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How Did You Become a Coach?

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Jermaine from Indiana State University asked: “What steps did you take to become a coach?” Thanks for the question, Jermaine! It really grabbed my attention because I immediately wondered about your motivation for asking. I started wondering if you want to be a coach, too… or if you were perhaps curious about the benefits of being a coach (there are many, which I’ll describe below). Maybe your question should be “Why become a coach?” Being a “coach” or “consultant” and sharing your knowledge allows you to position yourself as an expert. And that’s a good thing. Heed the call: Follow … / Read more »




How to get an internship in sports management?

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Caleb from the University of West Florida asks: I am graduating next fall with a Sports Management degree and need an internship to do so. I have my resume and cover letter done, along with my bio. I just need some direction on what to do next. Thanks! Thanks for your question, Caleb! You’re not alone. Many students face the task of securing and completing an internship for credit to fulfill graduation requirements. Let’s treat this like a typical workout: Warm Up You mention that your resume is complete. Just to be sure, have someone at your school’s career services … / Read more »




I don’t like my job. How can I pursue a new career?

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Emily from the Missouri University of Science and Technology writes: “I’ve been out in the career world for about five years now. I’m becoming increasingly unhappy with my engineering job; so many fundamental aspects just aren’t what I want in a career. How do I go about pursuing a new career? Is there any sort of test that will help me determine what will be a good fit for me? I’m really scared to make a change I’ll regret.” Good for you, Emily!  To consider these questions in such a thoughtful, deliberate and even cautious manner shows courage and maturity. You’ve already … / Read more »




I want to live and work somewhere tropical. How do I start?

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Brianna, a graduate of the University of Minnesota, asked: “I have a degree in Behavioral Sciences with an emphasis in Anthropology.  I have a dream to work somewhere tropical, like Hawaii, the Caribbean or the Bahamas. (Keep in mind, I am in my 20s and single!).  I dream of pursuing a career where I can do something meaningful.  I have an interest in psychology, business and adventure.  Do you have any suggestions for me?  Research?  Direction?  Anything will help!” Hi Brianna After spending years in chilly Minnesota, I can see why your dreams are dominated by surf, sun and white … / Read more »