INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Jalaun Covington, a future Wilmington College football senior, attended the NCAA Sports Career Forum held at the organization’s headquarters over the weekend.
The forum allows attendees to network with their peers and decision makers at the campus, conference, and national level of collegiate athletics. The content included the following:
• Educate participants on how personal strengths intersect with career opportunities.
• Provide participants with tangible experiences that will push them forward in their aspiration to a career in sport.
• Explore professional and career development strategies to facilitate the transition to a career in the sports industry.
• Learn about the role of an intercollegiate coach, athletics administrator and national governing body staff member.
“Along with 200 other student-athletes from all three NCAA divisions, I was able to discover and explore potential careers in the sport,” Covington said. “It was refreshing to be able to meet so many different student-athletes from across the country who also aspire to be an inspiration and make a difference in the sports industry. It really reassures me that the future of decision makers in sport will be in good hands.
Covington, a native of Reynoldsburg, is a defensive back for the Fightin’ Quakers. Specializing in sports management, he also serves as a campus tour guide for the admissions office.