TUESDAY, AUGUST 03, 2010
JU announces partnership with CareerAthletes.com
The JU athletics department has found a way to take care of its former student-athletes once they receive their diplomas as the Dolphins announce a new partnership with CareerAthletes.com.

Career Athletes builds and maintains customized career networking web sites for individual university athletic departments providing additional career education, mentors, access to career opportunities and potential employers upon graduation and a platform to connect with athletic alumni who are encouraged to join the network as mentors and/or job seekers.

With the website, former student-athletes can network with JU alumni and browse job board postings. They can also access the career resource center and a virtual career coach to help with resume writing and interview preparation.

“This is a great way to help our former student-athletes,” said Champs/Life Skills Coordinator Kelli Skodinski. “We know that Career Athletes has a good track record of helping student-athletes make the transition from college to the real world. Our goal is to make sure we take care of our student-athletes in all phases of their lives and this website helps us achieve it.”

In the last 10 years, Career Athletes has conducted more than 800 training and development seminars at universities throughout the country providing much needed career education for more than 250,000 student-athletes.

“It’s obvious that the administration at Jacksonville University cares about its student-athletes beyond their playing days and graduation, and we are excited to be partnered with such an outstanding institution,” said CEO and President of Career Athletes Chris Smith. “Due to the demanding nature of collegiate athletics, these athletes face a unique set of challenges regarding career development not typically experienced by the general student-body. The current economic environment will provide even greater challenges for today’s student-athletes to overcome, making career development more important than ever.”

For more information about the services offered log onto the website at careerathletes.com.