April 9, 2014

Santa Clara to Host Bay Area Collegiate Athletics Mentoring Day

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What

The Bay Area Collegiate Athletics Mentoring Day is designed to provide a day of networking and career development for current (and perhaps future) athletic administrators working in and around the Bay Area.  There will be panelists, attendees and guest speakers invited from all NCAA Division I institutions in the Bay Area as well as the University of the Pacific, the West Coast Conference, and the Pac-12 Conference. Topics will include moving up in the profession, managing one's career, finding work/life balance, and other related topics geared towards younger professionals in the collegiate athletics industry. 

When

April 29th, 2014 - The day begins at 9:30am, and will conclude at approximately 4:15 pm

Current Schedule Mission Room Parlors B&C
9:30-9:45am  Welcome  
9:45-11:00am AD Panel  
11:00-12:15pm Job Search/interview Work/Life Balance
12:15-1:00pm Lunch  
1:00-2:00pm Moving up in Athletics Breaking in/Volunteers
2:00-3:00pm Industry Mentors Conference vs Institution
3:00-4:15pm AD Panel  
4:15-4:30pm Closing

Where

California Mission Room and Parlor B&C, Benson Center, Santa Clara University

Link to campus map http://www.scu.edu/map/parking/directions.cfm

Discussion Topics                                

Athletic Director Panel (Morning)                                                                                     9:45am – Mission Room

Moderator Jonathan Clough (SCU), Panelists Ted Leland (Pacific), Mark Orr (SMC), Dan Coonan (SCU)

Athletic Directors will offer their view on…

  • Lessons from their own career
  • Managing your career
  • Positioning yourself to be an AD or an Associate AD
  • Advice, suggestions and warnings

Job Search/Interview  
11:00am – Mission Room

Moderator Jonathan Clough (SCU), Panelists Ted Leland (Pacific), Marie Tuite (SJSU), Dan Coonan (SCU)

  • Tips for the job search and interview process
  • What employers are seeking
  • How a hiring manager typically determines the final candidate pool 

Work/Life Balance                                                                                                                     11:00am – Parlors B&C

Moderator Staci Gustafson (SCU), Panelists Eric Stein (Stanford), Mark Orr (SMC), Stephanie Shrieve (SMC), Gloria Nevarez (Pac 12)

  • Maintaining a healthy work/life balance while managing your career
  • Balancing the demands of family and a non-traditional work schedule
  • Finding time for yourself
  • Can I work in this field and have a family?

Moving Up in Athletics                                                                                                              1:00pm – Mission Room

Moderator Jeffrey Mitchell (SCU), Panelists Scott Sidwell (USF), Mark Orr (SMC)

  • Breaking out of your current specific work area and expanding into new roles
  • Standing out from the crowd without grandstanding
  • Seeking out new challenges and opportunities

Conference vs. Institution                                                                                                       1:00pm – Parlors B&C

Moderator Staci Gustafson (SCU), Panelists Jamie Zaninovich (WCC), Gloria Nevarez (PAC12),Mike Matthews (CCAA), Lynn Holzman, WCC

  • Benefits/drawbacks of conference employment
  • Benefits/drawbacks  of school employment

Industry Mentors/Networking                                                                                             2:00pm – Mission Room

Moderator Staci Gustafson (SCU), Panelists Jeffrey Mitchell (SCU), Jamie Zaninovich (WCC), Marie Tuite (SJSU)

  • Developing a network of industry supporters.
  • Effective networking
  • Identifying and working with industry mentors 

Volunteers Breaking i
2:00pm – Parlors B&C

Moderator Jonathan Clough (SCU), Panelists Solly Fulp; Michelle Young (SCU), Rusty Weekes (SCU), TBA

  • How to develop a team of volunteers
  • Managing students and volunteers
  • Volunteering as a means of breaking in

Athletic Director Panel (Afternoon)                                                                                 3:00pm – Mission Room

Moderator Dan Coonan (SCU), Panelists Scott Sidwell (USF), Gene Bleymaier (SJSU), Jamie Zaninovich (WCC), Sandy Barbour (Cal)

Athletic Directors will offer their view on…

  • Lessons from their own career
  • Managing your career
  • Positioning yourself to be an AD or an Associate AD
  • Advice, suggestions and warnings