SMU places a priority on preparing for life after intercollegiate sports. The S.T.A.N.G.S. program acquaints student-athletes with a career direction, provides networking opportunities, and ultimately assists with job placement.
Our student-athletes will go through a progressing series of workshops tailored for their classification.
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||Staff in SMU's Hegi Family Career Development Center guide and encourage students in the development of skills necessary for a lifetime of career management in the changing world of work. Our counselors work with students at all levels to effectively manage their career development and implement their career plans. The Career Center has an active campus recruiting and job referral program which includes full-time positions, internship opportunities, part-time and summer jobs.
Student-Athlete Career Networking Forum:
This event will take place in the fall with Career Athletes and will be offered to all student-athletes. There will be 4 segments to the Career Forum:
> Career Awareness - message to our student-athletes on what to expect during the event and how to impact employers
> National Employer Panel - Career Athletes Employer Partners engage in Q & A with student-athletes
> Professional Round Table Talks - Employers provide ¡§elevator pitches¡¨ and rotate tables every 5 minutes
> Career Networking Segment - Student-athletes network at employer booths and set-up interviews
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 from 7:00-9:00pm