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Georges: Columbia University Student

Georges, student, at Columbia University talks about maintaining consistency in the classroom.  ...

Ariana Palmer: Rider University Student

Ariana Palmer, student, at Rider University talks about developing your people skills ...

Brandon Smithson: Slippery Rock University Student

Brandon Smithson, student, at Slippery Rock University talks about is preference on ...

Jonathan Boraski: Louisiana State University Student

Jonathan Boraski, student, at Louisiana State University (LSU) talks about meeting new ...

Sarah Lane: Texas A&M University Student

Sarah Lane, student, at Texas A&M University talks about building relationships with ...

David Fox: University of North Carolina Student

David Fox, student, at the University of North Carolina talks about staying ...

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Kristen Hammett: Washington Wild Things & PA Rebellion Fastpitch Softball League

Hello, I am Kristen Hammett, I am a senior at the California University of Pennsylvania. I am currently the Public Relations intern for the Washington Wild Things and PA Rebellion Fastpitch Softball League. 1. What were some of the tasks you performed on a daily basis? I would promote events at the park, do game […]

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Jazmyn Hammons: San Francisco Giants Ticket Operations Coordinator

Jazmyn Hammons, Ticket Operations Coordinator, for the San Francisco Giants talks about internships in the sports industry.  1. Most internships in sports are unpaid. How can students and young professionals recognize this and prepare themselves for the internship they want even though it will be unpaid? The best way to prepare for an unpaid internship […]

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Dr. Jason Reese: Stephen F Austin State University

Dr. Jason Reese, Professor, at Stephen F. Austin University talks about students gaining working experience while in college.  1. In your opinion, how should students reach out to potential employers in terms of finding a job in sports? I would say using their connections is key. We take several trips to professional and amateur sporting […]

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Dr. Chris Barnhill: Georgia Southern University

Dr. Chris Barnhill, Professor, at Georgia Southern University talks about students finding a job in sports.  1. In your opinion, how should students reach out to potential employers in terms of finding a job in sports? I believe that it is important for students to develop relationships with organizations. Networking is more than getting a […]

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Dr. Jonathan Casper: NC State University

Dr. Jonathan Casper, Professor, at North Carolina State University(NC State) talks about students putting themselves in position to work in sports.  1. In your opinion, how should students reach out to potential employers in terms of finding a job in sports? A majority are word-of-mouth or internal hires. Therefore, internships and volunteer experiences are essential. […]

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Dr. Robert Baker: George Mason University

Dr. Robert Baker, Associate Professor, at George Mason University talks about students finding jobs in sports and gaining work experience.  1. In your opinion, how should students reach out to potential employers in terms of finding a job in sports? It is important that students do not become a pest; however, in the appropriate dose […]

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Dr. Colby Jubenville: Students getting into the sports industry

Dr. Colby Jubenville, Professor, at Middle Tennessee State University talks about students looking to work in sports.  1. In your opinion, how should students reach out to potential employers in terms of finding a job in sports? The only way to truly articulate your value is through face to face interaction. Students need to research […]

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Features: Students finding jobs in the sports industry

We reached out to university professors to get their take on students finding jobs in the sports industry. Here is their feedback. 1. In your opinion, how should students reach out to potential employers in terms of finding a job in sports? Dr. Laurence Chalip, Professor, at the University of Illinois It is like looking […]

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Jordan Cannon: Sacramento River Cats Senior Manager

Jordan Cannon, Senior Manager of Inside Sales, for the Sacramento River Cats talks about internships in the sports industry.  1. Most internships in sports are unpaid. How can students and young professionals recognize this and prepare themselves for the internship they want even though it will be unpaid? The main way to prepare themselves is […]

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Tim Farmer: City of Chula Vista Principal Recreation Manager

Tim Farmer, Principal Recreation Manager, for the City of Chula Vista talks about working in the parks and recreation industry.  1. What should students know about working in parks and recreation? Working in the parks and recreation profession requires a myriad of disciplines to be successful. Programming, marketing, risk management, politics, finance, etc. are all […]

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Christiana Johns: United States Professional Tennis Association Public Relations Coordinator

Christiana Johns, Public Relations Coordinator, at the United States Professional Tennis Association talks about working in the sports industry.  1. Most internships in sports are unpaid. How can students and young professionals recognize this and prepare themselves for the internship they want even though it will be unpaid? If the unpaid internship is in a […]

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Madison Harker: Learfield Sports Sponsorship Coordinator

Madison Harker, Sponsorship Coordinator, for Texas A&M Sports Properties at Learfield Sports talks about internships in the sports industry.  1. Most internships in sports are unpaid. How can students and young professionals recognize this and prepare themselves for the internship they want even though it will be unpaid? One of the best things that have […]

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Luke Mashburn: Sam Houston State University Athletic Facilities Coordinator

Luke Mashburn, Athletic Facilities Coordinator, at Sam Houston State University talks about internships in the sports industry.  1. Most internships in sports are unpaid. How can students and young professionals recognize this and prepare themselves for the internship they want even though it will be unpaid? Unpaid internships are just a part of the business. […]

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J.Colby Washington: Houston Astros Account Executive

J.Colby Washington, Premium Sales & Service Account Executive, for the Houston Astros talks about working towards success in the industry. 1. Most internships in sports are unpaid. How can students and young professionals recognize this and prepare themselves for the internship they want even though it will be unpaid? This is correct most internships are […]

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Kathleen Reedy: Texas A&M Athletic Event Management

Kathleen Reedy, former Texas A&M University student, talks about her experience with Texas A&M Athletic Event Management.  1. What were some of the tasks you performed on a daily basis? I performed a wide variety of tasks on a day to day basis working with Texas A&M Athletics Event Management and Game Operations. Since this […]

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Dr. Brian Soebbing: Louisiana State University (LSU) Assistant Professor

Dr. Brian Soebbing, Assistant Professor, at Louisiana State University (LSU) talks about students building good relationships while in college.  1. How important is it for students to build relationships and networks while in college? It is very important. Without building a professional network with current professionals and future professionals (i.e., your classmates), it is going […]

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Dr. Joshua Pitts: Kennesaw State University Assistant Professor

Dr. Joshua Pitts, Assistant Professor, at Kennesaw State University talks about students gaining valuable work experience while in college.  1. How important is it for students to build relationships and networks while in college? It is extremely important. I always give the following example to my students. Suppose you are a finalist for a position […]

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