”Game Plan has provided a format to keep track of jobs opportunities and companies looking to hire our student-athletes. It acts as a one stop shop more specifically tailored to the student-athletes’ needs, and provides a unique platform where our student-athletes can find resources.Cathy Wright-EgerJohn Wooden Leadership Advisor at Purdue
Q: How has Game Plan helped to alleviate certain pain points? What is now working better that wasn’t before?
Game Plan has provided a format to keep track of jobs opportunities and companies looking to hire our student-athletes. It acts as a one stop shop more specifically tailored to the student-athletes’ needs, and provides a unique platform where our student-athletes can find resources. In the quickly growing age of technology, it helps to meet them where they are because they have 24 hour access to the platform.
Q: How has Game Plan helped to coordinate and support the student-athletes you work with?
I think Game Plan has helped lead our student-athletes to resources necessary for career development.
Q: How does Game Plan enhance the brand of your athletics department as you’re trying to recruit prospective student-athletes? Do the parents of prospective recruits appreciate the fact that you’re focused on career outcomes and life after sport?
Yes, providing resources for career development after college is a huge selling point for recruits and their families.
Q: Which specific features have you found useful inside Game Plan?
I think the [Sexual Violence Prevention and Career Development] eLearning modules are the most helpful.
Q: How have those features produced real results that are different than what you experienced before using Game Plan?
With the [Sexual Violence Prevention] eLearning modules, the materials led to a necessary and valuable discussion. Without the modules, it would be difficult to begin the discussions.
Purdue Athletics is committed to the total development of each of its student-athletes. Through programs and initiatives like the John R. Wooden Leadership Institute and others, their athletics department is committed to helping young people grow and develop the tools to become tomorrow’s leaders.