MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (May 24, 2021) – A pair of Mountaineers are set to represent West Virginia University during the virtual NCAA Career in Sports Forum, held via Zoom on May 26-28. Redshirt senior Osman Kamara (football) and junior Kristin Lux (volleyball) have been invited to participate in the annual event.
“The NCAA Career in Sports Forum will be a great opportunity for our student-athletes to have a chance to engage with their peers across the nation and learn more about pursuing their goal of working in sports,” director of student-athlete enhancement, Tangela Cheatham, said. “Since my arrival in Morgantown in 2017, it has been a priority to encourage involvement in national career and leadership programming for student-athletes, and I’m excited to have two Mountaineers participating this year. Leadership development is an important pillar within Student-Athlete Enhancement and through football’s 5th Quarter Program, so we’re looking forward to continuing the mission.”
The Career in Sports Forum brings together selected NCAA student-athletes to learn about and explore potential careers in sports, particularly college athletics. The experience helps student-athletes chart their career paths, while presenting copious opportunities for attendees to learn from current industry leaders. The forum is typically hosted at the NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana, but will be virtual for the second straight year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I am very honored and grateful for the opportunity to represent WVU at the NCAA Career in Sports Forum,” Lux said. “I am looking forward to connecting with other student-athletes and professionals in the sports industry. I also am hoping to further understand my place in the industry, as I am beginning the transition from being a student-athlete to having a career in sports.”
Notable speakers will cover topics ranging from professional development and personal branding to developing career plans and practical approaches to job searching. Through online panels, engaging breakout sessions, keynote presentations and facilitated discussions, participants will complete their experience with a thorough understanding of athletics as a career path and where they fit into the industry’s landscape.
“It’s an honor to represent WVU Athletics and the football program at the NCAA Career in Sports Forum,” Kamara said. “This is a great opportunity for me to learn from some of the most influential leaders in the NCAA and at various schools on how they operate and administer their day-to-day duties with their individual athletics departments. I am looking forward to learning as many new ideas and information that I can bring back here to use at WVU and help enhance our football program in all aspects.”
Press Release Courtesy of West Virginia University Athletics Communications