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The Comprehensive Guide to Careers in Sports, Paperback, 2 Edition by Wong, Glenn M.


Paperback: 2 Edition

Publication Date: 2012-03-23
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Paperback : 578 pages
Edition: 2 Edition
Author: Wong, Glenn M.
ISBN-10: 1449602037
ISBN-13: 9781449602031

Product Description The Comprehensive Guide to Careers in Sports, Second Edition provides an overview of what students should consider and expect from the varied career options available to them in sports. This book answers the questions students are most likely to have, including what courses they should take, what areas are available to them, what salary they can expect to earn after graduation, and how they can get the job of their dreams. In the highly competitive field of sports management, it is important for individuals to prepare themselves well and to make the right decisions along the way. Although there are no guarantees of success, this book will increase students’ likelihood of finding success in the sports industry. Encouraging research and realistic expectations, this book has been developed by an author with many years of experience as a respected practitioner, teacher and internship coordinator. About the Author Glenn M. Wong is a Professor in the Sport Management Department in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He has been a faculty member at the University of Massachusetts since 1979. He served as Department Head of the Sport Management Program from 1986 to 1997. In 1992-93, he served as Interim Director of Athletics and then Acting Dean of the School of Physical Education. He received a Chancellor's Medal of Honor for his work as Director of Athletics. Wong is currently the Faculty Athletics Representative for the University of Massachusetts to the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and has served in that role since 1993. He has taught courses in Sport Law, Sport Finance and Business, and Labor Relations. He also served as an adjunct professor in the Labor-Management Relations program. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Sociology at Brandeis University in 1974, where he co-captained the basketball team, and a Juris Doctor degree from Boston College Law School in 1977. In 2007, Wong was named as one of “The 100 Most Influential Sports Educators in America” by the Institute for International Sport” at the University of Rhode Island. In 2006, Wong received the Academic Achievement Award in Sport Management, presented by the International Conference on Sport and Entertainment Businesses, University of South Carolina. In 2003, he earned the Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of Massachusetts. In April 2001, he received the Distinguished Faculty Award from the University of Massachusetts Alumni Association. In April, 1999, he gave a presentation entitled "The Impact of the Law on the Development of Sports" in the University of Massachusetts Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series, and received his second Chancellor's Medal of Honor. Professor Wong is a frequent speaker on sports law and negotiation topics and has made over 100 presentations. He has been a speaker at Sports Lawyers Association, the Seton Hall Sport Law Symposium, Practicing Law Institute, the American Bar Association, the Athletic Business Conference, the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Management Institute, the Sports Management Institute, National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, The National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics, the National Association of Student Personnel Administration, the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association, and others. A lawyer, he is author of Essentials of Sports Law, Third Edition (2002). The fourth edition of Essentials of Sports Law is scheduled for publication in 2009. A new book, He also has co-authored Law and Business of the Sports Industries, Volumes I and II and The Sport Lawyer's Guide to Legal Periodicals. He contributed two chapters in The Management of Sport: Its Foundation and Application, and chapters in Successful Sport Management, and Law and Sport: Contemporary Issues. He has published over 100 articles in publications including the Seton Hall

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