The Opportunity Network
"an exclusive listing of opportunities offered by Minnesota letter-winners"
The rigor of holding down a full-time occupation while attending school can be brutal. The "full-ride" or "pampered" perspective of a student-athlete's life is nothing more than a stereotype or myth... something that one does not understand without having been there.
Fact is, we all had full-time jobs training, preparing, and competing. You simply do not win a letter applying a part-time effort.
What this says about most of us, our personal and professional character, speaks volumes. WE are winners. We are medical pro's, legal pro's, business pro's and academic pro's, and now that we qualify as employers and mentors the young letterwinners from the University of Minnesota need our help.
Most of us did not enjoy the post graduate advantage of a warm network to tap into... it simply was not organized. As a club of former athletes we now have the advantage of first rights on young winners graduating ...and they now have the advantage of our care.
Take a minute to think back on how much potential you possesed as a graduate of the University of Minnesota, then apply that to the spririt of this cause. And no less important is the idea of having a "go to" network for older members of this club. Few of us are able to claim that we are free of the need or desire to push the "reset button" at one time or another in our careers.
If you are looking for talent, new oportunities, new clients, or simply some access to good ideas that fellow "M" winners may have, below are the categories. Check it out...and visit often, as this is a work in progress.
And remember, "it's not who you know, it's who'll call you back." George Adzick
Judson J Phillips
William (Will) Anderson
Athletics Speed and Agility
Velocity Sports Performance
Football & Track 1990-1993
Career Opportunities at Northwestern Mutual
Tara Putz (Peckskamp)
Spirit Squad 2002-2006
Residential Real Estate
Commercial Real Estate
Suzanne R. Grimm
Swimming & Diving 1983-87
Personal Achievement Coaching