Careers in sports
Connecting High School Student Athletes to the Vast Careers in the World of Sports
Careers In Sports (CIS) is a non-proﬁt 501 c(3) dedicated to presenting career options in the sports industry to high school student athletes through educational workshops, internships and scholarships. We believe by providing students with the information for alternatives to becoming a professional athlete they can still make their dream a reality and work with the pros!
Video of Our First Annual Fundraiser!
The CIS EXPO provides information and knowledge to high school student athletes in an effort to channel their dedication to their athletic skills into a bona fide successful career within their chosen sport. Our hope is to inspire youth to seek meaningful and impactful careers in the sports world; off the field.
By the Numbers
The stats show the probability of a high school athlete making it in the pros and making millions like Trout or Harden is very small. The probability of a high school athlete making millions over a lifetime pursuing a career in the sports industry is much higher.
Our goal is to equip student athletes with the desire, knowledge and forethought. This is accomplished through introduction to career opportunities, taking advantage of a college scholarship to learn the proper coursework for that chosen career, and internships in desired fields.
A study by the NCAA concluded:
“Sadly though, it comes as a rude surprise to many athletes yearning for a professional sports career to learn that the odds against success are astronomically high..Student athletes whose sole and now failed objective was to make the pros suddenly find themselves in a world that demands skills their universities did not require them to learn.”
So why careers in sports?
BECAUSE SPORTS IS BIG BUSINESS
 statista.com, PWC, plunkettresearch.com, Forbes.com
 Facility building is in vogue, there is a growing backlog of ‘middle aged’ stadiums in the 15-24 year old age bracket that need to be updated to entice attendance
Massage & Physical Therapists
MARKETING & MERCHANDISING
Sports Apparel Designer
Sports Apparel Marketer
Front Office Administration
Sports Information Director
CIS EXPO Registration
- Scholarship criteria featured online at time of registration
- Announce scholarship recipients at EXPO
- Internship criteria online at time of registration. Application can be submitted for summer internship for the following year.
CIS College and Career Preparation
Hosted: Fall and Spring
Workshops to include:
- College Readiness – NCAA rules, Financial aid process, Intro to college application process, SAT prep
- Career Readiness – Personality test, Soft skills, Intro to job application
- Job Coaching/Mentorship – Student receives guidance prior to securing an internship
In collaboration with corporations, small to medium size companies and community-based organizations, students will be placed in sports related internships.
Fostering youth’s dreams of being in pro sports by introducing them to careers off the field.
We provide a road map to jobs that lead to rewarding careers in sports – which is not only more probable but can also be more lucrative in the future.
Donate to Careers in Sports!
Careers in Sports is a non profit 501(c)(3) that develops programming from grants and donations from corporate and individuals. Donate now to aid Careers in Sports with Scholarships, Internships and the running of the annual Careers in Sports Expo!
Each year, Careers in Sports will present an informative, engaging and high energy EXPO!
The CIS EXPO was launched in support of the advancement of Career Technical Education (CTE)1 goals and initiatives in high schools across the country. The CIS EXPO features sports industry leaders engaging with high school student athletes through interactive exhibits and educational workshops.
 Provides students of all ages with the academic and technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners…CTE prepares these learners for the world of work by introducing them to workplace competencies, and makes academic content accessible to students by providing it in a hands-on context. 2018 Advance CTE: State Leaders Connecting Learning to Work: https://careertech.org/cte
The workshops feature panelists representing a multitude of sports related careers to peak the interest of all attendees.
CIS Expo 2019
We provide a plethora of resources for scholarships to college and align students with the colleges that offer the various programs that lead to careers in the world of sports.
We encourage them to continue playing their chosen sport while studying towards a bona fide career.
entering the workforce
In partnership with corporations, non-profits and business owners, CIS assists student athletes with seeking and securing internship opportunities, completing job applications and interview skills.
By being a sponsor of Careers In Sports, you are helping to sponsor educational conferences, scholarships, and internships that connect student athletes to:
- In depth education of various careers in the Sports Industry
- Renown individuals in the Sports Industry to gain knowledge and perspective
- College scholarships to aid in attending the right college for their sport and their intended major
- Internships at sports related companies
Educating kids on the sports industry as a whole, not just their individual skill, and encouraging them to pursue careers along with their athleticism in college is good Corporate Social Responsibility.