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Enterprise to Hire Student Athletes

Career Athletes & Enterprise Rent-A-Car LogosLast week, Enterprise Rent-A-Car announced an agreement with Career Athletes for a national partnership that will see the rental company utilise a nationwide network of student athletes to connect with first-rate talent. Additionally, the partnership opens the door for the car hire firm to have instant access to over 220 university athletic departments, which will help it develop long-term relationships with administrators and student athletes.

Career Athletes is an online network that has over 130,000 community members who are all former or current student athletes looking to create professional connections in the field they wish to have a career in. The network is the leading provider of a wide range of committed career development software and services within collegiate athletics. Athletes in every sport and from more than 1,400 colleges and universities across the US have used the network as a valuable tool to transition from athletics to the workplace.

With the biggest member based community of alumni and current student athletes, Career Athletes represents a growing group of athletic departments, athletes and hundreds of local, regional and national employers. They have conducted more than 1,000 seminars and 275,000 student athletes have been educated on-campus in college athletic departments at Junior College, NAIA and NCAA levels.

Enterprise Holdings is the parent company of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, as well as Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rental. The Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand operates over 5,500 offices across the US, which is more than twice the number of its closest competitor. It’s a key provider of local transportation alternatives and is a corporate partner and official car hire company of the NCAA. It has established a proven track record of hiring former collegiate athletes, which was demonstrated in its national media campaign revealed during the NCAA Basketball tournaments over the last two months.

As the largest car rental group in the world, Enterprise Holdings looks for well-rounded and competitive individuals to join its workforce. As a management trainee, student athletes will learn business skills like customer service, marketing and managing profit and loss statements. Last year, the company hired over 8,000 college graduates and was named the top entry-level employer in the US by both CollegeGrad.com and Diversity Employers.

Enterprise Holdings vice president of talent acquisition Marie Artim says the partnership with Career Athletes allows them to connect with its nationwide network of student athletes and athletic departments. They look forward to the partnership being very productive. A commitment to college recruitment has made Enterprise the top recruiter of college graduates, while several former student athletes have seen their potential and developed successful careers within the company. They see the skills that student athletes obtain from the experience and know the value they can deliver to the business, she added.

Career Athletes chief executive Chris Smith says Enterprise Rent-A-Car will provide great opportunities to their members. The Management Training Program is one of the best in the US and will give their former and current student athletes an amazing beginning to a professional career. Any athletes looking for a solid foundation need to connect with Enterprise, as this chance can open many doors to futures in varying fields.

 

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