Bucks Go Pro release
Three members of the Ohio State men’s hockey team – Brendon Kearney, Tommy Parran and Luke Stork – have been selected for the Huntington Bucks Go Pro intern class for this summer. In all, 45 student-athletes will be interning within the Ohio State Department of Athletics, on campus and for the first time in program history, interning with organizations off campus as well.
Kearney, a finance major from Northville, Michigan, will intern in corporate engagement. His career goal is to “pursue a job in investments or corporate finance, and use the skills gained as a student-athlete to improve the work environment I end up in, and the community around it as a whole.”
Parran, from Shaker Heights, Ohio, and an English major, will intern in sport administration. His career goal is to “become a lawyer and consultant in the department of sport administration or health sciences.”
Stork, a native of Pittsburgh who is majoring in sport industry, will intern in athletics compliance. He says of his career goal: “I have always been interested in becoming a sports agent. Sports have always been a part of my life and if I could continue to work with sports that would be a dream come true.”
All three Buckeyes were Ohio State Scholar-Athletes and Academic All-Big Ten selections. Kearney and Stork both played in all 41 games and Parran skated in 28 contests for the 2017-18 Buckeyes who reached the Frozen Four and notched a 26-10-5 record. The trio was all a part of the nation’s best penalty killing unit.
The Huntington Bucks Go Pro Internship program runs eight weeks over the summer and allows student-athletes to gain important hands-on professional experience. The program incorporates an educational curriculum focused on areas such as networking, leadership and personal finance. Furthermore, the program expands student-athletes’ scope by participating in site visits with local Columbus employers.
The sixth-year internship program also strives to:
1.Provide the student-athletes with meaningful work experience in a professional setting
2. Help enhance student-athletes’ resumes
3. Teach student-athletes how to develop a network of colleagues
4. Expand our student-athletes’ reference beyond their professors and coaches
5. Help our student-athletes be better prepared for life after college and represent Ohio State with class in their professional endeavors.