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My latest Memphis Daily News column is out, “Joining the Team.”

As football and basketball seasons start up again, questions have started to arise about working in professional sports. Let’s be honest. Who wouldn’t want to get up and go to work for their favorite sports franchise? Every day would be fun and exciting – and we might even meet a few of the players!

Over the years, I’ve met a number of folks who’ve spent the majority of their career in professional sports, whether it was the NBA, PGA or MLB. I noticed three common themes among those people. They all work extremely hard. They all travel – a lot. And, they’re all thrilled to be working in pro sports. It was a life dream that they each worked on for many years.

This week, I had the opportunity to interview UCLA’s Director of Alumni Career Resources, David E. Cooley, for my podcast. As a long time Los Angeles resident and career coach, David has often worked with clients who also have an interest breaking into sports.

To learn how to get your foot in the door with pro sports, and what to expect, check out my entire column here.


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