NAIA and Career Athletes Sign Exclusive Agreement

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NAIA student-athletes have a new teammate when it comes to preparing for life after athletics. Career Athletes, LLC, the leading career education and resource organization for collegiate athletic departments and current and alumni student-athletes, has been selected to be the exclusive provider of career education for the NAIA and its 291 member based institutions.

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We are very pleased to be working with the NAIA, its member institutions and their 45,000 student-athletes. This is a testament to the commitment the NAIA is making regarding the overall well-being of its student-athletes.

NAIA student-athletes have a new teammate when it comes to preparing for life after athletics. Career Athletes, LLC, http://www.careerathletes.com, the leading career education and resource organization for collegiate athletic departments and current and alumni student-athletes, has been selected to be the exclusive provider of career education for the NAIA and its 291 member based institutions.

"We want to provide as many resources as possible to ensure the success of our student-athletes not only while they are in school, but as they are preparing to enter the workforce," said NAIA President and CEO Jim Carr. "We're excited to partner with Career Athletes because they have an outstanding track record in providing career education and career opportunities for collegiate athletes."

"In today's economic environment, career education is more important than ever, especially for student-athletes who already have incredibly demanding academic and athletic workloads," said Chris Smith, CEO of Career Athletes. "We are very pleased to be working with the NAIA, its member institutions and their 45,000 student-athletes. This is a testament to the commitment the NAIA is making regarding the overall well-being of its student-athletes."

To date, Career Athletes has performed over 800 career training and development seminars for more than 250,000 student-athletes at both NCAA and NAIA institutions throughout the country.

About Career Athletes, LLC:
Career Athletes is the leading provider of a wide range of dedicated career development services and software within collegiate athletics. Since the inception of our roots back in 1998-to-date, athletes in every sport, from over 1,200 individual colleges and universities nationwide, have utilized Career Athletes as a valuable tool in their transition from athletics to the workplace.

Career Athletes possesses the largest member based community of current/alumni student-athletes, representing a growing legion of athletes, athletic departments and hundreds of national, regional and local employers. Today, our on-campus training and development seminars to student-athletes are the most relied upon in the nation, with over 800 seminars conducted and over 250,000 student-athletes educated on-campus within college athletic departments at the NCAA, NAIA and Junior Colleges level.

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