There are some great organizations that college students should utilize as resources when looking to enter sports. Females in Athletic Business aka "FAB" is one that I have seen on social media platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn. This organization's three main tenants are education, networking, and mentorship, where they provide women who wish to enter sports access to professionals already in the industry.
Education: When thinking about entering sports, there are wide range of questions that may arise. Wom(In) Sports is a website that aims to educate college women on what it is like to enter the sports industry, and FAB is AMAZING because it does that same! FAB wants to help young women target their studies for their future in sports business; teach them how to take a passion for sports and turn that into a career; and also provide basic tips and tools to help enhance one's experience in the industry. FAB achieves this by holding panels and roundtables with professionals already in sport, who provide knowledge and insight into what it is really like working in sports, and by providing resources on their website and social media platforms.
Mentorship : FAB provides women who wish to enter the industry a great number of opportunities to form relationships with professionals around working in sports. The organization hosts job shadowing days, where young women shadow a professional already working in the industry. Taking this aspect a step further, FAB also has mentorship opportunities where "Coaches" and "Quarterbacks" are able to form a relationship to support one another while working in the sports industry. The importance of mentorship cannot be stressed enough, and both the young women and professionals are able to gain from these advantageous relationships.
Networking: By joining organizations like FAB, women are able to join a constantly growing and evolving network of women, who live all across the country, and work or want to work in sports. This allows one to meet women and form professional relationships, in order to expand their sports industry network. FAB hosts great workshops and events where speakers from organizations like the Detroit Pistons and Lions come to speak to participants. Through these workshops, participants are able to learn a great deal about the industry while also having the opportunity to talk and network with professionals already in the industry.
The great thing about FAB is that there are so many different opportunities for members to evolve their professional career in sports. There are different educational resources, mentorship opportunities, and networking events that really can enhance a woman's time in the sports industry.
To learn more about FAB, go visit their website to join the organization, and also follow them for the latest updates on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn today!!