OCM Staff Spotlight: Jamie Mathews-Mead

Jamie Mathews-Mead is the Senior Director of Graduate Career Management in the Office of Career Management.  She has worked in the OCM for 23 years.  Her favorite part about her role is having the opportunity to coach, guide, and support students and to be a part of their career journeys as students and alumni.  Outside of the office, Jamie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, and doing Zumba 4-5 times a week.

2018 The Ohio State University Spring Career Fair

2018 Ohio State University Spring Career Fair

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
The Ohio Union – Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom; Performance Hall

Interview Day – Wednesday, February 21st
NOTE: Students must receive an interview invitation from one of the attending organizations on February 20th to attend on February 21st.

To learn more about the event and the employers attending, visit the Career Fair Website

Tip Tuesday: Valentine’s Day


Do what you love…

With all the love in the air this week due to Valentine’s Day, it seemed only fitting for the Office of Career Management to remind students that it IS possible to do what you love. For some, this may come in the form of an internship or job or landing an opportunity at your “dream” company, but others may do what they love through hobbies, involvement, or community service. Whether you’re exploring careers in business or looking to add an activity to your resume, our Career Management team would love to meet with you! Schedule an appointment to come and talk with us or stop by and see a peer career coach during walk-in hours for a resume or LinkedIn review!


Written by Director of Undergraduate Career Consultation & Programs, Sarah Steenrod

OCM Staff Spotlight: Emma Goold

Emma Goold is the Recruiting Coordinator Graduate Assistant in the Office of Career Management and second-year Master of Human Resource Management student at the Fisher College of Business.  She has held this role for the last year-and-a-half.  Her favorite part about working in the OCM is working towards the goal of being every employer’s favorite place to recruit.  Emma’s first job was delivering newspapers in her neighborhood once a week in the fifth grade.  Her favorite spot on Ohio State’s campus is the South Oval and Mirror Lake.  Outside of the office, she enjoys cooking, reading, and exploring Columbus.  If Emma could be anything in the world, she would be a food critic.  You might be surprised to know that Emma can scuba dive!  Her advice for Fisher undergraduate business students is, “become QUIC early!  Don’t wait until the last second before a career fair!”

OCM Staff Spotlight: Jeff Rice

Jeff Rice is the Executive Director of the Office of Career Management.  He has worked in the OCM for 25 years.  When asked about his favorite part about his role, Jeff responded, “I work with a great team who are amazing in what they accomplish each and every day. They come to work with energy and optimism, and our students are the beneficiaries of a spectacular team of career professionals.”  His first job was delivering a weekly newspaper in a town of less than 5,000 residents by riding his bike.  It was not unusual for customers to invite him in for cookies when he came by to collect their subscription bills. Outside of the office, Jeff enjoys spending time with his family as much as possible – they enjoy theater, music, and simply hanging out with each other.  He also does a lot of cycling to stay well trained for Pelotonia, and enjoys golf and DIY projects around his home.  If he could be anything in the world, Jeff would be a professional golfer.  Getting paid to play golf – works for him!  Jeff’s favorite spot on Ohio State’s campus is the Grand Reading Room in Thompson Library.  The restoration from 1919 is spectacular!  You might not know, as a senior in high school, Jeff qualified for, and competed in, two events at the Ohio High School State Track and Field Championships which were held at Ohio Stadium.  His advice for Fisher business students is, “Always remember the sacrifices and investments you and others are making in your future. To get a return on that investment will require good decisions from you regarding your career plan. This is exactly why the Office of Career Management exists. Come see us often.”