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Graduates – NCAA After the Game is here for you

As a former college athlete, your biggest game in life has just begun: succeeding in the workplace.

Congratulations graduates! You are now part of an elite group of former NCAA student-athletes who live and work in communities across the United States and around the world.  We celebrate your accomplishments and encourage you to stay in touch with your alma mater, the NCAA and one another through NCAA After the Game.

Just as you allowed us to be there throughout your collegiate career, we are there now to assist your transition to the next stage in life.  That’s why we developed the NCAA After the Game Career Center.

There is no doubt college sports are learning laboratories that teach leadership, time management, self-discipline, teamwork, perseverance and many other marketable skills that employers seek. So, if you are still looking for that first job, let us help. Check out this tailored career center where you can post resumes for free, look for job opportunities and get advice on marketing your skills to potential employers. 

To jumpstart your professional network of fellow former college athletes while making valuable lifelong connections, check out the NCAA After the Game networking group on LinkedIn.

It’s game time. What are you waiting for?

And don’t forget to stay in touch as you progress in your career.

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“You represent a unique group of elite individuals that had the opportunity to be a student- athlete and ambassador for your respective academic institutions. The same model that helped you achieve success in the classroom and in the game is the same model you will need in the work place and in the real world.”

- Bell Jordan, Talent Acquisition and Recruitment at Google, Women’s basketball, University of Alaska Anchorage ’02

“Take the tenacity and momentum from your student-athlete years into the start of your career. Take the skills you built in college like team work, competition, responsibility, and dependability from the field into your interviews and land a job in a field where your skills and interest intersect."

- Janna Starr, Girl Scouts of the USA, Women’s Lacrosse, Duquesne University ‘10

"Don't stop competing and over prepare for everything. Most of you trained for a lifetime to make it as collegiate athletes experiencing many successes and failures along the way. Your professional career will be the same. Learn from your mistakes, but don't quit. Don't be afraid to take risks, but don't take short cuts. Treat all people with respect and kindness whether they deserve it or not.”

- Jeremy White, Regional Sales Manager at AppDynamics, Baseball, Pepperdine University ’00