Female leaders in the sports industry will visit the West Virginia University campus to discuss challenges in the field as part of the speaker series “Advice from the Pros.”

Anuca Browne, vice president of Women’s NCAA Basketball Championships, and Jaclyn Vocell, life coach on MTV’s hit show “MADE,” will join Jeanette Robertson, Under Armour Women’s and Kids’ division, as panelists for the event.

Topics will cover integrity in the workplace, succeeding in male dominated fields, the importance of education and the valuable asset of networking.

The event will be held on Monday, Nov. 11 in the Mountainlair Ballroom from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. It is presented by the WVU Art of Networking Club, Student Affairs and the Career Services Center. The event is also sponsored by the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences. Attendance is free and the Morgantown community is invited to attend.

“We are very excited to be part of the Advice from the Pros speaker series. Events of this nature are critical to our mission of helping our graduates become among the nation’s leaders in career readiness. Many of our graduates are interested in career fields that are difficult to break into. Sports, media and entertainment are perfect examples,” said David Durham, director, WVU Career Services Center.

“Graduates planning for careers in any of these areas will need to understand these challenges and recognize what is required to be successful in them. Events like this will provide our grads with a key advantage and are becoming a more significant part of our programming at the WVU Career Services Center,” Durham adds.

WVU students are required to bring their student IDs for registration. The event encourages social media as a live Twitter feed will be operating during the program. To join the conversation, use the hashtag #ProsChatWVU and tweet @AFP_WVU.

The Art of Networking Club at WVU is in its first year of operation and attempts to offer students the opportunity to network and gain insights from top level performers in their fields. The Art of Networking Club meets once a month and focuses on providing students the opportunity to network with their peers, learn valuable networking techniques, improve their professional development skills and study from distinguished professionals.

The club’s next meeting is scheduled on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. in the Mountainlair and is open to all WVU students. For more information contact Lauren Fozard, lfozard@mix.wvu.edu.



CONTACT: Kimberly Cameon, College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
304-293-0827, Kimberly.Cameon@mail.wvu.edu

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