First Year Sports and Tourism

Learn more about your future in sports and tourism as a first-year student.

There are many ways to explore careers, apply your skills, and pursue your dreams at W. P. Carey. Our sports and tourism community will provide you with on-demand career support and direction at every stage of your career management journey. Bookmark this page and return throughout the year to see what you need to know (and do!) now and later. Here you’ll find resources, advice, events, personal connections, and other career opportunities — created and curated for first-year sports business and tourism students.

  • Sports Business

    The W. P. Carey sports business degree provides a foundation in major aspects of evolving sports and media industries. Learn how to increase fan loyalty and revenue, build strong critical thinking and become fluent in trends at the intersection of sports, media, and business. Graduate prepared for careers in sports business, sports marketing, and mass communication.

    Learn more: Career Fast Facts | W. P. Carey Advising | ASU Degree Search

  • Tourism

    The W. P. Carey business degree in tourism delivers the skills, knowledge, and experience you need to thrive in the tourism industry and affiliated professions. Graduate with the qualifications you’ll need for a variety of leadership and management roles in the recreation and tourism industries. You’ll be prepared for roles in resorts, commercial recreation businesses, tourism development companies, and travel and tourism bureaus.

    Learn more: Career Fast Facts | W. P. Carey Advising | ASU Degree Search

Identify what’s now and next in your journey

Remember, career management is a lifelong process — and every effective plan starts with a thoughtful strategy. Learn more about career management at W. P. Carey, and the other key elements of your journey. This page includes relevant ways to move forward based on your current year and career path.


What You Need to Know

Explore targeted perspectives written for you by career experts. Updated throughout the year, this content is designed to match your current needs and delivered when you need it most.

Career Courses

Explore the curriculum that launches W. P. Carey careers. Timed and designed to align with your program of study, you will engage in courses that directly support your career confidence, capabilities, and prospects.

WPC 148 Intro to Career Development

Career Management Career Coach
Course Description: Building career skills, interests and strengths as a college student. Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite(s): Business major; minimum 12 hours; Pre- or…

Featured Resources

These resources have been specifically curated to aid you in your career goal setting and job search.

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Student Organizations

Joining student clubs and organizations comes with many benefits. Develop leadership skills, learn to work in a team, add new connections to your network, and more. To view club events, click on Learn more within each club listing. Club Leaders click here to request a career presentation.

ASU Mentor Network

Mentoring makes a difference. Connect with ASU alums and community members to access support for your own professional development and gain career insights from people who've been there.

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