April 30, 2009
Northwest, Career Athletes Connect Athletes with Mentors and Training
<em>Partnership Attracts Hundreds of Employers for Current and Former Collegiate Athletes</em>
MARYVILLE, Mo. - Northwest Missouri State University and Career Athletes have recently agreed to a partnership providing Bearcat student-athletes a truly unique resource for career development.
Over the past 10 years, Career Athletes has conducted over 800 training and development seminars at universities throughout the country providing much needed career education for over 250,000 student-athletes. In addition to their proprietary training and development seminars, Career Athletes builds and maintains customized career networking web sites for individual university athletic departments providing additional career education, mentors, access to career opportunities and potential employers upon graduation, and a platform to connect with athletic alumni who are encouraged to join the network as mentors and/or job seekers.
"As we celebrate the graduation of 34 Bearcat student athletes in this graduating class, we are pleased to announce our partnership with Career Athletes," said Northwest Director of Athletics Dr. Bob Boerigter. "We believe this unique partnership will help our University to provide more assistance to our Northwest student-athlete graduates as they seek meaningful employment and as they enter the world to make a difference."
"It's obvious that Dr. Boerigter and Northwest cares about their student-athletes beyond their playing days and graduation, and we are excited to be partnered with such an outstanding institution," said Chris Smith CEO and President of Career Athletes. "Due to the demanding nature of collegiate athletics, these athletes face a unique set of challenges regarding career development not typically experienced by the general student-body. The current economic environment will provide even greater challenges for today's student-athletes to overcome, making career development more important than ever."
About Career Athletes, LLC:
Career Athletes is the leading provider of a wide range of dedicated career development services and software within collegiate athletics. Since the inception of our roots back in 1998-to-date, athletes in every sport, from over 1,200 individual colleges and universities nationwide, have utilized Career Athletes as a valuable tool in their transition from athletics to the workplace.
Career Athletes possesses the largest member based community of current/alumni student-athletes, representing a growing legion of athletes, athletic departments and hundreds of national, regional and local employers. Today, our on-campus training and development seminars to student-athletes are the most relied upon in the nation, with over 800 seminars conducted and over 250,000 student-athletes educated on-campus within college athletic departments at the NCAA, NAIA and Junior Colleges level.
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