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Being evaluated for a job, Is your undergrad major as relevant as your post grad expertise to have a good enough base for the sports job?

How much is your basic knowledge worth to an employer in the sports industry, for example education, if you did a sports management master degree #college #college-major #job-search #undergraduate #masters #program-evaluation

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Karen’s Answer

Hi Mario ---
Both degrees are important and certainly are a plus in being considered for a position. I would also tell you that internships, volunteer positions, paid jobs will do as much for your opportunity for employment as your education. Don't get me wrong the education is a must, but, make sure while you are getting your education you seek opportunities to put your classroom knowledge to work. Experience on the job in any role will always give you an edge up. Good Luck!

Thank you comment icon Whoa that was extremely helpful, thanks so much! Mario
Thank you comment icon Hi Mario, I generally agree with Karen's advice. However, many people end up working in fields that are pretty far from their major. It also depends on how you've applied yourself outside of school. As mentioned, internships, part-time jobs, research, projects, etc. will definitely help you stand out to employers in that field. Many employers would rather see someone with an undergrad and some relevant experience than someone with an advanced degree and no experience. Best of luck to you, Mario! Cheryl Ward
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Rickey’s Answer

Hi Mario!

To Karen's point, experience is the real leg up when it comes to interviews and getting a job. Both degrees are important, but I would say that your post-graduate degree shows you've gone further in your studies in a specific field, and thus, carries more weight. My past jobs and current role have nothing to do with my undergraduate, but directly related to my graduate degree. But if you can find opportunities to showcase your sports knowledge, that will get you in the door. Good luck!
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