Is having a mentor important for a job in the Indian sports industry?
The Merriam-Webster definition of a mentor is “someone who teaches or gives help and advice to a less experienced and often younger person”
Seen in that context, a mentor in any industry, not just the Indian sports industry, is a bonus or even a blessing.
The Indian sports industry’s most accomplished and senior-most (position-wise) individuals have all worked their way up through a combination of learning on the job, making mistakes and fixing them, and spending time with seasoned professionals from other industries and the international sporting ecosystem.
Most have taken months if not years to acquire the knowledge required to understand the basics of the sports industry. This was also the function of a lack of an organized education system that addressed sports business and management.
That, however, is changing now.
Now, more than ever, the senior-most and most accomplished sports industry professionals are giving back. There are a whole host of individuals who understand that the faster a fresher understands the basics of the industry, the quicker he or she can begin contributing to the industry in a meaningful way.
This gesture combines with an organised system of mentorship programs and sports management courses across the Indian sports industry to give young sports industry aspirants an opportunity to learn from the best and shorten the learning curve.
Here at Sporjo, high-quality mentorship is a pillar upon which we have built the organization. With programs such as SPORCONSLT and Sporjo Mentor, we recognize and address the educational and mentoring requirements of young sports industry aspirants.
To learn more about our programs and register with us, visit sporjo.com today and help us get you started on your career in sports today.