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.”

Tip Tuesday: Good Luck on Finals!

As autumn semester classes wrap up this week, the Office of Career Management wishes you the best of luck on finals!

If you need space to study, the OCM offers our interview room for students to use from December 6th – December 13th.  To reserve your space, visit FisherConnect and hover over the “Schedules” tab, then click on the “Qualified Schedules” tab  to find the available dates and times.  Coffee is provided!

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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.”

Tip Tuesday: Thinking Ahead for Spring Recruiting

Written by Undergraduate Career Advisor, Lauren Kume

I know I know…you just got back from Thanksgiving break,  projects and finals are looming, and you are still celebrating the win over TTUN (I certainly am!) so what else could you possibly add to your to-do list?

Three (quick!) keys things (you can do now!) to prepare for the spring recruiting period:

  • Schedule your QUIC interview

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We just released the dates for Spring QUICs via FisherConnect and now is your chance to schedule the best time for you! Pro tip: try to schedule it before Fisher’s Spring Job and Internship Fair on February 6th so you will be ready!

QUIC interviews are available beginning January 8th and run through the end of the spring semester.

  • Order your Fisher Nametag

Do you want a nametag to use for career fairs and/or networking events? You still have time to order yours! Name tags are available for order now until January 3rd, 2018. Deadline to order is 11:59 PM on Wednesday January 3rd.

Order your nametag here!


  • Set-up job alerts on FisherConnect

As employers begin registering for the Fisher Spring Job & Internship fair, they will also begin posting internships and jobs on FisherConnect. Save yourself the time of searching by setting up an email job alert for your saved searches. This way you will be in the know during the academic break if your #1 company posts a new opportunity!

While these to-do items are not the only ways to prepare for your spring job or internship search, it is a great way to get started.  As always, visit our office for a personalized action plan to maximize your job search!






Tip Tuesday: Make the Most of Thanksgiving Break

Written by Director of Undergraduate Career Consultation and Programs, Sarah Steenrod

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As you are getting ready for Thanksgiving Break, you may be thinking about enjoying a nice meal or catching up with friends and family. We are looking forward to this as well! The end of fall semester is in sight, the air is crisp, and Buckeye football is entertaining, to say the least! As you take time to give thanks, here are a few ideas to keep in mind:


Take a few minutes to think about fall semester, your college experience so far, and how you are progressing towards your goals. While you don’t need to dwell on the past, reflection can be extremely helpful as you continue to move forward on your educational journey.

Build relationships

Holidays can provide a great opportunity to talk with friends, family, or perhaps people you have never even met. Asking others about where they work, what they like about their career, or what they like to do for fun can be a great way to learn about others and potential career paths.

Shop the sales

If you need to add a few new items to your professional or business casual wardrobe, take advantage of the Black Friday sales. You don’t need to stand in lines at 4 a.m., but it might be worth checking out your favorite retailers, either in-person or on-line this weekend.


You have likely been pushing yourself, perhaps pulling an all-nighter or two. Sleep deprivation can take toll on the mind, body, and soul, so take the opportunity to sleep in a little late or get to bed a little early. You will likely be amazed at how much better you will feel.

Please know that the Office of Career Management is extremely THANKFUL for the wonderful students and employers we have the opportunity to work with each day!