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Advice to help me sort out a future in finance and/or sports management?

I would like to increase my chances for financial success and enjoy what I do. I am told to do what I love, do really well and I will make money at it. There is nothing that I absolutely love yet other than watching NBA basketball, YouTube and I love travel, although I've only vacationed with family and have traveled with my robotics team. I am very strong in Math and member of school robotics team 3 years. I thought I wanted to pursue engineering, but I am not smart enough for it. I only got a slightly above avg score on my first try of new SAT. I take all honors classes make As and Bs. I am weak in critical reading and writing. My senior year I will be taking all AP classes except History, one being AP Anatomy. I have decided to end Spanish. I have been tossing around the idea of sports scouting, but want to fall back on something broader if I find it's too narrow of a field. Some things suggested to me were finance and sports management. With sports management I am finding that it is linked to hospitality. I am not interested in hotel and food service management. Colleges with BS in sports management have a lot of differences in course offerings so I am confused with choosing. I am familiar with Moneyball, but I am not Yale or MIT material. I'm probably average. Any suggestions? #college-major #finance #sports

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phillip’s Answer

If you want to be an agent, your best bet it to go into law with minor in finance. Hope this helps.

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Andrea’s Answer

You definitely want to get a finance degree (or at least a minor) so that you have financial understanding and skills. You should also try to go to a school with a good athletics program and try to get involved with the school's athletic program (volunteer with the football team or become a student worker etc.)

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Sean’s Answer

I was in a very similar situation to you. I am a graduate of Temple University with a B.S. in Sport and Recreation Management and a General Business minor. The first thing you need to know is that working in sports in very competitive, low pay and long hours. It is a very exciting and interesting field, but if you do not love it then you will ultimately not enjoy what you are doing. I would suggest focusing on your strengths like finance or business, that way you have a solid background where you can work in any field you like. There are many finance positions in the sports industry. If you were thinking of going into a Sport Management program, just know that you need a lot of experience and connections in order to get a job. Most of the entry level positions are in sales or customer service, if that is not something you want to do it is hard to find positions in other area. I hope this advice helps!

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Nurit’s Answer

Your chances for financial success go hand in hand with hard work.

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