I first encountered Eric Smith at an NFL/NCAA Life Skills Symposium. All I’ve been hearing throughout our industry is how impactful his work has been with student-athletes. When we brought Eric to Pitt, he did not disappoint. He has a knack for capturing our student-athletes attention and opening their eyes to the importance of financial habits and how they can have a positive or negative impact on their future. Our student-athletes were engaged and really took Eric’s program to heart. Since his program in the spring, many of our student-athletes have come to our Life Skills office to work on financial budgets and personal finances. We recently had him on campus again to work with our first year student-athletes and the results were exactly the same. We plan on having Eric back and are very grateful to have him be a part of our Life Skills program.