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Student athletes develop unique skills that are highly sought after by employers. What follows are some tips and resources to make sure you are telling employers about them and other useful information for your job and internship search process.

Have A Game Plan

Landing a great job or internship is a lot like preparing for a big game, it takes practice and preparation. Here are a few simple steps to help you get the win.

Start early: Get involved in other organizations around campus to build your professional skills. Leadership, communication and community service all look good a resume.

Keep track of your accomplishments: Make sure to keep some kind of record of any awards, milestones or leadership roles you hold while in school both on and off the field.

Lean into your strengths: Practice interviewing and learn to talk about your unique skills. You may have a 3.2 GPA, but you earned it while taking 15 credit hours and playing your sport.  Attend events like Mock Interview Day and Speed Networking or work with the Career Services staff to get personalized tips.

Find coaches: Take advantage of academic and career services. Get involved with the Student Athlete Success Program.

Student Athlete Job Search Resources

There are several student athlete specific job boards and resources for you to use. Here are a few to get you started.

NCAA After The Game: NCAA After the Game supports a thriving community of millions of former student-athletes from more than 1,100-member schools through career development, resources, networking, engagement, and promotion of their well-being and continued lifelong connections to college sports.

Student Athlete Guide to Getting a Job: Expert Tips to Go from College Sports to Career Professional.

InXAthlete: A free job board for college athletes.

NCAA Student Athlete Guide To Getting A Job: A free guide from NCAA that cover several aspects of college athlete job search.


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