You've done your research, created a network, and beefed up your resume. Now it's time to hit the job market. The list below shows some organizations that often recruit IU graduates from entertainment and sports majors. This list also shows some organizations where recent entertainment and sports graduates have gone to work. Remember that an education in these majors can prepare you for a number of careers.
Entertainment and Sports
- Secretly Canadian - Distribution positions
- Live Nation - Event Coordinator, Sales, and Marketing positions
- Adidas - Running Tech positions
- Big Ten Network - Internship positions
- STATS LLC - Data Analyst positions
- The Walt Disney Company - Marketing, Design, Communications, and Photo Imaging position
- Magnolia Pictures - Social Media positions
- Discovery Communications - Recruitment positions
- BBC Worldwide Americas - Sales, Communications, Media, Program Development and Research, Digital Entertainment and Marketing positions
- Cincinnati Tennis LLC - Summer Internship positions
- Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra - Learning Community, Corporate Relations and Marketing positions
- Indianapolis Motor Speedway - Client Services positions
- The Light Group - Social Media and Marketing positions
- Hurricane Junior Golf Tour - Operations and Marketing positions
- Illinois Junior Golf Association - Coordinator positions
- Krossover Intelligence - Sports Analyst positions
- Tiny Hero Entertainment - Internship positions
- Jewish Community Center of Chicago - Sports and Leagues Positions
- WFHB - Reporter positions
- IOTA Brands & Designs - Sports Contributor positions
Job Search Sites
These sites post jobs that relate directly to entertainment and sports. Remember to use these sites in addition to your network of people to maximize your chance of finding good opportunities. Many of the professional associations listed in Meet People will post industry-specific jobs. Look for a page titled "careers," "jobs," "employment," or "opportunities."
Keywords for Job Search
As you use the web to search for more opportunities, get creative with the search terms you use. Try the list below to maximize your results.
- Customer Service
- Guest Relations
- Media Relations
Organization & Company Research Resources
When you're preparing for a job interview, it pays to do your research. Use the resources here to learn about an organization's history, business, and culture. Once you have a good understanding of what the company's about, formulate a list of questions to ask during your interview. This will show your interviewer that you're genuinely interested in the job and give you a deeper understanding of what to expect if you're hired.
Common Interview Questions
Interviews can vary from one industry to another. Remember, interviewers are trying to assess your experience and your fit for a specific position, so depending on the position, your questions will vary greatly. This is a small sample of questions designed to help you understand the kind of field-specific questions you might be asked.
- How would you handle working with individuals who are well known celebrities or sports/entertainment figures?
- What is your favorite recent movie/tv show/team and why?
- What role do you think team work plays in this position and how would do you tend to work with others?
- What is your style when working with a client?
- If you could change one aspect of the entertainment and sports industry, what would it be? And why?
- Network. Knowing people in the entertainment and sports industries is the X-factor in finding opportunities.
- Be prepared to volunteer or take a low-paying or unpaid internship to begin building your resume.
- Gain as much experience as you possibly can, wherever you can—on and off campus.
- Display your work and experience in an online portfolio.