Miami University basketball player jumping for the net against player from Bowling Green.

Athlete's Guide To Career Resources

As a student-athlete you have also gained higher level skills that are immediately transferrable to an employer. All of these skills reinforce the ones that employers value the most, particularly:

  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Disciplined execution of a game plan
  • Time management
  • Goal orientation
  • Self-motivation
  • Working well under pressure
  • Coachability

Because of your unique experiences at Miami as a student-athlete you are uniquely prepared for roles in business, not-for-profit organizations and government. Be certain that you don’t miss an opportunity in your resume, cover letter, or during an internship or job interview, to articulate to each potential employer the critical skills you have learned at Miami and the value they bring to the employer. You and your teammates are Champions on game day. Your Miami experience has also prepared you to be Champions for Life.

If you need help communicating the value of your Miami and athletic experience on your resume, cover letter or during an interview, please visit one of the resume review drop-in locations on campus, schedule an appointment with a career advisor or faculty member, or schedule a mock interview.


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