Marketing student athletes for college recruitment

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Marketing student athletes for college recruitment

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Marketing a position yourself for athletic scholarships, how does a student do that? There are a couple of ways students’ do that, there are showcase tournaments in every individual sport that are known to be vehicles where the college coaches are in attendance. It’s important that you play and participate in the showcase tournaments. A lot of sports have camps that college coaches attend, you would want to be able to go to those camps so that coaches can see you. You also want to make sure that all your data is current and relevant on the different recruiting websites. Every individual sport has their own website whether be Tennis, Football, Soccer or Basketball. You want to make sure that you upload your data, your pictures, your records, so that the coaches when they are looking at that information, they are looking at the most recent data that there is regarding yourself. And then the athletic resume, you want to make sure that resume is current; you want to make sure that it’s disseminated to all the coaches of the various colleges that you are interested in.

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Susan Eiges Hansen

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Susan Eiges Hansen, president of Hansen College Strategies, is an Independent College Counselor based in Santa Monica, California. Since 2007, Sue has been committed to helping students both in California and throughout the United States navigate the college admissions process and develop optimal strategies for college placement. Sue began her practice working with student-athletes and experienced so many successful placements that she frequently received requests to work with all types of students. She has since expanded her practice and welcomes all students who are seeking knowledgeable and comprehensive college planning. Sue received her Bachelors degree from the University of Florida and Masters from California State University Northridge. She has her certificate in Independent Educational Consulting from the University of California at Irvine and stays up to date with trends in higher education by attending several college counseling conferences per year. Sue is a member of WACAC (Western Association for College Admission Counseling) and an Associate member of IECA (Independent Educational Consultants Association). She is a frequent contributor to various higher education and college admissions websites as an author, panelist, and blogger and regularly presents seminars and talks for students and families about preparing for college. Prior to launching her college counseling career, Sue worked for twenty years at three major hospitals in the Los Angeles area as a program director, medical educator, and research librarian. Sue is the parent of two recent college graduates. Her older daughter graduated from the University of Virginia and her younger daughter from Stanford.

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