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College Athletes

Current NCAA student-athletes identify values, build character and examine the role college athletics plays in higher education. Athletes return to campus with invaluable leadership skills; a thorough understanding of the differences between NCAA divisions as well as campus, conference office and national office responsibilities; and an expanded peer network.

They learn about careers in college sports and how to become the next leaders within the industry. Resources available to the athletes include test preparation materials, financial literacy information, online education and behavioral assessments. 

Athletes Using Their Power (A4)

NCAA leadership development has created a four-part virtual series that will educate student-athletes on the power they have and how they can use it to effectively enact meaningful change.

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Career in Sports Forum

The Career in Sports Forum, an annual educational forum hosted by the NCAA, brings together 200 selected student-athletes to learn and explore potential careers in sports, with the primary focus on college athletics.

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2021 Student-Athlete Leadership Training

The 2021 summer Student-Athlete Leadership Training session will equip participating student-athletes with vital personal development skills that will serve them on and off the field of competition.

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NCAA Postgraduate Internship Program

The NCAA Postgraduate Internship Program annually provides on-the-job learning experiences at the national office in Indianapolis to college graduates who are passionate in their pursuit of a career in college sports administration. 

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Student-Athlete Leadership Forum

The NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum engages a diverse and dynamic representation of student-athletes, coaches, faculty and administrators. 

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