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What should i do in college if i love sports?

Updated Thorsby, Alabama

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Jill’s Answer

Updated Portland, Maine

Hi Brody,

I was in the same boat when I was in high school. I love sports and played them throughout my adolescence, but knew I wasn't going to play in college. Therefore, I was looking for any way to stay involved in sports while studying, and there are plenty of options!

  1. Start with your school's athletics department. There are opportunities to volunteer and work at onsite athletics' events or supporting specific teams. I personally started out in sports information, but there are opportunities in several different branches of the athletics department.
  2. If you want to include sports in your major, there are plenty of opportunities there as well. Marketing, PR, Business, Sports Medicine, Journalism, etc.
  3. I used my experiences working in the athletics department at my university to help form my career path. I started as a broadcast journalism major, and then switched over to business and marketing as I started interning later in my sophomore/junior years.
  4. Use the contacts you make throughout to help find internships and opportunities during your summer and winter breaks (professors, coaches and administrators).

Jill recommends the following next steps:

  • Research your college's athletics department ahead of your first year.
  • If you don't have your heart set on a major, start with some broader courses in business and communications to help narrow your interests.
  • Contact administrators in the athletics department ahead of your first year to establish a connection.

James’s Answer


I played football for 18 years, DI and DIII football, and professional.

If you love sports, there is film, photography, media (broadcasting), advertising for sports, group sales positions, there's TONS, maybe you like science and want to be a trainer? My advice, figure out what you like best and STICK TO IT! haha Besides those I've listed you can always coach too.

James recommends the following next steps:

  • Figure out what you like to do
  • Reach out to a person in charge of that sector (write a letter, LinkedIn, in person)
  • Take your shot!
Thanks, now I know what to consider doing since im going to highschool.

Ravi Kumar’s Answer

Updated Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Hi Brody,

College is not only for study , Lots of sportsperson have come out of college team and they were able to mange both of them in college and made a big name for them in field of sports .

I will suggest that give your 100 % to the game you love and try to make to college team and then see , where it takes you .

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