Sneha Arora

Sneha Arora is a well-traveled and internationally curious fourth-year student at Fisher who is passionate about sharing her love for business, culture, food, and travel and about giving back to her community. She currently serves as a Peer Career Coach in the Office of Career Management, where she consults with students about resumes, LinkedIn and professional development.

Sneha grew up and went to high school in India, where she took rigorous business courses in accounting, economics and, management studies. She enjoyed these courses and decided to pursue a Business degree. A trip to the U.S. during her freshman year, which included tours of New York City, Orlando and Washington D.C., ultimately prompted her to pursue studying abroad in the U.S. While applying for colleges, she knew she wanted to go to a big school in a big city, with a solid finance and economics program, leadership opportunities and lots of student organizations. She ultimately found a home at Ohio State.

One of Sneha’s most memorable experiences has been her involvement with Taste of OSU, a spring multicultural festival that brings together roughly 30 student organizations and attracts more than 4,000 students. It’s a celebration of diversity and cultures from around the world in which international and ethnic orgs represent cultures through food, dance, and singing performances. Sneha currently serves as the student chair, a two-year commitment where her responsibilities include overseeing all logistics of the event including emceeing the event, communicating with student orgs, marketing the event, raising funds, and assisting in selecting participants. The planning process takes six months, but Sneha finds the end result incredibly rewarding because she believes that participants get a chance to serve as ambassadors of their own country and portray what their culture is actually about, which isn’t always accurately depicted on TV or social media. In her opinion, this event helps both domestic and international students to become culturally sensitive and learn about different cultures.

Additionally, she is currently on the Fisher programming board that is planning the first ever Fisher International Education Celebration Week in November. She also participated in the Consulting Industry Immersion program, where she and her team worked with Nationwide Insurance to provide insights about millennial sentiment toward insurance. Outside of school, she served as a Finance intern at Travelex, a foreign exchange company in New York City, and as a capital markets and origination intern at the National Affordable Housing Trust, a real estate financial intermediary. Her long-term plans include applying to graduate school and earning a master’s degree in finance. In her free time, Sneha enjoys ping pong and traveling.

Sneha’s greatest piece of advice? Don’t get overwhelmed by the size of the university or intimidated by the number of people doing impressive things; eventually, everything falls into place as everyone’s journey is different, and campus gets smaller as you build more relationships. And take advantage of the amazing resources on campus! Namely, the Peer Career Coaches hold drop-in hours in Gerlach Hall (Room 150) during these times – Sneha and her fellow coaches can be an amazing resource for support and professional development.