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What types of jobs are common for people working in the sports management or sports marketing industries?

I've always been interested in sports management and sports marketing because of my interest in sports and business. However, I'm not familiar with what kind of careers are available in these industries. #sports-management #sports-marketing #entertainment-industry

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Jen’s Answer

Hi Michaela! As Chrissy said, there are so many avenues you can take in the sports management/marketing world. Some examples could be a sports agent, production assistant, sports TV producer, working at an agency or big company managing sports sponsorships, ticket sales, sports reporter, account executive for a stadium. You could also work for a team in marketing, communications, PR, events, etc... the possibilities are endless! Start getting internships in the different fields that interest you and you'll quickly see what areas of the field you like and don't like. Good luck!
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Chrissy’s Answer

The best part about a degree in Sport Management is that it is really broad. You could work in professional sports, sports media, non-profit, recreational, etc. First, figure out which area of sport management interests you- is it sales? production? media? operations? journalism? That will help you pinpoint which area you should lean towards. Another thing to keep in mind is what kind of hours you want to work, the different areas of sport management require a different time commitment and are busy at different times during the year. The great part about the field is that the opportunities are endless, and there is a role for everyone! Find what you are passionate about and then network with people in the role. Learning the steps they took to get to the job will help you find your path.

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Addison (Addie)’s Answer

Hi Michaela! I agree with Chrissy and Jen -- there are tons of different career paths you can take with sports management or sports marketing. One great way to get some experience is seeing if your college athletics program has any kind of internship program. When I was in college, I was a marketing intern for our athletics department and got great insight into what it looks like to manage marketing activations during games and what goes into preparing for a nationally broadcasted NCAA game. I loved my time working there, and also got a better sense for what a career path in that field would look like.

Best of luck!
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