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Josh Mittleman Intro To Sport 5-9-08 Career Goals Paper A degree in Sports Management from The University of Massachusetts at Amherst will only further benefit me with my future endeavors in the Sports Management field , particularly in becoming a general manager for a professional baseball team . My dream job has always been to become the general manager for my favorite sports team , the New York Mets . I have had this dream job in my head for many years , possibly ever since I started to learn about the front office side of baseball . Finding out that there was a college major called Sport Management was an awesome day in my life . Ever since I found out that UMass was one of the best schools in the country for the undergraduate Sport Management program I have wanted to come here . In ten years I hope to be the general manager of a professional baseball team , hopefully the Mets . My duties would include contracts and negotiations with current players and free agents , management of the entire front office , analyzing the effect of sabermetrics in baseball , scouting and recruiting college and high school players , keeping a good relationship between the Major League team and all of its minor league affiliates , and creating scouting reports on all opposing teams and players . To break into the industry I started as an intern at ESPN . I worked at their headquarters in Bristol , Connecticut . I helped out in all departments doing minor jobs like updating stats during live games , putting video clips together for highlight reels , and
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