Sports Administrator—Karl Eric Kandt, M.Ed.
About Karl Kandt
A current Career Counselor, and prior U.S.Reserve Officer, Karl Eric Kandt has also worked for Kansas State University as Assistant Director of Career and Employment Services, Wichita State University as Academic Coordinator for Athletic Student Services Department, his alma mater Emporia State University as Admissions Counselor, Assistant to the Director of the Office of Undergraduate Financial Aid, Coordinator of Student Recruitment, and Associate Director of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, and his family's ranch and farm. He has worked with student and alumni in defining career options, facilitating workshops in skill development, coordinating and assisting with career and internship fairs, and aiding follow up efforts with recent graduates.
Additionally, Karl has had the opportunity to attend and present at a variety of professional development conferences. In the early years of his career, he presented at a state wide workshop for high school and college counselors, developed a workshop for new admissions counselors, and was elected Co-Coordinator of the Kansas Delegation to the Great Plains Association of College Admissions Counselors. Later in his career, he attended the National Association of Colleges and Employers Conference, served as Chair of the Special Projects Committee of the Kansas Association of Colleges and Employers for seven years, and attended annual conferences throughout the Midwest.
During his free time, Kandt enjoys charity work. A current member of Solar Kiwanis Club of Manhattan, Kansas, he volunteers on various community projects and initiatives through the organization. He also serves on the Manhattan High School Alumni Association Board of Directors. In the past, Kandt volunteered with Kansas State University's United Way campus chapter and Wichita State University's Shocker Drive fundraisers.
Karl Eric Kandt has a combined 20 years of experience as a career counselor, and a radio analyst and public address announcer in athletics at the collegiat and high school levels.
Becoming a Radio Broadcaster
Karl Kandt has worked in various roles as a radio announcer from 1990-2004. In 1996 Karl Eric Kandt earned a first place award from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters, while broadcasting Emporia State University(Emporia,KS)men's basketball games.
There are a number of qualities a person must possess to succeed as an on-air talk radio professional, such as an ability to talk on a variety of topics and having a compelling speaking voice. A bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, broadcasting, or a similar field is helpful. Working at a college radio station can provide individuals with technical and on-air experience. In the event that a college broadcasting program does not offer relevant field experience, students should try to secure a broadcast internship prior to entering the workforce.
Scoring Rules in NCAA Volleyball
Between 2001 and 2003 Karl Eric Kandt served as a public address announcer for the Wichita State University’s women’s volleyball team. Karl Kandt also spent time working as a color analyst for the WSU women's basketball games.
In addition to mastering the fundamentals, beginning volleyball players must learn the basic scoring parameters of the sport in order to better understand the ebb and flow of a match. At the college level, volleyball is played under a rally score provision, meaning both teams can earn a point at any time, regardless of which side served to start the point. The first team to score 25 points wins a set, though the winning team must score at least a two-point advantage. At the end of each set, teams switch sides. If a match reaches two sets all, a fifth set is played to 15 points. In this case, teams switch sides after the first team reaches eight points. Each team is permitted two timeouts and 12 substitutions per set.