Learn about the Next Gen Program as part of the Eugene D. Smith Leadership Institute.
The NextGen Program, designed to prepare student-athletes for a career within intercollegiate athletics. The program is the latest within the Eugene D. Smith Leadership Institute, furthering its mission to provide leadership, character, and career development for all Ohio State student-athletes in order to best prepare them for life after graduation.
The NextGen program is a full-time, paid opportunity with benefits for graduating student-athletes. It is a structured, rotational development program, designed to provide experience and skill development necessary to position student-athletes to succeed in a career within intercollegiate athletics. Student-Athletes will perform two six-month rotations, followed by one 12-month rotation across various units within the Department of Athletics. The inaugural cohort includes 7 student-athletes from 6 teams.