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.”

OCM Staff Spotlight: Katie Reynolds

Katie Reynolds is the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Student Career Development in the Office of Career Management.  She has held this role for the last two years.  Her favorite part about her job is working with students during their first few years at Fisher, helping connect them to new resources, and then seeing them succeed by the time they graduate!  Her first job was at a Little League Baseball concession stand.  Outside of the office, Katie enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, exercising (sometimes), trying new restaurants, baking, reading, and watching Netflix.  If Katie could be anything, she would be the new Kathie Lee and Hoda with her friend, Hannah, an interior designer, or a graphic designer.  You might not know that she has traveled to 42 states, 18 countries, and three continents – she loves to explore new places!  Katie’s advice for Fisher undergraduate business students is, “take time to explore your options.  Stay open to new experiences because you never know how a new student organization, job, class, or connection will influence your career path.”

OCM Staff Spotlight: Taylor Ruby

Taylor Ruby is a Peer Career Coach in the Office of Career Management and a fourth-year undergraduate student at the Fisher College of Business.  She has worked in the OCM for two years!  Her favorite part about her role is meeting students and learning about their diverse experiences.  Taylor first worked as a hostess at Outback Steakhouse and, if she could be anything in the world,  she would love to work for a professional sports organization, such as an NHL team.  On campus, her favorite spot is Connecting Grounds, her favorite north campus coffee shop!  Outside of work, Taylor enjoys being active (running, playing tennis, etc.) and going to sporting events.  You might be surprised to know that she has played tennis for 10 years!  Her advice for Fisher undergraduate business students is, “take time to appreciate all of the opportunities and resources that Ohio State and Fisher have to offer.”