[ View the story "Life after sports" on Storify] Life after sports
AJAMStream· Fri, Jan 03 2014 14:05:45
Many take issue with what they see as colleges not adequately preparing their students for a life beyond collegiate sports.
There is a bigger problem. Athl not making Pros who dnt graduate or are unprepared for life after sports. That model needs fixed as well.Ryan Mundy
@hoosiersunited yep. Have serious issues with how college athletes prepped for life after their sports. Hope he's saved esp if theCariSports
@thatpittimuvv there needs to be more avenues to help these kids succeed outside of college because basketball aint gonna be it forever.Nick Grant
Many attribute this lack of preparation to the many made on students' athletic success, whether by the NCAA, which
greatly from the on-the-field accomplishments of some student athletes, or by the state. The 2011 University of Utah football season generated 210 jobs and $500,000 for the state in taxes.
Can't wait to college athletic ppl acknowledge it's a business.. They dnt care what the student-athlete does unless it helps themJHillsman
@slmandel it would be great if institutions stressed the student part first instead of the athlete but college is a business these daysmaurice sayeh
Others place blame instead on the unmanageable demands placed on student athletes.
Indoctrinated to believe the hours of training, toning and teamwork is more beneficial than any internship or job experience on a résumé, thousands of student athletes devote more of their college career to their sport rather than prepare for the professional world, damaging their ability to compete in the job market post-graduation.usatodayeducate.com
@AJAMStream college athletes definitely have great networking opportunities but like not as many other professional dev opportunities.Caleph Wilson
This documentary examines the daily schedules of the University of Howard student-athletes, as well as the positive effects a popular sports program can have on schools.
A Day in the Life: Howard University Student Athletesmarshgoody
As a result of their hectic schedules, some college athletes find trouble building a resume that communicates value and experience outside of sports to potential employers.
I was talking to another student athlete today (young man of color) who has a very limited resume.A Kut Above
As a student athlete w/ limited time for internships, how are you building your resume w/ other exp as u prepare for graduation? #careersStacy Williamson
Others disagree, saying that college athletics prepares students for the real world.
Being a athlete helps your resume it shows employees that you were not just a student you juggled schoo and sportsCasanav
Ppl killing me telling me stay in school long as possible The real world is easy after being a student athlete it makes going 2 working easytmf
released by two Indiana State University professors backs up these claims.
While student athletes enter college at a lower academic level than non-athletes, they progress at almost double the speed and contribute more in those intangible areas, the study says. Barratt and Frederick believe these skills will help them more than their GPA will beyond college.espn.go.com
do their best to assure the progress that is detailed in the Indiana State report by offering academic help tailored to athletes.
@JoeMcCann3 many programs bring in an outside speaker on the topic - same as for media & social media training. A matter of them listening.Kevin DeShazo
Many argued about where responsibility lies for preparing student athletes for life after sports.
I would love to see athletes truly putting the student in front of athlete and preparing themselves for the real worldAlisha
Many college athletes take blow off classes anyway. Why not make a "financial life after sports" class mandatory for athletes? might helpJoe McCann
@AJAMStream A combination of all 3. Obviously the student. Coach & college oftentimes work separately & have different goals for student.Nancy Campos
Many have their own ideas on how to improve the college sports system.
I'm going to change the student athlete rules for the future youth & help them learn about life after sportsKamron Brown
It is my intention to set up a school where the primary function is looking after the needs of the student athleteDane Taitt