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Baker Selected For NCAA Career in Sports Forum

by | Apr 7, 2022

Nick Baker (right) as he celebrated the Wildcats second Pioneer Football League win of 2021.


DAVIDSON, N.C. – Davidson football scholar-athlete Nick Baker has been selected to attend and participate in the NCAA Career in Sports Forum in Indianapolis, June 2-5. 

The Career in Sports Forum is an annual educational program that brings together 200 selected NCAA student-athletes to learn about and explore potential careers in sports, particularly college athletics. This unique three-day forum helps student-athletes chart their career paths. Participants network with and learn from current athletics professionals.

“We are incredibly excited that Nick has been selected to participate in this years NCAA Career in Sports Forum,” head coach Scott Abell said. “This is a great honor and opportunity. This is a reflection of Nicks commitment and hard work as a football player and as a student here at Davidson.”

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 panels, engaging breakout discussions, keynote presentations and facilitated dialogues, program participants walk away from their experience with a thorough understanding of athletics as a career path and where they fit into the industry’s landscape. 

The forum allows attendees to network with peers and decision-makers at the campus, conference and national level of college athletics.  Content will meet the following program objectives:
    •    Educate participants on how personal strengths intersect with career opportunities.
    •    Provide participants with tangible experiences that will push them forward in their aspiration for a career in sports.
    •    Explore professional and career development strategies to help the transition to a career in the sports industry.
    •    Learn about the role of an intercollegiate coach, athletics administrator and national governing body staff member.

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