The Comprehensive Guide to Careers in Sports

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2009 - Business & Economics - 526 pages
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As more students enter the growing field of sports management, there is a greater need for information informing them about their career choices. Careers in Sports provides an overview of what students should consider and expect from the varied career options available to them. This book answers the questions students are most likely to have, including what courses they should take, what areas are available to them, what salary can they expect to earn after graduation, and how they can get the job of their dreams. In the highly competitive field of sports management, it is important for individuals to prepare themselves well and to make the right decisions along the way. Although there are no guarantees of success, this book will increase studentsí likelihood of finding success in the sports industry. Encouraging research and realistic expectations, this book has been developed by an author with many years of experience as a respected practitioner, teacher and internship coordinator.
  

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Contents

Preparation Preparation Preparation
7
Mapping the Plan
14
The Educational Path
20
Networking
33
Resources for Job and Internship Seekers
34
Getting Started
43
Be Prepared for Bumps in the Road
49
Mentors
55
Major League Baseball Executives
268
NBA Marketing Professionals
275
NBA Executives
282
NCAA Division III Athletic Directors
295
NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Conference Commissioners
303
NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Conference Commissioners
309
NCAA Marketing Professionals
315
Introduction to Organizational Charts
323

MidCareer Moves
66
Basketball
72
Hockey
83
Football
95
Baseball
109
Soccer
126
Lacrosse
139
Tennis
156
Volleyball
164
Horse Racing
173
Olympic Sports
179
Amateur Sports
188
Event Management
199
Ticketing
205
Television
212
Radio
215
Licensees
228
Professional Associations and Organizations
244
Sports Travel
250
Introduction to Career Tracks
257
Professional Sports Teams
332
Professional Sport Leagues
344
Amateur Athletics
357
Leadership Positions
370
Sales and Marketing
379
TicketsBox Office Sales and Service
406
Public Relations
417
Community Relations
427
New Business and Media Development
431
Game Operations and Production
437
Administration
447
Facility Management
459
Information Technology
469
Event Management
477
Legal Services
485
Development
497
Corporate Sponsorship
507
Index
520
Copyright

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