Why Employers Want to Hire College Athletes

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Only a small percentage of athletes will play professionally at some point in their life, so the other large percentage will have to find jobs following college. Luckily, being a collegiate athlete is a huge benefit when job searching.  College athletes obtain skills give them an edge over competition in the job market. USA Today highlights five reasons why employers love to hire college athletes.  The following traits really set college athletes apart from anyone else.  

College athletes are goal oriented; they will set goals and work hard to achieve those goals.  College athletes are hard workers and good time managers; playing a college sport is like having a job.  As a college athlete, they are disciplined, work hard and manage your time or you won’t make the grades necessary to stay eligible.  Student athletes have many responsibilities including attending class, homework, strength training, conditioning, practice, travel and games.  College athletes are self-confident.  College athletes are good teammates; it is essential to work in a team environment in the work place and college athletes are great at that.  Lastly, college athletes tend to be leaders.  College athletes bring a lot to the work force and have many skills that are very hard to teach.  Fill your office with athletes! It is so worth it. 

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