Experiential Learning in Sport Management: Internships and Beyond

Second Edition
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In the multi-billion dollar sport industry that captures the interest of a global audience, opportunities abound on the front lines and behind the scenes for those who have the education, skill, and drive to succeed. Often the biggest hurdles for those who want to work in the sport industry is breaking through with an initial opportunity. Experiential Learning in Sport Management: Internships and Beyond, 2nd Edition, presents aspiring sport practitioners with a wealth of information about the industry and provides professors within sport management programs a framework for how to lead students through the experiential learning experience.

Authors Susan Brown Foster and John E. Dollar draw from more than 50 years of combined experience in teaching, research, and internship supervision in writing a comprehensive yet concise manual for students preparing for a career in sport. This new edition includes enhanced content on trending topics such as social media and eSports.

Table of Contents:


Chapter 1:  Introduction to Experiential Learning and the Sport Management Industry

Chapter 2:  Selecting the Academic Program to Reach Professional Goals

Chapter 3:  Sport Business Industry Overview: Professional Sport

Chapter 4:  Sport Business Industry Overview: Olympic, Paralympic, & Amateur Sport

Chapter 5:  Sport Business Industry Overview: Support and Entrepreneurial Careers

Chapter 6:  Sport Management Industry Overview: Teaching Sport Management

Chapter 7:  Preparing for the Internship

Chapter 8:  Selecting and Applying for the Appropriate Internship

Chapter 9:  Networking: Establishing Internship Relationships

Chapter 10:  Ending an Internship and Starting a New Position


About the Authors