Career Readiness for Athletes

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Develop Career Opportunities

Career Readiness for Athletes


The UD student-athlete career readiness office supports the professional development of all student-athletes and connects businesses to an elite talent pool.

Programming includes one-on-one coaching, career exploration and mentoring, job shadowing and internships, networking events, and more.

Everything allows student-athletes to capitalize on the skills they’re developing in their respective sports, gain valuable professional experience, and stand out among the competition.

Career Coaching for Student-Athletes

Personalized Support

Our full-time career readiness team in the Whitney Athletic Center is here for you! 

Get help with resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn, networking, career direction, grad school applications, job and internship search and more.

Internships and Job Shadowing Programs for Student-Athletes

Hands-On Learning

Take part in various work opportunities to build your resume and launch your career.

Accelerated Internship Program

  • The winter program takes place in January and the summer program takes place in June
  • Application information will be shared with all student-athletes toward the end of the fall and spring semesters.
  • Businesses interested in participating can email Steve Caulfield at for more information.

Career Exploration and Mentorship Program for Student-Athletes

Explore Career Paths

Connect with experienced professionals to learn about the best career options for you.

Joining the Program

  • Student-Athletes can contact Steve Caulfield at for more information on participating professionals and a formal introduction.

Want to be a mentor?

Sample Meeting Activities

  • Informational interviews
  • Resume and LinkedIn profile review
  • Interview training
  • Discussing career objective and professional goals
  • Networking with mentor’s colleagues
  • Internship and job search strategies
  • Attending a virtual conference or business meeting together

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