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.”

OCM Staff Spotlight: Billy Dunn

Billy Dunn is a Graduate Administrative Assistant/Career Consultant in the Office of Career Management and a second-year Master of Human Resource Management student.  His favorite part about working in the OCM is helping students!  Billy’s first job was scanning slide photography of various furniture layouts and preparing the images for use on the company website and catalogues.  Outside of the office and school, you can find Billy lifting weights, playing with his puppy, or hanging out at the Varsity Club.  You might be surprised to know that when Billy applied to college, he wanted to be a Youth Minister!  His advice for Fisher undergraduate business students is, “get involved early and be able to demonstrate how that involvement has made an impact on you and on our community.”

OCM Staff Spotlight: Susan Geier

Susan Geier is the Recruiting Coordinator in the Office of Career Management.  She has held this role for 12 years.  In her role, Susan enjoys building relationships with the employers that recruit Fisher students and likes connecting with them while they are visiting campus for career fairs, interviews, and other recruiting events.  Fall semester is a very busy time for her because this is when the majority of these events take place!  Susan’s first job was working as a student assistant in the Office of Human Resources while she attended The Ohio State University.  Outside of the office, Susan spends time with her husband and three daughters.  She is also an early bird – you might not know that Susan works out almost every morning at 5 am!  So if she’s a little sleepy after lunch, you might know why.  Susan’s advice for Fisher undergraduate business students is, “get your QUIC interview done before fall of your junior year, but don’t wait until the fall semester to schedule it.  Spring semester is the best time to complete your QUIC interview!”

OCM Staff Spotlight: Audrey Bledsoe

Audrey Bledsoe is the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Career Services and Education in the Office of Career Management.  She has held this role for the last four years and even worked in the OCM as a GA during her Master’s work in Higher Education and Student Affairs!  Her favorite part about her work is teaching BA2601 and supervising the Peer Career Coaches – she learns so much from Fisher students!  Outside of the office, Audrey enjoys spending time with family, baking, and playing Euro strategy games.  If Audrey could be anything, she would be a magazine editor, graphic designer, or owner of a Bed & Breakfast.  You might not know that Audrey is a thrill seeker – she has held a Cedar Fair Platinum Pass for 6 straight years because she loves roller coasters.  The bigger, the better!  Audrey’s advice for Fisher undergraduate business students is, “get involved on campus … and do it early!  But don’t put too much pressure on yourself to do it all.  Find one or two things you’re passionate about and dedicate time to those!  Find ways to improve a process, be a leader, or make some sort of impact.  Then, learn to communicate these accomplishments to an employer.”

OCM Staff Spotlight: Margie Bogenschutz

Margie Bogenschutz works as the Senior Director of Undergraduate Career Management and Recruitment.  In her work, she enjoys the impact the Office of Career Management has on students to help them be successful in their career choices as they pursue opportunities to launch their careers!  Outside of work, Margie loves hanging out with her grandbaby (in picture), cheering on her college sports teams and Cleveland Indians, walking her dog, taking care of her flowers, scrapbooking, and reading fiction.  If she could be anything, she would be a dog trainer for assistance dogs.  You might not know that Margie has a twin brother, who is a graphic designer in Chicago!  Margie’s advice to Fisher undergraduate business students is, “do your QUIC interview your sophomore year!”