BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Nov. 23, 2021) — Twenty-eight current and former Southeastern Conference student-athletes will participate in the sixth annual SEC Career Tour Nov. 30-Dec. 2 in Atlanta. This marks the fifth time student-athletes from each SEC university will convene in Atlanta to participate in the career tour leading up to the SEC Football Championship Game. The event was held virtually in 2020.
The goal of the career tour is to provide exposure for SEC student-athletes who are seeking career opportunities in various fields. The program allows student-athletes to connect with human resource recruiters and submit resumes for entry-level jobs, internships and gain valuable knowledge of professional branding.
The group is scheduled to visit the headquarters and meet with executives at several corporations and organizations in the Atlanta area including Mercedes-Benz Stadium, The Home Depot, Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Braves and Delta Airlines.
The 28 student-athletes will begin the three-day event at the site of the SEC Championship Game where they will meet with Mercedes-Benz Stadium staff and take a tour of the facility. Also included on the agenda during the week is a visit with SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey and a presentation by Randy Hain of Serviam Partners. The group will have the opportunity to learn insights into building effective business relationships and explore best practices for job seekers.
A list of the 2021 SEC Career Tour participants follows:
2021 SEC Career Tour Participants
Owen Diodati, Alabama Baseball
Luisa Blanco, Alabama Gymnastics
Josh Shearer, Arkansas Men’s Track & Field
Ryan Jackson, Arkansas Softball
Diego Chavarria, Auburn Men’s Tennis
Ellie Becker, Auburn Equestrian
Megan Skaggs, Florida Gymnastics
Denzel Villaman, Florida Men’s Track & Field
D’Andre Walker, Georgia Football
Courtney Harnish, Georgia Women’s Swimming & Diving
Jacob Smith, Kentucky Men’s Track & Field
Kelly Rodriguez, Kentucky Women’s Swimming & Diving
Ali Newland, LSU Softball
Akiya Thymes, LSU Softball
Ahmad Young Jr., Ole Miss Men’s Track & Field
Maddi Banks, Ole Miss Softball
Jaylon Reed, Mississippi State Football