Former Student-Athlete

Employee benefits: a simple guide for new grads and hires

Brent Gray, a family wealth advisor at Morgan Stanley and former St. Lawrence baseball team member, provides tips for first-time employees to better understand their new benefits.

To my alma mater, with thanks

At the NCAA After the Game former student-athlete networking events, attendees write notes of thanks to the people and the programs who shaped their college athletics experience. Read a sampling of these notes penned to coaches, administrators and alma maters around the country.

6 college presidents who played college sports

A successful college president is a strong leader and a team player — two characteristics also found in NCAA student-athletes. So it is no surprise that several college presidents were once college athletes themselves.

How this Georgetown basketball alum empowers girls in her home country

When Kike Rafiu started playing basketball in Nigeria, she struggled to find two things: a good pair of shoes and encouragement to continue the sport. The Georgetown alum created Girls Rise Up to fix that for the next generation.

How I scored my job in the global auto industry

Being open-minded helped former UIndy soccer student-athlete David Kurz strike it big in Bavaria with a job in the automotive industry.

Why this former student-athlete works out with 100 people in one year

Former Auburn runner Dave Maloney shares insights from his experience working out with 100 different people every year.

Listen: Leadership Lessons

This podcast episode of the College Sports Insider with Jack Ford features Paul Kapsalis, a former Indiana soccer player and author. Kapsalis shares what he learned about leadership on his rise from a walk-on to a team captain at one of the nation’s top soccer programs.

Suiting up: How to dress for success in the workplace

Julian Jones, Clemson’s assistant director of student-athlete development, shares a variety of attire choices for young professionals to consider when entering the workplace.

Inaugural former NCAA student-athlete networking events kick off in Indy and Boston

Last week, NCAA After the Game held former student-athlete networking events in Indianapolis and Boston, creating an opportunity for more than 130 attendees to connect over their shared lifelong tie to college sports.

How former student-athletes are equipped to fill the No. 1 workforce skills gap

In a 2018 study, LinkedIn researchers found the No. 1 skills gap across the United States workforce is communication — skills that are often acquired and enhanced through the student-athlete experience.

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