All the time you hear people ask about how to break into the sports agent business, whether it be questions regarding what kind of education they need or how to go about obtaining an internship. If I can give any advice to those looking to get their start, it would be to volunteer wherever and whenever possible. Whether it be with a team, league, agency, or even a website. Anything to get your name out and give you some credibility.
When I first started writing for SportsAgentBlog.com, I thought it would be a fun venue to give my insight on the sports business world and that maybe it could help me out in the future. I have been a member of the SportsAgentBlog.com Team for 6 months now, and it has been both a lot of fun and very beneficial to me in terms of making a name for myself and opening doors that otherwise would be shut.
I have been able to interview prominent agents in the business, get my foot in the door for internship opportunities, and meet and talk to some great people who have the same aspirations as myself.
I first realized how beneficial it was to have SportsAgentBlog.com on my resume when I called up a very prominent agency in Manhattan regarding an internship, and the HR person knew exactly who I was. While they informed me that they prefer law students, they did let me know I was on the short list of candidates if anything opened up this summer. I was also able to land a future lunch interview with another prominent agent. While nothing has come to fruition just yet, it has opened the door for opportunities I otherwise would not have.
Don’t think that mailing resumes and making phone calls is all you can do. Sometimes the front door is locked, and it is your job to find another way in. That other way is volunteer work.