Video: Choosing the Right College for a Sports TV Career

The “One Minute Drill” is a weekly video series full of tips and tricks for getting ahead in the sports broadcasting industry. In this edition, SportsTVJobs.com founder Brian Clapp provides insight on choosing the right college for a career in sports television.

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Welcome to the One Minute Drill today we’re going to be talking about choosing the right college when you want to work in Sports Television. Here’s the headline: It doesn’t really matter.

Don’t get me wrong there are incredible schools for sports broadcasting: Syracuse University, University of Missouri, Ball State University. If you can get into those, great, but if you can’t, it doesn’t mean your career is over before it got started. It’s more about YOU than it is about where your diploma came from.

My suggestion is simple, go to the best school that you can get into that isn’t going to burden you with huge college loans and while you are there do as many internships as you possibly can. That’s where you are going to get the real world experience that will propel you into the workforce. I’ve worked with people that went to some of those great schools I mentioned above, and they are fantastic. But I’ve also worked with people that went to those same schools and when the red light went on they couldn’t really perform, they couldn’t handle the pressure, the urgency, the deadline. When breaking news happened they would freak out!

The bottom line is – it’s more about you than it is about you diploma.

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Brian Clapp is the founder of SportsTVJobs.com, the richest online resource for aspiring sports broadcasting professionals. Before launching Sports TV Jobs Brian worked for multiple sports networks as a Writer, Producer, Video Editor and News Director. Everyone knew he was destined for a career in sports when he started sneaking out of bed to watch Celtics games when he was seven. You can connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and LinkedIn Brian tagged this post with: , , , Read 104 articles by
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