Colleges and universities are doing their part to help their student-athletes prepare for their post-academic careers and, in this case, teach them how to articulate and translate their athletic and academics endeavors into resume boosters.
Last Sunday, LSP was host to a fairly unusual sight for an otherwise typical Sunday morning. While weekend mornings have a usually ghost-town-like atmospheres here at F&M, LSP’s auditorium was filled to capacity with excited student-athletes who were anxiously anticipating the chance to hear career advice from and network with some F&M, student-athlete alumni.
Dubbed “The Student-Athlete Experience: Authoring Your Story for Future Successes,” OSPGD and F&M Athletics co-hosted this two part series with support from the Diplomat Development and Discovery Initiative and the Tylus Family. The goal of these events were to help student-athletes reflect on the ways their athletic experiences can impact their post-graduate life. Ultimately, the event aimed to recognize, through the advice offered by a panel of alumni, that F&M student-athletes gain unique skills that are valued by employers.
Part two of the event, which was hosted on January 27, focused on teaching student-athletes how to articulate the value of their athletic experience to employers. “The ability to explain the value of the skills and lessons learned through being a student-athlete, whether in a resume/cover letter, in an interview, or in a less formal environment, is an essential skill” said Mike Vitlip, the Director of Legal and STEM Professions Advising at OSPGD and moderator of the alumni panel.
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