Making the Following Stride: A Solid Move from Understudy Competitor to Representative.

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Generally as in your athletics...focus on CONTROLLABLES in objective setting. Objectives ought to take after the SCRAM fundamentals (Specific, Challenging, Realistic, Adjustable, Measureable) ...
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Making the Next Stride: A Healthy Transition from Student-Athlete to Employee Chris Carr, Ph.D., HSPP Methodist Sports Medicine Center Consulting Sport Psychologist – Purdue Athletics Student-Athlete Seminar– Purdue University March 22, 2004

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Being a Division I Student-Athlete Successful secondary school vocation Often vigorously enlisted ("pursued") Scholarship for Athletic Performance Highly organized timetable (by others) Student-competitor "character" fortified by others, including fans, athletic staff, associates, family, and college group Role of scholastics frequently "self-coordinated"

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But every one of this is going to end… . Things being what they are, presently what?

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Exploring "Move" A typical and important "life" stage Athletic "retirement" a transitional period of life Transition can inspire an assortment of enthusiastic and mental reactions (ordinary) Successful move includes individual evaluation (abilities/values), objective setting, making an arrangement, and using assets

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Transition: A Self-Directed Path (Small Group Discussion) Think of 3-5 "challenges" that you are confronting at this phase of your move as a Purdue understudy competitor How might you "distinguish" yourself? What are your "abilities" and "resources" that might have the capacity to move into a profession? In 5 years… .what would you like to do?

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Self-Assessment What identity "attributes" empowered you to be an effective Division I understudy competitor? What challenges did you overcome (as an understudy competitor) while at Purdue? How could you have been able to you defeat those difficulties? What are your "life" values? What will be your "work" values?

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Taking the "Following Step" Right now, as you stay here in this room, what are the most dominating "inquiries" you have about the following 1-2 years of your life? Foresights? Fears? Dreams? Objectives?

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Goal Setting: A Transitional Tool Goals can be characterized in the accompanying territories: Career; Environment; Relationships; Personal Growth; Financial; and, Hobbies Just as in your sports… concentrate on CONTROLLABLES in objective setting Goals ought to take after the SCRAM fundamentals (Specific, Challenging, Realistic, Adjustable, Measureable) Write down your objectives…

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Creating a Transitional "Arrangement" Knowledge of "aptitudes" required in the transitional procedure (counting assets) Making a promise to the arrangement (understanding the trip… and goal) Set objectives (procedure and result) Monitor the arrangement (e.g. preparing plans) Evaluate and Revise as important

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Transitional Resources PU Academic Counselors Departmental scholarly guides University Career Services Office John Purdue Club/Alumni Former partners Family/Friends/Parents of companions Greatest asset: YOU

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Transition into Careers Knowledge of vocations ("you imply that is a genuine occupation?") Networking and Informal contacts Resumes and Cover letters Graduate school investigation Interviewing aptitudes Starting your first "genuine employment"

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Questions and Discussion A solid move requires a procedure and an arrangement… .with a fancied result Doing nothing… will pick up nothing "Utilizing" your assets implies starting contact, catching up with recommendations, and resolving to activity From here… it\'s in your grasp! Good fortunes in your voyage!!

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