Author Archives: SS-Admin

THE VALUE OF INTERNSHIPS

April 18th, 2011

By Mark Tudi | Is an internship right for you?  Is it a matter of necessity, or can you grow a career in sports without an internship?  For many I’ve talked to, they feel that an internship in sports in nothing more than getting into the sweaty, stinky Kielbasa costume and running the race during the 7th … Read more

MOVING UP OR MOVING OUT?

April 13th, 2011

By Mark Tudi | If you’ve been in the situation that so many sports employees have, where you get stuck in a certain position or level and can’t quite break through, the following advice might help. My first question: if you’ve been in the same position over the past several years, how many different bosses have you had?  … Read more

By Mark Tudi | Career decision making is tough business.  One way a lot of people cope with these difficult considerations is by turning to others for advice.  These supporters act as a sort of “kitchen cabinet”, listening to your concerns and giving you their wisdom in return.  In a sense, they constitute your personal board of directors. … Read more

ACHIEVING BALANCE IN LIFE

April 6th, 2011

By Mark Tudi | Balancing family life with the long hours is not easy, but it will boil down to the type of person you are, the type of relationships you have and the quality of work you deliver. Sticking to your life’s priorities will be the determining factor…Here are what I call my 5 … Read more

By Mark Tudi | It is widely believed that ticket sales is the only way to get into sports. While its true that there are usually a lot of ticket sales jobs available, there are many more opportunities in areas you might be better suited to work in. Ticket sales is a great way to … Read more

OPPORTUNITIES IN NEW MEDIA

March 28th, 2011

By Mark Tudi | One key to establishing a successful career in sports is to stay ahead of the curve by identifying future trends.  One such trend is the use of new media in sports. New media tends to include several different elements, including mobile content, interactive marketing, and streaming media.  As we continue to … Read more

By Mark Tudi | A lot of people have been asking me lately how the slumping economy will effect the wide world of sports.  ESPN has an interesting article discussing this very issue. Click here to read the article.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & SPORTS CAREER MANAGEMENT

By Mark Tudi | More than 45 million people find themselves unemployed each year.  Millions of others try to increase their satisfaction within the workplace as well as advance their careers by looking for alternative jobs and opportunities.  Statistics show that you will make more than 10 job changes and between three and five career … Read more

By Mark Tudi | The average sports worker will change jobs 8 times with at least 3 career changes, contributing to an annual industry turnover rate nearing 65%. As Sports and Entertainment converge with the new media and expanding sports properties, there is still a critical need for quality senior level executives and specialized professionals. … Read more

MAKING SOLID CONNECTIONS

February 28th, 2011

By Mark Tudi | I have been to more networking events than I can count, during which I have made thousands of connections with influential decision makers. These experiences have taught me an array of lessons on how to make a good first impression, make solid connections, and extend my personal sphere of influence. Before … Read more