Careers In Sports Management: For The Love Of The Game

sportsmanagementcareersAt the MIT Sloan Sports Conference, Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, was asked for advice on careers in sports management.  His answer?  “Don’t.”  He went on to back-up his claim, citing intense competition and the fact that he gets dozens of emails a week with people pleading for a chance, a solid majority of them even confiding that they would be willing to work for free.  Ok, so the competition is insane, but this is sports, isn’t it?  Working for a professional sports organization isn’t supposed to be a walk in the park.  The environment is competitive from the practice field to the printer, which is where many people flourish.  So if you have the passion and won’t settle for anything else, this is literally your ideal career path.  And the options are diverse, from entry-level positions to management opportunities.  If you’ve always dreamed of being the voice behind the action, you can get an inside look into the exciting industry of sports broadcasting, for example. Let’s look at other ways to get into the business.

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