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.”

OCM Staff Spotlight: Jeremy Cantrill

Jeremy Cantrill is a Career Consultant in the Office of Career Management and first year Master of Human Resources Management student at the Fisher College of Business.  His favorite part about working in the OCM is helping students at all points along the job search process, especially helping students with their QUIC interviews.  Jeremy’s first job was cleaning equipment at a local gym.  If he could be anything in the world, he would be a tree deep in the Finnish woods.  On campus, Jeremy’s favorite spot is the Fisher quad!  Outside of work, he enjoys roadtrips, going to the gym, and working on his new hobby of photography.  You might be surprised to know that Jeremy absolutely loves driving by himself!  His advice for Fisher undergraduate business students is, “stay organized with your job or internship search, for instance use an excel file to keep track of all the details of your job applications.”

OCM Staff Spotlight: Vinki Jiang

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.”