Two from NESCAC to Participate in NCAA Career in Sports Forum

Two from NESCAC to Participate in NCAA Career in Sports Forum

Courtesy of the NCAA

- Two student-athletes from two NESCAC institutions have been selected among 200 student-athletes to participate in the 2016 NCAA Career in Sports Forum, which will be held June 2-5 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Participants include Ally Silfen (Rye Brook, N.Y.) of Bowdoin and Summer Horowitz (Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.) of Tufts.

Silfen, a rising senior, has been a three-year member of the Bowdoin women's basketball team, while Horowitz will start the fall as a senior and compete in her fourth season on the Jumbo softball team. 

The Career in Sports Forum, an annual educational forum hosted by the NCAA, brings together 200 selected student-athletes to learn and explore potential careers in sports, with the primary focus on intercollegiate athletics. The forum provides student-athletes interactive experiences with successful individuals in the sports business and a peek into their day-to-day duties and responsibilities. 

This unique, four-day forum is designed to assist student-athletes in charting their career paths, as well as provide an opportunity to network and learn from current athletics professionals. Participants will hear from a variety of speakers and panelists during large, general sessions, and throughout the program engage with peers in focused, small-group classroom discussions called "Color Teams."

The cutting-edge topics discussed by industry experts include: how personal values intersect with career opportunities, how behavioral styles impact individual effectiveness, the key professional and career development information that assists with transition from a student-athlete to a professional, and the role of the intercollegiate coach or athletic administrator. The forum also provides networking opportunities with peers, as well as the key decision-makers at the campus, conference and national level of intercollegiate athletics.