The Occidental Sports Business and Law Network, of which Trevor Moawad is a graduate, held their first NFL Alumni Event on October 4th and had a great turnout.
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The Occidental Sports Business and Law Network (OSBLN) hosted the first National Football League (NFL) alumni event on Oct. 4. Occidental students, faculty and alumni converged in Thorne Hall for a conversation between prominent Occidental graduates who have succeeded in the NFL and related careers. The event began with a dialogue among Vance Mueller â86, Sam Farmer â88, Trevor Moawad â95 and Mike Libby â06, all of whom have become successful in the world of professional football. A one-on-one conversation with former NFL head coach Jim Mora Sr â57 followed the opening panel.
The event provided Occidental students the opportunity to see Occidental alumni talk about their success in a highly competitive industry and look back fondly at their time at the college. OSBLN President Travis Brody (senior) spearheaded the effort to bring the alumni back to campus to showcase Occidental's rich, 120-year-old athletic tradition.
Moawad works as the director of International Management Group's (IMG) Performance Institute in Florida and oversees a large portion of the psychological development of young athletes. Moawad has worked closely with University of Alabama head coach Nick Saban and said that it was from him that he learned the most important piece of sports industry advice.
"Who you are and what you do will speak so loudly that no one will hear what you say," Moawad said. He elaborated on his days with Saban, discussing the amount time and effort that Saban and other elite coaches put into recruiting and preparing for upcoming games.
Brody, who took over as President last April, served as the event's moderator. He has been pivotal in the development of the OSBLN and their mission to connect current members to future internship and job opportunities. The network now has more than 100 members, a website and an online discussion forum which the Occidental community can use to network.