The South Carolina Athletic Trainers' Association College & University Committee and Young Professionals' Committee are partnering again this year to host the annual College & University Symposium and Graduating Student Session. This concurrent program is for athletic training students in the State of South Carolina. The event will be held on Friday, February 21, 2020 in Columbia, SC. The traditional symposium for all athletic training students is scheduled for 12:30 to 05:45 pm, with a social event immediately following the symposium organized by the South Carolina representatives to the MAATA Student Senate. This year's Graduating Student Session will also be held in the morning on the same day at the same location and is scheduled from 09:00 am – 12:30 pm with an option to participate in an additional offering 8:00-9:00 am (see schedule below). Both events will be held at the University of South Carolina Football Operations Center (936 South Stadium Road, Columbia, SC 29201).
This year's Graduating Student Session schedule is as follows:
08:00 - 08:15 am - Mock Interview Registration/Room Assignments (*optional - requires election during registration)
08:15 - 09:00 am - Mock Interviews (*optional - requires election during registration)
09:00 - 09:15 am - General Registration
09:15 - 10:00 am - Young Professional Ethics in Athletic Training Presentation
10:00 - 10:10 am - Break
10:10 - 11:30 am - 5 for 5: From Student to Young Professional with Interactive Panel of ATs Presentation
11:30 - 12:30 pm - Networking Lunch
This year’s College & University Symposium schedule is as follows:
12:30 - 01:00 pm - Registration/Networking
01:00 - 01:10 pm - Welcome/Opening Remarks
01:10 - 01:55 pm - Networking Roundtable
01:55 - 02:05 pm - Break
02:05 - 03:05 pm - Heat Illness Presentation
03:05 - 03:15 pm - Break
03:15 - 04:15 pm - Work-Life Balance Presentation
04:15 - 04:30 pm - Break
04:30 - 05:30 pm - Quiz Bowl
05:30 - 05:45 pm - Closing Remarks
Admission is free for both the session and symposium. Lunch will be provided for Graduating Student Session participants only. Registration will be open until February 14, 2020, which is exactly one week prior to the events. We ask that students arrive early to the respective session/symposium.
We also wanted to make note that after this year's February session, we are planning to move the annual SCATA College & University Symposium to run concurrently with the SCATA Annual Symposium in July. Therefore, we will have two College & University Symposiums in 2020 (February and July). We are hoping that moving forward this will allow more of our athletic training students and athletic trainers from around the State of South Carolina to be able to connect and interact.
**We are seeking volunteers to assist with mock interviews and the networking roundtable.**
If you are an athletic trainer in the State of South Carolina and you are interested in volunteering to assist with either of the programs please contact committee chairs Justin Goins (College & University Committee) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jared Williams (Young Professionals' Committee) at email@example.com.
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*Please review the following Waiver and Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk form. You will be required to acknowledge and electronically sign the waiver during registration.
See below for a detailed map with the facility location.
University of South Carolina Football Operations Center
936 South Stadium Road
Columbia, SC 29201
Please park at the end of South Stadium Road by the Football Practice Fields (marked on the map below). Please then enter the Football Operations Center through the door that is facing South Stadium Road (indicated by an arrow on the map below). There will be someone at the door to let you in and direct you to the symposium.