COLUMBUS – Proving extraordinary experiences to student-athletes isn’t something that’s confined to the playing field at Ohio State. This summer, nine members of the men’s lacrosse team will stay in Columbus and participate in internships as part of the Huntington Bucks Go Pro 1.0 and 2.0 classes. Several others players have internship/job shadowing opportunities set up in their respective hometowns.
The 1.0 class is comprised of a department-best five students – Anthony Ameo (camps), Omari DeBerry (Buckeye Leadership Fellows), Brandon Fisher (Sports Administration), Jack Rennillo (Student Life) and Ryan Terefenko (coaching). The 2.0 class – which consists of internships in Columbus and outside of the Ohio State’s Department of Athletics – includes Evan Riss (Tide Creek Financial), Lukas Buckley (Rockbridge Capital), Justin Inacio (Nationwide Children’s Hospital) and Nick Musci (One Brick Capital).
The Huntington Bucks Go Pro Internship programs, which are the most tenured program in the Eugene D. Smith Leadership Institute, 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 seventh-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.
More on what Buckeye lacrosse interns are saying about this experience:
Omari DeBerry • Major: Sport Industry
Career Goal: Work in collegiate or professional athletics.
Internship Expectation: Learn how to be an effective leader.
Brandon Fisher • Major: Exploration
Career Goal: Use my talents and passions in a career that will allow me to leave a lasting impact on my chosen field.
Internship Expectation: Gain insight into areas of interest by working and collaborating with the best brand in college athletics while learning from experts and professionals.
Jack Rennillo • Major: International Business
Career Goal: Work between Italy and the United States with a major company to manage logistics or marketing.
Internship Expectation: Gain knowledge about logistics and be able to effectively plan projects in a timely and efficient manner.
Ryan Terefenko • Major: Sport Industry
Career Goal: Division-I head lacrosse coach.
Internship Expectation: Learn and grow as a young professional while further preparing for life after graduation. Gain insight and knowledge from great leaders and mentors.
Lukas Buckley • Major: Finance (Buckley graduated with his degree earlier this month)
Career Goal: I would love to work in private equity.
Internship Expectations: I want to get more experience in the financial world, especially with a focus on private equity and real estate. This opportunity will be perfect for my development as a working professional.
Nick Musci • Major: Finance
Career Goal: Work in wealth management and eventually become a partner in a firm or create my own firm.
Internship Expectations: I was drawn to One Brick Capital because of the opportunity to help people reach a financial status that coincides with the type of lifestyle they wish to live.
Justin Inacio • Major: Biology
Career Goal: Become a world-renowned doctor or surgeon who works to make a difference in people’s lives.
Internship Expectations: Nationwide is one of the most globally recognized children’s hospitals in the world. Obtaining this level of experience by shadowing high-level surgeons within the ENT medical field will benefit my future and increase my level of knowledge and appreciation for medicine.
Evan Riss • Major: Finance
Career Goal: To become a financial advisor.
Internship Expectations: I want to be able to learn more about what it means to be a financial advisor. Tide Creek Financial is the perfect opportunity to do just that.