May 20, 2019

Ten from Women’s Lacrosse to Participate in Huntington Bucks Go Pro Programs This Summer

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Ten members of the Ohio State women’s lacrosse team are taking full advantage of the development opportunities offered to student-athletes over the summer by participating in the Huntington Bucks Go Pro 1.0 and 2.0 programs.

Three are set to intern with the Huntington Bucks Go Pro 1.0 program. Ali Beekhuizen and Lindsay Epstein will work with the Athletics Communications department, and Alex Vander Molen will work with the Office of Financial Services.

Ali Beekhuizen
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Career Goal: Work with a well respected organization where I can use my skills to improve communications between consumers, the public, and the media.
Internship Expectation: Learn about the daily operations of the Athletics Communications department regarding public and internal communications and contribute in any way I can.

Lindsay Epstein
Major: Strategic Communications
Hometown: Marietta, Georgia
Career Goal: Continue to work within sports with communications or marketing departments. Internship Expectation: Gain valuable professional skills and insight into the business world.

Major: Accounting
Hometown: Rockford, Michigan
Career Goal: Become a certified public accountant .
Internship Expectation: Gain real life experience and further my knowledge of accounting and finance to learn what it takes to run a business.

The Eugene D. Smith Leadership Institute’s most tenured program, the Huntington Bucks Go Pro 1.0 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.

In addition, seven from women’s lacrosse will take part in the Huntington Bucks Go Pro 2.0 program, gaining work experience with corporate partners outside of the University. Together with the Huntington Bucks Go Pro 1.0, the two internship programs provide a record-breaking 103 paid internships exclusively for Ohio State student-athletes.

The athletes and their placements can be found below:

Regina Doty, Ruscilli Construction Co., Inc.
Intern Title: Student Intern
Career Goal: I aspire to work with an engineering firm that designs and builds athletics stadiums and facilities.
“This is the perfect opportuniy to get realistic experience in civil engineering projects and construction. I will get hands on learning with a company that has great values.”

Sarah George, Columbus Partnership
Intern Title: Student Intern
Career Goal: Have a job that makes a difference in the community and where I look forward to going to work everyday.
“I am excited to work for Columbus Partnership to learn about the behind-the-scenes of a company that has had such great success building the economy in Columbus. I am looking forward to this opportunity and can’t wait to grow this summer.”

Liza Hernandez, Big Lots
Intern Title: Talent Acquisition Intern
Career Goal: Work in the Human Resources department for a large corporation.
“At Big Lots, I have the opportunity to gain valuable, hands-on experience that will challenge me and prepare me for the next step in my career.”

Carli Mager, Mount Carmel Health System
Intern Title: Student Intern
Career Goal: Become a doctor.
“I have always known that I wanted to be some sort of healthcare provider and what better way to gain exposure in the field than getting firsthand experience with both patients and their care providers?”

Meghan Matey, Columbus 2020
Intern Title: Student Intern
Career Goal: I hope to one day be involved in sports marketing, representing a product or an organization.
“Columbus 2020 is a great opportunity to challenge me. Columbus 2020 will provide the preparation I need for the next step in my career and I will be able to observe the marketing process and tools the company uses to be successful.”

Paige Postalwait, Columbus 2020
Intern Title: Student Intern
Career Goal: In the fall of 2019 I will further my career with the Walt Disney World Company in their college program. I would love to continue with that company or come back to the city of Columbus.
“I want to see how the city of Columbus operates from the perspective of Columbus 2020. The internship will help me grow and make an impact within the community as well as further my professional career.”

Emily Skrypczak, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Intern Title: Otolaryngology Department intern
Career Goal: Physician’s Assistant.
“I have always been passionate about working with kids and I am so excited for this opportunity with Nationwide Children’s Hospital. I have spent the past year working with a young girl with Down Syndrome and have been so inspired by her spirit and courage, so I am looking forward to spending the summer helping children.”