This past June, young aspiring sportscasters had their own audience with Bob Costas.  The NBC and MLB network veteran was an inductee into the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association (NSSA) Hall of Fame and a healthy number of college-aged folks had the chance to get up close and personal with Costas and others.

One of the ways to network to “network” talent and others is through an association.  Typically, associations are formed in order to bring together like-minded individuals who share an interest in a particular industry or cause.  The more than half-century old NSSA has interesting articles, industry links and other resources that can help in your career development.  And if you’re pouring much of your money into your college education—not to worry–they even have a special student membership rate.

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