Preparing Student-Athletes for Success after College

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Masters of Education

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The purpose of the study was to assess the efficacy of collegiate coaches providing university career center information in assisting the overall preparation of the student-athlete after college. Subjects (n = 12) were from a Division III women’s basketball team. Student-athletes completed a test that examined their knowledge of resume building, cover letter building, and interviewing techniques before and after studying materials from the university Career Education Office. There was no significant difference between the mean pre-test scores (Mean = 6, SD = 1.13) and mean post-test scores (Mean = 7, SD = 1.65) [t(11) = 1.34, p = .21]. Research in the area of student athletes’ preparation for life after college should continue, particularly since there is often an unequal balance between academics and sport demands.