Football job fair draws 57 companies

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – All of the players on the Ohio State football team, and dozens more student-athletes from across the school’s 36-sport Department of Athletics, took part in a first-ever student-athlete job fair at Ohio Stadium that drew senior staff and human resource representatives from 57 businesses and organizations and Ohio Governor John Kasich.

The job fair, an idea of coach Urban Meyer and organized by administrators in the football program, was an opportunity for Buckeye student-athletes to prepare now and to experience today the protocols, experiences, tools and preparation needed to secure a good job when their athletic playing days are over.

Only at Ohio State?
It is hard to imagine any other school or location that could hold a student-athlete centered job fair and end up with such a comprehensive selection of major companies, many with their corporate headquarters in Columbus, so eager to participate.

And judging by the comments from the representatives at the event and the eagerness of the student-athletes to meet with them, the effort and the organization was not only well worth it but it is something that will be repeated over and over.

All this education today about the future tomorrow because, as the saying goes, “life does come at you fast.”

And the Buckeyes will be ready.


Jody Victor

23 FB players have now graduated in 2011-12

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ten more Ohio State football players – past performers and those from the 2011 team – received their bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University Sunday in commencement exercises at Ohio Stadium.

Ohio State’s football players were among a university-record 10,642 individuals who received degrees and certificates at the ceremony. Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Representative to the United Nations, delivered the commencement address in front of approximately 50,000 guests.

Among the spring quarter graduates are two – punter Ben Buchanan and safety Zach Domicone – who will be members of the 2012 team as fifth-year seniors. Two-year starting linebacker Andrew Sweat received his degree in marketing and Jake Ballard, a starting member of the Super Bowl champion New York Giants, also received his degree, in sport and leisure studies.

The 10 new graduates increase to 23 the number of Ohio State football players who have received their degree during the 2011-12 academic year.

The ceremony was the university’s 400th commencement and Ohio State’s last on the academic quarter system.

Go Bucks!!!

Jody Victor