May 31, 2013
DAVIS, Calif. - Junior diver Geneva Azevedo is one of 300 Division I, II and III student-athletes who will attend this year's Career In Sports Forum. The four-day event, designed to assist student-athletes with their transition from amateur competition to their future profession in intercollegiate athletics, will run from June 8-11 in Indianapolis, Ind.
A committee comprised of administrators from member institutions, conference offices and affiliate member organizations selected this year's Career in Sports Forum participants.
Topics covered throughout the conference include a discussion on skills sets needed to perform at the highest level; nontraditional careers in athletics; best practices in athletics administration; personal and professional branding; resources for applying to graduate school; and human resource hiring processes.
Student-athletes will also have an opportunity to interact with senior administrators from the NCAA national office and will participate in a formal networking dinner with NCAA administrators.
In addition to the Career in Sports Forum, the NCAA hosts a wide array of programming designed to enhance skills sets and prepare student-athletes and administrators for leadership opportunities. The NCAA Leadership Development group oversees the leadership and grant programs, along with the development of various types of membership resources. Visit ncaa.org for addition information on NCAA Leadership Development programs.