OCM Staff Spotlight:

Vinki Jiang is a Peer Career Coach in the Office of Career Management.  Her favorite part about working in the OCM is meeting different people and helping them with their career questions.  Vinki’s first job was working as a Lab Consultant in the CSE Department.  If she could be anything in the world, she would be wind.  On campus, her favorite spot is the Oval!  Outside of work, Vinki enjoys traveling and painting.  You might be surprised to know that Vinki has been on a TV commercial!  Her advice for Fisher undergraduate business students is, “enjoy the moment.”

OCM Staff Spotlight: Darese Douglas

Darese Douglas is the Database Coordinator in the Office of Career Management.  She has worked in the Office of Career Management for 22 years!  Her favorite part about working in the OCM is helping troubleshoot for students when they have problems with FisherConnect or Fisher Career Data Central.  Darese’s first job was at Dunkin Donuts in high school.  If

she could be anything in the world, she would be an emotional health therapist or life coach.  On campus, her favorite spot is the stadium!  Outside of work, Darese enjoys power-walking, camping, hiking, organizing her house, and trying different wineries.  You might be surprised to know that Darese doesn’t “do” Facebook or any social media (hopefully someone shows her this spotlight)!  Her advice for Fisher undergraduate business students is, “do only what makes you happy.”

OCM Staff Spotlight: Maria Grund

Maria Grund is a Peer Career Coach in the Office of Career Management and a fourth-year undergraduate student at the Fisher College of Business.  Her favorite part about working in the OCM is helping other students improve their professional development skills!  Maria first worked as a nanny and, if she could be anything in the world,  she would be an octopus to explore the ocean.  On campus, her favorite spot is the Shoe!  Outside of work, Maria enjoys yoga, skiing, playing volleyball, eating good food, and watching classic movies with her roommates.  You might be surprised to know that Maria has never won a game of Monopoly!  Her advice for Fisher undergraduate business students is, “when in doubt, try it out!  There is no harm in testing out new things and having a wider variety of experiences.”

OCM Staff Spotlight: Jeff Baldetti

Jeff Baldetti is the Fisher Futures Coordinator in the Office of Career Management and a first-year MBA student at the Fisher College of Business.  His favorite part about working in the OCM is teaching a class of very impressive undergraduate students!  Prior to working in the OCM, Jeff worked as a Fixed Income Research Analyst.  His dream job is to be paid to play golf for the rest of his life!  Outside of work, Jeff enjoys traveling, golfing, and hiking, and sometimes combining all three!  You might be surprised to know that Jeff has a motorcycle and has been riding since he was 16!  His advice for Fisher undergraduate business students is, “make lasting friendships with your peers and the Ohio State community. Meaningful relationships are the most important things you can develop no matter where you go or what you choose to do!”

OCM Staff Spotlight: Courtney Russell

Courtney Russell is the Front Desk Assistant and former Career Events Intern in the Office of Career Management, as well as a senior Marketing student at the Fisher College of Business.  She has worked in the OCM for three years!  Her favorite part about her time working in the OCM is the amazing staff members she gets to work with everyday.  Courtney loves seeing when students come in with a problem and our staff is immediately able to help them with whatever they need.  Courtney first worked as a camp counselor for teenagers!  Her dream job is to be a travel blogger (is there a theme in this office?!)  She loves to travel and thinks it would be awesome to tour around the world for a job!  Outside of work, Courtney is involved with the business fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi, and she has interned at DSW and Express the last two summers. She hopes to work in the fashion retail industry when she graduates.  Her favorite spot on campus is the Orton Library.  It is a very old building and some of the desks have notes hidden from students in years past!  You might be surprised to know that Courtney has been an Ohio State fan her whole life and she used to have “OSU parades” in her house when she was 5!  Courtney’s advice for Fisher undergraduate business students is, “prepare as early as possible!  Utilize this office for everything from resume and LinkedIn appointments to mock interviews and job negotiation practice.  There are so many experts in this office, try to stop by at least once a semester!”