Jillian Kemper is a third-year student from Groveport, Ohio. Jillian wanted to attend Ohio State because it was a large, in-state school that would push her outside of her comfort zone. Having attended a small high school, Jillian was ready to branch out and explore the many opportunities that Ohio State offers.
When deciding on a major, Jillian looked for something that suited her strengths and interests in efficiency and project management. She ultimately chose operations management with a minor in human nutrition. As a student, Jillian is a part of the Business Scholars Program, Dean’s Leadership Academy, and the Consulting Industry Immersion Program.
During her first year at Ohio State, Jillian quickly got involved in a variety of Fisher organizations. She attended student organization meetings within her major and discovered the Undergraduate Business Women’s Association (UBWA) from her mentor. She loved the energy that UBWA provided and was excited to get involved. In her first year, she joined the UBWA Mentorship Program and participated in the UBWA Case Competition, where she formed connections with the executive board. In addition, Jillian became a Fisher Ambassador and showed her passion for Ohio State to prospective students.
In her second year, she served in various leadership roles including vice president of professional development for UBWA. In this role, she launched Business Bootcamp, a six-week program to develop individuals personally and professionally.
Currently, Jillian serves as the president of both UBWA and the Business Scholars Leadership Council, where she reshaped it into a more collaborative environment. Outside of Fisher, Jillian is involved with Buckeye Leadership Fellows, an organization that provides exposure to a variety of different companies and individuals across campus.
This past summer, Jillian interned at General Mills on its Global Trade Team, where she was able to get experience seeing how General Mills operated during a pandemic by improving safety regulations and efficiency. This internship solidified Jillian’s interests within project management and process efficiency.
Jillian hopes to contribute to the next group of rising Fisher student leaders while also developing her personal passion for natural remedies and self-care. Her biggest advice to students is to take care of yourself first, because you can only do your best work when you are your best self.