CAREER SERVICES OPPORTUNITIES
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 Madison Townley, 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 and alumni. There are between 20 and 25 employers and alumni in attendance. The event consists of a panel discussion and networking session.
Life After College Athletics
The goal of this program is to bridge the gap between student-athletes' athletic experience and their careers when they graduate. All GW senior student-athletes will participate in a seminar that covers the information and resources they need to succeed post-graduation. The seminar will give student-athletes insight into their career fields, professional development, and work expectations; and provide a platform for them to receive answers to important life adjusting questions. In addition, each student-athlete will receive a copy of Life After School Explained by Cap and Compass, a reference guide for life after athletics. In 2016 the program was funded by the Shenkman Career Services Fund.
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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