Employers looking to find the best “fits” for their organizations would be well served by focusing on both the academic achievement as well as the athletic experiences of their prospective employees.
The collegiate athletic experience is perhaps one of the most significant learning opportunities that exist on our campuses today. Being part of a team, pushing oneself to personal limits physically and mentally, making sacrifices for the achievement of a common goal, are all shining examples of lessons learned on the fields/courts of college sports.
Student athletes have a very unique set of transferable skills (leadership, teamwork, time management, perseverance, etc.) that cannot be learned in the classroom and make them a very strong candidate in the job market. Many of them have limited job experience and exposure due to the demands that their respective sport required during their collegiate careers. However, organizations that have given student athletes opportunities because they understand the skills/abilities that student athletes bring to the table have been very happy with outcome. Having these professional opportunities after they have completed their sports careers is greatly appreciated.
Having an agency that specializes in placing athletes in today’s workforce is important. Athlete Career Placement is run by great people and they genuinely care about providing former athletes with outstanding job opportunities.
Through sports participation, college graduates hone specific soft skills, which are also identified as some of the most commonly desired soft skills by today’s employers. It is these soft skills that make the college athlete graduate a prepared employee, ready to add value to the workplace. Athlete Career Placement closes that gap on soft skills employers seek with former college athletes.