OCM Staff Spotlight: Maggie O’Brien

Maggie O’Brien is the Marketing Intern in the Office of Career Management and a sophomore marketing student at the Fisher College of Business.  This is her first year working in the OCM!  Her favorite part about her job is connecting with her peers in the business school.  Maggie first worked as a soccer referee.  If Maggie could be anything in the world, she would be movie critic.  Her favorite spot on campus is University Hall!  Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time watching sports and hanging out with her friends!  Her advice for Fisher undergraduate business students is, “study hard for accounting!”

OCM Staff Spotlight: Mandy Williams

Mandy Williams is the Assistant Director of Career Management & Corporate Development on the Graduate Team in the Office of Career Management.  In May, she will celebrate her two year work anniversary in the OCM!  Her favorite part about her role is the people and students she works with every day.  Mandy’s first job was babysitting.  Her favorite spot on Ohio State’s campus is the Horseshoe.  She loves football and game days!  Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs, being outside when the weather is nice, and reading or watching Netflix when it isn’t.  If Mandy could be anything in the world, she would be an owner of a beach house.  She has loved the beach ever since she can remember and hopes to own a house there someday.  You might not know that Mandy is in the process of building her first home!  Her advice for Fisher business students is, “get involved early on. The experiences you have with different student organizations, leadership roles, volunteer opportunities and internships will help develop your professional skill set and provide opportunities to learn about yourself which will help you in your career decision-making.”

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.

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.”