Athletes

Former Lehigh athletes team up to create student athlete job-search site

Posted  03/14/18 in Articles, Athletes, Employers
Former Lehigh wrestler Max Wessell, ’16, and men's lacrosse player Cody Ferraro, ’15, created InXAthlete, a job-search website for student athletes. They came up with the idea for the service during their time as undergraduate athletes. (Photo Illustration by Kate Morrell) BY CATHERINE MANTHORP —  Link - www.brownandwhite.com/2018/03/07/lehigh-athletes-inxathlete-feature/   All-American Max Wessell, ’16, and Cody Ferraro, ’15, met when they were freshmen at Lehigh. Wessell was on the wrestling team, and Ferraro...

Former Lions Coach Weighs in on the Professional Future of Former Student Athletes

Posted  02/28/18 in Articles, Athletes, Employers
According to the NCAA, only 1.5 percent of collegiate football players will go pro. A higher percentage of baseball players will advance to the pro leagues (9.1 percent), but overall the trend is the same: college and high school are the end of most sports careers. So is all that time and effort for nothing? Absolutely not. Through years of disciplined training and teamwork, athletes build the qualities that most employers...

As It Turns out, Athletes Make the Best Employees

Posted  02/26/18 in Articles, Athletes, Employers
    Brandon Simister was a shy kid. Awkward with girls and intimidated by the spotlight, the skinny kid from St. George, Utah, had one big thing going his way—he was good at basketball. Around athletics his whole life, Simister was a self-professed “gym rat” who was more comfortable with a basketball in his hand than just about anything else.   As he grew from a high school kid starting...

5 Master Tips for Student Athlete Success

Posted  02/20/18 in Articles, Athletes, Employers
    Every student athlete wants to succeed. On top of a rigorous academic schedule, student athletes choose to devote 40+ hours a week to their sport. This life is not a typical or relaxing one, but it is fulfilling. It takes a person with a special drive to live the daily life of a student athlete. Below are five tips for student athletes they should master for success.   1)...

Learning to Punch Challenges in the Face

Posted  02/16/18 in Articles, Athletes, Employers
 Leaving Ward Melville High School in Long Island, New York, I was a high school All-American, All-Long Island team member and captain of one of the best high school lacrosse teams in the nation. I had it all planned out; I was going to go to college, repeat my success, and call it a day. Fast forward to my first practice at Lehigh University in Bethlehem Pennsylvania. It was a...

Finding the Right Player

Posted  02/12/18 in Articles, Athletes, Employers
    Hiring an entry level employee is one of the biggest challenges HR departments and recruiters all over the country face.  Although one might think that hiring out of college for entry level positions is easy and certainly a lower risk than higher paid mid management and executives, this is not the case.  Hiring out of college, an employer has very little to go off of.  You merely have...

An Athlete Helping Athletes

Posted  02/9/18 in Articles, Athletes, Employers
    The Athlete Basketball has always been Malcolm’s first passion. It was an escape from a lot of the things that were going on in his personal life. Ever since the third grade, he knew he wanted to be a professional athlete and had it set in his mind that he would do anything to achieve that dream. From getting cut from the varsity team in high school to...

Competition Doesn’t End at the Buzzer

Posted  02/8/18 in Articles, Athletes, Employers
  After a brutal super bowl loss, when asked about his next chapter in football, Patriot’s future-Hall-of-Famer Rob Gronkowski said, “I’m definitely going to look at my future for sure, I’m going to sit down the next couple weeks and see where I’m at.” It is hard to know whether or not he’s really contemplating retirement – emotions run high after such a crushing defeat – but this is a...

Discipline: Training that corrects, molds, or perfects the mental and physical faculties or moral character

Posted  02/5/18 in Articles, Athletes, Employers
  Discipline is the glue that creates the connection between the traits of any good athlete, business person, or entrepreneur.  It holds together all the soft skills needed to excel.  Hard work, time management, leadership, and toughness are meaningless without the discipline to use these skills consistently.   Making the choices that support and enable you to work toward your goals day after day, with no regard for what might...

Think small to achieve BIG

Posted  01/31/18 in Articles, Athletes, Employers
        The journey and transition from college to the professional world can seem daunting. Most students have just spent four years with their best friends on a very regimented class, athletic, and social schedule. On the other hand, the going to college in the first place and move away from your parents and family was already a new experience. Things like doing your own laundry, setting your...
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