Fisher College of Business Peer Career Coaches are undergraduate business students who have undergone a formal training program to assist other students with:

  • Developing resumes and cover letters

  • Identifying useful career resources around campus

  • Utilizing Handshake, to search for jobs and internships, and how to schedule interviews
  • Developing a LinkedIn profile


Meet the Peer Career Coaches!

  • Nithika Badam

    Nithika Badam

    Hometown: Gahanna, Ohio
    Major: Marketing and Logistics Management

    Digital Marketing Intern with Safelite Autoglass (Summer 2018)

    What inspired me to become a Career Coach:

    I came into OCM to speak to Career Coaches about my resume before career fairs, and they really prepared me to be as professional as I could be and instilled confidence in my presentation as a candidate!

    Fun fact about me:

    I’m a trained classical Indian dancer

    My best advice I would share with a new Fisher student:

    Read This Week in Schoenbaum, it’s filled with upcoming opportunities that Fisher has for students! It’ll help you stand out against your peers.


  • Jeff Dong

    Jeff Dong

    Hometown: Princeton, New Jersey
    Major: Finance & Information Systems, minor in Economics

    Project Management Internship at Lifecare Alliance

    Application Engineering Internship at Eaton Corporation (Summer 2018)

    What inspired me to become a Career Coach:

    Prior to college I didn’t know how to write a resume, cover letter, and had zero interview experience. I remember seeking the help of the Peer Career Coaches on numerous occasions for advice on such matters, and they have since played a tremendous role in helping me throughout my professional journey. Now, I’m hoping to share some of my experiences with Fisher students to help others achieve their own personal and professional goals!

    On campus Involvement:
    • Buckeye Undergraduate Consulting Club
    • Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity
    • Asian American Association
    • Columbus Free Clinic
    Fun fact:

    I played violin for 8 years!

  • Alli Esker

    Allison Esker

    Hometown: Medina, Ohio
    Major: Finance with Minors in Economics and Design Thinking

    Cisco Systems, Advanced Services/Customer Experience Product Management Intern (Summer 2018)

    Sherwin Williams, Management Intern (Summer 2017)

    What inspired me to become a Career Coach:

    I have a passion for personal branding and have seen first-hand how a polished resume and confident interview result in earning professional opportunities. I want to take what I’ve learned personally and what the Office of Career Management has taught me to help other students succeed in achieving their career goals.

    Fun fact: I traveled to Portugal in May to become a certified yoga instructor!
    My favorite sport: Basketball--I'm a huge Cleveland Cavaliers fan!


  • Rakshitha Rajan

    Rakshitha Rajan


    Hometown: Aurora, Illinois
    Major: Finance

    Project Manager Intern at Blue Cross Blue Shield 

    Kohl's Merchant Analyst Intern


    What inspired me to become a Career Coach:

    I know how overwhelming it can be to prepare yourself professionally for Career Fairs, so being able to use the knowledge I’ve gained throughout my years at OSU to help other students get to where they want to be, inspired me to become a Career Coach.

    A fun fact about me:

    I've been hang gliding before!

    Best advice I would offer to a new Fisher student:

    Join organizations that you’re passionate about and really immerse yourself in what Fisher has to offer.

  • Jessica Steiner

    Jess Steiner

    Hometown: Brecksville, Ohio
    Major: Finance and Insurance

    CBIZ, Inc. Retirement Planning Services division

    EY Business Advisory Internship (Summer 2018)

    What inspired me to become a Career Coach: I wanted to become a career coach because it was a perfect crossroads to express my passion for career development and professional growth and to fulfill my desire to give back to the Fisher community on a very widespread, yet personal, basis.
    My favorite cause: Awareness for pediatric cancer research; I’ve participated in 2 BuckeyeThon Dance Marathons and ran the Nationwide Children’s Half Marathon FTK!
    On-campus involvement: President, Delta Sigma Pi professional business fraternity; Buckeye Undergraduate Consulting Club former project lead and consulting education program mentor; Pearson Education student ambassador


  • Kelly Sullivan

    Kelly Sullivan

    Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
    Major: Accounting, Economics minor

    Cohen & Co. (Audit Internship)

    KPMG (Summer 2018)

    What inspired me to become a Career Coach: Mentors and resources within Fisher have gotten me to where I am today, and I wanted to give that opportunity to all my peers.  I am also excited to get to know more students within the Fisher community.
    I am most proud of: Winning the National Championship with my club volleyball team last April.
    Best advice I would offer to a new Fisher student: Get involved early to explore different careers and groups to decide on the path best suited for you.


​Peer Career Coach Drop-In Hours for Spring 2019: 

Mondays 8:15 am-1:30 pm
Tuesdays 9:00 am-4:45 pm
Wednesdays 9:15 am-1:30 pm
Thursdays 8:00 am-4:45 pm


9:00 am-11:45 am
  • Peer Career Coaches are available for drop-ins on days when classes are in session during fall and spring semesters only.  They will not be available during Fall break, Reading days, finals week, winter break, spring break, or over the summer.
  • During Fall and Spring semesters, Fisher students can come to 150 Gerlach Hall to see a Peer Career Coach during their drop-in hours.  Students must bring in a paper copy of any documents (resume, cover letter) that they would like to have reviewed by a career coach.
  • If you would like a Peer Career Coach to review your LinkedIn profile, please bring your laptop with you.
  • Meeting with a Peer Career Coach during drop-in hours is on a first come, first served basis.  Depending on the season you may have to wait several minutes to see a Peer Career Coach, or you might be able to be seen immediately.  During fall semester and around the Career Fair, please expect a longer wait to see a Peer Career Coach.  Typically afternoons are much busier so if your schedule allows try visiting a Coach during their morning office hours for a shorter wait time.