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Career Development

    Tiger PAWS encourages the student-athlete to develop and pursue career and life goals.  A large part of the PAWS Program focuses on career exploration, development and networking.  During their time spend at Memphis, the student-athletes have the chance to participate in multiple career developing opportunities.  By working with our own departments on campus as well as with the local community, the student-athletes are able to gain a better understanding of the different opportunities for their future.  Integral parts of the Career Development are as follows, but not limited to:

  • Major Exploration
  • Social & Career Networking Benefits


Please click HERE for the Tiger Career Development Power Point presented to all  student-athlete ACAD courses.   

Career exploration begins the minute they step on the University of Memphis Campus.  CAAS and the PAWS Program encourage the student-athletes their freshman year to begin thinking about their interests and skills and build on those qualities to guide the them through the following years as they explore their interests

    Sophomore year, the PAWS Program partners with the M-Club (the Athletic Alumni Association) to set the student-athletes up to job shadow local employers.  This offers the student-athletes a unique and highly beneficial opportunity towards understanding the "real world" and their choices after college.

    As the student-athletes enter their junior and senior years they are now encourage to continue relationships set up through job shadowing by maintaining contact with mentors and landing internships.  Student-athletes also have an opportunity to participate in UNIV 4380 course.  One section of the  course is open only to student-athletes. This section outlines career development which includes learning focused on items such as business etiquette, resume and cover letting writing, and interview skills.

    Career panels, major exploration, leadership development, interpersonal skills and understanding social networking sites, such as LinkedIn, are additional aspects of the Career Development used within the Tiger PAWS Program at the University of Memphis.      



Student-Athlete Career Planning Guide

UM Career Services

UM Center for Counseling, Learning, & Testing


Job Sharing

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Last Updated: 9/27/14