The institute provides leadership, character and career development for all Ohio State student-athletes in order to best prepare them for life after graduation.
Learn more about NIL and how the Department of Athletics is supporting student-athletes.
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
The internship is a 8-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
This two-week program aims to provide an opportunity for our student-athletes to gain greater perspective into their intended career, or explore careers that they may have an interest in learning more about.Learn more
Buckeye Futures is a networking event that features industry and graduate program professionals that connect with student-athletes to share their journeys, passions and various career opportunities.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
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
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
Lead Like a Buckeye is a leadership development program for team leaders and captains across all sports.Learn more
The Wolstein Leadership Academy is a comprehensive program crafted to assist our student-athletes on their personal leadership journeys.Learn 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.