Abstract

The purpose of this research is to determine the effect playing a sport at the College of Wooster has on an individual’s success in the job market. I hypothesize that due to a higher level of productivity, student-athletes at the College of Wooster have greater success in the job market compared to non-student athletes. After surveying over 600 College of Wooster alumni, I use an OLS regression to test the effect playing a sport has on an individual’s first and current salary, as well as the length it took the individual to obtain employment. The findings show that student-athletes earn a higher salary than non-student-athletes; yet the results regarding the time it took to find employment were insignificant.

Advisor

Mellizo, Philip

Department

Economics

Disciplines

Business Administration, Management, and Operations

Publication Date

2017

Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis

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