March 29, 2012
On Monday, March 26th, 2012, multiple student-athletes attended a career development event, provided to them by Aflac and Student-Athlete Affairs. Among these twenty-seven student-athletes, there were twelve different Athletic Teams represented. The teams were men’s football, swimming and diving, track and field, and wrestling. Women’s softball, tennis, hockey, spirit squad, track and field, rowing, and volleyball teams were also represented.
At the career development event, these student-athletes participated in a resume critique activity and a mock interview. There were many professionals who attended the event, including five Aflac representatives, and representatives from Target, Best Buy, a local elementary school, and University of Minnesota Athletics. At the event, there were also seven of our alumni and a former career development staff member who volunteered their time to help with this event. Each student-athlete then got the privilege of participating in a mock interview with one or more of these professionals to receive professional feedback on their professional appearance, demeanor, and presentation.
Alyssa Grogan, a member of the University of Minnesota Women’s Hockey Team, and also an attendant of this event stated, “The Aflac mock interviews were extremely helpful in getting me some quality interview experience with great feedback. I got some very good critiques on my resume, which was beneficial. Both of these things are going to be very helpful as my athletic career comes to an end and I change gears into finding a career and getting ready for my future.”
The event was a huge hit among our student-athletes, and it was all made possible by Aflac and the students whom organized it. Special thanks goes out to all that made this event possible, and the attendants. Check back soon for more highlights from your favorite Gophers and Student-Athlete Affairs.
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