What does a sports marketer do?

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All sport management majors at William Woods take several business courses, including marketing — as no matter what career you choose in sports management, an understanding of the role marketing plays is an inevitable necessity. Sports marketing as a career path is a popular choice for those interested in working in sports. Jobs are plentiful, and the […]

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Bachelors in biology degree leads to strong foundation for career in physical therapy

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One of the many careers that a bachelor’s degree in biology builds a strong foundation for is Physical Therapy. Reports show that every year up to 77 percent of people in the U.S. experience musculoskeletal injuries — conditions that can greatly benefit from seeing a physical therapist. Increasing musculoskeletal injuries in combination with a growing […]

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Bachelors in Biology students focus on DNA testing, research and discovery

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It can take you on a journey through your ancestry and help you identify where you came from and those who came before you. It can trace the origin of diseases to help combat future epidemics, and it can be used to help save the wildlife in our streams and rivers. DNA is a powerful […]

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Veterinary specialty spotlight: Zoo Veterinarian

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In our last blog we followed a day in the life of an aquatic veterinarian. And in continued celebration of National Aquarium and Zoo Month, we will take a deeper look into another veterinarian specialty: zoo and exotic animal medicine. Similar to aquatic veterinarian, the role of a zoo vet takes a team. Working in […]

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Veterinary specialty spotlight: Aquatic Veterinarian

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June is National Zoo and Aquarium Month, and in celebration, we thought we’d take a look into what it takes to be an aquatic veterinarian. In an interview on Slate’s Working podcast, Leigh Clayton, director of animal health and welfare at Baltimore’s National Aquarium shares about her experience working in aquatic veterinary medicine and some […]

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Volunteer — and boost your sports career opportunities

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Interested in a job in the sports industry? One Forbes article says it well: “The sports industry is flourishing with opportunities in all areas including: sports marketing and sponsorship, sports media (traditional and social media), sports facilities,” the article continues, “However, although there are numerous opportunities to work in sports these days, the competition to […]

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Pre-Vet Student Spotlight: Alicia VanMatre

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William Woods pre-vet biology major Alicia VanMatre has always known she wanted to be a vet. “Since a very young age I’ve loved animals, and I’ve loved learning and knowledge,” VaMatre explained. “As my education progressed I loved science and I loved helping people — helping their animals and helping people through their animals.” While […]

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The history of germs: how can biology majors prevent the spread of the next epidemic?

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In a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), researchers analyzed information on infectious disease mortality in the U.S. from 1900 to 2014, finding that, overall, the death rate from infectious disease has dropped from about 800 deaths per 100,000 people in 1900 to 46 deaths per 100,000 people in […]

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The importance of good communication skills for pre-vet students

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According to a survey by The Harris Poll, 62 percent of Americans have at least one pet in their household, and of those people, 95 percent would consider their pet to be a member of the family. Therefore, much like in human medicine, when these pet owners have a loved one who is sick, they […]

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Sport Management Course Spotlight: Social Science in Sport

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Understanding the social-scientific context of sports is beneficial to any sport management professional. That’s why all sport management undergrads at William Woods take PED 220 Social Science in Sport. Social Science is the scientific study of human society and social relationships — history, political science, anthropology, demographics, economics and more. According to the book Social Sciences […]

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