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Networking in Sport Management: Ideas and Activities to Enhance Student Engagement and Career Development

By Alan S. Kornspan and Michael A. Duve

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The primary purpose of this paper is to present information regarding the development of networking skills to enhance the career development of sport management students. Specifically, literature is reviewed which supports the importance of networking in the attainment of employment and career advancement in the sport industry. This is followed by an overview of emerging networking activities that allow opportunities for sport management students to expand their network. Sport industry career fairs and career conferences that students can attend are discussed. Additionally, sport industry professional associations that students can become involved with are presented. This is then followed with information related to the development of sport management clubs and various events that can be promoted to enhance the networking process. Specifically, activities provided by university faculty to enhance the educational experience of sport management students are detailed. Finally, a sample schedule of semester activities focused on student engagement and networking activities is provided

Topics: Career conferences, networking, sport management clubs, Sports, GV557-1198.995, Recreation. Leisure, GV1-1860, Geography. Anthropology. Recreation, G, DOAJ:Sports Science, DOAJ:Social Sciences
Publisher: Greek Center for Sport Science Research
Year: 2013
DOI identifier: 10.4127/ch.2013.0074
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:18736067c66b41aa9c799155e54182ea
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