Shalese Miller Takes Part in Career in Sports Forum

Shalese Miller in Indianapolis
June 22, 2015

NCAA Career in Sports Forum | BIG EAST Release

MILWAUKEE --Recent Marquette University graduate and former member of the women's soccer program Shalese Miller participated in the NCAA's Career in Sports Forum in Indianapolis on June 4-7.

Miller was one of three representatives at the forum chosen from BIG EAST member institutions, who were selected through an extensive application process after being nominated by their universities.

"I met so many great athletes from all walks of life, places, schools and divisions," Miller said. "It's pretty crazy to be in a room full of your peers where you can sit and have an honest conversation about your collegiate athletic experience as well as your personal values and goals."

The Boise, Idaho native ended her four-year career at Marquette with three goals in 29 career games and graduated in May with a bachelor's degree in advertising. She was also a social media intern with the Milwaukee Bucks during the 2014-15 season.

"I had the pleasure of meeting and hearing multiple speakers that work in college athletics whether it be the NCAA President, or a conference commissioner, or a coach from a D-III school. It's great hearing perspectives and insights from all the different speakers and being able to ask questions in a small group or one-on-one setting."

The unique, four-day forum is designed to assist student-athletes in charting their career paths, as well as provide an opportunity to network and learn from current athletics professionals. Participants heard from a variety of speakers and panelists during large, general sessions, and throughout the program engaged with peers in focused, small-group classroom discussions called "Color Teams."



The topics from industry experts included: how personal values intersect with career opportunities, how behavioral styles impact individual effectiveness, the key professional and career development information that assists with transition from a student-athlete to a professional, and the role of the intercollegiate coach or athletic administrator.


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