by Rick Kindhart
Three Missouri State University student-athletes will have an opportunity of a lifetime this week. Tennis player Ellie Burger (Chesterfield, Mo.), soccer goal keeper Kaitlin Maxwell (Lincoln, Neb.) and football offensive lineman Derek Kohler (Platte City, Mo.) have all been selected to participate in the NCAA’s National Career in Sports Forum.
The 2020 Career in Sports Forum will take place May 27-29 and brings together selected NCAA student-athletes to learn about and explore potential careers in sports, particularly college athletics. This unique virtual programming experience will help student-athletes chart their career paths, while presenting copious opportunities for attendees to learn from current industry leaders.
Notable speakers will cover a variety of topics to prepare attendees for success navigating their future and their career paths. Through online panels, engaging breakout sessions, keynote presentations and facilitated discussions, program participants will complete their experience with a thorough understanding of athletics as a career path and where they fit into the industry’s landscape.
Through the innovative use of an online platform, participants will undergo a transformative experience that will equip them to thrive in life after their playing days.
The forum platform also allows attendees to network with peers and decision-makers at the campus, conference and national levels of college athletics.
Both Burger and Maxwell will be entering their senior seasons for the Bears, while Kohler will be a junior this fall.
MSU’s three attendees will join hundreds of student-athletes from across the country in this unique and exclusive leadership opportunity.