Nov. 12, 2013
BOCA RATON, Fla. – Florida Atlantic University’s Student-Athlete Center for Academic Excellence, in partnership with Career Athletes, will host a career forum for student-athletes tomorrow evening from 6-8 p.m. at FAU Stadium.
Student-athletes will have an opportunity to interact with employers from around the country to improve their job interview skills, find out what employers are seeking in employees, and network with multiple companies.
Career Athletes has developed a unique program, which includes a national employer panel, where employers will engage in Q&A session with student-athletes, professional round table talks, which gives student-athletes an opportunity to receive “elevator pitch” ideas and feedbacks from various employers and a career networking segment, which allows student-athletes to network at employer booths and set-up interviews.
Marlon Dechausay, FAU’s Associate Director of Athletics and the Director of Student-Athlete Center for Academic Excellence, believes the program provides invaluable experience for students.
“Our partnership with Career Athletes gives us an opportunity to provide our student-athletes with a unique professional opportunity to gain valuable insight from employers and campus resources.”
Through networking with potential employers, Florida Atlantic student-athletes will be afforded the opportunity to develop a unique skill set that will help them land a job and/or internship upon graduation. The career forum allows student-athletes hands on, in-person interaction with dozens of potential employers. The event will begin in the Recruiting Room with a National Employer Panel and Round Table Discussion. The event will then move to the Delray Acura Level for a Career Networking Session.
The Career Forum is required for all Florida Atlantic student-athletes in their sophomore or higher. Students should dress professionally and bring copies of their resumes.
Career Athletes is an online community that aides in the connection between current and past college student-athletes. The network helps members advance their careers and get jobs through networking with each other and employers who want to hire them because of the traits and dedication it took to be a student and an athlete.