An episode of Jersey2Job | For Life After the Game
By Nate Clayberg, CEcD
On Jersey2Job, former VCU and UNI athletic administrator Nate Clayberg discuss the challenges and successes that student-athletes have following beyond sport. The transitions from an identity as an athlete to workplace professional can be hard to navigate for many.
The show includes current and former collegiate athletes, coaches and ADs, plus experts in the field of leadership and careers.
A niche workforce development program designed to nurture the populations most coachable people into careers and lives with purpose through the CareerAdventure experience in career motivation.
Lee Cockerell spent 10 years leading 40,000 Cast Members at the Walt Disney World Resort. He oversaw resort operations for the four theme parks, 2 water parks, shopping and restaurant areas, 20 resort hotels, 2 water parks and ESPN's Wide World of Sports complex.
Although not a college athlete, his son Daniel competed for Boston University and his granddaughter turned down a number of offers to play collegiate soccer in favor of pursuing her own CareerAdventure.
Lee is very familiar with the life of a student-athlete, and in the podcast, we discuss how valuable time management, professional networking, asking questions and gaining professional experience can be in building a life beyond sport.
In this episode we visit with Lee about his CareerAdventure. From ordering the wrong melons and not knowing avacados needed time to ripen before being prepared. He has hired, fired and developed talent all over the world. And loves the quality and characteristics that student-athletes embody.
In 20 Secrets to Success for NCAA Student-Athletes Who Won’t Go Pro, the authors draw on personal experience, interviews, expert opinion, and industry data to provide a game plan for student-athletes through key transitions at each stage of their careers, from high school through college and beyond.
Episode 16 of Jersey2Job has Host Nate Clayberg and co-author Jake Hirshman review the history of writing the book and the help it can provide those that are competing today and those that have finished their eligibility and are looking for what is next for them.
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What does your “success video” show you doing after graduation? Life after graduation can be nerve racking for college graduates. He says as a wrestler you know are always looking for the next step. In high school and college you know what the next steps are. Wrestlers are looking ahead to the next competition an the next weight workout because it is all scheduled out for you. When they walk across the stage at graduation identifying that next step can be more challenging for college-athletes. Unfortunately, a majority don’t know what will come next for them.
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Student Athletes compete in sport, but can they compete in the job market. For life after the game. Jersey2Job is a niche workforce development program designed to nurture the populations most coachable people into careers and lives with purpose.
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Nate Clayberg is economic development entrepreneur Motivat
E13: Now What? Northern Iowa Standout Jacqui Kalin, searching for her identity. After playing six seasons as one of the best women’s basketball players at Northern Iowa and receiving two degrees, Jacqui went pro. Playing basketball for two years in Israel then coming back to Iowa to coach at Drake University for just one season. At that point the passion for the game continued to subside from her Senior season. Jacqui found she didn’t have an identity away from basketball. In this episode we will talk through her past success and struggles. What she has done since leaving the game she loved and how she still is looking for her “What’s next?” answer. Check out the article she was featured in about her challenges http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/entertainment/2017/09/12/storytellers-project-have-most-horse-wins-jacqui-kalin/612822001/. Jersey2Job will be working with Jacqui to help her find her way forward through the What Motivates Me program and Career Ad