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The Comprehensive Guide to Careers in Sports, Second Edition

Author(s): Glenn M. Wong, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • ISBN-13: 9781449602031
  • Paperback    578 pages      © 2013
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The Comprehensive Guide to Careers in Sports, Second Edition provides an overview of what students should consider and expect from the varied career options available to them in sports. This book answers the questions students are most likely to have, including what courses they should take, what areas are available to them, what salary they can expect to earn after graduation, and how they can get the job of their dreams. In the highly competitive field of sports management, it is important for individuals to prepare themselves well and to make the right decisions along the way. Although there are no guarantees of success, this book will increase students’ likelihood of finding success in the sports industry. Encouraging research and realistic expectations, this book has been developed by an author with many years of experience as a respected practitioner, teacher and internship coordinator.

Features & Benefits

  • Case studies and stories profile sport industry professionals & provide an insider’s perspective on the various benefits and drawbacks of working in sports.
  • Organizational charts explain how sports organizations are structured.
  • Industry segments describe specific industries within sports.
  • Career progressions track real careers in sports to give students an idea of how people arrive at certain positions.
  • Job descriptions detail actual career opportunities, responsibilities, and requirements for positions, as well as compensation and experience required.
Section 1  The Job Search in the Sports Industry
Chapter 1  What is it Really Like to Work in the Sports Industry?
Chapter 2  Preparation, Preparation, Preparation
Chapter 3  The Assessment Process
Chapter 4  Mapping the Plan
Chapter 5  The Educational Path
Chapter 6  Networking
Chapter 7  Resources for Job and Internship Seekers
Chapter 8  The Internship: Getting Started
Chapter 9  Internships: Be Prepared for Bumps in the Road
Chapter 10  The Big Step: Internship to First Job
Chapter 11  Mentors
Chapter 12  Presenting Yourself
Chapter 13  Mid-Career Moves
Chapter 14  Final Tips
Section 2  The Sports Industry: Segment Descriptions
Chapter 15  Introduction to the Sports Industry
Chapter 16  Basketball
Chapter 17  Hockey
Chapter 18  Football
Chapter 19  Baseball
Chapter 20  Soccer
Chapter 21  Lacrosse
Chapter 22  Golf
Chapter 23  Tennis
Chapter 24  Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts
Chapter 25  Auto Racing
Chapter 26  Horse Racing
Chapter 27  Action Sports
Chapter 28  Olympic Sports
Chapter 29  Amateur Sports
Chapter 30  Event Management
Chapter 31  Facility Management
Chapter 32  Ticketing
Chapter 33  Concessions
Chapter 34  Multimedia
Chapter 35  Television
Chapter 36  Radio
Chapter 37  Print
Chapter 38  Manufacturers
Chapter 39  Retail
Chapter 40  Licensees
Chapter 41  Sports Agencies
Chapter 42  Corporate Sponsorships
Chapter 43  Unions
Chapter 44  Professional Associations and Organizations
Chapter 45  Sports Marketing Research
Chapter 46  Sports Travel
Chapter 47  Corporate Law
Chapter 48  Cottage Industries
Section 3  Career Tracks of Executives in the Sports Industry
Chapter 49  Introduction to Career Tracks
Chapter 50  Major League Baseball General Managers
Chapter 51  Major League Baseball Executives
Chapter 52  Minor League Baseball General Managers
Chapter 53  NBA Marketing Professionals
Chapter 54  NBA Executives and General Managers
Chapter 55  NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Athletic Directors
Chapter 56  NCAA Division III Athletic Directors
Chapter 57  NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Conference Commissioners
Chapter 58  NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Conference Commissioners
Chapter 59  NCAA Marketing Professionals
Section 4  Organizational Charts
Chapter 60  Introduction to Organizational Charts
Chapter 61  College Athletics
Chapter 62  Professional Sports Teams
Chapter 63  Professional Sport Leagues
Chapter 64  Sport Associations and Events
Chapter 65  Unions
Chapter 66  Agencies
Chapter 67  Facilities
Chapter 68  Amateur Athletics
Chapter 69  Retail
Chapter 70  Print and Media
Chapter 71  Sports Conglomerates
Section 5  Job Announcements
Chapter 72  Introduction to Job Announcements
Chapter 73  Leadership Positions
Chapter 74  Sales and Marketing
Chapter 75  Tickets/Box Office Sales and Service
Chapter 76  Public Relations
Chapter 77  Community Relations
Chapter 78  New Business and Media Development
Chapter 79  Game Operations and Production
Chapter 80  Player Personnel
Chapter 81  Administration
Chapter 82  Accounting and Finance
Chapter 83  Facility Management
Chapter 84  Information Technology
Chapter 85  Human Resources
Chapter 86  Event Management
Chapter 87  Broadcasting
Chapter 88  Licensing
Chapter 89  Legal Services
Chapter 90  Compliance
Chapter 91  Development
Chapter 92  Sports Agencies
Chapter 93  Corporate Sponsorship
Chapter 94  Sporting Goods and Apparel
Chapter 95  Internship Programs

Glenn M. Wong-University of Massachusetts Amherst

Glenn M. WongGlenn M. Wong is a Professor in the Sport Management Department in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He has been a faculty member at the University of Massachusetts since 1979. He served as Department Head of the Sport Management Program from 1986 to 1997. In 1992-93, he served as Interim Director of Athletics and then Acting Dean of the School of Physical Education. He received a Chancellor's Medal of Honor for his work as Director of Athletics. Wong is currently the Faculty Athletics Representative for the University of Massachusetts to the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and has served in that role since 1993. He has taught courses in Sport Law, Sport Finance and Business, and Labor Relations. He also served as an adjunct professor in the Labor-Management Relations program. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Sociology at Brandeis University in 1974, where he co-captained the basketball team, and a Juris Doctor degree from Boston College Law School in 1977.

In 2007, Wong was named as one of  “The 100 Most Influential Sports Educators in America” by the Institute for International Sport” at the University of Rhode Island.  In 2006, Wong received the Academic Achievement Award in Sport Management, presented by the International Conference on Sport and Entertainment Businesses, University of South Carolina. In 2003, he earned the Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of Massachusetts. In April 2001, he received the Distinguished Faculty Award from the University of Massachusetts Alumni Association. In April, 1999, he gave a presentation entitled "The Impact of the Law on the Development of Sports" in the University of Massachusetts Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series, and received his second Chancellor's Medal of Honor.

Professor Wong is a frequent speaker on sports law and negotiation topics and has made over 100 presentations. He has been a speaker at Sports Lawyers Association, the Seton Hall Sport Law Symposium, Practicing Law Institute, the American Bar Association, the Athletic Business Conference, the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Management Institute, the Sports Management Institute, National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, The National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics, the National Association of Student Personnel Administration, the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association, and others.

A lawyer, he is author of Essentials of Sports Law, Third Edition (2002). The fourth edition of Essentials of Sports Law is scheduled for publication in 2009. A new book, He also has co-authored Law and Business of the Sports Industries, Volumes I and II and The Sport Lawyer's Guide to Legal Periodicals. He contributed two chapters in The Management of Sport: Its Foundation and Application, and chapters in Successful Sport Management, and Law and Sport: Contemporary Issues. He has published over 100 articles in publications including the Seton Hall Legislative Journal, The American Bar Association's Entertainment and Sports Lawyer, Lord Publishing Company's Case Studies, Athletic Business, Detroit College of Law Review, Gonzaga Law Review, Entertainment and Sports Law Journal, The Arbitration Journal, and Nova Law Review. Professor Wong developed and wrote a monthly column for ten years, entitled the "Sports Law Report" for Athletic Business magazine.

Wong is a member of the Massachusetts Bar.  He is currently a member of the board of directors of the Sports Lawyers Association, where he has served 10 years.  He is also a member of the Arbitration Panel of the International Council of Arbitration for Sport. He has served as an arbitrator for Major League Baseball Salary arbitration cases, and later represented the Boston Red Sox for six years.  He has also worked with various sports organizations.  He has served previously on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Sports Partnership and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Governor's Sports Advisory Council. He served on the Executive Board of the Faculty Athletics Representatives Association and is a former member of the NCAA's Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Bay State Games, South Cove YMCA, and the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.

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