Office of Career Management Information and Resources
The Office of Career Management is currently offering virtual services and will resume in-person services beginning August 23rd, 2021. We will continue to follow university guidelines and our in-person services/offerings may be subject to change as we navigate the ongoing pandemic.
150 Gerlach Hall will reopen to students and employers beginning Monday, August 23rd, 2021. Our office suite hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Masks are currently required in the office regardless of vaccination status.
Fisher students can schedule phone, Zoom, or in-person 30-minute appointments via Handshake. Once you log in to Handshake, click on "Career Center" and then "Appointments".
For Fall semester 2021, all QUIC Interviews will take place virtually only (no in-person QUICs will be offered).
Peer Career Coaches are providing feedback on resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles via Zoom drop-ins and in-person drop-in hours on Tuesdays during fall semester. If you would like feedback from a Peer Career Coach please visit the Peer Career Coach webpage for the Zoom link and drop-ins schedule.
Thank you for your patience as we work together to ensure health and safety at Ohio State and beyond.
To provide opportunities for students to continue developing themselves personally and professionally in a predominately virtual environment, the Office of Career Management has compiled a list of online resources for students to explore on their own! The list connects students with materials to build their knowledge in various skill sets with accredited online entities, including Tableau, Udemy, Adobe Creative Cloud, and others. It is the Office of Career Management’s hope that amidst these uncertain times, this resource list can be a useful tool for Fisher students.
VMock is an online, AI-based resume review service designed to help you make your resume more impactful through stronger wording, better layouts and a larger focus on your skills, all in an easy to navigate platform.
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*Don’t worry if you start in the red or yellow zone – Vmock takes formatting into account so with a few quick fixes, your score can go up! The system guides you every step of the way with detailed feedback, including bullet statement suggestions.
VMock is an online, AI-based system designed to give users experience with recorded video interview questions. It includes AI-based feedback on answers submitted to popular interview questions and personalized content feedback to the common interview question, “Tell me something about yourself.”
Career Management for the Business Student Are you curious about how to get started in taking advantage of the services of the Office of Career Management? Check out this handout which includes an overview of our services, some key facts and statistics about our students and their employment outcomes, and a year-by-year checklist of what you should be doing to be successful in your job search.
Job and Internship Search This handout provides information to help you assess yourself and your career goals. It provides a thorough list of both Fisher-specific resources and external resources to help you find internships and full-time career positions.
Tips for Sophomores Advice for sophomores seeking an internship. Learn about how previous second year Fisher students found their internships.
Micro-Internships and Gig Opportunities Find paid, short-term projects through Parker Dewey that allow you to explore different career options, build your skills, and prove yourself to prospective employers.*Please note: International Students are only legally authorized to work on short-term projects if the work occurs on-site/at the employer's physical location, related to their field of study and involves direct supervision. CPT will not be issued for remote or independent projects performed remotely.
The Office of Career Management is pleased to announce the first in a series of recorded webinars designed to help you navigate the job search process in a virtual recruiting environment. This first webinar will help you understand how to manage your digital presence and network virtually.
This handout was created by our Undergraduate Career Coaches and includes tips for making your LinkedIn profile stand out to employers. It also includes a tutorial on how to use LinkedIn to search for Alumni.
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.
Summarizes the issues involved in accepting a job offer and takes you through the process of evaluating what is important to you (benefits? location? training? salary?) as you decide whether to accept a job offer.
The Ohio State University offers Handshake as a resource for employers to connect with Fisher students and alumni seeking internships, co-ops, and career-related jobs. Nationally, career services departments are reporting an uptick in fraudulent employer postings to online platforms. Ohio State strives to keep fraudulent and scam postings off the system; however, it is impossible to ensure that every posting is legitimate and impossible to keep track of every position after submission. Fisher relies on students to notify us if they feel a posting is potentially fraudulent. Therefore, we are sharing common “red flags,” to be on the lookout for when utilizing Handshake or any other posting system.
For more information, visit our web page on approving, flagging, and reviewing employers on Handshake.
Some job scams are easy to spot while others appear legitimate. So how do you know who to trust? You can start with these basic guidelines to avoid a potential scam.
Give out personal information like your social security or bank account number over email or phone.
Take cashier’s checks or money orders as a form of payment. Fake checks are common and the bank where you cash it will hold you accountable.
Cash a check that comes with “extra” money. Scammers send checks that require you to deposit a check at your bank, withdraw the “extra” money as cash, and then deposit that cash elsewhere. The check will bounce and you will be held accountable.
Agree to purchase gift cards or equipment for an employer.
Wire funds via Western Union, MoneyGram or any other service. Anyone who asks you to wire money is a scammer.
Apply for jobs listed by someone far away or in another country.
Agree to a background check unless you have met the employer in person.
Apply for a job that is emailed to you out of the blue.
Review jobs thoroughly. If a job is offering a lot of money for very little work, it could be a scammer trying to get personal information from you.
Research the employer. Do they have a reputable website or professional references? Is the job listing you want to apply for also on their main career page? Note: work-study jobs may not be advertised on employer websites.
Check employer messages carefully for typos and incorrect grammar, as well as non-professional email addresses, ex. gmail.com.
Meet face-to-face with a potential employer. An in-person interview or informal chat over coffee will help you determine the employer’s intentions.
Be sure to choose a public place to meet, tell someone where you are going and bring your cell phone, just in case.
Trust your instincts. If a job sounds too good to be true, it is likely a scam.
A student applies for an online data entry job posted by a scammer from out-of-state. When payday rolls around, the scammer tells the student they will receive a cashier’s check, however, the value of the check will be more than what the student has earned. The scammer offers to “trust” the student and asks that they repay the difference with a wire transfer. The student cashes the cashier’s check and then wires the scammer the balance. Even though the bank cashes the check, it is later discovered to be a fake and does not clear. The student now owes the bank the full value of the check.
If you think a job listing on Handshake platform is suspicious, let us know! We can remove the job posting and provide you with further information.
Our goal is to provide accurate job listing information on our website; however, we make no representations or guarantees about positions posted by our office. You are responsible for your own safety, wages, and working conditions.
Information adapted from the University of Colorado Boulder and Rutgers