I bet the other guys on the project manager's team will love doing all the work for him... I do think with all the SaaS on the cloud, there will be opportunities possibly for athletes who've been trained in software to work remote while playing some tourneys but to start as PM without even knowing the stuff?
That's correct. There are many things that former D1 athletes can get away with that most people can't. This is a a prime example. Btw, you realize that it is not that difficult to be a PM, right?
If he does well on the challengers circuit, he probably wont show up in January.
That will not happen. At some point, his tennis career will be done and he has to get a real job. At his current position, he has the opportunity to become Senior VP and a hefty 500K/year in salary in a few years because of the current EVP. Where can he find a job with that salary and benefits?
I am amazed at how many tennis players just play or coach tennis during the summer. Coaching tennis may pay twice the going rate of internships, but those internships pay off after graduation. While college coaches will allow tennis players to miss occasional practices for a job interview, it is hard for tennis players at universities without a tennis booster club to make career connections. Even if the university has in depth career services, college players usually dont have time to attend multiple career events (maybe 1-2 career fairs a year) or join the career related associations who invite local business people to meetings. Any parents of recruits look at past year tennis rosters for universities of interest and check linked in profiles for guys/gals who graduated 2-3 years ago to compare career trajectories. I am also surprised how few athletes have linked in profiles by their junior year; one year my son was offered an internship he had not applied for when a company directly reached out to him via linkedin, offered him an interview, and then the job a few weeks later. Much better than the years he filled out 75 applications to get 5 interviews...
Linkedin is mostly a waste of time, IMHO. I have a linkedin profile and it is completely useless. I get jobs through the people I previously worked with or met at technology conferences. My son and nephew get internship either through me or with people they meet on the golf course.
You're a tennis player with some level of intelligence, you should have no problem making network connections with alumni from the university athletic department.