Athletics to host Jobs PLUS event on teamwork

Members of the NIU coaching staff and administrators in Intercollegiate Athletics will host a Jobs PLUS event on the topic of team building at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, in the Nelson Club at the NIU Convocation Center. The event will feature a presentation by Head Women’s Volleyball Coach Ray Gooden followed by a panel discussion of select head coaches and administrators and will take place prior to the women’s basketball game that evening versus Toledo. Tipoff for the game is 8 p.m.

Online registration is required for Jobs PLUS events. Students are encouraged to sign up early to secure their space. The event is free and open to all NIU students. Students whose employers are participating in Jobs PLUS may be eligible to attend the event on their paid work time with permission of their employer.

“When I talk with employers, both those that hire our students after graduation and those that employ them in jobs while they are in college, a theme I hear repeatedly is the importance of working effectively in teams,” said Chad Glover, director of Jobs PLUS. “We are very fortunate that Intercollegiate Athletics is hosting this event for us and providing insights to our students on the topic.”

Intercollegiate Athletics is looking forward to sharing the knowledge and experience on team building their staff has with students.

“Intercollegiate Athletics is a unique industry in that we are required to work and build an atmosphere of teamwork in order to achieve competitive success. The information presented by our coaches and administrators will be useful for all students looking to hone their skills in building teams,” said Debra Boughton, senior associate athletics director and chief of staff in intercollegiate athletics.

Jobs PLUS events also qualify for Passport in the College of Business, Honors Engaged in University Honors and are being promoted through the professional development course in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

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