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CCACSA Holds Annual Career Symposium
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Published: April 18, 2013, 01:51 PM (CT)
by Victoria Kisluk, Academic Center for Student-Athletes

BATON ROUGE – The Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes hosted its annual Career Symposium for LSU junior and senior student-athletes last week inside the club level of Tiger Stadium.

“The Career Symposium provided a great opportunity for our student-athletes to network with professionals from various career fields,” said Jade Bryan, CCACSA Assistant Director for Diversity, Inclusion and Civic Engagement.  “They had a chance to practice what they have learned over the course of the semester through other Life Skills workshops covering topics such as resume writing, appropriate business attire, networking, building your brand and the interview process.”

“The amount of engaging conversations that took place between student-athletes and professionals was very encouraging,” Bryan continued. “We are confident that our student-athletes at LSU are preparing to go into a chosen career once they finish at LSU.”

The event featured 15 representatives from various corporations and organizations across the Baton Rouge Area.

“The Career Symposium was a huge success,” Lauren Adamson, Office Manager at Marucci Sports.  “I was able to meet many different athletes as well as other business professionals.  I enjoyed being able to talk to the attendees and offer information about Marucci Sports as well as general career guidance.”

LSU’s student-athletes had the opportunity to network with professionals in their field of interest, enhance their interpersonal skills and establish potential career contacts as they prepare to graduate from LSU.

“The career symposium was a great way to get practice interacting with professionals,” softball’s Alex Boulet said. “Getting to speak with people in our prospective fields of work was both interesting and extremely helpful.”

 

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