The Comprehensive Guide to Careers in Sports

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-03-23
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

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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 students’ 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.

Table of Contents

SectionSection 1 The Job Search in the Sports Industry
ChapterChapter 1 What is it Really Like to Work in the Sports Industry?
ChapterChapter 2 Preparation, Preparation, Preparation
ChapterChapter 3 The Assessment Process
ChapterChapter 4 Mapping the Plan
ChapterChapter 5 The Educational Path
ChapterChapter 6 Networking
ChapterChapter 7 Resources for Job and Internship Seekers
ChapterChapter 8 The Internship: Getting Started
ChapterChapter 9 Internships: Be Prepared for Bumps in the Road
ChapterChapter 10 The Big Step: Internship to First Job
ChapterChapter 11 Mentors
ChapterChapter 12 Presenting Yourself
ChapterChapter 13 Mid-Career Moves
ChapterChapter 14 Final Tips
SectionSection 2 The Sports Industry: Segment Descriptions
ChapterChapter 15 Introduction to the Sports Industry
ChapterChapter 16 Basketball
ChapterChapter 17 Hockey
ChapterChapter 18 Football
ChapterChapter 19 Baseball
ChapterChapter 20 Soccer
ChapterChapter 21 Lacrosse
ChapterChapter 22 Golf
ChapterChapter 23 Tennis
ChapterChapter 24 Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts
ChapterChapter 25 Auto Racing
ChapterChapter 26 Horse Racing
ChapterChapter 27 Action Sports
ChapterChapter 28 Olympic Sports
ChapterChapter 29 Amateur Sports
ChapterChapter 30 Event Management
ChapterChapter 31 Facility Management
ChapterChapter 32 Ticketing
ChapterChapter 33 Concessions
ChapterChapter 34 Multimedia
ChapterChapter 35 Television
ChapterChapter 36 Radio
ChapterChapter 37 Print
ChapterChapter 38 Manufacturers
ChapterChapter 39 Retail
ChapterChapter 40 Licensees
ChapterChapter 41 Sports Agencies
ChapterChapter 42 Corporate Sponsorships
ChapterChapter 43 Unions
ChapterChapter 44 Professional Associations and Organizations
ChapterChapter 45 Sports Marketing Research
ChapterChapter 46 Sports Travel
ChapterChapter 47 Corporate Law
ChapterChapter 48 Cottage Industries
SectionSection 3 Career Tracks of Executives in the Sports Industry
ChapterChapter 49 Introduction to Career Tracks
ChapterChapter 50 Major League Baseball General Managers
ChapterChapter 51 Major League Baseball Executives
ChapterChapter 52 Minor League Baseball General Managers
ChapterChapter 53 NBA Marketing Professionals
ChapterChapter 54 NBA Executives and General Managers
ChapterChapter 55 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Athletic Directors
ChapterChapter 56 NCAA Division III Athletic Directors
ChapterChapter 57 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Conference Commissioners
ChapterChapter 58 NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Conference Commissioners
ChapterChapter 59 NCAA Marketing Professionals
SectionSection 4 Organizational Charts
ChapterChapter 60 Introduction to Organizational Charts
ChapterChapter 61 College Athletics
ChapterChapter 62 Professional Sports Teams
ChapterChapter 63 Professional Sport Leagues
ChapterChapter 64 Sport Associations and Events
ChapterChapter 65 Unions
ChapterChapter 66 Agencies
ChapterChapter 67 Facilities
ChapterChapter 68 Amateur Athletics
ChapterChapter 69 Retail
ChapterChapter 70 Print and Media
ChapterChapter 71 Sports Conglomerates
SectionSection 5 Job Announcements
ChapterChapter 72 Introduction to Job Announcements
ChapterChapter 73 Leadership Positions
ChapterChapter 74 Sales and Marketing
ChapterChapter 75 Tickets/Box Office Sales and Service
ChapterChapter 76 Public Relations
ChapterChapter 77 Community Relations
ChapterChapter 78 New Business and Media Development
ChapterChapter 79 Game Operations and Production
ChapterChapter 80 Player Personnel
ChapterChapter 81 Administration
ChapterChapter 82 Accounting and Finance
ChapterChapter 83 Facility Management
ChapterChapter 84 Information Technology
ChapterChapter 85 Human Resources
ChapterChapter 86 Event Management
ChapterChapter 87 Broadcasting
ChapterChapter 88 Licensing
ChapterChapter 89 Legal Services
ChapterChapter 90 Compliance
ChapterChapter 91 Development
ChapterChapter 92 Sports Agencies
ChapterChapter 93 Corporate Sponsorship
ChapterChapter 94 Sporting Goods and Apparel
ChapterChapter 95 Internship Programs

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