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Shift from IT to Sport industry - Is it possible? Please help

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Hello Everyone,

About my profile:

Indian, Male
Age: 34
GMAT: 690 (Wrote last year)
Work Exp: 12 years in IT industry. Currently working as a project manager.

I can go on and provide more details but would like to stop here and ask my question.

With 12 years of experience in IT industry, can I still go ahead and study management in SPORTS?

I don't have any experience into sports industry but I do have experience in fields in IT industry which can be related in the field of Sports Management, for example: managing finance (Of a project), lead a team, analyze data etc...

I am into fitness and love to play sports. I am a certified personal trainer and I work on weekend as a personal trainer in local gym. I can join big ones in this field such as GOLD GYM, ANYTIME FITNESS etc... however I won't be able to manage with my full time job. Currently I am preparing for Calisthenics certification from WSWCF Academy (World Street Workout and Calisthenics Federation) and might plan to quit my IT job and associate myself completely with fitness industry. My above 2 points will make people feel that I am more interested to become a fitness coach however I am not sure if these achievements will showcase that I can be a decent fit to study sports management.

If I still have a chance, can someone please help me with the below questions:

1. Which collages I can target? I really doubt but if I need to improve my GMAT score to get into the best collage, then I am up for it.
2. Can I do anything else to improve my chances?

I would love to be associated with a field I feel passionate about. I stumbled upon one article and somehow I started thinking in this direction. Would love to hear back from you guys. Please help!!
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Hello Everyone,

About my profile:

Indian, Male
Age: 34
GMAT: 690 (Wrote last year)
Work Exp: 12 years in IT industry. Currently working as a project manager.

I can go on and provide more details but would like to stop here and ask my question.

With 12 years of experience in IT industry, can I still go ahead and study management in SPORTS?

I don't have any experience into sports industry but I do have experience in fields in IT industry which can be related in the field of Sports Management, for example: managing finance (Of a project), lead a team, analyze data etc...

I am into fitness and love to play sports. I am a certified personal trainer and I work on weekend as a personal trainer in local gym. I can join big ones in this field such as GOLD GYM, ANYTIME FITNESS etc... however I won't be able to manage with my full time job. Currently I am preparing for Calisthenics certification from WSWCF Academy (World Street Workout and Calisthenics Federation) and might plan to quit my IT job and associate myself completely with fitness industry. My above 2 points will make people feel that I am more interested to become a fitness coach however I am not sure if these achievements will showcase that I can be a decent fit to study sports management.

If I still have a chance, can someone please help me with the below questions:

1. Which collages I can target? I really doubt but if I need to improve my GMAT score to get into the best collage, then I am up for it.
2. Can I do anything else to improve my chances?

I would love to be associated with a field I feel passionate about. I stumbled upon one article and somehow I started thinking in this direction. Would love to hear back from you guys. Please help!!


Hi,

It will be hard for recruiters (and admissions teams) to ignore 12years of solid experience in the IT industry and offer you a position in the management side in a sports company, when you have no prior experience. As it is, finding a job as an international student has its challenges, to change to a completely new domain seems unlikey, IMO. Bear in mind, you will be competing with students who have prior experience in the sports industry.

Also, as you rightly pointed, being a coach requires different skills than running a business.
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New post 05 Aug 2019, 08:58
Hi ggmat007,

Thank you for your post and for sharing your profile. While it will not be an easy transition, it is possible for a career switch. You have to showcase to the admission team and recruiters how your 12 years of experience are transferable in the area of sports management you wish to target. I do recommend you strengthen your GMAT score, and spend some time thinking about how you envision this transition to happen - it's not an easy task, but it's doable.

I hope this helps. If you wish to have a private conversation, please reach out.

Good luck!

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ggmat007 wrote:
Hello Everyone,

About my profile:

Indian, Male
Age: 34
GMAT: 690 (Wrote last year)
Work Exp: 12 years in IT industry. Currently working as a project manager.

I can go on and provide more details but would like to stop here and ask my question.

With 12 years of experience in IT industry, can I still go ahead and study management in SPORTS?

I don't have any experience into sports industry but I do have experience in fields in IT industry which can be related in the field of Sports Management, for example: managing finance (Of a project), lead a team, analyze data etc...

I am into fitness and love to play sports. I am a certified personal trainer and I work on weekend as a personal trainer in local gym. I can join big ones in this field such as GOLD GYM, ANYTIME FITNESS etc... however I won't be able to manage with my full time job. Currently I am preparing for Calisthenics certification from WSWCF Academy (World Street Workout and Calisthenics Federation) and might plan to quit my IT job and associate myself completely with fitness industry. My above 2 points will make people feel that I am more interested to become a fitness coach however I am not sure if these achievements will showcase that I can be a decent fit to study sports management.

If I still have a chance, can someone please help me with the below questions:

1. Which collages I can target? I really doubt but if I need to improve my GMAT score to get into the best collage, then I am up for it.
2. Can I do anything else to improve my chances?

I would love to be associated with a field I feel passionate about. I stumbled upon one article and somehow I started thinking in this direction. Would love to hear back from you guys. Please help!!

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