Working in sports, there are rarely two days that are ever the same in a typical day in sports. For most, that’s one of the most exciting parts about working in the sports & entertainment industry. In a time when there seems to be more and more specialization from an early age, variety is also a reason to adopt a more generalist approach.
The video below is a highlight from a keynote Cosmos President Cary Kaplan gave to a group of students at McMaster University on March 16, 2018. The keynote was part of the McMaster Sports Industry Conference, a student run event that looks to bridge the gap between the classroom and sports industry.
Every day is different I think, which is what’s exciting to me is there’s not really any two days that are different.
Look the Brampton Beast has been cool thing cause I’m the General Manager. So one of the things, I’ve always been on the business side and now I have some responsibilities on the hockey side. But to me it’s taking another course. It’s like I said, it’s like taking marketing and finance and accounting.
…to me it’s taking another course. It’s like I said, it’s like taking marketing and finance and accounting.”
So, yea on a game day I interact with the coach of the team, reports to me, and you know there’s a number of hockey related things and one of my biggest enjoyments is to go to Brampton Beast hockey games for two hours and watch the game.
…I think what I would say is all my days are different, and that, to me that’s exciting.”
But, I think what I would say is all my days are different, and that, to me that’s exciting. So I think it’s, and just like you guys. If I asked you what’s a typical day, right, you don’t have a typical day. But that’s what’s exciting about it. That’s what’s exciting about taking multiple courses and doing multiple things and work’s the same way or it should be.