Davis & Elkins College men’s lacrosse student-athlete Robert Stephenson has been selected to attend the NCAA Career in Sports Forum.
Stephenson, a junior from Cooper City, Florida, is a double major at D&E working toward degrees in business management and sports management.
“I am extremely excited and honored to have been chosen for this incredible opportunity,” said Stephenson. “Being able to have exposure to something like this is truly life changing. I am so thankful for all the support from athletics and the administration that helped provide and prepare me for this step into my intended career.”
Davis & Elkins College associate men’s lacrosse coach Josh Buzzard stated, “Robert is one of the most polished and impressive young men I have had the privilege of coaching. I am so proud of the way he represents our program on and off the field, and I know he will excel at NCAA Career in Sports Forum.”
D&E Director of Athletics Patrick Snively said, “When I met Robert, I quickly recognized a star on the rise. He had expressed that his career path would include athletics and it only made sense to nominate him for this experience. I know he will make the most of it as he has in every opportunity that has presented itself.”
The NCAA Career in Sports Forum will take place in Indianapolis June 2-5.
The Career in Sports Forum is an annual educational program that brings together 200 selected NCAA student-athletes to learn about and explore potential careers in sports, particularly college athletics. This unique three-day forum helps student-athletes chart their career paths. Participants network with and learn from current athletics professionals.
The forum allows attendees to network with peers and decision-makers at the campus, conference and national level of college athletics. Content will meet the following program objectives:
- Educate participants on how personal strengths intersect with career opportunities.
- Provide participants with tangible experiences that will push them forward in their aspiration for a career in sports.
- Explore professional and career development strategies to help 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.
Notable speakers will cover the following topics and more to prepare attendees for success navigating their futures: self-awareness and its role in professional development; practical approaches to the sports job search; personal branding; developing a career plan; managing yourself as a professional in the sports industry. Through panels, engaging breakout discussions, keynote presentations and facilitated dialogues, program participants walk away from their experience with a thorough understanding of athletics as a career path and where they fit into the industry’s landscape.