Major at OHIO: MIS & Business Analytics
Year of Graduation: 2018
Hometown: Canal Fulton, OH
Involvement on Campus: Delta Sigma Pi, OHIO Women in Business, MIS TA, CLDC Office Assistant

How did you choose Ohio University?

I fell in love with the campus.

How did you choose your major? And, what excites you most about it?

I started in the College of Business and was unsure about what exact major I wanted to pursue. I started getting coffee with individuals in the business fraternity that I had joined and started asking them about their major and why they had chosen it. I got a lot of feedback to look into MIS because we had a great program for it with excellent job placement. I took an MIS class the following semester and decided it was something I could be successful at. I added analytics the following year once I learned more about that program and thought it could be a good compliment to MIS. What I love most about my major is the wide variety of opportunity and career paths that you can choose to pursue. I also love the challenge of being a woman in a predominantly male field.

Have you taken on any leadership roles or gone through leadership training at OHIO? If so, please describe.

Yes, I was Director of Special Events for DSP and VP of Corporate Relations for OHIO Women in Business my freshman year.

Have you ever used career or leadership training services on campus (e.g., taken a career class, gone to the CLDC, met with a career or leadership coach, etc.)?

Yes, I actually worked at the CLDC all four years of college so I was very familiar with the services they offered. The first time I utilized their services was actually the second week of my freshman year. I was rushing a business fraternity and needed a resume, and had no idea where to start. The CLDC helped me put together my first resume and cover letter so that I had the tools necessary to be successful my first year.

Tell us about one of your most significant career development experiences at OHIO.

One of the most helpful things I did was utilizing the CLDC to create and improve my resume. Going to their mock interviews also really helped me prepare for internship interviews. Having internships early on in my college career also helped in the fact that I learned where I wanted to go with my career and how to navigate the corporate world.

What advice would you give to your fellow Bobcats?

Utilize your resources at OHIO early. Join a student organization and get to know your professors and their resources to help you. Doing this early will set you up for success later in your college career, where you can take executive positions for those student organizations and already have many contacts and references for when you want to look for a job or internship.

What is your favorite thing about being a Bobcat?

The community. Everyone that has experienced the OHIO culture knows that fellow Bobcats are family and that sense of family will follow you through your life. I love the fact that you could meet a fellow Bobcat anywhere in the world and immediately feel a sense of connection.

What does your life look like post-grad?

I just started in the quantitative development program at PNC. My current rotation is in portfolio management using data analytics for our student loan products.

Interview conducted by Hannah Schuller, CLDC Content Marketing Intern

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