Three Strategies for Connecting Student Athletes to Career Services

Three Strategies for Connecting Student Athletes to Career Services

December 3, 2018 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EST


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Learn how to improve student athletes’ engagement with career services on your campus.

Student athletes are a group that career services professionals often struggle to engage. Because of their busy schedules and heavy focus on athletics, student athletes do not always make the time for career development that they should. However, the reality is that a very small percentage of student athletes actually end up going pro, so it is important for career services to find ways to engage these students and help them plan for the future.

In response to these challenges, Temple University has created a comprehensive program comprised of several targeted career services initiatives that are specific to student athletes. This unique program has helped the university engage student athletes in career development where and how they want to be engaged, and they are seeing unparalleled success from these efforts.

Join us for this webcast and get ideas and inspiration for improving support of student athletes through career services on your own campus.


Who Should Attend

Career services professionals and athletic directors who are looking for better ways to connect their student athletes with career development will benefit from this webcast.


1. Developing a professional mindset for success.

See how Temple works with student athletes by not only using a fresh career counseling approach, but by developing unique tools ranging from a social influencers program to creative marketing strategies targeted to the world of Student-Athletes.


2. Branding for success.

Our instructor will share how she created a professional development program entitled “VERIFIED” which enables this population to learn how to create job search tools while embracing the process of professional development for career success both on and off the field.


3. Making career services accessible.

See how Temple made career services more accessible and relatable to student athletes by setting up satellite hours and designating a Coordinator of Student Athlete Development to market services directly to this group.


Karen Demmler
Karen Demmler

Career Coach
Temple University

As a Career Coach, Karen Demmler focuses on the professional development of Temple University's Student-Athlete population in addition to Business and Communication students. Prior to Temple, she was a Career Counselor at Bucks County Community College working with undergraduate students and a coordinator for Encore Program for established professionals in career transition. She has a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Chatham College and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Pennsylvania State University. She started her career as a Major Account Executive for companies ranging from Hallmark Cards to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette before transitioning into Higher Education. Since working with the Resnick Center for Athletic Advising at Temple for the past several years, she has created, marketed, and implemented a variety of programs that have increase not only engagement but placement in internships, jobs, and graduate school acceptance for the university’s Student-Athletes.

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Elizabeth Ross Hubbell
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