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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. 

During the 2021-2022 academic calendar, most job shadow programs will be taking place virtually, at the decision of the employer.  If you are interested in a virtual “shadowing” opportunity or networking event to learn more about a field, industry, or company, please look at the “Jobs” tab on Handshake or contact Katie Passen to learn more.

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
  • Dates

    Due to COVID-19, on-site job shadow opportunities will not take place during the 2020-2021 academic year. Check back for an update on current opportunities.

  • 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 polished copy of resume to your Handshake profile
    4. Click on the “Jobs” tab at the top of your Handshake homepage
    5. Type in "job shadow" into the keyword search field at the top of the page
    6. Review FCOB: Fisher Undergraduate Job Shadow opportunities while carefully making note of dates, times, and locations
    7. Submit resume for job shadow opportunities you are interested in
    8. The Office of Career Management will contact you to notify if you are selected or not within the timeframe provided
    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 after your shadow occurs



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.
  • Firsthand Career Engagement Platform: Fisher has arranged for undergraduates to have free, unrestricted access to all Firsthand has to offer, including:
    • Downloadable Career Guides
    • Employer profiles and Vault rankings
    • Discussion boards
    • Firsthand's job board, which matches employers and recruiters with top talent
    • If you have not registered with Firsthand, click on "Create My Account" and use your OSU email address to get started.

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    US Bureau of Labor Statistics information, organized by specific jobs.
  • Keenan Center for Entrepreneurship 
    The Ohio State University is home to the Keenan Center for Entrepreneurship, which serves as hub for students, faculty, staff, and startup leaders.  If you are curious about entrepreneurship or have a business idea already, join the Keenan Center Mailing List and check out the resources available through their webpage to learn more.   

  • What Can I Do With This Major?
    Whether you are exploring majors or looking for more information about your chosen field of study, "What Can I Do With This Major?” is a valuable tool designed to help you connect your major and interests to career paths. This resource details the typical industries, career areas, and employers associated with each major and covers strategies aimed at making you a more marketable candidate after graduation. “What Can I Do With This Major?” is a free, virtual resource available to all Ohio State students.