Student-Athlete Development Program - Professional

Professional Development: Enhance career readiness and provide resources that prepare student-athletes for professional life after Ohio State.

Buckeyes can access additional resources and information on career development here.

Resume Tutor
Serving as an in-house starting point for student-athletes, appointments can be scheduled with the SASSO Resume Tutor during weekday business hours. The resume tutor assists student-athletes by helping them create a rough draft resume or by providing feedback on student-athletes' current copies. In every appointment student-athletes receive career-related tip sheets and resources, as well as information about the offices on campus that provide services related to career development. The ultimate goal is to prepare and motivate student-athletes to seek out appointments with career advisors in their respective college's Career Services Office. Students should contact Brittany Savko to schedule their appointments.

4 Year Career Plan
Introduced in fall 2015, the 4 Year Career Plan requires each class to complete one task preparing them for life after sports. Freshmen complete an online career assessment, sophomores create a rough draft resume, juniors participate in a career consultation, and seniors partake in a mock interview or networking opportunity. SASSO has oversight on years 1 & 2 while the Assistant Director for Student-Athlete Career Management in Athletics (LaToya Farris) oversees years 3 & 4. Buckeyes are encouraged to use the hashtag #BuckeyeFutures to highlight their career-related achievements.

Huntington Bucks Go Pro Internship Program
Student-athletes have the opportunity to apply for internships in the athletic department and on-campus through the Huntington Bucks Go Pro Internship Program. This 8-week internship opportunity provides valuable experience working within the university while participating in twice weekly professional development sessions.

Buckeye Futures Fair
Hosted by the Department of Athletics, the Buckeye Futures Fair allows student-athletes to network with representatives from approximately 60 organizations and companies from Central Ohio and nationwide.