46 min

How to Engage Student-Athletes with Career Services (feat. Carissa Liverpool‪)‬ Career Everywhere

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Dr. Carissa Liverpool, Assistant Athletic Director of Student-Athlete Development for the Scarlet Knights For Life Program at Rutgers University, shares how her team is engaging student-athletes with career services.
Carissa talks about:
The unique challenges student-athletes face in terms of career development and how to address themHow her team uses technology to engage student-athletes, employers, coaches, and moreHer best advice for meeting student-athletes where they areAnd more  Being a former Rutgers student-athlete in softball, Carissa knows better than anyone that student-athletes are one of the hardest populations to reach. Between athletics, academics, a social life, and more, student-athletes are notoriously strapped for time. In this episode, Carissa shares her best tips and tricks for reaching student-athletes and connecting them with employers.
“You have to meet them where they are. If you know they are in a specific building, or they're taking a lot of the same classes as their teammates, navigating their time and being present where they are physically is very helpful. That number one. Number two, going to their competitions is really important. I think slowly building that relationship and that trust and that rapport, because at the end of the day, they are students. They're students first, and knowing that you're supporting their athletic abilities and their student abilities is important too,” Carissa says.
Resources from the episode:
Carissa’s LinkedIn profileRutgers Scarlet Knights for Life virtual career center website (powered by uConnect)
Learn more about Candid Career+ here: gouconnect.com/product/candid-career-plus

Dr. Carissa Liverpool, Assistant Athletic Director of Student-Athlete Development for the Scarlet Knights For Life Program at Rutgers University, shares how her team is engaging student-athletes with career services.
Carissa talks about:
The unique challenges student-athletes face in terms of career development and how to address themHow her team uses technology to engage student-athletes, employers, coaches, and moreHer best advice for meeting student-athletes where they areAnd more  Being a former Rutgers student-athlete in softball, Carissa knows better than anyone that student-athletes are one of the hardest populations to reach. Between athletics, academics, a social life, and more, student-athletes are notoriously strapped for time. In this episode, Carissa shares her best tips and tricks for reaching student-athletes and connecting them with employers.
“You have to meet them where they are. If you know they are in a specific building, or they're taking a lot of the same classes as their teammates, navigating their time and being present where they are physically is very helpful. That number one. Number two, going to their competitions is really important. I think slowly building that relationship and that trust and that rapport, because at the end of the day, they are students. They're students first, and knowing that you're supporting their athletic abilities and their student abilities is important too,” Carissa says.
Resources from the episode:
Carissa’s LinkedIn profileRutgers Scarlet Knights for Life virtual career center website (powered by uConnect)
Learn more about Candid Career+ here: gouconnect.com/product/candid-career-plus

46 min

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