Support for Sports’ Career Self-Exploration for Student-Athletes
Although not always recognized as such, being a “student-athlete” is a foundational career that provides opportunities to develop leadership, communication, teamwork, motivation, ethics, creativity, problem solving, physical, coping, task execution, and organizational skills. Unfortunately, many student-athletes lag behind their non-athlete peers with regard to career readiness, failing to recognize how sport-related skills are an asset in the workplace. The presenter’s guide provides a step-by-step explanation of a career self- exploration program for student-athletes. Participation in the “Career Self- Exploration for Student-Athletes” workshop is an initial step in the career development process.