Paige Hanssen, a senior and team captain on the Luther College swimming and diving team, has been selected to attend the NCAA Career in Sports Forum that will be held May 27-29. Traditionally held at the NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind., this year’s forum will be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Participants who expressed an interest in pursuing a career in sports and who were viewed as leaders on their campus were invited to the Career in Sports Forum after being nominated by the athletics administrators at their respective schools. Hanssen was selected from applicants (only juniors and seniors) from all Divisions of the NCAA.
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.
Notable speakers will cover the following topics and more to prepare attendees for success navigating their futures: self-awareness and its role in professional development; practical approaches to the sports job search; personal branding; developing a career plan; managing yourself as a professional in the sports industry. Through online panels, engaging breakout sessions, keynote presentations and facilitated discussions, program participants will complete their experience with a thorough understanding of athletics as a career path and where they fit into the industry’s landscape.
Through the innovative use of an online platform, participants will undergo a transformative experience that will equip them to thrive in life after their playing days.
Hanssen is a 2016 graduate of North Scott High School. She is the daughter of Mark and Melissa Hanssen Eldridge, Iowa.