SDSU Prepares Graduates Getting into Workforce


SAN DIEGO, Calif. – San Diego State College believes within the philosophy that an athletic division’s precedence is to boost the student-athlete expertise, with success academically, athletically, and personally. By means of interactive workshops and distinctive studying alternatives, SDSU strives to offer senior student-athletes with experiences that may put together them for fulfillment as they embark on their skilled careers.
In preparation for this subsequent step, graduating student-athletes participated in over 16 hours of content material associated to civic engagement, private development, and profession growth by means of the Aztecs Going Professional (AGP) program.
“I am pleased with the work our division continues to offer round growing life expertise for our student-athletes,” John David Wicker, SDSU’s Director of Intercollegiate Athletics mentioned. “Our program is finest at school inside the NCAA and our workers delivers significant content material for our college students to make sure they graduate SDSU and are able to thrive in life after faculty.”

Upon commencement, 31 student-athletes have full-time employment at firms such because the San Diego Padres, Stryker, Ladies Inc & Gyrl Marvel, Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL), San Diego Police Division, NBC Common, Flock Freight, GDIT Naval Hospital, 549 sports activities, and so many extra.
“It was unbelievable to be again in-person with our student-athletes this 12 months. I’m so pleased with what our graduating seniors have completed throughout their time at San Diego State.” mentioned Danielle Kelly, SDSU’s Pupil-Athlete Improvement Coordinator. “They’ve labored extraordinarily arduous each in and out of doors their respective sports activities, profiting from our Aztecs Going Professional program to assist put together for all times after SDSU. They’ve developed many expertise and assets they may be capable of use to turn out to be leaders and excel within the office and their communities, together with a robust community of Aztec alumni and supporters which have helped them begin their careers. We’re grateful for our over 80 totally different Aztec alumni, professionals and supporters who’ve helped our student-athletes put together for a profitable transition to life after SDSU.”

Out of the graduating seniors, 42 student-athletes accomplished an internship or profession associated work expertise throughout their time at San Diego State. Reflecting on the significance of this preparation, one senior observe & area student-athlete commented. “Aztecs Going Professional is such an important program for student-athletes to arrange and information them to achieve their skilled targets.”
Many graduating Aztecs are in pursuit of an expert sports activities profession – 19 college students plan to play within the NFL, NBA or the PGA. One other 49 seniors are trying forward at medical faculty, legislation faculty and graduate faculty packages throughout the nation.
What our 2022 Aztec student-athlete grads are saying:
“It helped me get my thoughts clear and prepared for all times after my sport. It is scary to assume it will come to an finish so quickly, however it’s actuality. I’m ready for interviews, I understand how to make connections, and most significantly I do know I am going to all the time have the help of those that run the Aztecs Going Professional Program.” -Senior, males’s basketball
“It has ready me in a number of other ways. From serving to me community, making ready me for interviews, resume constructing and a lot extra.” -Senior, soccer
“It has helped in planning life after commencement, particularly work life and learn how to get began.” – Senior, males’s tennis

“This program opened my eyes to learn how to efficiently transition after faculty and sport.” – Senior, baseball

“This program made me really feel extraordinarily ready for any profession path I select to take.”  – Senior, males’s soccer

“I now know what to anticipate at interviews and learn how to discover jobs.” – Senior, males’s golf

“It allowed me to develop my ideas about life after my sport, in addition to resume constructing, purposes, job search, and a lot extra.” – Senior, softball


“Helped me notice/determine all of the transferrable expertise I can provide and helped me construct a robust resume that highlights these expertise in addition to achievements and extracurricular actions that may very well be of curiosity to a possible employer. Moreover, this system helped me be extra snug and assured speaking to folks and profiting from networking alternatives.” – Senior, Swim & Dive

“Aztecs Going Professional is such an important program for student-athletes to arrange and information them to achieve their skilled targets!” -Senior, cross nation & observe & area

“I really feel like I’m extraordinarily assured in my subsequent step after commencement and have a strong plan.” – Senior, lacrosse

“AGP has actually been invaluable to me as a result of I’ve realized a lot about learn how to construct my profession and market myself. If I had not taken AGP, I’d haven’t been adequately ready for skilled life, as a result of I most likely wouldn’t have realized learn how to effectively make the most of LinkedIn or Handshake till it was too late. As well as, I’ve gained a number of confidence from what I realized in AGP by way of constructing my resume and once more making ready myself to reach the job market.” – Senior, ladies’s golf

“It has set me up with the instruments that I can use to get a job within the workforce and achieve success in making use of my expertise I’ve gained by means of athletics.” – Senior, water polo

“It is allowed me to get a foot within the door by way of job alternatives.” – Senior, ladies’s basketball

“Assist me perceive the significance of constructing a community and a model.” – Senior, ladies’s tennis

“Helped me get into graduate faculty.” – Senior, volleyball

“It taught me how to achieve success in an interview and the way vital it’s to arrange earlier than.” – Senior, ladies’s soccer

Aztecs Going Professional is a state-of-the-art, four-year program designed to achieve all student-athletes and affect their holistic growth outdoors of faculty and sport. To help our Aztecs Going Professional program, please go to our web site and/or be part of our LinkedIn web page.


Aztecs Going Pro Year in Review 2021-22



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