Happy New Year and may 2006 be full of fun and good health for all.
Yes, I lied. A terrible hangover cannot prevent me from starting the New Year off with another post to this blog.
So today’s subject is: You are already late.
This mainly applies to future Sports Agents, but is actually relevant for anyone who has not yet gained a stable job in a profession (what is a stable job anyway?).
So why are you already late? Because if you have not applied for a Summer Internship yet, you are behind. Many will say that it is too early to start applying, but I say ACT NOW. The Sports Agent business landscape as it is right now is brutally tough to break into. If you truly want to become a
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Internships, building relations with those already in the Sports business, becoming close with as many athletes as possible, and never giving up while always innovating…are the tools necessary for getting a foot into the door of the industry.
So what should you start doing? RESEARCH. Find out what company or Agent has the same ideologies as you, has a client list that interests you, and provides an internship that throws you into the deep end. There are many Agencies out there with tons of applicants. You can decide that you want to intern at a large firm such as IMG or Octagon, or decide that you want to pick a small Agency where you might get noticed more, have more responsibilities, but not work with the same type of client list. I suggest that you don’t settle for just making coffee and getting lunch for the Agents. Stop worrying about which major teach you about the business, because it does not exist. The absolute best way to learn about how to become a Sports Agent is to gain an internship and build from there.
As a closing note, I must give a plug to Career Sports & Entertainment and all of the amazing people that I was able to intern for this past summer. Intern with a fine company such as CS&E, and you will gain more knowledge about the Sports Business than any College course will teach you.
I plan on discussing various Agencies and Sports Agents in the future to bring more visibility to the current business landscape, which may provide more insight on which Agent/Agency fits your preferences best.
Now stop reading this, fix up your resume, and start applying!