The NCAA National Career in Sports Forum is an educational forum where selected student-athletes will learn and explore careers in sports, sports law, and sports entertainment with a primary focus on intercollegiate athletics. By achieving the following objectives, the forum is effectively marketing careers in coaching, administration, officiating, sports law and sports entertainment as viable professions. Additionally, the forum is working to dispel myths about careers in athletics, as well as, facilitate the opportunity to obtain information from future athletics professionals.

Program Objectives
  • Participants will consider how their personal values intersect with career opportunities.
  • Participants will better understand how behavioral styles impact individual effectiveness.
  • Participants will develop actionable plans for personal growth and development.
  • Participants will learn a realistic view of the roles of coach or administrator in collegiate athletics or conference offices, as well as, within sports law and the sports entertainment industry.
  • Participants will examine the viability of selecting coaching, athletics administration, sports law, sports media and entertainment, and/or officiating as a full-time or part-time career.
  • Participants will network with key decision makers from member institutions, sports law, sports media and entertainment, and the NCAA.
Utah State nominates one to four student-athletes to participate in this conference annually based on a variety of selection criteria. Prior to 2010, the Forum was previously titled the NCAA National Student-Athlete Development Conference.

Utah State Career in Sports Forum Participants

Alyssa Everett, VB
Current Participant
Press Release: Aggie Volleyball's Alyssa Everett Recaps Her Experience At NCAA Career In Sports Forum

Past Participants
2011 - Marissa Sanchez, Soccer
2010 - Shantell Durrant, Volleyball & Whitney Mendivil, Volleyball
2009 - Peter Caldwell, Football
2008 - Heather Heinrich, Gymnastics
2007 - Nnamdi Gwacham, Football
2006 - Preston Otte, Golf
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