Career and Education

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.

See below for more, and make sure to Join Team USA Athlete Career & Education Hub on LinkedIn to stay up to date with networking and career advice from current and former Team USA athletes, to stay connected, and to receive job leads, referrals, and other valuable content to achieve your goals!

ManpowerGroup powerYOU Training Platform

The USOPC has teamed up with ManpowerGroup to help Team USA achieve their professional development goals. Through ManpowerGroup's training platforms, Team USA athletes can:

Assess Strengths and Skills

Self-assessments allow you to 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.

Build Your Brand

Build your own personal brand with help from our trainers and technology solutions that includes: 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.

Upskill and Educate

Prepare for certifications, and become even more attractive to employers with access to our 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.

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.

Weekly Outline:

  • 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

Register for The Raw Athlete Fall Cohort.

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.

Express your interest in joining the Salesforce Reskilling Program.

Tuck Next Step: Transition to Business

Athletes participate in a session during 2019 Tuck Next Step

Tuck Business School Certificate Program For Elite Athletes and Veterans 

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 margaux.j.lohry@tuck.dartmouth.edu

 

Get Hired!

We connect employers to a pipeline of dedicated, focused and world-class athletes, who are committed to teamwork and excellence. By offering flexible – yet meaningful – job opportunities, employers can play an important role in helping U.S. athletes transition from being a member of Team USA to a valuable member of your team. If you’re interested in hiring Team USA athletes or an athlete looking to get connected, contact ace@usopc.org.

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