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Division III Career Next Steps Program

At the recommendation of the Division III Diversity and Inclusion Working Group, the Division III governance staff created a companion program to the Student Immersion Program.  The Division III Career Next Steps Program supports past Student Immersion participants to attend a four-day intensive professional development program for those committed to seeking a career in athletics (administration or coaching). 

Selected students are fully funded to experience Division III specific programming prior to the NCAA Career in Sports Forum.    Participants will explore potential careers in sports, with the primary focus on college athletics. The program is designed to assist students in charting their career paths, as well as provide an opportunity to network and learn from current athletics professionals.  The goal is to build a pipeline of talented ethnic minority candidates, with an interest in Division III coaching and/or administration, in an effort to ultimately diversify the division.

The Division III Career Next Steps Program is held in conjunction with the NCAA Career in Sports Forum. Ethnic minority students, who have attended the Division III Student Immersion Program and have a strong interest in a career in Division III athletics (coaching and/or administration) are encouraged to apply.

Applications are available, via Program Hub, from February to March.  Final selections are announced in late March.  For additional information, contact Louise McCleary, Director of Division III, lmccleary@ncaa.org.