Have you ever thought about working in sports? If you are a sports fan, you have probably dreamed about working for your favorite team, driving to work at the same stadium that you have such fond game day memories from or walking out onto the courtMoreHave you ever thought about working in sports? If you are a sports fan, you have probably dreamed about working for your favorite team, driving to work at the same stadium that you have such fond game day memories from or walking out onto the court where your childhood hero made the unthinkable play to win the big game.
Perhaps you are about to graduate from college and desire to work in the sports world. You understand business and you love sports - why not combine the two?Each year there are thousands of college graduates with sports degrees that begin looking for a handful of sports jobs with an actual professional team or league. Many settle for something else that isnt even related to sports and go down a career path that doesnt seem very exciting. Unfortunately many people think they want to work in sports, but dont ever find the opportunity.This doesnt have to be the case.
Yes, you have to realize that the sports job industry is very competitive - just like sports itself. However, there is a way to break through. It just takes a little different thinking - a mindshift.Most people overlook the opportunities right under their nose and give up on their dreams when they cant find the dream job the first time around. I am here to provide you with helpful hints and ways to understand why you shouldnt give up, why you can work your way into the industry you are passionate about.
After you read this book, you will have a different understanding, a different mindset on how to get into sports business. It just requires a Mindshift.After working in and around the sports industry for almost 20 years, I have held various roles with different companies that have allowed me to become more engaged with sports than I ever imagined I would be.
When I started out in college, I wasnt aware of any sports marketing or sports business degrees. Towards the end of my college years, I found a job doing something I enjoyed and actually got paid to do it. It didnt take long for me to realize that my company was also doing work in the sports world.
I had to figure out how to get closer to that world. There was something about sports that just made sense to me - it also provided an electrifying rush that I would soon be addicted to.In my book Mindshift - Getting A Job In Sports, I walk you through an overview of sports from my perspective, having worked in this field for quite some time. I share with you how myself and others have been able to work around the sports that we so dearly enjoy. I hope that you will find this book informative and helpful as well as encouraging as you pursue your job in sports.