Athlete Career and Education

CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS

AVAILABLE OPPORTUNITIES

Continuing education programs are for currently training and retired Team USA athletes looking to further their education by obtaining a degree or certificate.  The programs listed below have a relationship with the ACE program and offer 'athlete friendly' opportunities. Often, they will include tuition assistance or scholarship opportunities.

Register with ACE to see all available programs. Contact ACE.edu@usopc.org for more information.

Athletes participate in a session during 2019 Tuck Next Step

Tuck Business School Certificate Program For Elite Athletes and Veterans

Dartmouth College | April 11-21, 2021

Offered by the renowned Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, Next Step is a general management certificate program designed for elite athletes and military veterans who are preparing to take the next step in their careers. The Next Step curriculum is designed to build a strong foundation in the business acumen necessary to be competitive in today’s job market. Next session's online learning phase begins February 8, 2021 and will culminate in a residential learning phase April 11-21, 2021 in Hanover, NH.

For further information and to apply, please visit the Next Step website or contact Margaux Lohry, Associate Director, Transition to Business Programs, at margaux.j.lohry@tuck.dartmouth.edu

Additionally, ACE may offer limited scholarships for Team USA athletes to attend Next Step. More details about a funding opportunity are forthcoming. Contact ace.edu@usopc.org.

2021 Application Timeline

Application opens: August 3, 2020

Application deadline: August 28, 2020

Decisions communicated: after October 26, 2020

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Exciting new program available now through a partnership with General Assembly and The Adecco Group; official sponsor of ACE and the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee.

We are offering free enrollment in General Assembly’s Discover Social Media course for any eligible athlete who is interested. This is a five-hour hour course intended to teach the foundational skills needed to establish a social media presence. This course contains 18 lessons on topics including social media strategy, social media channels, and influencer marketing. This course is perfect for anyone looking to get a better understanding of social media strategy and marketing.

To enroll, email Megan Walther at Megan.Walther@usopc.org indicating your interest.

GreenFig, the leading provider of Applied Business Science certifications, is offering a limited number of scholarships for Team USA athletes to provide them with job-ready skills and real-world experience in the fields of Digital Marketing and Sales Operations. Delivered live and online, these comprehensive programs are taught by industry experts and cover all the key areas required to drive the productivity and capacity of a company's selling resources, and to be an effective digital marketer.

2021 course details coming soon.

As part of the DeVry USOPC sponsorship, DeVry University Career Services is sharing its interactive webinars focusing on employment and job readiness topics to ALL ACE athletes and alumni. To attend these webinars, you do not have to be a DeVry student. Simply sign up using the link and enter your email address and the word GUEST where they ask you for your student D# number.

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If you require any ADA accommodations at an event, please contact DeVry’s Office of Student Disability Services at ada@devry.edu.

Shape Learning Experiences

ACE connects a pipeline of dedicated, focused and world-class athletes, who are committed to excellence with higher education opportunities. By offering tuition assistance, online, flexible and various education opportunities, institutions can play an important role in helping U.S. athletes transition from being a member of Team USA to a valuable member of the business world. If you’re interested in joining the network of institutions providing learning experiences to Team USA athletes, contact ACE.edu@usopc.org.

Athlete Retirement

Whether an athlete is currently retired from their respective sport, or thinking about what life beyond being a world class athlete will look like, ACE is here to help and support them. Click "Learn More" to view the menu of services and resources available for athletes managing life after elite competitive sport.

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