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Twentysomethings across the country are forging their own career paths in the new world of work. Are you a sports nut but not making the draft? Combine your passion for sports with a head for business. Consider becoming a Sports Marketer.
You get to see the players; you meet upcoming stars, hopefully the guys who are going to be in the majors on down the line. - Brian Hayes
Working model: Sports Marketing
Hayes started selling tickets to the IceHogs' inaugural season, which began in October 1999. He also was responsible for basic sports marketing, including drafting press releases and getting quotes on advertising opportunities (as well as the occasional odd job, like finding an apartment for the head coach). "You fill what roles come up," he says.
Hayes says he knew he'd never be a professional athlete, but he called his job the next best thing.
"You get to see the players; you meet upcoming stars, hopefully the guys who are going to be in the majors on down the line." And though he says he never pictured himself in sales, he believes that there is money out there for every company through sports. "It's just a matter of finding what would work best for them."
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