WASHINGTON – The LEAD1 Association, which represents the athletics directors of the 130 member institutions of the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), and InXAthlete, an online student-athlete employment platform, announced that they have signed a long-term partnership agreement to promote more opportunities for matching student-athletes with employers.
“Our sponsorships are expanding to reflect the types of goods and services our members want to offer to better serve student-athletes with the transition after college,” LEAD1 President and CEO Tom McMillen said. “Our partnership with InXAthlete will help our graduating student-athletes create an online profile that will assist in matching them with employers looking for their skills.”
LEAD1’s mission is to support the athletics directors of America’s leading intercollegiate programs in preparing today’s students to be tomorrow’s leaders. InXAthlete – through a customized platform for athletics departments – connects student-athletes with employers who value the skills that athletes bring to the business world. InXAthlete operates on the premise that student-athletes make excellent assets to any workforce because of the discipline, work ethic, teamwork, and dedication they learned from engaging in college athletics.
“The student-athlete experience is a special one,” McMillen added. “Athletes are versatile because they deal with pressure, they know how to work hard, and how to engage with diverse groups of people. They know how to cope with a peripatetic lifestyle, and how to lose and get back up.”
“We are thrilled to partner with LEAD1,” said Cody Ferraro, cofounder of InXAthlete. “This is a no-brainer agreement for us that leverages our complementary strengths. We look forward to working with LEAD1 to help more student-athletes find success, athletics departments place more student-athletes, and more employers fill their businesses with stellar talent.”
InXAthlete’s online interface was created for student-athletes by student-athletes to provide a simplified way for employers to seek out potential employees that fit their ever-changing needs. LEAD1 and InXAthlete will work together to build events, webinars, and other forms of joint outreach and education which will all be focused on student-athletes finding and succeeding in careers.
To explore the employment opportunities for student-athletes, please visit www.inxathlete.com.
About the LEAD1 Association
LEAD1 represents the athletics directors of the 130 member universities of the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). Key to the LEAD1 mission are influencing how the rules of college sports are enacted and implemented, advocating for the future of college athletics, and providing various services to our member schools. For more information, please visit www.LEAD1Association.com.
InXAthlete is an online employment platform built by student-athletes for student-athletes. It’s a tool, free for students, that connects student-athletes with employers who value the athletic skills that translate well into the business world. To learn more, visit www.inxathlete.com.