COLLEGE STATION--Amanda Cushman, a former equestrian student-athlete, is Texas A&M's representative for the Career Athletes internship for the Spring 2012 semester.

Career Athletes has been designed to provide a free and valuable online network used for connecting student-athletes with mentors, alumni and professionals. Regardless of if you are a college senior preparing to enter the work force or just entering your freshman year, Career Athletes is intended to give career advice as well as an opportunity to develop relationships between athletes and business organizations. The process is quick and efficient; it only takes a few minutes, and it is free to sign up! has more than 100,000 members from over 1,400 individual colleges and universities nationwide already on the website.

The Career Athletes network is specifically geared toward student-athletes seeking internships, full-time job opportunities or resume and career advice. also provides a great platform for alumni who wish to connect with student-athletes and help guide them by becoming mentors, or help them network by recruiting them into the alumni's field of experience.

The 12-week internship program Cushman is currently participating in is for individuals looking to gain professional experience in a campus setting. Throughout the semester, interns will gain experience in selecting assignments relating to professional presentations, social media strategies, e-mail campaigning, and marketing.  In addition, all interns will learn the importance and value of creating a professional network with other athletes and potential employers.

Supervised by Kim Pence, Director of Student-Athlete Development and Internships at Career Athletes, the goal of the internship is to help grow and increase activity in the Career Athletes networks of each individual intern. "Our spring 2012 interns have a great opportunity to educate their peers on campus while growing their own professional network," said Pence.  "We have a great group of interns that reach coast to coast as well as throughout NCAA Division I, II, III and NAIA institutions."

If you are interested in becoming a part of the Career Athletes network, or becoming a Career Athletes intern, go to and sign up now. Take your future into your own hands by creating a profile today and start making connections or just ask questions and search the site for career advice or a personal coach. Since 1998, has posted thousands of new internships and quality career opportunities every month.

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.