What’s This Program About?
The Volife Skills and Career Development program at the Thornton Center is designed to prepare student-athletes at the University of Tennessee for life after the completion of their collegiate careers. Student-athletes, in general, have a skill set that makes them attractive to both employers and graduate programs. While we will never discourage student-athletes from pursuing professional careers in their sports, we strongly encourage them to become involved in something beyond academics and athletics. Experience with community service, internships, on-campus organizations, part-time or summer jobs, and networking are examples demonstrating a well-roundedness that will allow student-athletes to stand out as potential employees and/or graduate school applicants.
How Does This Program Help You?
The Volife Skills and Career Development program offers the student-athletes assistance in every aspect of career planning and decision-making. We also offer resources, programming, and/or referrals for every facet of student life. It is our mission to support University of Tennessee student-athletes in both their academic and athletic endeavors and assist in preparation for the next phase of their lives.
Take a look at the Important Links (located on the right side of this page) to learn more about UT’s career services, graduate school, job descriptions, and networking opportunities.