The transition from college to career can be difficult for even the most prepared individual. However, for student-athletes who are also ending their athletic careers, the shift can be even more challenging. Often, the time demands and focus on their sport prevents the student-athlete from adequately preparing themselves for life after their sport ends.

Despite possessing highly desired skills (i.e. teamwork, resilience, and a strong work ethic), many student-athletes simply don’t know how to best position themselves in this super-competitive job market.

Lee draws from his personal experience as a former student-athlete and his professional expertise to share insights, best practices, and step-by-step instructions to equip the student-athletes with tools to best transition into their new careers.

Here are the expected outcomes…

Student-Athletes will learn to:

  • Identify their transferable and differentiating skills
  • Appropriately “sell themselves”
  • Make better use of the career development resources on campus
  • Effectively leverage their networks
  • Find a new passion (career)

About Lee Rubin:

Lee is an emerging voice. His unique ability to understand and articulate winning principles with tremendous clarity and practical application makes him a highly sought after speaker and teacher.
He holds a Bachelors Degree in Speech Communications, with a minor in Business from Penn State University. Lee received a full athletic scholarship to play football for the Nittany Lions under the leadership of legendary coach, Joe Paterno. Lee emerged as a three-year starting free safety, and was a team captain.

Following his tenure at Penn State, Lee began a successful career in corporate recruiting. For 15 years, Lee has helped identify new talent for Fortune 500 firms across a variety of industries. His experience as a student-athlete, combined with the insights and wisdom he has gained as a recruiting professional makes Lee uniquely qualified to assist student-athletes in their transition into “the real world”.
This program can be delivered as a keynote address (60 minutes), half-day seminar (up to 4 hours), or full-day workshop (up to 8 hours).

For more information, contact Lee at (732) 685-3708, or