The institute provides leadership, character and career development for all Ohio State student-athletes in order to best prepare them for life after graduation.
Ohio State’s student-athletes continue to excel in the classroom and on the fields of play under the leadership of Gene Smith, who directs the nation’s largest and one of its elite athletic programs.
Smith is proud of the high-performance culture that has developed with the leadership of what he often refers to as “the best coaching staff in America.” Record achievements by individuals, teams and the entire athletic program attest to Ohio State’s commitment to the development of the total student-athlete in a holistic way.Read more
Each month, the Ohio State Senior Vice President & Wolfe Foundation Endowed Athletics Director sits down to talk about the current state of OSU Athletics.
The Dress to Impress Program is an incentivized career development plan. Alongside our 4 Year Career Plan, student-athletes are encouraged to complete a resume, cover letter, and more.Learn more
The internship is a 10-week, paid program designed to provide both an internship experience and professional development learning opportunities.Learn more
This program is a 10-week, paid internship experience with an employer in the United States developing skills to succeed in the business environment.Learn more
Lead Like a Buckeye is led by former Ohio State Football Head Coach Urban Meyer. The program exposes team leaders and captains to different styles and techniques of leadership within their current team and for preparation beyond their athletic careers.Learn more
The Buckeye Road Trip is a two to three day experience for freshman and sophomore student-athletes that provides a well-rounded opportunity to explore different career paths. The Road Trip visits cities and sites throughout various industries.Learn more
Ohio State Athletics partners with more than 20 companies including Covelli Enterprises, Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter and Merrill Lynch. These shadowing experiences last between two to five days where our student-athletes receive a brief, thorough experience related to their major or intended career path.
This program prepares elite student-athletes for the next level. Experts in the field provide education to assist players with managing family relationships, personal brand management, as well as asset and financial planning.Learn more