Hope College’s Jamie Rogalski is thrilled to be one of 200 selected student-athletes from across the country to take part in the NCAA’s Career in Sports Forum in June.
The senior from Munster, Indiana (Munster HS), is a psychology and sociology double major who plays volleyball for the Flying Dutch.
“I’m really thankful to have been selected for the Career in Sports Forum and to be able to represent Hope while I am there,” said Rogalski, a member of the 2014 national championship volleyball team. “I feel like this is a great opportunity to learn about different careers within athletics and to begin to decide which career path I want to pursue. I’m also excited to meet other student-athletes who have similar interests and goals.”
The four-day program at the NCAA’s national office in Indianapolis runs form June 4-7. It is designed to assist college student-athletes in charting their career paths as well as provide an opportunity to network and learn from current athletics professionals.
Topics include how personal values intersect with career opportunities, how behavioral styles impact individual effectiveness, the key professional and career development information that assists from a student-athlete to a professional, and the role of the intercollegiate coach or athletic administrator.
The NCAA covers the costs of travel, lodging, meals and program materials for participants.
Rogalski was chosen after being nominated by Hope co-athletic director Melinda Larson.
“I want to take away as much from this experience as I can,” Rogalski said. “I hope to be able to narrow down which areas I’m most interested in and figure out the next steps to help me get there.”