CAREER SERVICES OPPORTUNITIES
The George Washington University has an extensive Career Center that posts available internship and job opportunities on their GWork system. Each student-athlete is asked to take advantage of the career events (such as job fairs, resume critiques and mock interviews) that the Career Center offers as well as to meet with a career consultant once during each academic year. The Department of Athletics, in partnership with the Career Center, hosts a career athlete networking forum in the spring which brings 20 to 30 employers to campus to interact with student-athletes through a panel discussion and networking opportunities. Additionally, the department works closely with the Career Center to organize career development events specifically for student-athletes.
The GW Athletics mentorship program pairs athletics alumni with current junior and senior student-athletes. Ideally, the mentor is employed in a career in which the mentee has an interest in pursuing. Through a one-on-one relationship, mentors are asked to help develop skill sets of student-athletes looking to enter in to the work force. To participate in the program please contact Shelby McKay, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
Student Athlete Networking ForumThe Student Athlete Networking Forum is a career event for junior and senior student athletes held in February. The event gives student athletes the opportunity to network with local businesses. There are between 20 and 25 employers in attendance. The event consists of two speakers, networking session, and a career fair session.
Transition to Tomorrow
Living out their childhood dreams, most NCAA student-athletes become fully salient in their athletic identity. Yet, all student-athletes must realize and become aware the athletic dream may come to an end at some point in their life and a new career begins. With the necessary support and education, student-athletes can have a high quality and empowering transition into a new career and salient identity. This program focuses on career development, re-engagement and reframing with the intent to enhance the professional and career development of GW student-athletes. Session topics include but are not limited to; transferable skills, professionalism, financial literacy, and self-care. In 2015 the program was funded by the Shenkman Career Services Fund for 25 student-athletes.
Career Center Programs
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