By Lori Jancik
Siena’s student athletes routinely achieve success in varsity sports competitions, but they’re also mindful that there is life after college. Despite their packed schedules, they know it is imperative that they show prospective employers that they’re leaders not only on the field, on the court or in the pool but in other venues as well. Internships, community service, research projects and overseas study all demonstrate that they are prepared to go above and beyond what is expected of them.
This spring, student athletes attended national Student Athlete Advisory Committee events and three of them were accepted into the selective NCAA Career in Sports Forum. During the summer, internship employers included Ayco, Global Foundries, the Albany Dutchmen, Deloitte, Credit Suisse, the Boys & Girls Club of America and New York Life, to name a few.
Caroline Bertholf ’14 (cross country) and Michael Sutton ’14 (golf) served as summer legal fellows at American University and Pace University. Members of the cross-country team took the baton of scientific research and ran with it as Nick Grudev ’15 participated in food science research, Christie MacFarlane ’16 tested algae in vernal ponds as a barometer of environmental health and Chelsea Needham ’15 explored the ecology of marine worms.