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!”

OCM Staff Spotlight: Sheri Sheffel

Sheri Sheffel is a Graduate Administrative Assistant/Career Consultant in the Office of Career Management and a first-year Master of Human Resource Management student.  Her favorite part about her role in the OCM is working with undergraduate students to help them see the value in their previous experiences.  Sheri first worked as a YMCA lifeguard!  Her dream job is to be a realtor located in a high class area along a coastline.  Outside of work, you can find Sheri golfing, skiing, reading, and watching Netflix.  You might be surprised to know that she once competed in a lip-sync contest in Downtown Disney World!  One of the best pieces of advice Sheri received as an undergraduate student was, “‘get comfortable being uncomfortable.’  Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and join a new student organization or attend an event that you wouldn’t normally go to.  You will be surprised how this will open yourself up to so many new and exciting opportunities!”

OCM Staff Spotlight: Jennifer Burns

Jennifer Burns is a Graduate Administrative Assistant/Career Consultant in the Office of Career Management and a second-year Master of Human Resource Management student.  Her favorite part about working in the OCM is getting to see students utilize our services to progress and develop in order to help them achieve their goals and get their dream job or internship.  Jennifer first worked as a summer nanny and a receptionist at an insurance agency.  Her dream job is to be a travel blogger – get paid to travel and write about it, how cool would that be?!  Outside of work, you can find Jennifer exploring Columbus for the best brunch in town!  Her favorite spot on campus is Mirror Lake!  You might be surprised to know that Jennifer is originally from that State Up North, but has been a die hard Ohio State fan her entire life!  Her advice for Fisher undergraduate business students is, “take advantage of all the services and opportunities that not only Fisher, but Ohio State has to offer.  you don’t want to look back on your time as a student here and think, ‘I wish I would have done…”

OCM Staff Spotlight: Lauren Kume

Lauren Kume is a Career Advisor in the Office of Career Management.  She is the newest staff member on the undergraduate team, joining us from Florida State University in August!  Lauren’s favorite part about the OCM is the student-centered approach and strong team environment.  Her first job was a Beanie Baby Collectible Store Associate – she was 14!  Outside of work, Lauren enjoys running, fitness classes, exploring her new town of Columbus, cheering on the Buckeyes, and spending time with her husband, three-year-old son, and dog.  Her favorite spot on campus is Ohio Stadium on game day!  You might not know that Lauren has completed five half marathons and one full marathon!  Her advice for Fisher undergraduate business students is, “build your network, gain experience, and show professional enthusiasm in every moment possible.”