Careers & Recruiting
Peer Career Coaches

Peer Career Coach team

IMPORTANT: To help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, Ohio State is suspending face-to-face classes and transitioning to virtual learning for the remainder of the semester. We have made the following changes to our services temporarily:

  • Effective Monday (3/16) we will close the OCM in 150 Gerlach Hall to all visitors – but we will be available to support you virtually, until further notice.  If you have a quick question, you can email it to:

  • The Office of Career Management will offer virtual appointments and QUIC interviews through the remainder of the semester and additional availability will be posted in Handshake starting the week of March 23.  

  • Starting March 23rd, Peer Career Coaches will provide feedback on resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles via email.  If you would like feedback from a Peer Career Coach send your resume/cover letter/LinkedIn profile PDF to  You can expect a response within 1-2 business days.

Thank you for your patience as we work together to ensure health and safety at Ohio State and beyond.

For more information about Ohio State and the Coronavirus, click here.

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

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    Hometown: Gahanna, Ohio
    Major: Marketing and Logistics Management

    Digital Marketing Intern with Safelite Autoglass (Summer 2018)
    Intern with Cardinal Health (Summer 2019)

    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

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    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)

    Technology Advisory Consulting Intern at EY (Summer 2019)

    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

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

    Intern at Accenture in Columbus, Ohio (Summer 2019)

    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!

  • Sneha Arora

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    Hometown: Delhi, India
    Major: Finance


    Travelex Currency Services, Inc.
    National Affordable Housing Trust (NAHT)

    What inspired me to become a Career Coach:

    I am passionate about helping other people. This position allows me to help fellow students and get more involved with the Fisher community.

    My leadership roles at OSU:

    Peer Career Coach
    Taste of OSU Chair
    STEP Ambassador

    My interests/hobbies include:

    Travel and ping pong!

  • Christine Grooms

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    Hometown: Dublin, Ohio
    Major: Accounting
    Minor: Statistics

    Crowe: Centralized Audit Services Team Intern

    Cohen & Company: Investment Industry Services Audit Internship (Summer 2019)

    What inspired me to become a Career Coach: I hope to help students feel confident in who they are and be excited about sharing that and their passions with others. As a Career Coach, I can help students feel more comfortable in the stressful environment that can be associated with career planning, all while encouraging personal and professional growth in a light-hearted environment.
    My favorite cause: One of my favorite causes is actually the mission of a nonprofit I worked with in SCNO: Highland Youth Garden. Their vision is to bring together impoverished communities through gardening and providing young students the opportunity to learn about healthful eating and lifestyle choices through hands-on opportunities to grow their own food. This brings together some of my favorite missions: education, healthy lifestyle choices, and youth service!
    On-campus involvement:

    Students Consulting for Non-Profit Organizations (SCNO)
    Honors Accounting Program

  • Eric Sun

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    Hometown: Grove City, Ohio
    Major: Marketing
    Minors in Business Analytics and Film Studies

    Wexner Medical Center
    Just a Skosh Productions
    Abercrombie and Fitch (Summer 2019)

    What inspired me to become a Career Coach: The ability to mentor others and help them achieve their professional goals.
    On-campus/Community Involvement: Honors Cohort
    Phi Chi Theta
    The Boo Radley Society
    Fun fact: I am signed with a professional talent agency!