Focusing On The Process Can Help You Fall In Love With Your Career All Over Again
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Focusing On The Process Can Help You Fall In Love With Your Career All Over Again

September 13th, 2016 | by Erick Taylor
In honor of football returning, I write this piece in homage to the legend that spent his career as a role model for how the game should be played. As a lifelong Indianapolis Colts fan, I speak of no other than Peyton Manning...
Don’t Bog Down Your Career With A Narrow Focus
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Don’t Bog Down Your Career With A Narrow Focus

September 9th, 2016 | by Erick Taylor
I have quickly learned so far in graduate school that smart people are not very good at learning. In the same way, many athletic departments and administrators are not very good at learning throughout their career....
Look Past Your Doubts To Navigate Early Career Hurdles
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Look Past Your Doubts To Navigate Early Career Hurdles

September 2nd, 2016 | by Erick Taylor
Why is it that the professional world is one that expects praise but no pain? Individuals are allowed to laud the promotions, new jobs, and any bevy of new opportunities, but they are not given space to express other concerns...
Take Advantage Of Free Networking Opportunities Early In Your Career
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Take Advantage Of Free Networking Opportunities Early In Your Career

August 19th, 2016 | by Erick Taylor
Worried about finding some way to round up the money to attend NACDA or another big conference next summer? I agree that there is no bigger opportunity to dive in than to attend a conference, but there is no need to wait or rely...
Immediate Experience Or Graduate School: The Catch-22 Of College Athletics
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Immediate Experience Or Graduate School: The Catch-22 Of College Athletics

August 8th, 2016 | by Erick Taylor
Has there ever been a more “need experience to be hired, need to be hired to get experience” industry than intercollegiate athletics? As countless individuals are competing for entry level roles. Even after making it past...
A House Divided: Choosing A Path In Internal Or External Operations
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A House Divided: Choosing A Path In Internal Or External Operations

August 2nd, 2016 | by Erick Taylor
An easy way for me to view collegiate athletics is as a household. The varying responsibilities of this household fall into the categories of external, focused on revenue generation and facilities operation, and internal...