Participating in collegiate athletics promotes the development of skills used in the workplace.

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Athletics

Student athletes develop many skills that are transferrable to the professional world and that employers look for. Examples of transferable skills that Student-Athletes develop through participation in athletics:

  • Understanding the value of teamwork
  • Competitive nature, accepting challenges (careers in business and sales)
  • Goal setting and working to achieve the goals
  • Handling pressure well and able to accept constructive criticism
  • Coachable and willing to learn
  • Great sense of discipline and self-motivation
  • Strong work ethic
  • Understanding the importance of preparation and time management

Understanding how to present and highlight such skills enables Student-Athletes to become more marketable when seeking a professional position. Career Services works with Student-Athletes in a variety of ways to assist and prepare for today's workforce.

Career Services partnered with the Department of Athletics to bring together Student-Athletes and Employers through a Student-Athlete Career Seminar and Networking event. Participants shared valuable information and advice and roundtable sessions highlighted:

  • Qualities and Skills of Successful Candidates 
  • Challenges, Mistakes and Advice (when entering the job market)
  • Interview Tips - Pet Peeves from employers/what not to do!

Career Services offers

  • resume and cover letter review and development
  • job and internship search strategies
  • interview preparation
  • career counseling and assessments (appointments can be made via Starfish)
  • daily walk-in hours for quick career-related questions (Rockwell Hall and the Union)

Take advantage of DuqCareerLink where employers who are specifically looking to recruit Duquesne students post jobs and internships. It is a valuable resource!