Sports and Entertainment
Are you considering a job or internship in the sports or entertainment? Explore these online resources to get started. Feel free to drop by our office to meet with an advisor to help plan.
Explore careers in the sports industry by exploring the links below. Found a career you're interested in? Talk to faculty, or stop by our office and begin networking to learn more. For entertainment jobs, also explore opportunities on the Arts and Culture page.
Vault Guides - (Must be on W&L network to access): provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for a career and getting your foot in the door.
Occupational Outlook Handbook - The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.
O*NET Online - The nation's primary source of occupational information. It contains information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. It also provides Career Exploration Tools, a set of valuable assessment instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers.
- CareerShift - CareerShift's tools and applications provide a unique opportunity to job hunters. Students may sign up for an account with their wlu.edu email address.
- CEI Internship Book - The Resort Internship and Seasonal Employment Guide
- CEI Internship Book - The Sports Internship Book
- Disney's Marvel
- Jobs In Sports
- Sports Management Worldwide list of conferences and internships
- Team Work Online
- Work In Sports
- Exercise Jobs
- Sony Corporation of America
- Sports Business Daily: stay informed on the latest sports business industry news
- Liberal Arts Career Network (LACN)
- Blizzard Entertainment - video game company
- Internships with Warner Bros.
One of the best ways to explore careers and find job opportunities is to network with professionals. Below are alumni who have experience in the field and have volunteered to be a resource to you. Not sure how to begin networking? Stop by our office to get started.
To learn about and network with more alumni in the industry, visit the WLUalum Twitter!
Mr. Brown is a 2007 graduate of DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, where he majored in Communications and minored in Economics. Additionally, Mr. Brown was an all-conference player for the men's basketball team and also named to the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Academic Honor Roll. Upon graduation from DePauw, Mr. Brown relocated to New York City, where he spent time on Wall Street as an analyst in the tax-exempt capital markets group at J.P. Morgan Securities Inc., with specific focus on clients in the Southeast region consisting of Florida and Puerto Rico.
In 2013, Mr. Brown graduated from Washington and Lee School of Law. During law school, Mr. Brown was a member of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society, serving as President his 2L year. During the summers, Mr. Brown spent time as an intern at Priority Sports & Entertainment in Los Angeles and also worked as a summer associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York City, working in the investment management group. As part of the Third Year Program, Mr. Brown spent time at both Octagon and Creative Artists Agency Sports (CAA Sports), both located in Chicago, IL, focusing on NBA contractual analysis and player evaluation.
Currently, Mr. Brown is an NBPA-Certified Player-Agent in the basketball division at CAA Sports in Chicago, IL. In addition to client management, Mr. Brown also specializes in NBA Pre-Draft preparation, player evaluation as well as contractual/statistical analysis.
Will graduated from Washington and Lee in 2011 with a degree in Accounting and Business Administration. Following graduation, he joined KPMG's Risk Consulting practice in New York City. One of his practice's clients was the NFL's Internal Audit department, where Will had interned as a student. He was fortunate to be able to work on the NFL account for a couple years before being offered a full-time position at the NFL in 2013. The Internal Audit department is focused on evaluating and improving the League's risk management, control, and governance processes. Will also travels to the different teams to annually review financial and operational compliance with League policies.
Colleen is currently an Events Coordinator for US Lacrosse. She has been at US Lacrosse for two and a half years and has worked in the Events department specifically since September 2013. Prior to her current position as an event coordinator, she served as Assistant to the COO. Working under the COO was great because he oversaw several departments and it allowed Colleen to explore many different potential career paths. When the events team needed help working on the 2014 FIL Men's Lacrosse World Championships, it made sense for her to make the jump to their department. The COO oversees that project and as his assistant Colleen already had intimate knowledge and involvement.
Since her move in September, she has focused on the World Championships (which will take place this July) and she also assists with our regular annual events (including National Convention, Women's Club Lacrosse Championships, youth regional championships, and Team USA events, among others). Colleen says working for US Lacrosse, which is both a non-profit and the national governing body of the sport, has been amazing. She says that it's definitely not the glitzy side of sports but the work is rewarding.
Angie Littlejohn is General Counsel and Executive Associate Athletics Director for Furman University. As one of the youngest in-house legal counsels in Division I, Angie remains active in teaching sports law and coaching the Furman University Mock Trial teams.
She has been a life-long participant in collegiate athletics. From her early teens she has worked with CBS Sports, ESPN, Fox Sports, and Raycom Sports as a statistician, spotter, stage manager, and Fox Box operator. She has also worked closely with Clemson University's Athletic Department learning sports information, television, and game operations.
Angie went on to complete her bachelor's degree at the University of Virginia, where she continued her work in athletics coordinating insurance for all student-athletes. She earned her Juris Doctor at Washington and Lee University School of Law. While at W&L, Angie served as a special intern to the director of athletics learning about Division III Athletics.
During her summers and immediately following law school, she continued her sports law studies under her mentor and friend, Mr. Terry Don Phillips. Angie then joined the Fields Law Firm as an associate. From there she joined the staff at Presbyterian College, overseeing all academics for student-athletes, as well as serving as a special advisor for Presbyterian's successful transition to Division I Athletics.
Sarah Otey currently serves as an Associate Director of Academic and Membership Affairs at the NCAA national office. In her current role, she is the team lead for the group responsible for providing legislative and interpretive support to all 450+ NCAA Division III institutions. Otey also serves as a national office liaison to several NCAA committees and is a primary contact for a number of Division III conferences, including the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. Prior to her current position, Otey served as an Assistant Director of Academic and Membership Affairs at the NCAA. Before she joined the NCAA staff, she was the Assistant Athletic Director and Senior Woman Administrator at Hollins University. In addition to her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Washington & Lee, Otey earned a Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Virginia.
John Twomey graduated from Washington and Lee in 2010 with a degree in Politics. Following graduation John joined Reingold, Inc in DC as a Communications Associate where he was part of a team of communications professionals who assisted with internal and external communications for government, non-profit and association clients.
After Reingold, John worked at ESPN on the Social Media Marketing team, which manages the main ESPN brand social accounts (@espn on Twitter, Vine, and Instagram and Facebook.com/ESPN). He created content for ESPN's social platforms, including writing and producing YouTube videos, pitching social stories to ESPN.com editors, and creating social artwork with ESPN designers and freelance artists. John recently joined Sprinklr, a tech startup in San Francisco. He is interested in speaking with students about the sports/media industry, tech careers, and living in the Bay area.
Kasey Oliver graduated from Washington and Lee Law School in 2011 and moved to the West Coast to pursue entertainment law.
After settling in Los Angeles, Kasey began working at Miramax Films and is now a Senior Counsel in the Business and Legal Affairs department. In her current role, Kasey primarily works in Miramax’s distribution business. Her responsibilities include drafting and negotiating TV and Digital agreements for domestic and international licensees. She is also involved with theatrical acquisitions and productions.