Get to Know James Biddick!

Author: Marcella Mullaney

James Biddick, Student-Athlete Career Development Program ManagerJames Biddick, Student-Athlete Career Development Program Manager

James Biddick joins the Center for Career Development Counselor Team as the Student-Athlete Career Development Program Manager.

A jack-of-all-trades, Biddick has professional experience in law, athletics, and career development.

After completing his LLB (Honors) from the University of Canterbury and Bachelor of Social Science from Lincoln University Biddick began his professional career in the field of law. Originally from New Zealand, he spent three years as an attorney with New Zealand’s leading corporate law firm, Russell McVeagh. He then worked at a boutique entertainment and media focused law firm for two years before deciding to pursue a different career path.

Previously a student-athlete in field hockey and cricket, Biddick represented New Zealand in Field Hockey. He also spent many years dedicated to coaching field hockey across the world.

Biddick focused his passions in athletics towards earning a Master’s in Sports Administration from Ohio University. Through the program he had the opportunity to work as a graduate assistant for the College of Business Office of Career Management, where he then found his calling in Career Development.

After graduating, Biddick served as the Assistant Director, then Associate Director of Graduate Career Management and Sport Management, and Graduate Student Career Coach for Ohio University.

In his position with Notre Dame’s Center for Career Development James is responsible for helping guide student-athletes throughout their career discernment process, as well as help them to reach their full career potential. Biddick will also help students who are potentially interested in breaking in to the sports industry. 

“Having walked the path of a student-athlete, professional athlete, and corporate professional; I understand the journey and unique challenges faced by student-athletes when attempting to discern a major, discover their “why”, access resources, explore experiential opportunities that fit their schedule, and determined fulfilling first-steps post-graduation. I can be their first port of call to support and guide them through this often confusing, but rewarding, journey.” – James Biddick


To get in touch with James, email or call the Center for Career Development at (574)-631-5200.