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Four Duquesne University Student-Athletes Selected to Attend the NCAA Career in Sports Forum
The NCAA Career in Sports Forum will be held June 7-10 in Indianapolis, Ind.

May 15, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS - Four Duquesne University student-athletes have been selected to attend the NCAA Career in Sports Forum held June 7-10 in Indianapolis, Ind.

Sara Scheirman (volleyball), Zach Richert (football), Simon Gomez (men's soccer) and Carter Poe (men's soccer) will represent Dukes athletics in the four-day event.

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.

The program objectives are:

  • 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.

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