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Starting Your Career in Sport, Entertainment and Venue Management

Author(s): Steven Taylor, Matthew Garrett

Edition: 1

Copyright: 2019

Pages: 162

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Every organization in sport, entertainment, and venue management struggles to find employees that “get it.” Very few have any idea of what working in this industry is really like. Even fewer are willing to put in the effort required.

Starting Your Career in Sport, Entertainment, & Venue Management helps readers to identify numerous career paths --- some that they never knew about --- and describe some of the duties of each job.

This publication guides readers step-by-step to prepare them to compete for the scarce and desirable jobs in sport, entertainment, and venue management industry.  The content tells readers not just what to do but how to do it in a way that professionals value.

Starting Your Career in Sport, Entertainment, & Venue Management:

  • gives graduating students with an understanding of what it means to work in this dynamic industry and helps them to develop the necessary aptitude and attitude to succeed in it – reducing turnover.
  • walks readers through building their resume with volunteer and short-term opportunities to the internships that will allow them to compete in the industry.
  • includes an introduction to the industry, the benefits of the experiential / internship experience, preparation and searching tips for landing and internship, and advice on how to build on the valuable internship experience.
  • features advice from industry professionals, chapter summaries, scenarios, social media editing techniques to prepare future professionals.

SECTION 1 – INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 1 Using this Book
CHAPTER 2 Introduction to the Sport, Entertainment, and Venue Industry

SECTION 2 – WHY COMPLETE AN INTERNSHIP
CHAPTER 3 The Internship as an Integral Part of the Curriculum
CHAPTER 4 Defined Industries
CHAPTER 5 Defined Experiences
CHAPTER 6 Finding Your Passion

SECTION 3 – PREPARING FOR THE INTERNSHIP SEARCH
CHAPTER 7 Researching an Industry Segment
CHAPTER 8 Internships and the Law
CHAPTER 9 Life Factors
CHAPTER 10 Considering Where to Apply
CHAPTER 11 Considering When to Apply
CHAPTER 12 Preparing Application Materials
CHAPTER 13 Your Social Media Presence
CHAPTER 14 Receiving and Negotiating the Offer

SECTION 4 – AFTER THE HIRE
CHAPTER 15 Preparing for the Internship
CHAPTER 16 Opening Day
CHAPTER 17 Mentors
CHAPTER 18 Learning on the Job
CHAPTER 19 Bringing the Internship to a Close/Evaluation

SECTION 5 – BUILDING ON THE EXPERIENCE
CHAPTER 20 Continuing Relationships
CHAPTER 21 Transition to the Industry
CHAPTER 22 Never Stop Learning

INDEX

Steven Taylor

Steve Taylor is a Senior Instructor and, since 2008, the Director of Internships for the Sport and Entertainment Management Department at the University of South Carolina. He has led student experiential learning classes to the European Athletics Championships, the Commonwealth Games, two Olympic Games, the Kentucky Derby, and the Firefly Music Festival to name a few.

Steve and his wife Kristen have three children and six grandchildren and live in Lexington, SC.

Matthew Garrett

Matt Garrett is a professor of sport management at Loras College. His students won ten academic case study championships at national conferences in the past decade. He supervises the internship program and his students have pursued opportunities in multiple industry segments and across the globe. He has also authored journal articles on the job trajectory for sport management graduates.

Garrett is a member of the City of Dubuque’s Park and Leisure Commission and he has previous experience as president of Dubuque Little League and as a women’s basketball coach at Blackburn College. He and his wife Cheryl have three kids and live in Dubuque.

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