LAFAYETTE, LA – The Saints and Pelicans, the pro football and basketball teams in New Orleans, are looking for students from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette to join their teams. They are looking for UL Lafayette students from a variety of majors, who are interested in careers in industries such as sports, tourism, and entertainment. They aren’t looking for students who can catch passes or hit jump shots, on the other hand.
The eight-week New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans Mentorship Program is part of a larger collaboration that began in spring 2019 with the University's Office of Career Services, previously named the teams' Official Higher Education Partner. Scholarships and networking opportunities are available to University students through the three-year collaboration. Six students were chosen for the program.
To apply to this program, students must enroll in any of 18 undergraduate or 5 graduate programs, have completed at least 60 credit hours with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and submit the application before September 3, 2021.
The selected students will be partnered with a member of staff from one of the organizations who has expertise in areas relevant to their academic and professional interests.
Students will have virtual meetings with their mentors at least once a week and will have opportunities for in-person visits, including to Saints and Pelicans facilities in New Orleans. According to Kim Billeaudeau, director of the Office of Career Services, the mentors will provide professional guidance and assist students in developing industry relationships.
For more information, eligibility requirements, and application instructions for the Saints and Pelicans Mentorship Program click here.
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