Last Updated on June 29, 2021
Resources for Careers in Sports 2021
This resource hub is home to a variety of guides and resources created to help students and recent graduates discover internship, scholarship, and networking opportunities.
Careers related to sports offer the potential for young people to find a career doing something that they are passionate about in an exciting and growing industry. Many opportunities in sports also feature a positive work/life balance and doing work which makes the world a better place.
We’ve all heard the saying “find a job you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life”–for young athletes, landing a career in sports while also making a comfortable wage sounds like a dream come true. The truth is that this reality is actually much easier to achieve than one would think if you make the right decisions to set yourself up for success at an early age. Earning a quality education is the first key step, but leveraging your network connections to land an internship or an entry level position in a growing field can be just as important to your future success.
Here are some resources that are designed to look at some specific topics a bit more in depth. Our guides focus on highlighting some of the best resources available online in each area to save you time and ensure that you are utilizing the best resources out there. Be sure to check back often as our team continues to build out this resource hub.
Guide to Jobs in Sports – The latest information about open positions in the sports industry.
Sports Industry Guide for People of Color – Resources and helpful information for people of color seeking a career in sports.
Internship Guide – A comprehensive guide to navigating the world of internships in sports.
Scholarship Guide – An up to date and useful resource to help students strategize how to offset the cost of their education
Women in Sports Guide – A guide that takes into account challenges faced by women working in sports, and tailored to females looking to break into this industry.
Job Guide for Veterans – A comprehensive guide with helpful resources on how veterans can put their skills and benefits gained as a result of their service to good use as they enter the job market in the sports industry.
Salary Negotiation Guide – So you’ve received a job offer – congrats! This guide will help you navigate vitally important salary negotiations. It includes valuable tips, tactics, and guidance from experienced professionals.
Guide for LGBTQ+ – Guide for members of the LGBTQ+ navigating the sports industry.
Expert Interviews – Our Expert Interviews feature advice and insights from leaders in the academic & professional world. Hear their stories in their own words and learn about the latest trends in their respective fields.