Today, we are thrilled to announce a new partnership with the Big South Conference. Through this arrangement, Game Plan and the Big South will create the first-of-its-kind, league-wide student-athlete career network.
The Big South will provide Game Plan’s innovative student-athlete development software to its member institutions—enhancing current resources on campus to provide comprehensive student-athlete development. These tools include Game Plan’s eLearning courses, assessment instruments, and Game Plan’s Career Marketplace. A key aspect of this partnership is each institution’s ability to incorporate Game Plan uniquely into their athletic department culture and student-athlete experience.
“A key focus of the Big South Strategic Plan is the student-athlete experience, and what we have heard loud and clear from our student-athletes, in addition to an outstanding athletic experience, is the enhanced opportunity for career placement upon graduation.”
– Kyle Kallander, Big South Commissioner
At a conference level, the Big South will use Game Plan’s Career Marketplace to increase the overall number of internship and job opportunities available to its student-athletes to create a large, diversified, on-demand career network for its student-athletes.
As many know, student-athletes have an outstanding track record of performance in the workforce. The Big South has found that in addition to the value of traditional brand development, its sponsors place a premium on the ability to recruit student-athletes. By connecting sponsorship with recruiting, the Big South enhances the value of its partnerships while benefiting its student-athletes. Current Big South partner Sharp Business Systems will be a presenting sponsor of the new initiative.
By uniting at a conference level, Game Plan easily joins forces with each of the member schools in the Big South as they pool resources to provide student-athletes with enhanced career opportunities and outcomes.
We’re excited to welcome the Big South and all of its member institutions to the Game Plan family!