After the Game

Talking Sports

Through supportforsport.org, a program Van Raalte helped launch that offers a series of online workshops, she is helping student-athletes realize the career-shaping values their athletics experiences have developed and how they can sell them to employers.

Know Thy Worth

When that job offer comes through, how do you maximize your earning potential when you’re just starting out?

Dan Jacobson: Every stroke counts

Former North Dakota swimmer Dan Jacobson pushes his limits to help feed Burmese refugees along the war-ridden Thai-Burma border.

A recipe for energy management success

Whether you are a budding college athlete or a weekend warrior whose competition days are but a fond memory, self-care is a vital part of anyone’s daily routine.

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.

Networking: It really does work

In good news for both current and former student-athletes, data shows most successful job hunts occur as a result of networking.

Setting Up Your Digital Game Plan

You picked a major, studied hard and earned your degree, all while competing in sports at a high level. Now it is time to conquer the biggest competition ahead: the working world.

Amy Huchthausen: Once a leader, always a leader

Former Wisconsin-La Crosse softball student-athlete Amy Huchthausen has been a front-runner from the get-go; today she is America East Conference’s first female commissioner

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