career experiences and advice for today's sports industry job seekers
Even Specialists Benefit from Varied Skills
In sports careers, even specialists spend some time developing varied skills.
#SportsCareers Lessons from LeBron James'...
#SportsCareers Lessons from LeBron James' Return to Cleveland
Ducks' Coach Career Filled with Great Lessons
Oregon Football Coach Mark Helfrich's Career Path Provides Lessons on Developing a Career in Any Field
Sports Business Watch: Women in Sports Media
Recent Stories that Highlight the Role of Women in Sports Media Coverage

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