October 2016

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110 Nicholas Baer, a redshirt sophomore on the men's basketball team, is majoring in communication studies with a certificate in leadership and entrepreneurial leadership. He is interested in an internship that could possibly lead to a fulltime job. "I will try to get a business background and ideally would think about going into sales," Baer said. "I like that competitive aspect of it. I'm open to anything, I just want to meet people." Senior Alexis Hernandez is a member of the women's track and field team. She is also mother of a 1-year-old daughter. Originally from San Diego, Hernandez would like to put her degree in sociology with a minor in human relations to use closer to California where she could rely on a family support system. "Student-athletes are hard workers and we know what it is like to balance our time. Time management is important to us," Hernandez said. "I'm interested in Teach for America, a two-year program where you act as a teacher in low income neighborhoods." Amani Jones, a freshman linebacker from Chicago, attended the event for extra credit in class. At 18 years of age, he is doing what he can to excel in academics and athletics, because he knows someday playing sports will end. "Football will not be there all my life," Jones said. "It doesn't matter if you go five, eight, 10 years, at some point football has to stop. You have to make connections."

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