Take Advantage of Your Opportunities

I recently missed out on an opportunity to network with professionals in my career path of Sport Management, and I am not too thrilled about it. Due to prior arrangements I was unable to attend the Career Exploration Fair, but I did hear from a couple fellow students that it was worth their time.

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There were many different areas of Sport Management that were covered and presented by people who currently work in those facets of Sport Management. I am especially disappointed I could not make it because there were many lectures that I am very interested in pursuing for my career. Some of the topics I would have been most interested about were Professional Sport Administration, Collegiate Team Operations, Marketing Intercollegiate Sport, International Sport Event Operations, NBA Membership Sales, and Social Media, Marketing and Media Management of NCAA and International Sport. I could have learned a lot of useful information about each career path in which I am kicking myself for not going. I would have learned what the exact day to day obligations include for all of these career paths from people with first hand experience. Going to this Career Exploration Fair would have given me a better idea of what I actually want to do for a living.

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All in all, I regret not being able to attend the Career Exploration Fair that Washington State’s Sport Management Program put on for its students. This was a very hands on learning experience for all who attended and I am sure each student took something from going last Friday. I am taking this as a learning experience to take every opportunity presented to me seriously to better myself.

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Biography

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Career Aspirations

My name is Dylan Moran and I am aspiring to be either a social media expert for a professional sports team or I would love to end up in the front office of a professional sports team. The idea of doing social media for a team did not enter my mind until about a year ago when I saw a few job postings for it. I looked into it more and realized that every team hires people to run social media accounts across many different platforms. I have a strong grasp of what good PR looks like as well as what interesting content looks like and how to connect with fans. As far as working in a front office for a team, that has been on my radar for quite some time now. Being able to hire General Managers and having a say in the team and personal has always interested me since the time I first learned of the concept of professional sports. For social media, I plan to remain on social media and learn and follow as many helpful accounts as possible to see what professional social media looks like. For a job in a front office, there are many different paths to take to get there, and I plan on staying positive and persistent to get to my goal.

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International Perspectives

While I have never been overseas and only visited Canada outside of the United States, I am still a big sports fan and in turn know a thing or two about International Sports. I know that football in Europe is their biggest sport, with many different professional leagues offering the best talent the world has to offer. I know about their relegation and delegation processes, which is very interesting because the United States has nothing to compare to that. I know Rugby in New Zealand and their national team, the All Blacks, do a ritual dance before each match to try and intimidate the opposing team. I also am aware that most professional leagues in the United States have many different websites catered to specific countries or languages aside from their English websites.