Norfolk, Va. -- Over 100 Old Dominion University junior and senior student-athletes filed into the North Café on Wednesday night, ready to hit the ground running at the first-ever Career Combine Training Camp. The event was split into two sessions and held in preparation for the Monarch Career Combine, which will take place on Nov. 7 at the Ted Constant Convocation Center. The event featured presentations from the ODU Student-Athlete Development team as well as a special guest presentation from the Office of Career Development Services. Throughout the evening, students engaged in resume building, networking, elevator speeches, and job selection processes. One of the main focuses of the night was improving the communication skills necessary to network and interact with future employers. Sana Tufail, a senior women's golfer, felt the practice was very beneficial. A speech pathology and audiology major, Tufail was not shy in volunteering for several speaking opportunities in front of the group, which encouraged others to step up to the plate as well. "I enjoyed the interactive activities where people were given the chance to practice their elevator speeches, as it helped simulate situations they might experience when going for a job interview," Tufail said. Other students also appreciated the opportunity to polish their speaking skills. "My favorite part was the elevator pitch segment. I enjoyed learning how to present myself in less than 30 seconds and also enjoyed seeing how other people do it," Football senior Rob Thompson said. Presentations by the Office of Career Development Services focused on teaching student-athletes how to utilize skills gained through athletics into their professional careers and job searches. Senior rower Zoe Berberich felt she gained valuable information for transitioning into her professional career upon graduation. "This combine taug
ODU Sailing qualified for the War Memorial with a third place finish.
Milwaukee, Wisc. – Jacob Nicolussi and Michael Weindl of the Old Dominion men's tennis team won the doubles tournament at the 2017 Milwaukee Tennis Classic after going a perfect 4-0.
MALIBU, Cali. – Adam Moundir of the Old Dominion men's tennis team won his first round match before falling in three sets to the No. 3 ranked player in the nation at the 2017 ITA Oracle Masters at the Malibu Racquet Club. Moundir earned a bid to play in the tournament after being named the Conference USA Player of the Year last season.
The Old Dominion field hockey team fell to No. 2 Duke, 3-0, on Sunday afternoon at Jack Katz Stadium in Durham in the opening game of a three-game roadstand for the Monarchs.
The Old Dominion women's golf team is set to open its 2017-18 fall slate this week at the Golfweek Conference Challenge at Red Sky Golf Club in Vail, Colorado.
NORFOLK, Va. – The Old Dominion (5-1-2) men's soccer team defeated UAB (2-3-2) by a score of 3-2 in a conference matchup on Saturday night at the ODU Soccer Complex. The Monarchs are now 2-0-0 in Conference USA play.
Old Dominion fell to No. 13 Virginia Tech, 38-0, on Saturday afternoon at Lane Stadium.
The Old Dominion women's soccer team (4-3-2, 1-1-0 C-USA) had its four match unbeaten streak snapped after dropping a 1-0 decision at Florida Atlantic (5-4-1, 0-1-0 C-USA) on Friday night at the FAU Soccer Stadium.
NORFOLK, Va. – The Old Dominion head wrestling coach Steve Martin announced the 2017-2018 wrestling schedule on Friday. The season includes eight home events, including the Blue-Silver Intrasquad, Monarch Classic, non-conference matches, and conference matches. The Monarchs also face five opponents ranked in the WIN Magazine's preseason rankings.
Danielle Grega tallied a hat trick and the Old Dominion field hockey team defeated Big East foe Georgetown, 6-2, on Friday evening at the L.R. Hill Sports Complex.
The Old Dominion women's soccer team (4-2-2, 1-0-0 C-USA) will take on Florida Atlantic (5-4-1, 0-1-0 C-USA) on Friday, Sept. 22 at 7:00 p.m. at the FAU Soccer Stadium.