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Get your Sports Career start with Cosmos Sports!

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GET YOUR SPORTS CAREER START WITH COSMOS SPORTS
GET YOUR SPORTS CAREER START WITH COSMOS SPORTS

By Cosmos Sports | August 14, 2009

Cosmos Sports was developed by former Hamilton Bulldogs President Cary Kaplan. Since 2003, Cary along with Cosmos Sports has been offering students and people who want to break into the sports industry an experience of a life time.

Cosmos Sports offers internship programs that run quarterly, and has been extremely successful in their internship program with hiring the best qualified interns around. The internship program consists of gaining knowledge from all four areas of the business including branding, recruiting, education and corporate & ticket sales. The goal of this program is to help interns learn more about the sports industry, network and gain as much experience and knowledge as possible. Cosmos Sports help their interns get hands on experience by involving them with the day to day operations of the properties and clients of Cosmos Sports. This program is available to anyone who would like to chance to gain knowledge, is motivated, results driven and has impeccable integrity.

“It was not until I interned at Cosmos Sports that I realized how important practical work experience was, especially in order to begin a career in the sports industry. After four months I felt as though I had been working in sports for years, having had my hands in a number of different bowls all at once. It was a highly motivating and rewarding experience and I owe a lot to Cosmos Sports for grooming me into the salesman and manager I am today. I used to think that school was the best way to learn, but Cosmos Sports taught me more about the industry in a few months than any post-grad sports program could in two years”

– Jason Szames, Western University

“This internship provided me with the necessary experience needed to start a career in the sports industry and I strongly believe that if you are looking for a profession in sport, there is no better place to begin your career.”

– Steve Rachkowski, Laurentian University

We are currently excepting applications for our fall internship positions. Please send your resume and cover letter by email:jobs@cosmossports.com or fax: 905-564-4881 or by phone: 905- 546-4660. Applications will be accepted at any time.

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Sports Specific Hiring Service

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SPORTS SPECIFIC HIRING SERVICE
SPORTS SPECIFIC HIRING SERVICE

By Cosmos Sports | August 7, 2009

SportsHiring.com has quickly developed into one of the leading comprehensive full-service hiring program for sports franchises, leagues and associations in North America. Behind President Cary Kaplan, the management team boasts over four decades of combined sports industry experience. SportsHiring.com hires only in sports which allows us to offer clients unmatched results, which are supported by the feedback and testimonials from past clients. Current searches include positions with the International Cricket Council, Yukon Aboriginal Sports Circle and University of Windsor Lancers among others.

SportsHiring.com is able to alleviate employers and their staff from the challenges of the hiring process by handling all screening, searching, evaluation, interviewing, reviewing and recommendations of top candidates. The process involves a comprehensive ‘3 tiered interview process’ that allows employers to enter the mix only once top applicants have been thoroughly reviewed. SportsHiring.com will also assist through the final interview, reference checks and compensation discussions. SportsHiring.com is so confident in this methodology that we are able to offer the industry’s only Double-Guarantee on selected applicants. This guarantees that SportsHiring.com will work on the employers’ behalf until the final hire has taken place, and the guarantee that should the employer not be satisfied with the hire or the candidate resigns within the first 30 days, SportsHiring.com will re-conduct a search at no charge

This service is complemented by a sports-specific job site, www.SportsHiring.com, which matches employers with over 11,000 job seekers.

Testimonials of SportsHiring.com services can be found here.

Executive Placement Service

SportsHiring.com has recently launched a new Executive Placement Service for senior executives confidentially seeking a third party to assist with their ambitions to further their career. SportsHiring.com will actively seek out executive employment opportunities for those seeking to explore options in a discreet and confidential manner while maintaining their current position of employment. The uniqueness of this service is that with our industry background and contacts in the sports industry, SportsHiring.com is able to uncover opportunities that are otherwise not advertised. SportsHiring.com will work to set up meetings and interviews as well as work with clients to develop their application materials.

For more information or to inquire about using our Career Management department for your job search as an employer or employee, visitwww.sportshiring.com or contact Bryan McGahey at (905)564-4660 ext. 224 or bmcgahey@sportshiring.com.

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Cosmos Sports Trains 4 QMJHL teams

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COSMOS SPORTS TRAINS 4 QMJHL TEAMS
COSMOS SPORTS TRAINS 4 QMJHL TEAMS

By Cosmos Sports | July 31, 2009

Since giving a league-wide presentation to Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) Governors and team representatives at the summer meeting in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, Cary Kaplan has provided training sessions to four QMJHL teams: the Montreal Juniors, Halifax Mooseheads, Cape Breton Screaming Eagles and Saint John Sea Dogs. Cary has now provided his industry-leading training to over 300 teams worldwide achieving tremendous results and a resounding 100% Testimonial Rate.

Cary’s industry renowned Revenue Generation Training included full-day intensive sessions with all sales and marketing staff of the teams and focused on innovative strategies and implementation of practices to improve attendance and overall revenue and profitability of the teams. Focusing on tactics regarding group and season ticket sales, improved customer service and retention, maximizing value and improving fan experiences. All of Cary’s tactics are created with the mindset to ‘Win the Business’ under the pretence that good management and execution can ensure strong business performance for teams regardless of team performance.

The east coast were particularly satisfying sessions for Cary, since his wife Amelia Kaplan, Vice president of Cosmos Sports is from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. She got her start in sports with the Cape Breton Oilers. As well, Cary graduated from Dalhousie University in Halifax and went on to work with the Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club. It was during his six years with the Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club that he met Amelia

Brian Urquhart, Vice President of Business Operations with the Halifax Mooseheads provided the following testimonial following the session:

“The training session with Cary was tremendous. Not only did it re-energize and motivate our entire staff, but it also provided us with a number of great revenue-generating ideas which we can’t wait to implement here in Halifax.”

Paul MacDonald, President and Director of Business Operations with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles also provided the following testimonial of the training:

“…I believe we will see an increase in our ticket sales because of this Training Session and would recommend it to anyone who is in the ticket selling business.”

More testimonials are available at www.cosmossports.com/testimonials. For more information on training sessions like these or to learn how Cosmos Sports can help improve your organizations business performance please contact Cosmos Sports at 905-564-4660.

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Canada’s Only Guaranteed Sports Placement Program Set to Open

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CANADA’S ONLY GUARANTEED SPORTS PLACEMENT PROGRAM SET TO OPEN
CANADA'S ONLY GUARANTEED SPORTS PLACEMENT PROGRAM SET TO OPEN

By Cosmos Sports | July 24, 2009

Cosmos Sports is returning with their renowned program, the  Cosmos Sports Institute (CSI) on August 17th 2009. Cosmos Sports Institute GUARANTEES placement with a sports organization upon completion of the course, the only guarantee of its kind in Canada.

This program is an intensive two-week program providing in-depth training in ticket sales. The program also consists of comprehensive theory study including effective lead generation techniques, consumer relations, and much more. In addition to valuable theory study, Cosmos Sports is a firm believer that practical training is also essential to success. CSI allows their students to participate in skill-building workshops through phone sales to gain real-life experience while being coached by experts in the field.

Admissions for the program beginning August 17th are now open. Acceptance is very competitive as there will only be five successful applicants. This allows for an intimate learning environment for participants to maximize the experience and gain the most knowledge from the course. To be considered, applicants are required to submit an application form, resume, and 500-word essay describing your passion and aspirations for entering the sports industry. This is your chance to gain a leg up and break into exciting world of sports! There is NO FINANCIAL RISK to apply as only accepted candidates will be processed.

Placements from the 3rd CSI include Edmonton Oilers/Rexall Sports Corporation, North York Astros/Italia Shooters (CSL), Abbotsford Heat (AHL) and Tidal Ticketing. Placements from previous CSI courses include; Toronto Marlies, Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL), Toronto Argonauts, and the Royal Canadian Golf Association.

To request an application for or for or more information, please call (905) 564-4660 x. 239 or email csi@cosmossports.com.

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Cosmos Sports Partners With Rogers Cup 2009!

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COSMOS SPORTS PARTNERS WITH ROGERS CUP 2009
COSMOS SPORTS PARTNERS WITH ROGERS CUP 2009

By Cosmos Sports | July 17, 2009

Cosmos Sports has recently partnered with Tennis Canada and Vision Co. as the Official VIP Hospitality Agent for the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour 2009 Rogers Cup Toronto-Women’s to be held August 15-23, 2009 at the Rexall Centre at York University. Cosmos Sports will be working with VIP services involving luxury suites, VIP and premium packages and other session tickets.

The Rogers Cup is Canada’s premier annual tennis event and will feature many of the world’s top female players. 2009 Wimbledon Champion Serena Williams, sister Venus Williams, and world top-ranked and defending Rogers Cup Champion Dinara Safina are among the confirmed list of players that includes 33 of the top 35-ranked female players in the world.

This opportunity comes after past successful relationships as a hospitality and customer care agent for the 2009 Red Bull Air Race in Windsor-Detroit and the inaugural Festival of Excellence Track & Field event in Toronto. In the past, Cosmos Sports has also partnered with the Buffalo Bills in Toronto Series to sell luxury and premium seats for games at the Rogers Centre. Cosmos Sports has also served as the ticket operations management for the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs.

For more information regarding the Rogers Cup Event and ticketing information inquiries please visit: www.tenniscanadavip.com or call at 1.877.626.7887