|By Calvinhobbesmph (Calvinhobbesmph) on Sunday, May 09, 2004 - 02:40 pm: Edit|
i am a college bound high school junior. I am trying to think of interesting jobs that i dont sit at a desk. or if i do sit at a desk it is fun.
i really like the idea of working in sports.
so, so far i have thought of these jobs:
|By I1lmatics (I1lmatics) on Sunday, May 09, 2004 - 02:48 pm: Edit|
|By Usunkmyb_Ship (Usunkmyb_Ship) on Sunday, May 09, 2004 - 03:06 pm: Edit|
|By Soulofheaven8 (Soulofheaven8) on Sunday, May 09, 2004 - 03:45 pm: Edit|
General manager of a sports franchise - my dream since childhood.
|By Alejandro (Alejandro) on Sunday, May 09, 2004 - 03:49 pm: Edit|
door-to-door salesman...you could sell tennis shoes and it would be related to sports!
|By Cornellhopeful (Cornellhopeful) on Sunday, May 09, 2004 - 04:20 pm: Edit|
|By Voigtrob (Voigtrob) on Sunday, May 09, 2004 - 04:38 pm: Edit|
Not sports-related, but:
Biology, archaeology, anthropology, geology, sociology, Jewish/Hispanic/Russian/German/African/Middle Eastern/East Asian/anything Studies - travel the world doing research!
|By Moojuice (Moojuice) on Sunday, May 09, 2004 - 04:44 pm: Edit|
Agreed, Voigtrob. International relations or studies. Get a job in "diplomacy"!
|By Cheers (Cheers) on Sunday, May 09, 2004 - 05:36 pm: Edit|
Industrial design: sports equipment. Build models, test equipment.
|By Acennace (Acennace) on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 11:19 am: Edit|
|By Carolyn (Carolyn) on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 01:55 pm: Edit|
Closely related to sports marketing is sports management.
|By Winterfresh (Winterfresh) on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 03:52 pm: Edit|
I wanna be a sports journalist too!
|By Redbarn (Redbarn) on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 09:37 pm: Edit|
I'm also interested in sports journalism/sports management -- anyone (Carolyn!) have any suggestions?
Interested in Emory and Penn (but no Wharton!) among others. Thinking if I apply to Emory, I could co-major in business and journalism (there's no journalism major there, rather a co-major).
|By Carolyn (Carolyn) on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 10:15 pm: Edit|
Emory, while excellent for business, is not particularly strong for journalism.
If you want a specific major in sports journalism, try:
Indiana University, Springfield College (Mass), the University of Arkansas, Augustana College (Il).
However, your best bet would be to go to the best journalism school you can get into - preferably one with a strong sports program. Syracuse University has produced many sports journalists. Northwestern is also good.
Other possibilities for potential sports journalists: U of Kentucky,, U of Alabama.
You might also look at the following schools which have programs in sports management and athletic training - many also have programs in journalism:
U of Connecticutt, U of Florida, Temple, North Carolina State, Ohio State, U of Michigan, Wingate (NC), Quinnipiac (CT), Northeastern.
|By Carolyn (Carolyn) on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 10:25 pm: Edit|
Also, you might find this link interesting -a discussion here on CC about sports journalism:
|By Redbarn (Redbarn) on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 10:25 pm: Edit|
True, but what about the sports management aspect, where the business piece ties in?
I think I'm going to have to bite the bullet and visit Syracuse; only qualms are that it's cold, academically below me - though you can't beat Newhouse - and it's not in a city.
Problem is I don't know if I want to restrict myself to such a specific sect, such as journalism. I know that's where my interest lies, but it may be more advantageous if I take the liberal arts route and maybe go to Syracuse for a 1-year masters degree.
|By Redbarn (Redbarn) on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 10:34 pm: Edit|
I'm not into the whole stats-posting phenomenon, but it's somewhat necessary to understand where I'm coming from, which is that though the aforementioned schools may be the tops in sports journalism, I couldn't bring myself to attend some of those large state schools you listed.
Extended list of schools I've seen: Penn, Emory, Duke, Harvard, Tufts, Georgetown, Brown.
Hate to do it, but here are the generic stats:
Attend prestigious public HS in NY
1450+ (took in May)
|By Bern700 (Bern700) on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 11:43 pm: Edit|
Sports mngt is such a cool job!!! My friend's dad is the GM for the AZ Diamondbacks (Garagiola) and he says its the best job around. Oh man I'm so jelous!
|By Carolyn (Carolyn) on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 11:37 am: Edit|
All of the schools on your list are obviously wonderful schools in terms of academics, even if they don't have a sports management/sports journalism focus --- just make sure you include some safeties!
I think your plan of getting the best undergrad education you can and then going on to a grad program in a specific area is a good one if you're not yet sure what you want to do career-wise. Good luck!
|By Soozievt (Soozievt) on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 12:43 pm: Edit|
Redbarn, I understand you are a very good student and want a top college. You can go this route, and as Carolyn suggests, go some place for grad school to specialize later on in sports journalism.
However, if you truly want to go for something specific in undergraduate school, do not concern yourself so much with the "name" of the college in an overall sense, cause you are striving for top programs in your field of interest which may not be at those same name colleges. For instance, I have a child who will be applying to college next fall for a BFA in musical theater. Her college list is not the same as her sister's, who is currently a senior who by the way applied to three schools on your list and is heading to Brown. Rather, she is striving for the top programs in her specific field of interest and these are very well known in that profession but not the same list one might think of as the top schools in the country OVERALL. For example, I will name four of the best musical theater programs in the country.....Univ. of Michigan, Carnegie Mellon, NYU, Cincinatti College Conservatory of Music. See? not the same list. And by the way, she is an excellent student.
So, with that in mind...I know a kid who is heading to college next fall for sports journalism....to UNC at Chapel Hill. I also know that Syracuse is a good option in this field. In fact, Syracuse is one of the better musical theater programs as well and otherwise, yeah, my daughter might not have considered it.
So, for you, either go for the best academic programs out there that fit you in an overall sense, such as the ones you just listed, or if you feel pretty directed in wanting to pursue journalism, go for the better programs in that field, no matter the name of the college not being what is at the top of the typical "prestige" list. Those in journalism surely know the top programs out there and they are not Ivy league schools for instance.
PS... I agree with Carolyn....add some match and safeties to your list! Good luck!
|By Alan5 (Alan5) on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 01:22 pm: Edit|
|By Redbarn (Redbarn) on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 05:15 pm: Edit|
Yeah--I have safeties too...just didn't visit them, which is why they weren't on that list. Some safeties include U of Wisconsin, Syracuse, BU, and matches like U of Michigan.
I'm aware UNC-CH has a great journalism program, but it's nearly impossible to get in out of state.
Thanks for the input.
|By Rlplaya31 (Rlplaya31) on Saturday, May 15, 2004 - 12:48 am: Edit|
Ohio University has the top sports management program in the country. If your dream is to go into sports franchises or a career in something like an athletic director, this is the top school for that.
|By Doubleg326 (Doubleg326) on Saturday, May 15, 2004 - 12:59 am: Edit|
I am definitely interested in Sport Management/Administration as my major...I visited Bowling Green & Ohio U(didn't like either school...both were in the middle of nowhere and boring) but I did kind of like Dayton & Xavier. I'm gonna apply to:
All of them have it as a major
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