2012 NCAA Men’s Final Four Career in Sports Forum
Tulane University Lavin-Bernick Center in New Orleans, LA
Monday, March 12, 2012
New Orleans will be the proud host of the 2012 NCAA Men’s Final Four on March 31 – April 2, 2012. This event brings the remaining four teams from the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship to one host location and is one of the most highly covered events in college sports. The NCAA will be sponsoring a series of events in the months leading up to the Final Four including the NCAA Men’s Final Four Career in Sports Forum (Final Four Forum) on Monday, March 12, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Tulane University’s Lavin-Bernick Center on campus.
It is well known that the majority of professional athletes in the United States played their sport at the college level, but as a current NCAA advertising campaign notes, the overwhelming majority of collegiate student-athletes “turn pro” in their educational field of study. One industry that often gets overlooked as a career choice is the business side of the sports industry. Recognized as the United States’ 11th largest industry, thousands of jobs are available each year to new college graduates in the sports industry.
Fulfilling careers in sport are not available to just student-athletes, but to any sports-minded student who has the knowledge on how to pursue an education and internships that can them marketable to potential employers. Knowing that you can create your own future that would allow you to work in sports can be an enticing and motivating incentive for students to maximize the opportunities as an undergraduate student.
The Final Four Forum will feature a series of seminars from executives in professional sports. Following the seminars will be a resource fair staffed by representatives from local sports organizations to further discuss the process to work toward careers in sport. Registration is free and lunch will be provided.
This event is open to a limited number of New Orleans area high school juniors and college students who have been pre-selected by administrators at their school based on their identified interest in sports and their academic potential. Administrators can use their discretion on who to select, choosing from not only the top students but also sports-minded students who could use this experience as inspiration to get more involved in their academic programs.
If you have been selected and/or contacted by your school’s designated administrator, you can register for the Final Four Forum here. Please note that if you are a high school junior and not at least 18 years of age at the time of registration, the participant’s parent/guardian will need to complete the online registration form.
Participants must be registered not later than Friday, March 2, 2012.
If you have any questions about the 2012 NCAA Men’s Final Four Career in Sports Forum, please contact:
Associate Director of Student-Athlete Affairs