8 Career Lessons from Pete Van Wieren

What do former Braves GM John Schuerholz, former Braves announcer Pete Van Wieren and current Chicago Cubs general manager Theo Epstein have in common? They each got their first job in professional baseball after writing a letter. Today, I give you Pete Van Wieren’s story, along with 8 lessons you can learn from his story to land a career in…

Workshop Wednesday – March 27, 2013

Each Wednesday I randomly select a cover letter sent in by sports job seekers and critique the letter. If you want to know more about how Workshop Wednesday works or how to send in your cover letter, see this post. I have left comments open, but I will only approve comments with respectful questions or comments. Please note, names and companies have…

Mailbag: Should I go to Law School?

Hello Ms. Dosh, I’m currently a sophomore at [X University], and I am pursuing a career ultimately as a college basketball coach. Right now I am majoring in Law and Society with a pre-law concentration. I plan to attend to attend law school and focus on learning business law. I want to use that to parlay my way into working…

Do You Have a Passion for Sports Business?

If you have a passion for sports business, BusinessofCollegeSports.com is looking for new writers. Check out the post here. As I am the founder of this site, writers will get my guide on how to make the most of blogging and will receive some hands-on experience with me.

Workshop Wednesday – February 13, 2013

Each Wednesday I randomly select a cover letter sent in by sports job seekers and critique the letter. If you want to know more about how Workshop Wednesday works or how to send in your cover letter, see this post. I have left comments open, but I will only approve comments with respectful questions or comments. Please note, names and companies have…

CareerCast’s List of Best Jobs in Sports

CareerCast has come up with a list of the best jobs in sports using their own proprietary methodology, which includes taking into consideration the job environment, income, outlook, physical demands, and stress. You can read more over on their website, but here are the top 10 sports careers according to CareerCast: Coach/Manager $28,340 Event Coordinator $45,260 Physical Therapist $76,310 Public…

Workshop Wednesday – January 29, 2013

Each Wednesday I randomly select a cover letter sent in by sports job seekers and critique the letter. If you want to know more about how Workshop Wednesday works or how to send in your cover letter, see this post. I have left comments open, but I will only approve comments with respectful questions or comments. Please note, names and companies have…

Mailbag: How Do I Make Myself More Marketable?

I get quite a few emails from folks looking for advice, so I’ve decided to start publishing more of them (with the person’s permission, of course). Names and potentially identifying details have been changed. Dear Ms. Dosh, I am writing specifically about your post taking advantage of opportunities. I am currently in my last semester of an education after-degree at…

A Realistic Look at Working in Sports

Guest writer: Carl Segura Last week Kristi used me as an example in her post, “Working in Sports isn’t Like Riding a Bike”. This is a topic which has been on my mind lately, as I have somewhat recently transitioned out of my nascent career working in intercollegiate athletics and into a non-sports arena. Her message, about the need to…

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