DURHAM- duke Lucy Callard (swimming and diving) and Piper Hamsch (field hockey) recently participated in the 2022 NCAA Career in Sports Forum in Indianapolis, Ind.
The Career in Sports Forum is an annual educational program that brings together 200 selected NCAA student-athletes to discover and explore potential careers in sports, particularly varsity athletics. This unique three-day forum helps student-athletes chart their career path. Participants network and learn from current athletic professionals.
“I am so grateful to have the opportunity to attend the NCAA Sports Career Forum,” Callard said. “Meeting professionals and other student-athletes with sports interests only affirmed my desire to pursue a career in athletics. More importantly, in just a few days, I expanded my professional network, as well as countless new friends from schools across the country.”
The forum allows attendees to network with their peers and decision makers at the campus, conference, and national level of collegiate athletics. The content met the following program objectives:
- Participants learned how personal strengths intersect with career opportunities.
- Provided participants with tangible experiences that will push them forward in their aspiration for a career in sport.
- Explored professional and career development strategies to ease the transition to a career in the sports industry.
- Learn more about the role of an intercollegiate coach, athletics administrator, and national governing body staff member.
Notable speakers covered the following topics and more to prepare attendees for success in their future: self-awareness and its role in professional development; practical approaches to job search in sport; personal branding; develop a career plan; manage you as a sports industry professional.
Through panels, engaging small group discussions, keynote presentations and facilitated dialogues, program participants came away from their experience with a deep understanding of athletics as a career path and their place in the landscape. Of the industry.