Fisher Fall Career Fair 2014

Another Fisher Fall Career Fair is in the books!

On Tuesday, September 9th, the Office of Career Management hosted over 155 employers at our largest career fair to date. Set in the Ohio Union, we were anxious to see the results of a year of planning and hoped for a good turnout.

The result? Approximately 2,000 students attended this event!

The calm before the storm…

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Sidenote: How beautiful are the chandeliers in the Ohio Union? Am I right?

We took over 3 floors this year!

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The Cartoon Room on the 3rd floor was hopping!

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Our two “Ems!” Fisher students Emily George and Emelie Moehler

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A  HUGE thanks to Alpha Kappa Psi members for serving as ambassadors at the event.BxF7Md8CAAE-GGy.jpg large

What an amazing event! Now excuse us while we go recover! ;-)

Our Welcome Party is today!

The Office of Career Management will host a Welcome Party on Thursday, Sept. 4 and we hope you can attend!

The fun starts in the courtyard outside of Gerlach Hall. Drop in anytime between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to check out the office, meet the staff and some employer partners, and learn about how the Office of Career Management can help you! Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis.

Thanks to the event sponsors – EY, JPMorgan Chase, KPMG, and PwC!

We hope to see you there!

#DontBePuzzled

Name Tags are here, ya’ll!

As you probably saw during our Twitter/email campaign this summer, the Ohio Union no longer allows stick-on name tags during any event in their facility. For Fisher students, that means we won’t have those sticky name tags available to print anymore. That’s okay, they’re not really environmentally friendly, and we’re Fisher, so let’s step up our game a bit, shall we?

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Look how nice Brutus Buckeye’s name looks when it’s attached to a magnet! Gorgeous.

If you ordered your name tag by the August 21st deadline, stop by our office, 150 Gerlach Hall, and pick yours up! We want to make sure you have yours in time for the Fisher Fall Career Fair, so we have extra staff members on hand to assist you over the next few days.

I mean, look at all these name tags! Seriously.

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Wrapping Up

I cannot believe my time as an intern at Under the Mango Tree has come to an end. It has been an incredible summer, one that would be impossible to forget.

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As promised, I’ll share my travel experiences outside of Berlin. This summer, I traveled to Munich, Germany ->  Prague, Czech Republic -> Paris, France -> Amsterdam, Nethlerlands -> Lugano, Switzerland -> Milan, Italy and Lake Como, Italy. Since I could only travel over the weekend, each adventure was brief and incredibly busy. While I wish I could spend more than 48 hours in each country I visited, I wouldn’t trade the opportunity to travel for anything. I saw the most amazing sights, toured internationally renowned museums, ate the best cuisine imaginable, and met some noteworthy characters along the way. I encourage everyone to take advantage of their time abroad and to travel to as many places as time and money allow.

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Moving forward, my final project is a farewell event at Under the Mango Tree Design Studio and Art Gallery to commemorate my time as an intern. I’m entirely in charge of planning and marketing the event, which is exciting and scary. I’m looking forward to seeing how many people come. Hopefully there will be a large turn out!

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Last but not least, I would like to offer some takeaways from my summer intern abroad. Here are some things I’ve learned during my time as an international intern.

  • Take initiative. As an intern, there will be times where you won’t necessarily have an assignment. It’s important to see where you could help the company, even if it’s unprompted. Regardless of the outcome, your efforts will be appreciated.
  • Pay attention to the culture of the company. For instance, in Germany, it’s a part of the professional culture to be punctual. Arriving 10 minutes early to work or a meeting is not out of the ordinary. And if everyone is arriving early, you definitely don’t want to be the one who arrives late. Be observant about your coworkers tendencies and do as they do.
  • Ask for advice. Talk to your coworkers about how they got into the field and their future career path. They can offer significant and genuine career advice. Also, it may lead to job suggestions for the future. Take advantage of going out to lunch with your coworkers or spending time outside of work to get to know them better. I promise you won’t regret it when you receive priceless advice.

Thanks for reading everyone:)

Take care,

Erin

It’s the first day of school and you still rule

On behalf of the entire staff in the Office of Career Management, WELCOME (BACK)!!!

Some of you may be new to campus, new to Ohio, new to this country, and I know I speak for everyone at the University when I say, we’re SO happy you’re here!

Isn’t it amazing to be a part of the best college at the best university in the country???? And no, we’re not biased or anything….

As you head to class (hopefully on time) today, take a minute to ponder the energy and enthusiasm you feel today. Today is the brand new start to a brand new year. A clean slate if you will. Let go of everything that held you back last year and charge forward. Come February, when we’re all wondering why in the heck we live in Ohio because there is snow up to our eyeballs, when we all enviably lose our steam, just remember that you made a promise to yourself today to seize the energy you feel and channel it into something that will last longer than the month of August.

And, it certainly doesn’t hurt that Fisher students have this gorgeous view to welcome them today.

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Happy Autumn semester everyone! We look forward to seeing you this year!