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10 candid tips on how to enter the sports industry

By chris langdon - Manager of Partnerships and Sales, Niagara River Lions

I have always been one to want to ‘figure things out on my own’, and my introduction to the sports industry was no different. Upon reflecting, I have likely broken most of the conventional unwritten...

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The "can't miss prospect" in life and sports

By nick richardson - director, new business development - texas rangers baseball club

I often think about what sets high performers apart from the average or below average performers in various jobs and in life. I relate much of what I do to sales because as a friend once said, “sales...

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3 keys to breaking into the sports industry

By kyle brannigan - phd student in sport administration at the university of northern colorado

I have experience both working in sports and now I’m involved in sport business academia as a PhD student in Sport Administration at Northern Colorado. I talk with students and job seekers all the time...

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5 things I wish I knew about sales before getting a sport sales job

By bob hamer - president & founder of Sports business solutions and creator of theclubhouse

My first job after college, in the Summer of 06’, was selling tickets for the Phoenix Suns (NBA), Phoenix Mercury (WNBA) and Phoenix RoadRunners (ECHL). The position itself was “Sales Consultant”...

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5 tips to achieving your ideal job in sports

By Jonathan White - Director, group sales at the san jose sharks

It’s hard to believe I’ve been working in the sports industry since 2012, back when I had absolutely no idea that I would be lucky enough to make a career out of my love for the game of basketball...

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What is a "learning interview" in sports, and why is it so important?

By max kozinn - career & talent development manager at the university of texas at austin

Grow your network through learning! It’s one of the most important decisions you will make in your life: “Where do I work?” Now, more than ever, we are flooded with information overload on social...

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5 keys to industry success from a recent #sportsbiz grad

By luke johnson - incoming sports industry professional with the Pittsburgh pirates

With graduation one week away, it has given me some time to reflect on the journey to my first role with the Pittsburgh Pirates in their Inside Sales Associate Program. Because of family, friends, and...

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Keeping it real... What Inside Sales in sports is really like

By Brian towers - vice president, ticket sales & service - san Jose sharks

There are plenty of great articles written about the early stages of developing a career in an Inside Sales program. I’m putting a different spin on it and taking a shot at providing some authentic feedback...

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4 keys to breaking into the sports industry

By ben slingerland - business development manager, catapult sports

In an article written by Ben and originally published 02/20/19 on his personal site: Everyone loves sports. Our culture is predicated around them for better or for worse. Sport has served as humanity’s...

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5 things you need to know about working in sports

By Matt stocker - employment manager at the florida panthers

Last month I transitioned out of my Ticket Sales Manager position and into Human Resources as our Employment Manager with the Florida Panthers. I spent the last 4 years with our Ticket Sales/Service team,...

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3 keys to learning and growing in the sports industry

By spencer wilson - Associate, the core at the oakland a's

Whether you’re a freshman in college, or you’ve been in the industry for decades, it’s important to maximize every opportunity to learn while in your role. I remember when I was a freshman at Ohio...

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What it's like to work at ESPN and tips for job seekers

By billy haubrich - associate director of advertising & marketing at espn

Billy Haubrich is the Associate Director of Advertising and Marketing Intelligence at ESPN in their New York City office. In his “spare time”, Billy also runs the internship program at ESPN. We sat...

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A note to my younger self - how do I break into sports?

By Joel albers - director, Global sports, entertainment & brand sales - Calreply

Hey pal - sent your resume to the NFL, NBA, MLB, and ESPN and didn't get a response? I know, it's a bummer. You did all the right things - had great internships, refined the resume, Googled 'best cover...

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The formula for getting a job in sports

By MICHELLE CARLSON, FORMER HR RECRUITER AT OILERS SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

Almost everyone will look in the mirror one day and realize that they don’t have the skillset to play hockey beside Connor McDavid, pitch for the Dodgers, or play power forward for the Lakers. It’s...

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