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10 awesome jobs you can land with a Sport Management degree

July 21, 2016
York College sport management students Lindsay Jackson, right, and Veronica Skabla gave their presentation on a Royal Caribbean cruise to the Bahamas as part of the Global Sport Business Association's annual conference.
Kim Capezza works for the New Jersey Devils

If your dream is to work in sports, a degree in Sport Management can lead to an exciting career.

Whether that’s working with a pro or amateur sports team, running a fitness or sport training facility, hyping the game in sports marketing, or doing a variety of other cool gigs, a career in sports all starts with a degree in Sport Management.

But like sports itself, working in sports is a competitive field, which is why so many York College Sport Management grads valued the education they received that set them up for success.

Check out what many of them are doing now, as well as some other sports jobs that make the industry such a great place to work.

Voice of the Revs

Warm up that voice because you could become the play-by-play voice of a professional or college sports team. The Atlantic League’s York Revolution has had only one play-by-play voice in its 10-year history. That same individual is also the general manager of the radio station owned by the team. Darrell Henry has come a long way since graduating from York College. Watch him share his story in this video.

Selling the seats

From ticket sales to posing with the Stanley Cup, York College grads have landed with some high-level sports teams, including the National Hockey League’s New Jersey Devils. Kim Capezza, a do-it-all ticket sales associate, is having a blast. Check out her story to learn more.

Meet and greet with athletes

Marketing? In the Big Apple? Yep, this York College grad has made it to Manhattan as an account manager for marketing partnerships at the famed Madison Square Garden. Read Joe Monte’s story to see how he made his childhood dreams on the court come to life.

Take me out to the ballgame

Get that calculator ready. Yes, keeping your numbers straight at York College can also lead to great things. Colbe Herr, a former Spartan baseball player, is the Baseball Program Manager at the elite IMG Academy. He spends a lot of time budgeting, but he also does much, much more.

Become the brains behind apparel

You could land a position with a sports apparel giant, such as Under Armour, like Sport Management grad Jessica Pezzolla. She started as a receptionist there in November 2009 and was tasked with greeting all guests and interviewees, as well as creating a concierge program for new teammates. Now, she’s the hospitality coordinator for guests in Baltimore and around the world.

From stats to events

Prefer to be behind the scenes? You can learn plenty in the Sport Management program at York College. Learn proper stat-keeping from the second-to-none sports information staff, be involved with setting up for events small and large, on campus and off.  

Teach the next generation

Want to stay in education? The Sport Management program can help there, too, as its classroom and practicum instruction can help pave the way for a future as an athletic director.

Work the Super Bowl

OK, so “working the Super Bowl” isn’t a job, per se, but it’s on the resume of Michael Wolf, a 2014 Sport Management graduation. He earned that experience, he says, because of his time working on the student-run golf tournament.

Get in on the ground level

Start with a great internship or two. Several Sport Management students land internships with professional teams and sports organizations at many levels. This includes recent non-traditional grad Nick Poehler, who is heading to the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, a high-end golf club and vacation spot.

Where do you see yourself?

You decide where Sport Management can take you. Many of York College’s graduates had no idea they would land in their dream position, but hard work and a quality education helped them get there.

With its variety of coursework, passionate professors and endless out-of-the-classroom learning opportunities, the Sport Management major at York College of Pennsylvania can go a long way in helping someone establish themselves in a career centered around sports.

If you are unsure about what you may want to do, or what type of courses may be of interest, you owe it to yourself to check out the York College of Pennsylvania Sport Management program.

York College is proud to offer one of the best Sport Management schools in Pennsylvania, where our Sport Management major prepares students for a career working in sports. Where can a degree in sports management at York College take you?

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