Student-Athletes Balance Work and "Play"

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American University’s Kogod School of Business recently featured several of AU’s student-athletes and how they are able to successfully balance everything that goes along with school and athletic competition.

"They may not be Olympic athletes – yet – but for the past four years, these Kogod students have lived and breathed their sport at American University.

Even with a demanding extracurricular schedule, they chose a business major because of the degree's potential – or because they unearthed an interest in business during a foundation course here at Kogod.

In the case of Eagles soccer midfielder Colin Zizzi, BSBA '10, his love for business was cultivated from an early age.

"By the time I came to college, I knew I wanted to major in business because my father went to school for accounting," Zizzi explained. "He encouraged my interest in business and in following the stock market when I was younger..."

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