After the Game

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.

Former NCAA Student-Athlete Networking Events

Whether it’s in your hometown or where you now live and work, come meet up with your “next team” — former college athletes from all NCAA schools, sports and professions who are eager to connect.

Brought to you by NCAA After the Game, each networking event attracts a diverse mix of the larger former college athlete community. Professionals from various industries and career levels find career and business-to-business opportunities. Others reconnect with fellow teammates and former athletics conference foes, as well as discover shared interests in working out together, joining recreational sports teams and volunteering together in serving their local communities.

These events are exclusive to former NCAA student-athletes age 21 and older who have no remaining eligibility in NCAA athletics competition.

Get connected to your local team, former NCAA college athletes who, like you, are looking to expand their network, at one of these free events.

Job shadowing gives Kentucky State athletes head start on careers

For Kentucky State junior Ditalion Battle, life always has been centered on two favorite things: basketball and video games.

MVP to CEO

Towson athletics partnered with Enterprise Rent-A-Car and the Towson Career Center this spring to develop a program designed to help 20 female student-athletes gain a competitive advantage in the professional world after graduation.

No Time Like the Present

The most important message Northwestern lays out in its process for student career planning might be the postscript.

Stephanie Ferri-Lewis
Stephanie Ferri-Lewis: 3 attributes learned from college sports

Emergency room doctor Stephanie Ferri-Lewis describes three transferable skills gained as a student-athlete at Pfeiffer.

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.

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