After the Game

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

Online hub celebrates and assists former student-athletes

Robust online hub now available on NCAA.org with services aimed at former student-athletes

Nick Harriott
Nick Harriott: Soccer opened doors for education and success

For Nicholas Harriott, playing soccer was more than sport. It was a transformational opportunity to overcome life’s hardships.

Health and Wellness

The transition to life after college, especially when it comes to staying healthy and well, can be challenging even for former student-athletes. Stay up to date on what industry experts are saying here.

Why it’s Hard to Stay Active After Competition Ends

Moving On: Staying Physically Active After College Sports

NCAA After the Game Career Center

The NCAA supports today’s student-athletes on the field, in the classroom and continues to support former student-athletes by helping them gain employment in their chosen profession at all stages of their professional career. There is no doubt college athletics competition teaches marketable skills often learned outside of the classroom. Leadership, time management, self-discipline, teamwork, overcoming adversity, etc., are all qualities that employers seek. And research shows former NCAA student-athletes want to work with or for others who came of age in the leadership laboratory that is college sports.   Thus, the goal of this career center is to promote connections between former NCAA student-athletes of all ages and employers in a wide variety of professions who want to hire them.

Former NCAA student-athletes can post their resume, find employment opportunities and get job-seeking advice for free. For employers wanting to hire former NCAA student-athletes of all ages, this is the go-to place to post jobs and peruse resumes.

Former NCAA student-athlete job seekers

Your academic and athletic experiences at an NCAA member school provided you with marketable skills in today’s workplace. Use this career center to achieve your career goals and to establish meaningful connections with employers who recognize you bring something special to the workplace by virtue of being a former NCAA student-athlete.

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Employers wanting to hire former NCAA student-athletes

Every organization can benefit from hiring and working with former NCAA student-athletes. As employers, you can post your jobs today, explore the resumes of former NCAA student-athletes and start reaping the benefits of hiring those who possess the intangible traits (leadership, teamwork, self-discipline, time management, etc.) that employers seek. You will be glad you did. 

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