177: Mark Burns On His Sports Journey

By September 29, 2016No Comments
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Mark Burns, Senior Writer at SportTechie, joins Rob Cressy to talk about the journey of his sports career. Mark shares how he went from the University of Michigan to being named to Forbes Sports 30 Under 30, to being a Talent Marketing Executive with CSE, to his current gig as a Senior Writer at SportTechie.

Mark gives a ton of actionable advice for anyone looking to make a career of working in sports and no doubt you’ll get a ton of value from this.

In the conversation Mark Burns and I talk about:

  • How he landed his first sports opportunity.
  • How he landed an internship with the Nashville Predators.
  • How he builds relationships, both online and offline.
  • The role freelance writing has had in his career.
  • His success mindset both early in his career as well as now.

At the end we also have the Tampa Bay lightning round where Mark answers a bevy of sports questions.

Follow Mark Burns on Twitter @MarkJBurns88 and check out his writing at SportTechie.com.

You can check out the other conversations from my How To Make It In Sports Media series:




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Rob Cressy

Rob Cressy

Sports loving free throw specialist and yinzer living in Chicago who is awesome most of the time, has run with the bulls in Spain, and is a graduate of Second City's Improv program.