What programs in college is the best for getting major sports broadcaster jobs? What Small jobs are the best for staring out your career after college?
What programs in college is the best for getting major sports broadcaster jobs? What Small jobs are the best for starting out your career after college?
I'd say Journalism is the best route. There is also clubs and programs that organizations will offer. This is usually a good way to get familiarized with the program and how to speak with peers about the career path.
Taking courses in communications can help you in a variety of ways. Journalism courses will teach you how to be unbiased toward the teams that you cover as well as how to conduct interviews. Public speaking courses will help you find your voice as an announcer. Television courses can help you overcome any issues that you have about speaking on camera.
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I would also focus beyond school. Get involved with doing podcasts, maybe anything you can do with your local sports teams.
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There are a number of routes you can take as far as education that can set you up for a future in sports broadcasting. There are a number of schools across the US that offer bachelor's degrees in Sports Communication. You can also explore Radio, TV and Film. I would also definitely recommend pursuing internships during the school year or summer. Depending on the school that you attend, there could be plenty of opportunities as an intern within production for all sporting events. Often times, these can lead to potential jobs after graduation.
I remember when I was in high school I had the same question. From what I understand, Syracuse University has one of the top programs in the country that will prepare you for this kind of career path. Once you get to college, I would suggest networking as much as possible, and do internships in the industry.