Re: Sport Management
I'm a recent graduate of sport management and can tell you a few things. Not sure what kind of stories you are looking for but I hope I can help. I loved the major and the field and have found there is so much you can do with it from professional, collegiate, and high school athletics to parks, recreation, and fitness areas. I found I only needed a few more classes for a double major in business so I have that background as well.
One of the misconceptions of the major is if you like sports, this is the major for you. You really have to have a passion for the field and industry. It is a very competitive field. So many classmates and peers of mine that have majored in sports management have gone on to sell insurance or work in other areas because the money is so much better. In most cases, you have to ask yourself if you are willing to take a much lower salary and work a lot more hours for a while than your friends in other fields because it is that competitive.
My advice...During college, try to do as many internships, practicums, volunteer in a variety of different areas of sports to find out what you want to do with it and find out if it is right for you. Especially in this field, experience is so much more valuable than classroom work and can set you apart from your peers.
If you have any other specific questions, I'd be glad to help...
"In our sundown perambulations of late, through the outer parts of Brooklyn, we have observed several parties of youngsters playing 'base', a certain game of ball. Let us go forth awhile, and get better air in our lungs. Let us leave our close rooms, the game of ball is glorious"