BABSON PARK, Mass.—Babson College women's volleyball rising senior Catherine Hunter (Duxbury, Mass.) and classmate Olivia Martino (Berlin, Conn.) of women's lacrosse are two of more than 230 student-athletes set to attend the NCAA Career in Sports Forum beginning on Thursday in Indianapolis.
Hunter and Martino are among seven New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) student-athletes selected to attend the conference, which is in its ninth year. One of more than 40 annual conferences and seminars organized and directed by the NCAA leadership development department, the Career in Sports Forum provides college athletes with a broader scope of the career tracks available within the sports business, with the primary focus on college athletics. The forum provides student-athletes interactive experiences with successful individuals in the sports business and a peek into their day-to-day duties and responsibilities.
The unique, four-day forum, which runs from May 31-June 3, is designed to assist student-athletes in charting career paths, as well as provide an opportunity to network and learn from current athletics professionals. The topics covered by industry experts include how personal values intersect with career opportunities, how behavioral styles impact individual effectiveness, the key professional and career development information to assist with transition from a student-athlete to a professional, and the role of the college coach or athletics administrator.
Participants also will learn about best practices for gaining employment and gathering a better understanding of what future expectations will be once they get a job in sports.
The NCAA leadership development department provides professional and personal development for the entire Association, including student-athletes, coaches and administrators, through accessible resources, strategic partnerships and annual customized programming at little or no cost to the membership. For more information, please go to ncaa.org/leadershipdevelopment.