Another avenue for collaboration between current and former student-athletes is through the Yellow Jackets Career Connections Network on the Wisr platform, where the Brown & Gold Club has its own specific community of student-athletes, alumni and staff.
“We’ve had wonderful engagement from our BW athlete alumni since launching the Yellow Jackets Career Connections Network,” said former women's tennis player Danielle Rueger '13, assistant director of career connections and digital engagement. “Using this network, we’ve hosted a number of events that have involved BW athlete alumni sharing their expertise and experience.”
As a head coach, Keeley can attest to the value gained when current student-athletes are able to engage with their alumni counterparts.
“There are so many skills that our student-athletes are building here at BW that are going to make them great employees and allow them to enjoy purposeful careers,” Keeley said. “When our varsity alumni connect with our current athletes, they help to improve their confidence in the skills that are unique to the student-athlete, such as elite communication skills, time management, grit, growth mindset and a team-first mentality.”
Whether digitally or in-person, the Brown & Gold Club and Career Services look to continue serving Yellow Jacket student-athletes and setting them up for success.
“One hope is to continue the collaborative partnership between the Brown & Gold Club, Career Services and Athletics through outreach and programming in order to provide our student-athletes with networking and mentoring opportunities as well as life-long connections,” Davenport said.
Student-athletes interested in the Brown & Gold Club Career Community Meet-Up on October 5 can find details on Handshake and on the Yellow Jackets Career Connections Network.