Whether you’re a freshman or a senior studying at a small liberal arts college or a large research university, if you want to work in sports business, you need to get heavily involved in the industry. It is never too early or too late to gain practical experience that will help you connect with decision…
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A lot of materials, opinions, and publications exist regarding how to get a job in sports. However, most of them are not geared towards law students or lawyers. From my experience, law students are ambitious and often have a passion to work in sports. With legal positions in sports being so limited, it is extremely difficult…
1. Network, Network, Network
Have you heard the adage “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know?” Well, in sports, it’s more like “who knows you” or “who is familiar with your work”. The key to getting your first job (or any job) is networking. You need to get out there in front of the decision makers who have the power to hire you, whether that’s the head of the sales department, box office or the general manager.
Attending networking functions is a great idea. Most teams and leagues either run their own career fair or attend sports related fairs every year. For example, job seekers interested in a career in Minor League Baseball should attend the annual PBEO Conference (the same “Winter Meetings” where players are traded and the Rule V draft are held ever year) and network with as many people as possible.