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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.
Blogging and #SportsCareers
Interview with Jonathan Gordon of SportsAnalyticsBlog.com on blogs, sports business, networking and Analytics
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
Part 2: Sports Career Advice from Young...
Early Career Sports Professionals Offer Advice on What They Have Already Learned about the Sports Industry
Basic Information About Athletic Director Jobs
A look at a career as an athletic director at the high school or college level.
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.
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.
10 Commandments of Sports Careers
10 Commandments of Sports Careers, Advice, Career Development
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
Using Informational Interviews to Identify...
Informational Interviews Can Help You Identify Career Opportunities. Read How:
Education Requirements for Sports Management...
Education requirements for various positions in sports marketing and management, including master's programs
Practical Advice for Making Informational...
5 Tips to Make Your Informational Interview a Success
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.
Don't Make This LinkedIn Mistake
LinkedIn Invitations and a Common Mistake Users Make
Fantasy Sports, Real Job Opportunities
A look at some of the job opportunities available working in fantasy sports.
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
Getting Your Academic Term Off to a Great Start
5 Practical Tips to Execute on This Semester to Prepare for Careers After Graduation
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
Career Advice Embedded in Book on Social Media
#CareerLibrary Series continues with Amy Jo Martin's Renegades Write the Rules: How the Digital Royalty Use Social Media to Innovate
Schools Offer Online Opportunities for Sports...
More schools are offering opportunities to pursue sports career degrees online.
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.
Job Profile: Sports Announcer
A look at the sports announcer career with ideas on preparation, career paths, and industry expectations.
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.
Career Profile: Fitness Trainer
Tremendous growth is expected in the field of fitness instruction through 2016.
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.
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.
The Expanding Role of Women in Sports Business
One year after Becky Hammon hired as assistant coach of Spurs, what has changed?
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
National Football League Commissioner Roger...
A profile of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who became the league's ninth commissioner in August 2006.
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.
Five Tips for Undergrads Seeking Sports Career...
Five ideas for finding that first job in your sports career path after you graduate from college.
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.
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
Sponsorship Careers
Interview with Sponsorship Manager Nestle discussing Sports Careers
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?
Career Lessons from Frank Gifford: Passing of...
NFL Player and Broadcaster Frank Gifford's Career Offers Valuable Lessons
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
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.
Being a Student Manager for Collegiate Athletic...
A look at how being a student manager in the athletic department can start a sports career
5 Ways High School Students Can Prepare for...
Advice for High School Students Considering #SportsCareers
Want to Know the Hot Sports Careers in Ten Years?
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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.
How Tech Trends and Sports Careers Come Together
Technology and Sports Careers advice from sportstechie.net founder Robert Roble
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.
Follow Derek Jeter's Example to Build a...
Sports Careers Lessons from Yankees' Derek Jeter
Welcome to About.com Sports Careers!
Sports Careers Advice and Resources
Advice for Sports Careers in Strength and...
Interview with Certified Trainer and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist discussing Sports Careers and Training
Tips on Sports Internships from a Veteran of...
Student Reflects on What He Learned from Sports Business Internships
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.
SEAT Conference in Las Vegas in 2016 for Sports...
SEAT Conference explores intersection of sports, entertainment and technology. A summary of why you should attend.
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.
Exploring the Role of a Student Manager
Interview of student manager on the role and day-to-day responsibilities
NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith
Profile of National Football League Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith.
Can Passion Propel You to a Career in Sports?
Sports Careers Advice about Passion, featuring Adam Braun and Mark Cuban
10 Great NBA Twitter Accounts to Follow
Key NBA related Twitter accounts to develop industry specific knowledge
Search Firm President's Early Career Advice
Sports Careers Advice from Jeff Yocum, President of Marquee Search
Digital Media Career Advice
Career Advice from MLS Digital Media Professional
Networking 101: Tips to Get You Started
Networking 101 for Sports Careers
NBA and Twitter: Key Accounts to Follow
More People to Follow on Twitter to Learn about the NBA
What You Can Learn from Bill James' Career to...
4 Career Lessons from Baseball Legend Bill James' Career
Conferences Don't End Once You Get on Plane:...
Tips for leveraging conference attendance once you get home: engage via social media, connect on LinkedIn, write about the conference, read others' recaps
Half-Dozen Recession-Proof Sports Career...
A look at six recession-proof sports career jobs.
College Athletics Careers
Sports Careers Interview IMG
Manage Your Career Like a Champion
A Look at San Francisco Giants' Manager Bruce Bochy as a Career Role Model
Sports Careers and Real Estate
Exploring the topics of real estate and careers - 4 ideas to consider
Braun Racing Crew Chief Zipadelli
A profile of NASCAR SPRINT Cup Team Braun Racing's crew chief Scott Zipadelli
The Role of Publicist Explained
Interview with Jerica Williams, Founder of JACE. She is sports and entertainment publicist and entrepreneur.
Have You Cleaned Up Your LinkedIn Profile Lately?
Spring is a great time to review and update your LinkedIn profile
Strong Letter, Resume Can Open Doors
This About.com article will help you write and effective resume and cover letter.
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.
University of Arizona Men’s Basketball...
A career profile of University of Arizona Men’s Basketball Coach Sean Miller.
Parkour and Business: Evolve, Evaluate Risk,...
Business and Career Lessons from Parkour
Associate AD Tells How He Started His Career In...
Sonoma State Associate Athletics Director Brandon Bronzan shares how he started his career in sports
Sports Business Academy Launches
Interview with Lou Imbriano of Sports Business Academy Discussing Education and Sports Careers
Career Lessons from NFL Legend
Career Lessons from Bill Belichick - And How They Can Help Your Career
Sacramento Kings General Counsel Jason Levien
A profile of Sacramento Kings General Counsel Jason Levien
The Book You Need to Read on Networking: How to...
Highlights from latest #CareerLibrary recommendation - Susan RoAne's How to Work a Room: The Ultimate Guide to Making Lasting Connections - in Person and Online
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
University of Dayton Director of Athletics Tim...
A profile of University of Dayton Director of Athletics Tim Wabler.
Blogging about a Sports Team: Advice from a Pro
Blogger from Fansided shares #SportsCareers advice
University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball...
A career profile of University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball Coach John Calipari.
How Academic Research Can Benefit Your Career
How Academic Research from Sport Marketing Association Can Benefit Your Career
#ESPNCareers Chat Summary and Observations
ESPN Career Chat, Twitter Chats, Career Advice, Sports Careers, Sports Jobs, Sports Internships
Free Sports Careers Tools
3 Free Resources to Learn about and Secure a Career 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.
Washington puts focus on college sports...
The University of Washington offers a master's program that focuses on running an intercollegiate athletic program.
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.
Words of Advice (and Encouragement) for Sports...
Practical Advice for #SportsBiz Entrepreneurs
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
Making Good Resolutions for the New Year
5 Questions to help make new year's resolutions about your career
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.
Sports Careers beyond Teams, Leagues and Media
Technology Is Creating New Sports Careers Opportunities
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.
Career Lessons in Sports
Examples of Career Lessons from Broadcasting and Animal Sciences
Washington Huskies Football Coach Steve Sarkisian
A profile of University of Washington head football coach Steve Sarkisian.
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
NASCAR Chairman Brian France
A profile of NASCAR Chairman Brian France, looking at the NASCAR chairman's background and accomplishments.
Want to Work in Minor League Baseball?
Interview with Sonoma Stompers GM and Chief Operating Officer Theo Fightmaster
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
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.
Toronto Maple Leafs General Manager Brian Burke
A profile of Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke
Social Media Careers
Sports Careers Social Media Oakland Raiders NFL
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.
Even Specialists Benefit from Varied Skills
In sports careers, even specialists spend some time developing varied skills.
Sports Business 2014 Wrap Up
6 #SportsBiz Articles to send you into 2015
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.
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.
How Virtual Reality Is Revolutionizing Sports...
Virtual Reality for Football Training - The Future Is Now
5 Career Lessons from Shotokan Karate
5 Career Lessons from Shotokan Karate
Key Factors to Know about Sports Business Next...
Leading academics share what they will be watching in #SportsBiz in 2015
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
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.
SportsBusiness Journal Names 50 Most Influential
A link to profiles of SportsBusiness Journal's 50 most influential people in sports business for 2008.
4 Reasons to Think Global in Sports Career Search
International Business and Sports Careers: How Thinking Global Can Can Benefit Your Career
#SportsCareers Lessons from LeBron James'...
#SportsCareers Lessons from LeBron James' Return to Cleveland
5 Lessons from Jim Harbaugh
5 Career Lessons Taken from the Career of Football Coach Jim Harbaugh
5 Ways to Do a Good Job on a Holiday
Five ways to be at your best when working on a holiday.
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
Auburn Football Coach Gene Chizik
A profile of Auburn football coach Gene Chizik
Denver Nuggets Vice President of Basketball...
Denver Nuggets Vice President of Basketball Operations Mark Warkentien started his NBA work in scouting.
Personality, Aptitude Tests Can Help with...
Personality tests can provide individuals ideas about the types of careers they might find most rewarding.
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.
Want to Work in Sports Analytics? Insights from...
Dean Oliver, Father of Basketball Analytics, shares sports career advice
Creating Sports Content Can Lead to Opportunities
Interview with Sports Media Veteran Jimmy Spencer on Career Paths
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.
Hands On Example of Using LinkedIn for...
Using LinkedIn to Research Industry Contacts
Career Lessons from Coaching Profession
Career Lessons from the Seattle Seahawks' Coach Pete Carroll - And How They Can Help Your Career
Understanding The Business of Bowl Games
A look at the business side of college football bowl games
Career Library: You Should Read Gary Vaynerchuk...
#CareerLibrary Recommendation: Gary Vaynerchuk's Crush It!
5 Easy Ways to Strengthen Your LinkedIn Profile
LinkedIn Tips for People Seeking #SportsCareers
Pittsburgh Pirates Special Assistant Marc...
A profile of Pittsburgh Pirates special assistant Marc Delpiano
4 Career Lessons from LeBron James
4 Career Lessons from LeBron James. #SportsCareers Manage your Career Like a Superstar
Getting Hired by a Former Employer
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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.
Sports Psychology Programs
A brief outline of sports psychology programs.
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
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.
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.
Former NCAA President Myles Brand
Name: Myles Brand Birthdate: May 17, 1942 Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York Education: Rensselaer Polytechnic
Can Online Courses Help Newcomers Develop...
How Taking Online Courses Can Help You in Pursuit of Sports Careers
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.
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.
Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli
Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli brings a legal background to his position.

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