Student-Athlete Mentoring Program

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.

Elizabeth Boeckman, 2021 Participant, Princeton University, Swimming

“I really loved getting to know my mentor and developing our relationship as he was super helpful in going through what he specifically did. This helped me further realise how much I want to work in sports and particularly business operations.”

2022 Participants

Sierra Dickson
BasketballTexas State University
Jamie ForbesRowingFordham University
Jaasiel FordeSoccerSeton Hall University
Skylar HarrisTrack and FieldFordham University
Payton HartSoccerHampton University
Torri HenryVolleyballStony Brook University
Brynn HolohanLacrosseArizona State University
Caitlin KempField HockeySpringfield College
Leoni KunzVolleyballStony Brook University
Erin Lofaro
BasketballLeMoyne College
Devon MillerSoftballFordham University
Maura MurphySoccerFordham University
Julia PetrovichSoftballFordham University
Kate RosselliTennisSpringfield College
Hanna SaxonField HockeyFairfield College
Paige SimSoccerLoyola University Maryland
Caroline SmithCheerleadingFordham University
Carolyn ThistlewaiteLacrosseJames Madison University
Jazmine ThomasTrack and FieldUniversity of Maryland Eastern Shore
Krysta WalickiTriathlonUC Berkeley

Contact

If you are interested in learning more, please contact: Allysia Rohlehr at ARohlehr@WomensSportsFoundation.org.