Former Student-Athlete

Brent Lang: 5 lessons college sports taught me

Brent Lang is a four-time NCAA champion and Olympic gold medalist swimmer from the University of Michigan. While his athletic accomplishments in college and beyond were extraordinary, Lang also thrived in the classroom and went on to become president and CEO of a successful company.

April Holmes has always had a need for speed

April Holmes is a former track and field student-athlete from Norfolk State University. Despite losing one of her legs below the knee in a freak accident, Holmes became not only a successful motivational speaker and author but also a multi-medal winner in the Paralympics as a sprinter.

Dr. Tamyra Rogers: Former Oklahoma women’s basketball standout takes on obesity epidemic

Former University of Oklahoma basketball star Dr. Tamyra Rogers once fought to keep the school’s basketball program alive. She succeeded and the challenge would prepare her for what came next. Since graduating in 1990, she has engaged in a more daunting battle – combating America’s obesity epidemic.

Matt Grace and Sean Joiner: Teammates beyond the gridiron

When Matt Grace and Sean Joiner put on their football pads at Catholic University for the first time, they hoped they would leave college with great memories, cherished friendships and academic degrees that prepared them for the real world. Little did they know just how formative those years would be.

Lisa Caputo: Field of dreams

From the competition field to public service to the private sector, Lisa Caputo knows what it takes to succeed.

Dan Guerrero: Pioneering role model who followed his dreams

Growing up in a blue-collar town in southern California, Dan Guerrero placed his hope for a better life in sports and the pursuit of a college degree.  Knowing he wanted to excel in sports and in life, he looked to his community’s heavyweight boxing stars, fellow Hispanics and other minority athletes for inspiration. One of those athletes just happened to be Jackie Robinson.

John Galgano: Man of many talents

An attorney, musician and actor, Galgano excels on all stages because of the teamwork mentality he learned through college sports.

Graduates – NCAA After the Game is here for you

The NCAA supported you on the field, in the classroom and now in life. Valuable resources tailored with you in mind await – a career center connecting you to employers who value the traits learned through college sports, and a former student-athlete network on LinkedIn to jumpstart your professional connections.

Money talk: Are you ready to negotiate?

You are new to the employment team, so learn as much about your new job as quickly as you can. It may be the bottom rung on the corporate ladder, but it is the “first cut” on your way to a successful career.

The elevator speech: It really is all about you

Make a positive and lasting first impression by nailing down your elevator speech.

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