By: Morgan Talbot, @MorganLTalbot Breaking records is never easy, but when accomplished it is always a great feeling. Image via John Hardin Interning in an athletic department is an incredible experience. When I was first hired at Utah State Athletics, the spring semester of my freshman year, I wasn’t exactly sure what working in sports
By: Austin Weaver, @AustinTWeaver As summer internship application season starts to heat up, there are a couple things we all need to be reminded of sometimes. While I wish I could offer advice on how to land that dream internship, I’m still trying to figure that out myself. What I can offer is the lessons
By Jake Kelfer, @jakekelfer 1. Wake up and breathe. Take 10 deep breaths and clear your head. Deep breathes in the morning can help start your day on the right foot. Photo via awaken.com This relaxes your body and gets your mind mentally prepared for the day ahead. 2. Tell yourself something positive. Positive thoughts in
By: Amanda Byrd, @Amanda_Janee21 You want to work in sports? You and everyone else. Each year several thousands of former students and young professionals hope to break into the industry. If you want to put yourself in the best position coming out of school take these five tidbits of advice from industry pros and successful
By: Kraig Doremus, @Kraig_Doremus Regardless of your major or intended career path, it’s no question that an internship will give you a chance to get your foot in the door, gain contacts, and prove yourself. In my opinion (and some will disagree) internships are almost necessary if you want to a land a job in
By: Karen Freberg, @kfreberg You see these individuals pretty regularly for each of your classes. These are the team members you have as part of your capstone final project before you graduate. They are probably one of the most important groups of individuals you want to establish a professional relationship with. Who are these individuals?
By: Brian D. Stanchak, @BDStan When I was a collegiate Director of Athletics, I established an internship program at my former University to assist students obtain “real” work experience within college athletics. My interns were mutually beneficial, as they helped add support to a University with a small budget and minimal staff. The tips below
By: Jeremy M. Evans, @JeremyMEvansESQ This article will lay out the Top Five to Ways to Connect with People without Expectations that you may want to connect with for an internship, a job, or business development purposes (e.g., referrals). Some might call this “networking.” We should remove the word “networking” from our vocabulary. The word
By: Jake Kelfer, @jakekelfer One of the most difficult things college students and young adults struggle with is asking for an informational interview. While many people are scared/nervous to do informational interviews for a plethora of reasons, informational interviews are one of the best ways to expand your network, get hired, or switch professions. The
By: Jake Kelfer, @jakekelfer Building a network takes time. The number one thing to remember is that networking is about authenticity. It is not just about what people can do for you, but rather, it is about creating a mutually benefitting relationship. BEGINNER 1. Visualize yourself having a conversation with someone you want to meet.