story by Claire Miller
College of Education & Human Development graduate student Daria Manior was selected as a Forbes Under 30 Scholar for the second consecutive year.
As a scholar, Manior was among 1,000 students from colleges and universities across the country invited to attend the 2019 Forbes Under 30 Summit, an immersive four-day event geared toward bringing together young leaders, founders and creators in technology, entertainment, finance, fashion, food, philanthropy and other industries.
“Forbes is such a reputable and important voice when it comes to various topics, such as politics, fashion, wealth and sports. I also love meeting new people and since this program finds talented college students, I wanted to be able to network and hear their stories of success,” she said.
Scholars could choose among 19 different conference tracks; Manior, who will graduate in 2020 with her master’s in sport administration, chose the sports track and attended sessions featuring top athletes, teams, leagues, broadcasters and marketers.
“One thing I learned from the summit is to be the expert in what you’re trying to do. That means you want to always learn, understand your mistakes and apply what you’ve learned to whatever you’re passionate about,” she said. “I also learned to be more intentional and prepared when building your brand and to stray away from a scarcity mindset. When it comes to presenting myself, whether in my current workplace or an interviewing opportunity, I need to be proactive, dynamic and be seen as an asset that employers don’t want to live without.”
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