Together, the Women’s Sports Foundation and NBC Sports offer a mentoring program designed to help student-athletes translate the valuable skills they have acquired through participation in collegiate sports into successful careers.
The Student-Athlete Mentoring Program is an initiative designed to inspire and support collegiate female athletes as they explore potential career paths. Due to rigorous academic, training and competition schedules, student-athletes often have little time for internships and therefore lack job experience. The program, piloted in 2019 in partnership with NBC Sports, is aimed at helping student-athletes prepare to enter the workplace, and at providing valuable mentorship and tools that can lead to greater economic potential.
During the program cycle, student-athletes are engaged in events and webinars focused on career development, network-building, personal branding, communication and interviewing skills. NBC Sports employees are paired with each athlete, serving as one-to-one mentors, who share their professional experience, insights and advice on how to navigate the work environment.
“I thought having a mentor in the field that I eventually want to work in was very helpful. She helped me network with different people and it was nice to have someone to go to for professional advice. She is a great example for who I eventually want to be, so it was really nice to have someone to look up to in a professional setting.”
|Isabel Anbar||Swimming||James Madison University
|Elizabeth Boeckman||Swimming||Princeton University|
|Claire Carew||Soccer||College of the Holy Cross|
|Ariyah Copeland||Basketball||University of Arizona|
|Jolie Creo||Lacrosse||College of the Holy Cross|
|Taleah Dixon||Basketball||Loyola University Maryland|
|Alexis Florio||Golf||Columbia University|
|Megan Forbes||Softball||Fairfield University
|McClain Hermes||Swimming||Loyola University Maryland|
|Sorelle Ineza||Basketball||Hofstra University|
|Abby Jonathan||Soccer||Rutgers University|
|Kendall Murray||Volleyball||University of Michigan|
|Victoria Navarro||Swimming||Fordham University|
|Kayla Robertson||Lacrosse||Hofstra University|
|Shaylah Scott||Gymnastics||University of Illinois|
|Georgina Seal||Rowing||Columbia University|
|Genevieve (Gigi) Speer||Softball||Fordham University|
|Taylor Stokes||Soccer||Alabama A&M University
|Moriah Terry||Softball||North Carolina A&T State University|
|Abigail Wingo||Softball||Seton Hall University|
If you are interested in learning more, please contact: Anne Peltier at APeltier@WomensSportsFoundation.org.