Senior Sports and Tourism

Launch your future in sports and tourism as a senior.

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 senior 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

How you can expect to engage in your job search

Three ways b-school students find jobs

There are three primary ways business school students find jobs. Understanding which of these is part of your job search will help you build an efficient plan. Although each of these types of job searches requires a different plan, they all require the same core capabilities for success: Personal narrative, market research, networking, applications, and interviewing. Let us help you figure it out!

  • On-campus/Global Job Search
    The majority of on-campus recruiting happens in the fall semester with a smaller set of firms doing campus recruiting in the spring. This requires you to be prepped and ready to interview soon after school starts. If the firms you are focused on do not visit ASU’s campus, then you will need to supplement your On-campus strategy with a Networked or Just-in-time job search.
  • Networked Job Search
    All job searches require networking skills. If you are targeting firms that do not recruit on-campus at ASU then a Networked job search is your avenue. This requires a proactive approach to research, as well as developing relationships with the goal of building advocates within a firm. You’ll need to ensure your personal narrative and job search skills are well developed to convince these firms to consider you.
  • Just-in-time Job Search
    A majority of firms, whether they participate in on-campus recruiting or not, will have a need for immediate hires throughout the year. Although applications are submitted at the time of need, your preparation and networking should be ongoing in order to be ready when these opportunities arise. These opportunities can be limited and are not predictable, so you’ll want to view this as a back-up strategy, rather than an excuse to delay your job search.

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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 448 Senior Career Transition Management

Prof. Career Management Career Coach
Course Description: Intensive application of the job search cycle and processes for students still seeking post-graduation employment. Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite(s):…

WPC 484 Internships and Applied Academics

Prof. Career Management Career Coach
Course Description: Structured practical experience following a contract or plan, supervised by faculty and practitioners. Enrollment Requirements: None Fees: None…


Featured Resources

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Student Organizations

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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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