This past Thursday I had the opportunity to sit down and conduct a phone interview with Jordan Maleh. Jordan graduated from UConn in 2006 with a Bachelor’s in Sport Management and then his Master’s in Sport Management and Sociology in 2008. He currently works at the Big Ten Network in
A Sports Management Degree offers a wide array of job opportunities and possibilities. Sports management careers are popular due to the passion many people have for athletics and it allows non-athletes to work within the sport field. One aspect to note is that there are 3 main segments within this field. These include; sports performance, production, and promotion. Each offer unique opportunities in the athletics field. A performance career would be a Recreation Worker, a production career would be an University Athletic Director (A.D.), and a promotion career would be a Sports Event Planner. Ultimately, after analyzing all 3 sectors, the production segment distinguishes itself in terms of size and scope, growth trends, and it allows the non-athlete the most opportunity to direct and guide University athletics.
Informational Interview As an Accounting major, I am very interested and have become fond of learning about the varying business aspects within the sports industry. As a result, I decided to conduct my interview with a professional that is associated with the business operations of athletics. The person that I interviewed was Dawn Reynolds, the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Business and Finance here at the University of Miami. After initially getting in contact with Ms. Reynolds a few weeks ago, I was finally able to meet with her briefly and conduct my interview on November 30, 2010, in room 261 in the Hecht Athletics Center. Just to give a bit of background information about Ms. Reynolds, she is from Elmira, New York and now
I had the pleasure of interviewing Felicia Crump who is the Chief of Staff at Harlem RBI. Her upbeat and welcoming attitude made talking to her very easy. From growing up in central New Jersey to attending school in New York and then UConn, Crump has been able to open many doors in her professional career. Though she was not always interested in Sport Management, sport was always a big part of her life, as she was a starter for Hobart and William’s women’s soccer team in upstate New York. While playing collegiate soccer, Crump was studying art history and graduated in 2002. She spoke about how there wasn’t a huge demand for jobs in art history and there were even less when she graduated. While trying to look for jobs she landed a position at
New job openings are being created every day; new general managers, teams moving into new facilities, and league policies and rules beings changed. Which means, the sports industry is expanding rapidly and you just have to find something you like and be the best at it. I really enjoyed getting to her Mark McNeil speak considering the fact that now, I know I do not have to go law school to be a sports agent. I have gotten in contact with him and I think this is a big opportunity for me because as far as an internship goes and finding someone to learn from and someone who is willing to teach
May 13, 2013- A day that will go down in history as one of the most devastating days for fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs. After an 113 day lockout at the beginning of the season, the Leafs made the playoffs for the first time in 9 years. They were playing the Boston Bruins in the first round and made it all the way to game 7. Leafs fans around the world were glued to their TV 's as they watched their team build a seemingly impenetrable 4-1 lead with 15 minutes to go in the third period, all they had to do was hang on to it… The Bruins added a second goal with 9:18 remaining, and then the unthinkable happened. In the span of thirty-one seconds, Boston netted their third and fourth of the game to tie things up with only seconds remaining, sending the game to overtime. There 's nothing more exciting and nerve wracking than Game Seven overtime, but unfortunately for the Toronto Maple Leafs, their dreams of winning the cup were once again extinguished. They added another year since the last time they won the coveted Stanley Cup: 46 years and counting (now up to 48 years in 2016)-the longest drought without a Cup for any NHL team in history. Yet even with such a long drought without a cup, Maple Leaf fans remain some of the most loyal and dedicated in all of professional sports. The team also brings in some of the highest revenues in all of the NHL. How can a losing team be one of the most profitable? This paper will examine the case of the Toronto Maple Leafs from a number of
Article study paper April 23,2017 Shanika Moya ABSTRACT The purpose of this paper is to give readers an understanding of the career I would like to get into, and why. It will allow readers to have an understanding of what the job is, what the day would look like, as well as what goes into the process of getting involved with individuals.
Local Fanbase Capitalize on Initial Excitement As the Golden Knights prepare for their first season, it is vital that they capitalize on the excitement of being the first professional sports team in Las Vegas. This entails selling enough tickets to fill the arena and creating a buzz in the city to get people to start following the team and becoming fans. If they can’t create enough interest in the team during our first few years, it will create a bad first impression and they will likely struggle for fan interest for a long time. Therefore, they need to focus on establishing a strong presence in the city and build pride for the team and city of Las Vegas.
A lifelong passion for sports has helped shape Davis’s dreams and aspirations. Renzelmann strives to work hard every day, and hopes to reach his goals in becoming a PR Director for a profession sports team. His love for sports and writing will turn his dream into a passion, instead of just a job.
There are a number of career opportunities within the world of sports and it is my aspiration to change the world one person at a time. I will continue to assess not only the needs in the organization I am a part of but the current benefits, and recent issues that I have seen especially in the perspective as a league director. In this paper, I will continue to examine my strategic plan to not only become a successful Sports League Director but to also share some improvements I proposed to my director and staff and the outcome thereafter. I will also discuss a few ethical issues and dilemmas in having a sports league organization that I have already noticed and might face myself in the future.
The Career More Than Just a Job publication as outlines The Australian Blueprint for Career Development as comprising of three key areas. Area A is Personal Management and includes having a positive self-image, having positive interactions with other and growth throughout the lifetime. I would highlight my current participation in this University Pathway course as development in this area, as it has allowed me to grow positive self-image and interactions with others.
Sports is one of the fastest-growing industries around the world. This industry has a very complex structure that involves many people in different areas in order to keep this industry running. For some people, sport is a mode for gambling and entertainment; for others, it is a mode of recreation and fitness; for athletes, it may lead to high personal achievement or fortune and fame. Yet, for business-minded individuals, sports is a growing marketplace with many opportunities for investment. Nowadays, anyone can work in sports industry, even non-athletes can achieve high paying jobs. One career that in my opinion has a very significant role in the sports industry is event coordinator. Sporting events play an important role in generating income
My Career Plan The future is uncertain for me, but it is important to develop a career plan that will provide financial support and personal fulfillment over the course of my professional life. To make this transition from school to a professional career, I am going to plan a plan that will help me stay focused and motivated in meeting my goals and objectives. In the next paragraphs, I will explain my ten-year plan for my
"A career is defined by a sequence of positions, opportunities and windows that open and close" says Alain Gosselin, Professor and Associate Director of Executive Education and leaders at HEC Montreal. This is why it may be useful to have a plan and update it if necessary. Often absorbed in their everyday life, students have trouble taking time to breathe and plan their week, not to talk about building a career plan. However, it is necessary to not wait until you are limited to think about it. Even though it was not appreciated in the past, the issue of labor mobility has now become an asset for executives. Today, someone who has acquired multiple experiences in several industries will be valued for his skills. Similarly, someone who has lived in many countries will be the resource person to support the implementation of a local agency. Contrary to what some may think, having a career plan does not betray an inordinate ambition. "In some cases, it is even the trigger to find a better balance between family life and professional life. In this sense, a career plan has become necessary refocus on strategic choices.
Finding a specific career path can not only be difficult, but it can also induce bouts of anxiety, anger, and sadness over a crucial part of an individual’s life. Settling on a career can be unnerving when thinking about the fact that this is the career that you spend thousands of dollars on in college, that this is the career you will work in until you retire. With this course, I’ve found that it has been easier to narrow down a goal towards finding a career. Through career assessments, different assignments and discussions, I have realized what my barriers and strengths are. Overcoming these and improving these skills or applying them to an actual career assisted me in narrowing my goal as well. I am now able to clearly see the advantages and disadvantages of my career goal and to think clearer about the next steps that I will take after this course.