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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.  This program takes place at a variety of different company locations in the state of Ohio during The Ohio State University breaks.  Contact Noella Mascarenhas at with questions.  

Job Shadow Program Information

  • Open/Close 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
  • Open/Close 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
  • Open/Close Dates

    Fall Application Deadlines*

    October 12 – October 13, 2023 | Apply from August 28, 2023 – September 29, 2023
    November 10, 2023 | Apply from October 2, 2023 – October 27, 2023
    December 18, 2023 – Dec 19, 2023 | Apply from November 3 – December 1, 2023
    Jan 4, 2023 – Jan 5, 2023 | Apply from November 3 – December 1, 2023


    Spring Application Deadlines*

     January 15, 2024| Apply from November 3 – December 1, 2023
    Monday, March 11, 2023 – Friday, March 15, 2023 | Apply from January 29, 2024 – March 1, 2024
    May 6, 2024 | Apply for March 29, 2024 – April 19, 2024

     *subject to employers offering to host on the bolded dates

  • Open/Close 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 company will contact you to notify if you are selected or not within the timeframe provided 

    9. The Office of Career Management will send all selected students a student agreement form to review and sign prior to job shadow experience 

    10. Review the Professional Dress Handout, Networking-Informational Interviews Guide, Company Research Handout, and Thank You Note Guide to prepare for your visit.
    11. 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.  This 1-credit hour course is taught Spring semester each year.

Questions?  Contact Noella Mascarenhas at

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.
  • 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.
  • FOCUS2 Assessment 

    FOCUS2 logo

    This collection of assessments aims to guide students’ career interests based on their personality, skills, values, work interests and leisure interests. Students can explore their results tied to majors/minors offered at Ohio State University and to occupations listed on the Occupational Outlook Handbook links. Please contact Noella Mascarenhas via email at to learn more about taking this assessment and schedule a follow up appointment after the assessment. It is recommended to set up a career exploration appointment via Handshake to discuss the results and support you with your career exploration needs.

  • Job Boards by Career Field
    This document contains updated job search sites for more targeted job/internship search support.