I’m a student athlete, how can I keep my athletic commitments and participate in student employment?

The main thing to keep in mind is time management!  Being a student athlete is like having a part-time job on top of full-time student responsibilities, so your time is limited, but you can still participate in student employment by managing your time wisely.  We suggest that you pursue student employment even when you are in-season, but to communicate with your employer that your time will be limited during your in-season semester, but you will be able to work more hours during your out-of-season semester.  For example, if you are a fall athlete, plan to apply for student employment opportunities at the beginning of fall and let your employer know that you can work only 2-5 hours a week during fall semester, but will be able to work up to 10 hours a week during spring semester when you are not in-season.  Most on-campus employers will be able to work with your schedule.