Resources for New Sport Management Students
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
A degree in Sport Management can lead to a variety of rewarding careers. Success in the major and profession are dependent on personal and professional preparation. We would like to encourage our incoming students to take advantage of the summer months before classes start identifying resources for personal, professional and academic development.
[ ] Read The Comprehensive Guide to Careers in Sports (Wong) for an overview of professional career options within the sport industry.
[ ] Read A Career in Sports: Advice from Sports Business Leaders (Wells, Kreutzer, & Kahler) for practical advice from 31 sport industry executives.
[ ] Read The Ultimate Guide to Getting Hired in College Sports (Gauthier) for specific information on acquiring a career specifically within college sports.
[ ] Read They Don't Teach Corporate in College (Levit) to learn how to make the transition from sport management student to sport management professional.
[ ] Obtain the textbook for SM 101 Principle of Sport Management: Contemporary Sport Management 4th Edition (Pedersen, Parks, Quarterman, & Thibault) to prepare for your foundational class within the major.
[ ] Log onto Gullnet and visit the School of Sport Science and Fitness Studies mainpage and review the 2011-12 Sport Management Student Handbook.
[ ] Research the following professional organizations and join as a student member:
North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM)
National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA)
Women's Sport Foundation (WSF)
The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA)
Massachusetts Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MAHPERD)
Sports Executives Association (SEA)
Sport Marketing Association (SMA)
National Alliance for Youth Sport (NAYS)
Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance/ National Association of Sport in Physical Education/ National Association of Girls and Women in Sport (AAHPERD/ NASPE/ NAGWS)
National Sport Marketing Network (NSMN)
Women in Sports and Events (WISE)
National American Society of Sport Sociology (NASSS)
Athletic Equipment Managers Association (AEMA)
Statistics in Sports (SIS)
Society of American Baseball Research (SABR)
Collegiate Athletic Business Management (CABMA)
National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics (N4A)
[ ] Visit the following web sites to review job and internship announcements:
Work In Sports
NCAA Career Center
Women Sports Jobs
If you have any additional questions about how to prepare for the upcoming academic year, please contact:
Assistant Dean/ Chair of Sport Management Dr. Chrystal D. Porter at firstname.lastname@example.org.