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Old 01-25-2012, 09:58 PM #22
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On the other hand, being able to put college athlete on your resume is definitely a bonus. Certain character traits are often associated with athletes; among them discipline, perseverance, dedication, etc.

But yeah, the social life is definitely better minus athletics. Academically, I actually benefitted from being forced to do my homework, but often practice and competition will cut into your study time.
Not to rain on your parade, but I would like to point out that being an athlete doesn't necessarily convey those traits to others, unless of course they are athletes themselves or former.

I don't want to sound like a jerk, but if I am looking at resumes and I want to hire someone, I'm going to be looking for dedication within the field of study. Extracurricular activities involving your major, or internships in your field of study, are the best way to go. It shows you actually have an interest in it, have dedication, and most importantly that you have the experience needed in the job market.
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Old 01-30-2012, 04:09 PM #23
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Not to rain on your parade, but I would like to point out that being an athlete doesn't necessarily convey those traits to others, unless of course they are athletes themselves or former.

I don't want to sound like a jerk, but if I am looking at resumes and I want to hire someone, I'm going to be looking for dedication within the field of study. Extracurricular activities involving your major, or internships in your field of study, are the best way to go. It shows you actually have an interest in it, have dedication, and most importantly that you have the experience needed in the job market.
I'm glad you made this point, you're absolutely correct. Extracurriculars within your field of study are vital and irreplaceable. However, athletics can complement these activities and add depth to your resume. I'm definitely not saying that you will not get a job simply because you have athlete on your resume.

In addition, it is your responsibility to be able to articulate how athletics has shaped your character.

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Old 02-01-2012, 11:30 PM #24
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