Careers & Recruiting
Peer Career Coaches

Peer Career Coach team

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
    Internships:

    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
    Internships:

    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
    Internships:

    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

    Internships:

    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
    Internships:

    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)
    Cru
    Honors Accounting Program

  • Eric Sun

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

    Petland
    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!

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

Mondays 9:00 am-3:45 pm
Tuesdays 9:45-11:00 am; 12:30-3:30 pm
Wednesdays 8:00 am-1:45 pm; 3:00-4:45 pm
Thursdays 9:00 am-3:30 pm

Fridays

9:00-10:45 am; 12:45-2:00 pm
  • 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.