Enterprise Rent-A-Car Looks to Hire Student-Athletes, Partners with Career Athletes

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Career Athletes have agreed to a national partnership. Enterprise Rent-A-Car has chosen to utilize the Career Athletes nationwide network of student-athletes to connect with top-notch talent. In addition, this partnership opens the door for Enterprise to have instant access to more than 220 university athletic departments to develop lasting relationships with their student-athletes and administrators.

Enterprise, a corporate partner and the official rent-a-car of the NCAA®, has established a proven track record of hiring former collegiate athletes as seen in their national media campaign televised during the NCAA Basketball tournaments throughout March and April.

“Enterprise will be providing tremendous opportunities to our members,” said Career Athletes CEO Chris Smith. “Their Management Training Program is one of the best in the country and will give our current and former student-athletes an amazing start to their professional careers.”

“Partnering with Career Athletes allows Enterprise to connect with its nationwide network of athletic departments and student athletes, and we look forward to very productive partnership. Our commitment to college recruitment has made us the #1 recruiter of college graduates and many former student-athletes have realized their potential and developed successful careers with us,” said Marie Artim, Vice President Talent Acquisition, Enterprise. “We see the skills that student athletes gain from their experience and know the value they can bring to our business.”

As the world’s largest rental car company, Enterprise looks for competitive, well-rounded individuals to join their team. As a management trainee, student-athletes will learn valuable business skills such as managing profit and loss statements, marketing and customer service. In 2011, Enterprise hired more than 8,000 college graduates and was named by both Diversity Employers magazine and CollegeGrad.com as the top entry-level employer in the United States.

“Any current or former athlete looking for a solid foundation should connect with Enterprise,” said Smith. “This opportunity can open so many doors for their futures in a variety of fields.”

About Career Athletes, LLC:

Career Athletes is partnered with over 220 athletic departments across the United States. The online network consists of more than 130,000 community members, all current and former student-athletes looking to network and create professional connections in their desired field.

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 1,400 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 1,000 seminars conducted and over 275,000 student-athletes educated on-campus within college athletic departments at the NCAA, NAIA and Junior Colleges level.

About Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Founded in 1957 and known for an extensive network of locations, everyday low rates and outstanding customer service, Enterprise Rent-A-Car is an internationally recognized brand that has been named to BusinessWeek magazine’s annual list of “Customer Service Champs” in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. Enterprise won Budget Travel magazine’s 2010 and 2011 Readers’ Choice Award as their favorite rental car brand for customer service around the globe.

With more than 5,500 offices located within 15 miles of 90 percent of the U.S. population, Enterprise operates more than twice as many locations as its nearest competitor and continues to lead the home-city market, with local car rental revenues currently experiencing double-digit growth. Enterprise Rent-A-Car operates not only as a key provider for insurance replacement, weekend getaways and special occasions, but also as a local transportation alternative.

St. Louis-based Enterprise Holdings owns and operates – through its regional subsidiaries – the Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand in the United States, Canada, UK, Germany and Ireland. Its worldwide network includes more than 7,700 neighborhood and airport locations, with 6,000 offices located within 15 miles of 90 percent of the U.S. population – and more than twice as many locations as Enterprise Holdings’ nearest U.S. competitor. With annual revenues of $14.1 billion and more than 70,000 employees, Enterprise Holdings also operates more than 1.2 million cars and trucks, making it the largest and most comprehensive car rental service provider in the world measured by revenue, employees and fleet. In addition to car-sharing and vanpool programs, Enterprise and its affiliates offer business and retail customers a total transportation solution, including hourly rental and car leasing and the Enterprise Car Sales, Enterprise Commercial Trucks and Enterprise Fleet Management business lines. For more information about Enterprise local and airport car rental as well as vehicle leasing, car sharing and vanpooling options, visit http://www.enterprise.com. For more information about Enterprise’s Corporate Sustainability Report or the brand’s environmental stewardship and long-term commitment to the sustainability of its business, visit http://www.DrivingFutures.com and follow @LeeBroughton on Twitter.

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