At the USOPC, we know that Team USA athletes are more than heroes. They're people -- people who will eventually retire from the field of play and need to rely on real-world knowledge and skillsets to succeed. Today's athletes have more resources and opportunities than ever before to prepare as successfully for life off the field as they have for life on it.
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One-on-One Career Services
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The Raw Athlete Program
Enroll in the The Raw Athlete: Creating an Impactful Personal Story, Message, & Brand; a 6-week virtual programSign Up
Athlete Job Opportunities
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One-on-one Career Coaching with ManpowerGroup
The USOPC has teamed up with Manpower Group to help you upskill your career off the field of play. Finding a new career is one of the most difficult transitions to go through, and MPG can help you to find the right career faster than you can alone. As a member of Team USA, you will be teamed up with a career coach that you’ll work with 1-on-1. They will help you understand and leverage your strengths and skills, personal and professional priorities, and ideal work environments, enabling you to focus your search on the right career opportunities – not just another job.
MPG trainers and technology solutions include but are not limited to: resume building, social media profile optimization, personal website, and a 30- second commercial to help future employers understand the value you can bring to their organization. Prepare for certifications, and become even more attractive to employers with access to the powerYOU training platform with 35K+ online learning resources in business skills, desktop skills and IT skills.
Register for services to get connected with ManpowerGroup. An Athlete Services team member will reach out within five business days once you register.
Salesforce Athlete Reskilling Program
Starting June 6, 2022, Salesforce is piloting the Athlete Reskilling Program to empower you to transform your career with the Salesforce CRM ecosystem with Trailhead.
In this guided 5-week plan built for athletes, you will learn in-demand skills, focus on career development, and explore career opportunities in the Salesforce ecosystem. Each week, you will engage in about 7 hours of learning--completed whenever works in your schedules--that will help you build skills in careers like marketing, business analytics, and administration.
You will be paired with a Salesforce mentor who will help you navigate the platform, create a career action plan, and answer any questions you have. You will also compete in weekly challenges against your fellow pilot cohort members and connect with other athletes.
Team USA Job Opportunities
The Athlete Services team has created a list of job opportunities, hiring companies, and recommended job boards from around the country to support your career journey. At the time time of posting, the jobs listed were open and available for applications. Please note these job opportunities have been crowdsourced and have not been vetted by Athlete Services. Please do your due diligence when applying to any opportunity.
The Raw Athlete: 6-Week Personal Branding Workshop
Facilitator: Lindsay Yaw Rogers, Founder, The Raw Athlete
The Fall Cohort is now open for registration!
The Raw Athlete program helps high-achieving athletes craft a powerful personal story, clearly defined messaging and a premium, sustainable brand that allows them to stand out in a sea of sameness, create powerful partnerships, position themselves as a leader, and become the master narrator of their life and brand. The 6-week program is designed to give athletes a renewed sense of purpose, a mission that has meaning and scalable income potential, and a powerful message that connects, inspires, and impacts.
Dates: Tuesdays Sept. 13-Oct. 18 and Thursday, October 20; from 4-5:30pm MT.
- Week 1 (Sept. 13): Identity, core values and brand vision
- Week 2 (Sept. 20): Creating a powerful origin story
- Week 3 (Sept. 27): Designing 3 core messages to build influence
- Week 4 (Oct. 4): Understanding your audience deeply
- Week 5 (Oct. 11): Building a content and financial roadmap
- Week 6 (Oct. 18 AND Oct. 20): Personal hot seat sessions
Next Step: Transition to Business
The transition from athletics into the civilian world is complex and demands new skills and knowledge. Next Step, at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, was designed specifically to help elite athletes and military veterans navigate that transition and prepare them for a career in business.
This general management certificate program combines a self-paced online learning phase with a live online learning phase to deliver an educational experience that is both flexible and immersive. Next Step helps participants refine what they know, discover what they don’t, and build the right business acumen to move their careers forward. It also allows them to build a robust network of ambitious peers who are also experiencing a career transition—bonds that last for years after the program concludes.
For further information about upcoming sessions, please visit the Next Step website or contact Margaux Lohry, Associate Director, Transition to Business Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The USOPC is not responsible for curriculum and learning opportunities provided by other organizations. Availability of programs is subject to change. Please do your due diligence before engaging with any third-party opportunity.
If you would like to participate in a learning or skill development program with a fee, you may be eligible to receive a Team USA Tuition Grant to help offset program costs.
Athlete Marketing Essentials: NIL Certification
Athlete Marketing Essentials: NIL Certification is a free online course where leaders from Facebook and Instagram break down the vast array of tools and services available for athletes to grow their audience, distribute content and generate meaningful revenue.
Now that NCAA athletes can earn money off of their Name, Image and Likeness (NIL), the influence – and earning potential – of college athletes will extend from the field to their social feeds. It’s also an opportunity for universities to raise the bar on how they support incoming recruits and student athletes, showing them to be successful on social and monetize their personal brands.
Post-Nominal Designation for Olympians and Paralympians
Launched by WOA and supported by the IOC Athletes’ Commission, the OLY post-nominal letters initiative will allow Olympians to use the OLY lettering on any official documentation. All applicants will receive a WOA certificate honouring their achievements following verification and approval by the WOA.
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced its PLY post-nominal initiative to recognize the Paralympians’ contribution to the Movement through their hard work, commitment to and promotion of the Paralympic values.
Following approval from the IPC of the PLY status, Paralympians will be able to use their post-nominative letters and download a certificate of recognition.