November 22, 2016
SEC Student-Athletes To Participate In Corporate Career Tour
By: SEC Staff
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Twenty-six current and former Southeastern Conference student-athletes will participate in the first SEC Corporate Career Tour to be held in Atlanta Nov. 29-Dec. 1. The event will be held in conjunction with the 2016 SEC Fall Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) meeting.
The group is scheduled to visit the headquarters and meet with executives and talent acquisition staff at several corporations in the Atlanta area including Chick-fil-A, Boys & Girls Club of America, CNN/Turner Broadcasting System and Jackson Spalding. Also included on the agenda is a presentation from Serviam Partners, President Randy Hain, Growing Leaders, and former SEC student-athletes Ben Troupe and Josh Foliart on leadership and life after sports.
The Fall Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) meeting will include a unique first time experience for meeting participants. The meeting will focus on providing a corporate career tour as a part of the SEC Career Academy. Job opportunities and advice will be introduced to student-athletes seeking career options and exposure.
“During my visit with student-athletes over the past year, this is what they ask for most,” said Misty Brown, the SEC’s Director of Student-Athlete Engagement. “The Conference office as well the Corporations involved are equally excited to offer and participate in this program.”
The attendees include Alabama’s Nicole Morales (women’s golf) and Zac Rogers (baseball); Arkansas’ Taliyah Brooks (women’s track and field) and Kody Walker (football); Auburn’s Beatriz Travalon (women’s swimming and diving); Florida’s Morgan Frazier (gymnastics) and Natalie Hines (women’s swimming and diving); Georgia’s Quintunya Chapman (women’s track and field) and Jimmy Hicks (men’s track and field/cross country); Kentucky’s Danielle Galyer (women’s swimming and diving); LSU’s Mikiah Brisco (women’s track and field) and Logan Rysemus (men’s swimming and diving); Ole Miss’ Alexandra Schneider (softball) and Michael Hilton (football); Mississippi State’s Blaise Carabello (women’s golf) and Charles Taylor (men’s track and field); Missouri’s Lauren Aldridge (women’s basketball) and Le’Roy Barnes (wrestling); South Carolina’s Kaylea Snaer (softball) and Thomas Mayronne (men’s tennis); Tennessee’s Patricia Forrester (women’s swimming and diving) and Bridgette Villano (volleyball); Texas A&M’s Sarah Shaw (soccer) and Kohl Anderson (men’s track and field); and Vanderbilt’s Darreon Herring (football) and Delando Crooks (football).