BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WTVA/MSU Athletics) – Mississippi State soccer junior Olivia Hernandez and men’s basketball senior Mitchell Storm will represent the Bulldogs at the 2019 Southeastern Conference Career Tour held Dec. 3-5 in Atlanta, announced Tuesday by the league office.
There are 28 current and former SEC student-athletes scheduled to participate. This marks the fourth consecutive year the conference has invited student-athletes from each of its institutions to participate in the career tour leading up to the SEC Football Championship Game.
The goal of the career tour is to provide exposure for SEC student-athletes who are seeking career opportunities in various fields. The group is scheduled to visit the headquarters and meet with executives at several corporations in the Atlanta area including Cox Communications, NCR Corporation, Winning Edge Leadership Academy, The Home Depot and UPS.
Also included on the agenda is a dinner with SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey and presentations by Josh Foliart, former Arkansas football student-athlete and co-founder and CEO of the MULTIPLi Global, and Randy Hain, founder and president of Serviam Partners.
Former student-athletes Rashad Roundtree (Georgia football), Beatriz Travalon (Auburn swimming and diving), Natalie Hinds (Florida swimming and diving) and Kathryn Cosgrove (Tennessee rowing) will meet with the group and share their experience of the SEC Career Tour and how it helped in their job search.
Hernandez is a Phoenix, Arizona, native majoring in biological sciences. In 2019, she appeared in 18 games, including 11 starts, and finished the regular season tied for ninth in the SEC with six assists. She tied for fourth in league games with four assists, which was also an MSU SEC-only single season record.
Storm, a business administration major from Madison, Mississippi, is a two-year letterwinner and has appeared in 13 games for the Bulldogs. He attended the 2018 SEC Career Tour and has served on the SEC Men’s Basketball Leadership Council for three years. In September, Storm was elected Vice Chair of the Leadership Council.