Four Tigers to Represent LSU in NCAA Virtual Forum
BATON ROUGE – Four Tigers will represent LSU on a national level as they will participate in the virtual NCAA Career in Sports Forum May 27-29. Ellie Baldwin (Swimming & Diving), Mercedes Brooks (Women’s Basketball), Olivia Gunter (Gymnastics) and Alexandria Ham (Swimming & Diving) were all selected to participate.
Typically the forum would be held at the NCAA Headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana but due to the pandemic the forum will be virtual.
The 2020 Career in Sports Forum will bring together selected NCAA student-athletes to learn about and explore potential careers in sports, particularly college athletics. This unique virtual programming experience will help student-athletes chart their career paths, while presenting copious opportunities for attendees to learn from current industry leaders.
“We are glad to have this group of student-athletes representing us on the national level,” said Director of Life Skills, Courtney Randall.
Notable speakers will cover a variety of topics, including self-awareness and its role in professional development; practice approaches to the sports job search; personal branding; developing a career plan; managing yourself as a professional in the sports industry.
The four Tigers will engage in online panels, breakout sessions, keynote presentations and facilitated discussions. They will complete their experience with a thorough understanding of athletics as a career path and where they fit into the industry’s landscape.