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The University of Tulsa Athletic Department Partners with Career Athletes

The partnership between Career Athletes and The University of Tulsa athletic department provides a national representation of unique networking opportunities and career development resources for current and alumni athletes.
The partnership between Career Athletes and The University of Tulsa athletic department provides a national representation of unique networking opportunities and career development resources for current and alumni athletes.

July 15, 2010

Kansas City, Kan. - The University of Tulsa Athletics recently agreed to a multi-year partnership with Career Athletes becoming the second school partner in Conference USA (C-USA).

The partnership between Career Athletes and The University of Tulsa athletic department provides a national representation of unique networking opportunities and career development resources for current and alumni athletes.

"The University of Tulsa Athletics Department and the TU Lettermen's Association are proud to partner with Career Athletes to provide professional job opportunities with today's leading companies for our student-athletes upon graduation," said Brian Kegler, Director of Development for Athletics.

"Career Athletes offers many benefits and resources to help connect our student-athletes and TU Lettermen within a very competitive job market."

This Online Career Community Network will provide benefits such as mentoring, professional networking, virtual career coaching and 12 years of best practices from the leading and largest career services organization assisting athletes, athletic departments and campus career centers.

Director of Student-Athlete Development, Schnea Nealy said, "Career Athletes is a great opportunity for our student-athletes as they transition from athletics to the workplace. Our alumni and student-athletes will benefit from this partnership through mentoring, networking and providing leadership."

The University of Tulsa Community Network consists of current and alumni athletes from the institution as well as local, regional and national employers all managed and monitored by Career Athletes at its home office in the Kansas City area. Individual members of Career Athletes are also able to network with over 65,000 community members from across the nation while having access to over 5,000 career opportunities exclusive to www.careerathletes.com. Career Athletes also provides Tulsa Athletics the unique ability to enhance fundraising and recruiting efforts while offering a revenue share program that allows the university to receive additional monetary resources.

 

 

"We are pleased to assist Tulsa Athletics with its commitment toward career development of athletes, but it is also just as important to recognize the program's culture of achievement in community service, academic performance and athletic success," said DJ Washington, Vice President, Career Education and Training for Career Athletes.

The University of Tulsa is no stranger to success as indicated by additional achievements during the 2009-2010 academic year:

• 19 student-athletes were named to the Tulsa President's List • 76 student-athletes were named to the Tulsa Dean's List • 104 student-athletes were named to the Tulsa Athletic Director's Honor Roll • 56 C-USA Academic Medalists • 23 C-USA All-Academic First Team, 2 C-USA All-Academic Second Team, 143 C-USA All-Academic Honorees • 5 student-athletes were named the C-USA Athletes of the Year • 3 student-athletes earned C-USA Spirit of Service Honoree • Men's Soccer won both the regular season and tournament championships • Women's Tennis won the C-USA tournament • 24 C-USA Athletes of the Week, 2 C-USA Athletes of the Month • 37 C-USA First Team Honors, 22 C-USA Second Team Honors, 8 C-USA Third Team Honors • 7 All-America Awards • 5 student-athletes earned ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-American Honors • 1 student-athlete named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar

The University of Tulsa student-athletes were involved in several community service projects the previous academic year. These projects included: Habitat for Humanity, Ronald McDonald House, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Shadow A Student Athlete Day, Shop with a Cop, Salvation Army (camps), Reading at local elementary schools, Mentoring at local middle schools, Canned Food Drive, Hospital visits, Homeless shelter visits, Various church activities.

The University of Tulsa joins Conference USA member, Tulane University, in making career education a priority for student-athletes.

For more information and to create your FREE account, log on to www.careerathletes.com.