Sucking up isn’t the only way Contrary to popular demand there are many alternatives to sucking up that will put you ahead of the game and help you gain traction within your company and with your managers. In fact with the way people see through each other more and more nowadays unless your boss isRead more →
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The other day while surfing the internet I came across a quote from Tommy Lasorda that really resonated with me. “If you love your job, you haven’t worked a day in your life.” This is such a great quote because it is so true and I believe that many, if not all of us, canRead more →
I worked in college athletics for nearly 20 years. In that time, I hired and did my best to mentor a number of young people who had dreams of a career in sports. The first thing that I told them, and it was the first thing I was told when I started at Eastern WashingtonRead more →
When you attend a big sporting event like the NCAA Final Four or the Super Bowl, for example, you might forget that there’s a laundry list of people working behind the scenes to put on the event. Even for regular season games in the NBA or NFL, there’s people working together to make sure theRead more →
It’s great that you want to work in sports marketing, but so do hundreds of thousands of other people, which makes the job market pretty tough and competitive. Sports marketing can be a career for those with adequate educational background, particularly since it is one of the highest paid sport related career fields. You canRead more →
Sports medicine is a pretty broad industry with careers related to maintaining the fitness and physical wellbeing of the athletes. The sport doctors, or medical practitioners, who assess and treat the athletes’ injures, educate them on prevention strategies and spend years of studying and preparation, aren’t the only ones with a career in professional sportsRead more →
Are you on the fence about going for a graduate degree? This article is for you! We here at Sports Networker thought it would be interesting to debate the idea if receiving a masters degree or higher is essential to acquiring and maintaining a high ranking position in sports. We brought in two of our own authors,Read more →
Everyone in #sportsbiz knows the commonly said, read, and re-iterated phrase, “You love what you do, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” I’m not sure who coined that cliched phrase, but it’s definitely not the quote I’m here to elaborate on. I’m here to simply share four original motivational quotes all aspiringRead more →
The idea of sitting in a press box writing a game story for a newspaper or standing on the sidelines of an NFL game waiting to talk to a star player sounds like a glamorous job for many. These two things are just a sample of the duties people working in sports media have onRead more →
In the latest edition of my interview series, I was incredibly lucky to have been able to interview Howie Roseman, General Manager of the Philadelphia Eagles. Before becoming the youngest GM in the National Football League, Howie earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Florida, followed by earning his law degree at Fordham Law.Read more →
To all you aspiring sports journalists hoping to be the next Al Michaels, Woody Paige, Erin Andrews, Kirk Herbstreit or John Madden, you’ll need to know the basic “toolkit” needed to be successful. Odds are you won’t be busting onto the national scene to start your career, and will have to work your way up theRead more →
Recently, while networking over a cup of coffee, I told an innocent story. Unbeknownst to me at the time, that innocent story would lead directly to a job interview. As I sat across from a banker with many high-profile contacts in the baseball industry, we casually discussed the new MLB playoff structure. The fact thatRead more →
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