PORTLAND, Ore. - Lewis & Clark 2013-14 junior football player Chris Chew was recently selected as one of 300 student-athletes from Divisions I, II and III to attend the NCAA Career in Sports Forum, June 8-11 in Indianapolis. Chew, a Pioneer running back, has been an active member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) since his arrival on the Lewis & Clark campus.
The forum will focus on assisting student-athletes with making a successful transition from competition to their future professions in intercollegiate athletics.
The Career in Sports Forum brings career leaders together to discuss their professional career paths and to enlighten student-athletes on career choices and future decisions they'll need to consider. Some of the session topics include 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. There are also team sessions where the student-athletes are put in smaller groups to discuss key issues and take leadership roles amongst their peers. The student-athletes will also engage in dialogue with senior administrators from the NCAA national office and will have a formal networking dinner with NCAA administrators.
The student-athletes who were selected for the Career in Sports Forum were chosen by a committee made up of administrators from member institutions, conference offices and affiliate member organizations. Also included are the 2013-14 Ethnic Minority & Women's Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship recipients.
*courtesy of NCAA.org