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What can you do with a golf management degree?

What Can You Do with A Golf Management Degree?

To your friends and family, it seems like a dream job. “What do you mean, you are taking golf course management? You really mean you get paid to play golf, right? What a great job!” While it might seem to others that a student in a golf management degree program only plays golf all day, the truth is that the degree opens up a number of interesting careers paths in the golf industry.

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Director of Golf

The director of golf manages all of the golf operations at a course or country club. The job description varies depending on the company. However, every golf director must know the game inside out, including the rules and etiquette. They are also familiar with all elements of groundskeeping, including knowing grass varieties and maintenance best practices. Managing staff, dealing with members, organizing events and running a profitable retail operation are all responsibilities for the director of golf.

Golf Course Superintendent

If you ever wonder how important a golf course superintendent is, listen to how much blame they get from golfers every day. The superintendent is the person that takes care of the maintenance and operation of the course. They must maintain all of the turfgrass and plants; manage personnel; forecasts expenses and set budgets; help maintain good relationships with members; apply pesticides; and make sure the golf course is compliant with environmental regulations.

Golf Travel and Tourism

According to a recent study, 84 percent of golfers plan to travel in the next year, and a whopping 80 percent plan to play golf during their stay. Golf tourism is a vibrant segment of the golf industry. You may work as a brand ambassador at a resort or course, organize golf trips for companies and organizations, or manage golf travel firms that cater to the lucrative golf demographic. There are also positions in the travel departments of corporations, in the hospitality division of professional tours and in the travel offices of local and national governments around the world.

Equipment Manufacturer Manager

The golf industry is fueled by golfer’s unquenchable thirst for new clubs, balls and clothing that will help them gain just a few more yards. With a golf management degree, you are well-positioned to play a leadership role at an equipment manufacturer, retailer or channel partner. You’ll help market and sell equipment and services to courses, retail stores and resellers at every level.

We’ve only touched on a few of the interesting career paths you can take with a golf management degree. In addition to what we’ve discussed here, you can also use your degree to become a teaching professional, a club professional, a high school or collegiate coach, social media manager, equipment developer and tester, project leader, course designer and much more. You are only limited by your resourcefulness, persistence and creativity in creating the perfect job in the golf industry for you.

The Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management is a regionally accredited, not for profit institution in West Palm Beach, Florida that trains students to work in the golf and sporting industries through five different degree programs.When it comes to golf, our staff understands what it takes to succeed. 

 

Posted July 21, 2014 by

Writing Cover Letters for Jobs, Recent College Graduates? 4 Things They Should Achieve

When writing cover letters for jobs, recent college graduates should make sure they achieve four things.  Find out what they are in the following post.

Every element, from top to bottom, of your cover letter is important. To impress the reader (and to get them to take longer than 6.2 seconds on your resume), though, there are four goals every cover letter you send must accomplish…

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Posted May 20, 2014 by

Searching for Recent College Graduate Jobs? 17 Realities Facing Grads

For those of you about to search for recent college graduate jobs, you should be aware of 17 realities facing graduates that are found in the following post.

It’s ONLY a selfie. That’s the argument from graduating students at the University of South Florida. School officials at USF have asked grads to not snap selfies as they receive diplomas. A quote from the Associated Press: “I don’t have an anti-selfie bent,” said Michael Freeman, the USF dean who made the selfie rule. “I would just caution students to think

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Posted April 17, 2014 by

Average Starting Salary for College Grads is $45,327

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It isn’t uncommon for many of our employer clients to grossly underestimate the going rate for recent graduates. Almost every employer wants to pay their employees fairly but few have the time or resources to accurately determine just what is fair.

Example? Last week an employer posted a job to our site for people who graduated within the past three years and who are interested in an entry-level sales position. That was fine except the compensation they were willing to pay was $30,000 per year. That’s $15,327 less than the average starting salary for a 2013 college graduate of $45,327. As you may have guessed, the response to their posting was less than overwhelming. We tried to explain the problem to the employer but the reaction was typical: a recent grad should be grateful for any employment opportunity and so the pay rate shouldn’t matter. Well, it does matter. (more…)

Posted March 13, 2014 by

Trying to Find Recent Graduate Jobs on LinkedIn? 6 Tips for Your Job Search

If you are a LinkedIn user searching for recent graduate jobs, try these six tips for your job search found in the following post.

Searching for an internship or a job in today’s economy isn’t as easy as pouring hot water into your ramen noodles and calling it dinner. If you want to successfully enter the workforce, you must stay proactive and persistent when searching for jobs. Luckily, for you, there are plenty of free resources available that can make the

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Posted March 06, 2014 by

On to the Next One. 5 Ways an Internship Finder Can Secure Another Position

Are you an internship finder looking to land another position?  If so, learn five ways to do so in the following post.

Featured: Featured So you’re smack in the middle of your spring internship. If you haven’t secured a summer internship yet, you should get that process started! It doesn’t have to be a huge chore. In fact, Kailee Smith — our Intern Queen Campus Ambassador at UCF (my alma mater!) — recently wrote

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Posted March 06, 2014 by

Entry Level Job Searching without a Cover Letter? 5 Advantages of Using One

If you have not been using a cover letter for your entry level job search, you may want to think again.  The following post shares five advantages of using a cover letter when applying for a job.

Job seekers often ask me, “Do I really need a cover letter?” or “Does anyone actually read a cover letter?” The answer to both is a resounding yes. Yes, you really need a cover letter—and yes, recruiters and employers actually DO read them. Furthermore, it absolutely CAN hurt your resume response rate if you do not use

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Posted November 13, 2013 by

Want an Entry Level Job? 5 Resume Tips to Earn an Interview

As an entry level job seeker, you need to write a resume that focuses on the needs of a potential employer.  So, if you want to earn an interview, use these five resume tips in the following post.

Entry-level resumes tend to be plagued by bland formats and poorly-written objective statements. These serve only to provide employers with a vague, one-line statement about the type of position the job seeker wants. A resume shouldn’t be all about what you want—especially when it’s communicating in generalities.

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Posted October 09, 2013 by

Resume Tip for Your Entry Level Job Search: Add a Professional Summary

Do you want to create a winning resume for your entry level job search?  Then, don’t forget to include a professional summary.  Learn how to write one in the following post.

Recruiters work in specifics. Generalities on your resume rarely produce impactful impressions because you just blend in with the hundreds of other candidates for each position. Laser-focused statements that highlight your personal brand and the amazing addition you’d be to the organization, on the other hand, generate a much higher

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Posted September 11, 2013 by

Internship Finder, Would You Like College Credit for Your Work?

If you’re an internship finder who also happens to be a college student, wouldn’t it be nice to get some credit for your work?  The following post shares an experience relating to this issue.

Featured: Featured At Florida State University, I wasn’t able to get internship credit until I was a junior/senior. I got my first internship the spring semester of my freshman year of college and was told I couldn’t get credit for it. I was able to get “transcript recognition” for the opportunity – my career center helped me with that.

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