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Professional Development: planning for your next job even if you’re happy in your current job

Most of my career coaching clients are either currently job searching or students who will soon be job hunting. A recent addition to my client roster, however, is a young professional in an entry-level college athletics position in his field of choice. Why does he need me, you might ask? It’s easier to find your next job if you’ve been planning for it all along In each position I’ve held, I’ve …Read More

Five Things Sports Jobseekers Should Do During Winter Break

Ahh, there’s nothing like winter break after a long semester. You’ve got rest and relaxation on the brain. You’re probably binge watching shows on Netflix and filling up on leftovers. Sorry folks, but it’s time to get serious. While you’ve got some time on your hands, you should be getting yourself in tip-top shape for pursuing your next opportunity. So, here are five things I think you can do during …Read More

Career Coaching for Sports Job Seekers

I started my career coaching service for students and young professionals who are pursuing careers in sports a little over a year ago. I recently decided to survey all my current and past clients to get some ideas about how I can improve my coaching. As part of the survey, I decided to get more organized and create a spreadsheet of all my former clients, their career goals and where …Read More

Advice for First-Year Attorneys

Seven years ago, I was a first-year attorney at the firm of my dreams. No doubt, many of you recently sat for the bar exam and started your first jobs as attorneys. You know you need to work long hours. You know you have billable hours to meet. However, being a successful attorney is about far more than cranking out work product. I worked in a midsize law firm (over …Read More

Success Story: Niche Sports Blogger

Guest blogger: Matthew Walthert I have always loved writing and sports.  In high school, I did a co-op term that allowed me to work as a reporter for my local newspaper.  Later, I did some freelance work for them. In university, I studied history, which helped me to improve both my writing and research skills. Afterward, I knew I wanted to write, and I did publish a few pieces in …Read More

The Unpaid Internship Debate

I’m in a catch-22 situation when it comes to interns. I could genuinely use the help, and there are plenty of students and young professionals out there willing to do an unpaid internship. However, every time I’ve mentioned that I might need an intern on Twitter over the past few years, I’ve received tweets about the evils of not paying interns. Generally speaking, the projects I would use interns for …Read More

A role model for aspiring female sports broadcasters

I am proud to call Rachel Baribeau my friend. Not only is she an amazingly talented broadcaster for ACC Network and Sirius/XM College Sports Nation, she’s one of the most genuine and selfless people I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet. A couple of weeks ago at SEC Media Days, Rachel and I met with young female journalists and broadcasters and offered up some advice, which ranged from appropriate professional …Read More

Young Administrators Cover Letter & Resume Review and Mock Interviews

Who: NACDA, NACMA, NAADD and ICLA Young Administrators & Students What: Young Administrators Cover Letter and Resume Review and Mock Interviews When: Tuesday & Wednesday, June 10-11 (3-5 pm) Where: NACDA & Affiliates Convention, World Center Marriott Resort (Orlando, FL), Denver & Chicago Rooms Young administrators and students registered to attend the Convention can sign up to have their cover letter and resume reviewed in one-on-one coaching sessions, to participate in a mock interview …Read More