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June 18, 2019  

Bill Mayew (Fuqua Professor | UNCW Basketball): Why Athletes Often Make the Best Teachers, Professors, and Coaches

June 18, 2019

My guest is Bill Mayew, a former UNC-Wilmington basketball standout who is now Professor of Accounting at Duke's Fuqua School of Business. Bill's story is especially powerful for two reasons: (1) He did something that most athletes don't do - he pursued an advanced degree and works in the most rigorous academic research; and (2) He says that sports prepared him for that path.

 

In Today's Episode:

  • See a day in the life of a university professor - see what it's like to get paid to research topics you're passionate about.
  • Discover how to communicate the value of "stress-testedness" to future employers.
  • Learn why former athletes so often make excellent teachers and coaches.

 

Show Notes

https://blog.parallelplatform.com/ep8-bill-mayew/

 

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