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