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ERIC Number: ED233631
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Sep-14
Pages: 3
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
UCLA Counseling Athletes on Careers After Their Glory Days Are Over.
McCurdy, Jack
Chronicle of Higher Education, v27 n3 p23,26 Sep 14 1983
The University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) has begun a career counseling program for student-athletes to help them explore and plan for non-athletic careers. Because few athletes ever become professionals and because they are isolated from the mainstream of university life, UCLA officials believe that a special effort is needed on their behalf. The program reflects a change in atmosphere at the university towards encouraging athletes to become solid students and preparing them for post-university life. The four-year process involves identifying marketable skills, choosing career fields, taking internships and part-time jobs, and developing job search and interview skills. One unintended benefit of the program has been a significant improvement in the grades of the participants. (DC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A