Buckeye Road Trip

The Buckeye Road trip is a 1-3 day experience where student-athletes are exposed to a variety of career paths in a city outside of Columbus.


Buckeye Road Trip

In the summer of 2019, student-athletes traveled to public and private companies, non-profits, and/or professional sports franchises to explore a variety of career options. Buckeyes were educated on careers through the J.M. Smuckers Company headquarters, Cleveland Clinic, University Hospital, and Cleveland Cavaliers Holdings, LLC.

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J.M. Smuckers

On May 9th, 2019, student-athletes from 5 sports took a trip to One Strawberry Lane to visit Smucker’s. They learned about the expectations and values a Fortune 500 company looks for when hiring interns and entry-level employees. 75% of participants indicated that by participating in the Buckeye Road Trip they have been exposed to new career paths.

Cleveland Road Trip

July 9th, 2019 saw the Buckeye Road trip headed north to Cleveland, OH to visit with the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals and Cleveland Cavaliers Holding, LLC.

“My favorite part of the trip was listening to a range of people from all different companies. The two hours spent at each visit was a perfect amount of time to hear from the employees, ask questions, and move on to the next. I liked that it was a one day trip, but I was able to see 3 companies and not feel rushed at any of them. I really liked the itinerary and set up of the whole day and the combination of majors you were able to include on the trip.”

Road Trip Alumni

27 student-athletes represented 12 sports on the first Buckeye Road Trip.

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