To succeed as a student-athlete, it takes dedication, teamwork and determination. The same goes for a career in the business world, and no one understands that more than Northwestern Mutual.

That's why we've partnered with NACDA to develop Life After Athletics, a free program that helps student-athletes turn the leadership qualities they've learned in sports into valuable skills for life.

In addition to this interactive on-campus program, we're also proud to have a Top 10 internship program for 19 consecutive years. Through our year-round Financial Representative Internship Program, interns have the chance to apply leadership skills they've learned on the field. They also get to work and train with an all-star team of professionals -- many of whom were student-athletes themselves -- to experience the entrepreneurial spirit, flexible schedule and virtually unlimited earning capacity that financial professionals enjoy.

Northwestern Mutual is proud to support NACDA's mission to assist collegiate athletics administrators in preparing student-athletes for life after college.

Click here to learn more about our Top 10 Internship program.

Click here to learn more about the Life After Athletics program.

General questions about the Life After Athletics program can be directed to Kara Ditzel in the NACDA office at or 440-788-7483. To schedule a Life After Athletics event at your school, please email

Life After Athletics in the News:

Maryville University & Life After Athletics (Athletics Administration, June 2014)

Student-Athletes Find Success Off the Field
(Athletics Administration, December 2013)