Athletics News

Nearly 150 GW Student-Athletes Partake in Career Networking Forum

April 17, 2013

In an event hosted at George Washington University's Lerner Health and Wellness Center, 16 organizations gathered to meet and network with GW student-athletes at a career networking forum on Monday night.

Organizations such as ADP, Aeropostale, AT&T, CCS, Charmer-Sunbelt Group, City Year, Deloitte, Enterprise, Ettain Group, New York Life, Target, Teach For America, TRAK, the U.S. Secret Service and Wake Forest's graduate business school, along with representatives from several schools and departments within GW, mixed and mingled with some of their prospective future employees for two hours.

Arranged by Ted Costigan, GW Athletics' Life Skills Coordinator, in conjunction with DJ Washington from Career Athletes and Marva Gumbs Jennings, GW's Managing Director of Interdisciplinary Career Services Initiatives, the forum emphasized that employers value the competitive skill set that student-athletes develop through competition.

The night left all those who attended aware that skills like leadership, determination, dedication and teamwork - skills that make GW student-athletes champions in competition, in the community and in the classroom - can be utilized to become champions in future careers as well.