Sports Broadcast Panel Takeaways

Four pieces of advice for a career in sports media from Preston Hiefield and Kristen Rodgers

By Jesse Dieffenbach

1. Try everything. Especially something you never thought of doing. From video production, television anchoring, to radio broadcasting. It will make you a stronger candidate for jobs while also building your portfolio; a variety of work samples is always impressive.
2. Make connections. The person you meet at a conference could be a gateway to meeting some higher-ups of your dream job. Having a large network of colleagues is essential to developing relationships with potential employers.
3. Get involved wherever you are. Learn new skills. You never know when you are going to use them.
4. Apply for anything and everything that interests you. Internships, jobs, career fairs, whatever. There are endless opportunities out there that are waiting to be taken advantage of.

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