Specialization Career Information

Research career options for your Specialization using the following PowerPoint presentations. Each presentation covers career areas, sample job titles, career paths, companies that hire from the Specialization, salary information, professional organizations, and more!


Fisher Undergraduate Job Shadow Program

Are you a first-year through junior student interested in exploring a particular career path or learning about a company, but you aren’t sure how?  The Fisher Undergraduate Job Shadow Program is an opportunity for undergraduate business students to spend time with industry professionals at an employer’s site, see how Fisher specializations apply in a professional environment, and discover possible career paths.  This program takes place at a variety of different company locations year-round.  Contact Katie Reynolds at Reynolds.520@osu.edu with questions. 

Job Shadow Program Information

  • Student Participation Requirements
    • Must be a first-year through junior undergraduate business student
    • Must be available during business hours on the day of shadow
    • Must arrange transportation to employer site
    • Must create Handshake profile and upload resume to profile
  • Program Benefits
    • See how your Fisher specialization applies in a professional business environment
    • Discover possible business career choices
    • Participate in an activity that allows for career exploration
    • Investigate a specific industry of interest
    • Network with companies and business professionals from Ohio State’s top employers
    • Learn about what a “day in the life” could look like post-graduation
    • Experience professional workplace and company culture
  • Process
    1. Create profile on Handshake, if you haven’t done so already
    2. Visit a Peer Career Coach to review your resume
    3. Upload your revised resume to your Handshake profile
    4. Click on the “Events” tab at the top of your Handshake homepage
    5. Select “Search Events” and enter “job shadow” into the right hand keyword search
    6. Review job shadow opportunities while carefully making note of dates, times, and locations
    7. RSVP for job shadow opportunities you are interested in
    8. The employer host of the job shadow program will contact you to notify if you are selected or not within the timeframe they provide in the event description.
    9. Review the Professional Dress Handout, Networking-Informational Interviews Guide, Company Research Handout, and Thank You Note Guide to prepare for your visit.
    10. Follow up with the company with a thank you note for the opportunity to shadow. 

    *** Please note there may not always be job shadow opportunities posted by employers on Handshake.  Employers will post opportunities dependent on availability at their locations throughout the year.


BUSADM 2600: Undergraduate Speaker Series Course

This is a great opportunity for students to learn about the business specializations from Alumni who are currently working.  We bring in speakers from each specialization to discuss what they are doing, why they selected their major, why their personality and skill set fit with their major/career, etc.  Students also have the opportunity to have lunch with one or two speakers of their highest interest areas to talk more in-depth with them about their choices.  This 1-credit hour course is taught Spring semester each year.

Career Exploration Resources

  • AlumniFire
    Alumnifire is an online professional networking and mentoring tool for Ohio State alumni, students and staff to exchange industry expertise and career advice. Get connected with Alumnifire and join this powerful Buckeye network. 
  • Vault
    Fisher has arranged for undergraduates to have free, unrestricted access to all Vault has to offer, including:
    • Downloadable Career Guides
    • Employer profiles and rankings
    • Discussion boards
    • Vault's job board, which matches employers and recruiters with top talent
      If you have not registered with Vault, click on "Create My Vault Account" and use your OSU email address to get started.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
     US Bureau of Labor Statistics information, organized by specific jobs.
  • Careers in Business
    Explore career areas in finance, accounting, and consulting.