Welcome to Career Success!

Every day, extraordinary artists, scholars and research scientists engage with students who often wonder how an arts and sciences education has impact for their communities and themselves beyond their time on campus. We know these questions might lead to difficult decisions and we also believe questions can be transformed into promising potential.

While many campuses provide quality education, the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University goes beyond that as evidenced by its investment in career and professional success. As the hub for professional connections, The Center provides students with a competitive edge, preparing next generation leaders for a lifetime of opportunity within a rapidly changing professional world; a world where an arts and sciences education is needed now more than ever.
 
Through a new Career Communities and Connections model, we empower students to more deeply understand the relationships among their education, purpose, and meaningful careers. I invite you to explore our resources, engage our signature programs, and visit us often.

Our Career Success team looks forward to working with you!

-Brian Guerrero
Senior Director

Meet the Team

Career Communities Team

Stephanie Ford, PhD
Director, Career CommunitiesStephanie Ford headshot
(614) 292-6961
ford.82@osu.edu

Stephanie has been with the Arts and Sciences Center for Career and Professional Success since August 2005. Prior to joining the office, she was the Director of the Career Center at Wittenberg University and held a Career Counselor position with Ohio State’s Career Counseling & Support Services office from 1997-2000. She has a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Southern Illinois University/Carbondale and has worked in Higher Education, holding positions in counseling, career services, human resources, and course instruction, since 1990. Her bachelor’s degree is in Psychology from The Ohio State University. In July 2018, Stephanie was appointed to the newly created role of Director of Career Communities, a position that oversees the Center’s career coaching service and delivery of events aimed at supporting students in the discovery of career options and maximizing their success when searching for resume builders and career employment. She is also the advisor to the International Career Management student organization, and works in collaboration with the Director of Industry Connections to connect students and industry through innovative initiatives and signature programs that empower next generation leaders to achieve their professional aspirations.

 


Career Coach - Barbara HarveyBarbara C. Harvey, MS
Career Coach
(614) 247-6456
harvey.669@osu.edu

A native of Chicago, Barbara earned a B.A. in Applied Behavioral Science and an M.S. in Community Counseling from National Louis University in Illinois. She joined the Center for Career and Professional Success in 2019, bringing her experience in community mental health and her experience working with continuing education for adult learners at NLU. Barbara is excited to encourage students to explore and embrace opportunities that allow them to stretch and grow their professional goals.

Barbara provides career coaching for students in the following Career Communities:

  • Entrepreneurship icon Entrepreneurship
  • Visual, Written and Performing Arts icon Visual, Written and Performing Arts.
  • Science and Research icon Science and Research

Career Coaching Appointments Available, Spring 2020:
Mondays, 9:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m.
Tuesdays, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursdays, 11:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. 
Fridays, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 


Stephanie Petrov Stephanie Petrov
Career Services Coordinator, Department of Economics
614-247-5769
petrov.21@osu.edu

Stephanie joined The Ohio State University in 2018. Currently, she directs all career related activities for Economics students. Her previous experience is in Training and Development with OSU and Sedgwick. Stephanie is currently working on her Master’s degree in Educational Studies here at the university. She received her Bachelor’s from Kent State University, majoring in Educational Studies, with a focus on Business Management. Stephanie is dedicated to developing all thing around her; most importantly, developing people.

Walk-in Office Hours:
Tuesday 11:30pm-1:30pm, 413 Arps Hall, 1945 N High St.
Wednesday 12pm-2pm, 413 Arps Hall, 1945 N High St.
Thursday 11:30pm-1:30pm, 413 Arps Hall, 1945 N High St.


Mark Runco Employee Position Available
Career Coach
(614) 292-4924
runco.4@osu.edu 

A native Pittsburgher, Mark has been working at Ohio State since 2014 and joined the Arts and Science Center for Career and Professional Success in 2020. He earned his B.S. in Communication, Public Relations from Slippery Rock University. After working in the Sports Industry, he returned to school and received his M.S. in Organizational Leadership. Mark is enthusiastic to share his story and experiences with OSU students to help them create their own professional path.

Mark provides coaching for students in the following Career Communities:

  • Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations icon Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations
  • Journalism, Sports, Entertainment and Production icon Journalism, Sports, Entertainment, and Production

Doanise Thompson, MEd, CDFDoanise Thompson
Career Coach
(614) 292-8316
thompson.2239@osu.edu

Doanise joined the Arts and Sciences Center for Career and Professional Success in 2018, bringing her passion for college student development and three years of experience providing holistic career coaching services to undergraduate and graduate students. Doanise is committed to the advancement of diversity, equity, inclusion and multicultural competence in higher education. Her background includes non-profit work in Northern Ireland and South Africa.

Doanise provides career coaching for students in the following Career Communities:

  • Finance, Consulting, Management, and Sales icon Finance, Consulting, Management, and Sales
  • Technology, Data and Analytics icon Technology, Data, and Analytics

Career Coaching Appointments Available, Spring 2020:
Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Wednesdays, 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursdays, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.


Brandy Williams, MLHRBrandy Williams Headshot
Career Coach
(614) 292-6961
williams.2797@osu.edu

Brandy joined Arts and Sciences Career Success in October 2005. Brandy advises students seeking internships, volunteer roles, research positions, and other resume building experiences in the following Career Communities:

  • Education, Non-Profit, Social Services icon Education, Non-Profit and Social Services
  • Governement, International Affairs, Public Policy Icon Government, International Affairs and Public Policy
  • Healthcare and Wellness Icon Healthcare and Wellness

In addition to her advising duties, Brandy serves as the employer relations manager for these career clusters, advising organizations on their Ohio State recruitment strategies. She also serves as liaison to Arts and Sciences Recruitment and Diversity Services. In this role, she facilitates individualized career workshops and distributes internship and career information to the staff to share with DSO students.

Career Coaching Appointments Available, Spring 2020:
Tuesday: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., 10 to 11 a.m., 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 1 to 2 p.m., 2:30 to 3 p.m.
Thursday: 9 to 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 to 9 a.m., 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Industry Connections Team

Scott Kustis, MBAScott Kustis headshot
Director, Industry Connections
(614) 292-6961
kustis.1@osu.edu

Scott joined the Center for Career and Professional Success in October 2005 as a career prep advisor, and eventually moving into an assistant director role. In this role, Scott advised students on ways to build their resumes and professional competencies. He also coordinated the annual Ohio State Spring Career Fair, and served as the manager for employer relations.

In August 2018, Scott was appointed to the newly established role of Director of Industry Connections. In this role, Scott leads his team as they build relationships with businesses and brands interested in hiring high caliber and diverse talent, ready to help organizations tackle their 21st century challenges. Scott will focus on the following Career Communities:

  • Visual, Written and Performing Arts icon Visual, Written and Performing Arts

 


Hope Brinkmeier, MBA, MEdHope Brinkmeier, Assistant Director of Industry Relations
Assistant Director, Industry Connections
(614) 688-4262
brinkmeier.5@osu.edu

Hope Brinkmeier joined Career Success in 2020 as an assistant director of Industry Connections. In her role, Hope focuses on exploring opportunities in the following Career Communities:

  • Education, Non-Profit, Social Services icon Education, Non-profit and Social Services
  • Governement, International Affairs, Public Policy Icon Government, International Affairs and Public Policy
  • Healthcare and Wellness Icon Healthcare and Wellness

Hope brings a deep knowledge of career services, having served in career guidance roles for the past 15 years, and working in a variety of industries and consulting before coming to Career Success.  An alumni of the College of Arts and Sciences, Hope went on to receive her MBA from Texas Tech, and is currently pursuing her PhD at Ohio University.


Randy Dineen, MARandy Dineen
Assistant Director, Industry Connections
(614) 292-6961
dineen.2@osu.edu

Randy joined Arts and Sciences Career Success in September of 2007 as a career coach, transitioning to the Industry Connections team as an Assistant Director in 2018. In this new position, Randy will build relationships with businesses and brands, and help connect them with the high caliber and diverse talent available in the College of Arts and Sciences. He will focus on the following Career Communities:

  • Finance, Consulting, Management, and Sales icon Finance, Consulting, Management and Sales
  • Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations icon Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations
  • Journalism, Sports, Entertainment and Production icon Journalism, Sports, Entertainment and Production
  • Entrepreneurship icon Entrepreneurship

In addition to his duties as assistant director, Randy coordinates both the Spring Career Fair and the Quantitative & Data Career Expo. He also oversees the College’s ASC Match Mentor Program and acts as the point person to engage alumni into a variety of signature events.
 


Jeremy Hale, MS, MATJeremy Hale
Assistant Director, Industry Connections
hale.516@osu.edu

Jeremy joined the Arts and Sciences Center for Career & Professional Success in 2018 as an assistant director of Industry Connections, focusing on exploring opportunities in the following Career Communities:

  • Technology, Data and Analytics icon Technology, Data and Analytics
  • Science and Research icon Science and Research

Jeremy brings his science research and education, and 9 years of professional experience in higher education to his role. Each year he coordinates the fall Science Career Fair. Jeremy’s goal is to build strong relationships with industry and business partners, helping connect them with the high caliber and diverse talent available in the College of Arts and Sciences.

 

Administration

Brian GuerreroBrian Guerrero headshot
Senior Director
guerrero.75@osu.edu

Prior to serving Ohio State, Brian held several positions across the University of California System, including senior-level posts at both UCLA and most recently, Berkeley's Career Centers. Outside of his roles within the University of California system, Guerrero has worked in various career services positions at New York University (NYU), both at the NYC campus and in creating their career development center in the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi.

Guerrero has served the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) as a member of the Finance Committee, Leadership Advancement task force, the Graduate Student Membership task force and has co-chaired the Ambassador Program as well as the 2015 Conference and Expo in Anaheim. He is currently on the 2019-2020 NACE Board of Directors, serving as Vice President-College. Additionally, Guerrero has co-authored articles for the NACE Journal and regularly presents on various topics such as issues impacting diverse and underrepresented students, emerging technologies and leadership. He was awarded the Association's Mentor of the Year Award in 2015 as well as the Innovation Award for Global Initiatives in 2010. Beyond his involvement in the profession, Guerrero was a consultant for US Agency for International Development, working on projects that advance the growth of university career services in the Philippines.


Stephanie Ford, PhDStephanie Ford headshot
Director, Career Communities
(614) 292-6961
ford.82@osu.edu

Stephanie has been with the Arts and Sciences Center for Career and Professional Success since August 2005. Prior to joining the office, she was the Director of the Career Center at Wittenberg University and held a Career Counselor position with Ohio State’s Career Counseling & Support Services office from 1997-2000. She has a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Southern Illinois University/Carbondale and has worked in Higher Education, holding positions in counseling, career services, human resources, and course instruction, since 1990. Her bachelor’s degree is in Psychology from The Ohio State University. In July 2018, Stephanie was appointed to the newly created role of Director of Career Communities, a position that oversees the Center’s career coaching service and delivery of events aimed at supporting students in the discovery of career options and maximizing their success when searching for resume builders and career employment. She is also the advisor to the International Career Management student organization, and works in collaboration with the Director of Industry Connections to connect students and industry through innovative initiatives and signature programs that empower next generation leaders to achieve their professional aspirations.


Scott Kustis, MBAScott Kustis headshot
Director, Industry Connections
(614) 292-6961
kustis.1@osu.edu

Scott joined the Center for Career and Professional Success in October 2005 as a career prep advisor, and eventually moving into an assistant director role. In this role, Scott advised students on ways to build their resumes and professional competencies. He also coordinated the annual Ohio State Spring Career Fair, and served as the manager for employer relations.
In August 2018, Scott was appointed to the newly established role of director of Industry Connections. In this role, Scott leads his team as they build relationships with businesses and brands interested in hiring high caliber and diverse talent, ready to help organizations tackle their 21st century challenges. 

 


Vacant
Office Associate


Bruce Houtz, MSBruce Houtz headshot
Marketing Manager
614-514-5984
houtz.4@osu.edu

Bruce joined the Arts and Sciences Center for Career and Professional Success in 2018, bringing 13 years of professional content creation and marketing experience to his role. Bruce’s primary duties include marketing & promoting Career Success to students, campus departments, alumni and industry.  He does this through digital, social, and traditional media. Bruce also assists with events such as career fairs and leads the Career Success marketing student worker program.


Jess Parker, MSJess Parker headshot
Resource Planning Analyst
614-514-5983
parker.622@osu.edu

Jess joined the Center for Career and Professional Success in 2018, bringing over four years of experience in higher education and three years in information technology. Her role is to ensure the success of our initiatives through the analysis and assessment of data. Additionally, Jess generates and designs reports and presentations of findings for delivery to key stakeholders. Through teamwork and interdepartmental collaboration, her work supports many different functions and elements of Career Success' daily operations.


Alex LaneAlex Lane
Business Operations Associate
614-688-2206
lane.388@osu.edu

Alex joined the Center for Career and Professional Success in 2019 bringing with him 3 years of experience in working for and with colleges and universities. As the resident subject matter expert on Handshake, The Ohio State University’s career management tool, it is his duty to manage access and accounts, train and present to core users, process relevant data and serve as a general advocate for the benefits of Handshake across the College of Arts and Sciences.

 

 

 

About the Center for Career and Professional Success

Our vision is to galvanize a community of engaged professional champions so that every student is prepared to design their lifetime of opportunity.

100 Denney Hall 
164 Annie & John Glenn Avenue
Columbus OH, 43210

Email: asccareer@osu.edu

Students: (614) 292-6961
Employers: (614) 292-3366

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Resume Review walk-in hours: Mondays 9 a.m to noon, Tuesdays & Wednesdays 1-4 p.m., Thursdays: 9 a.m. to noon
Quick Chat: go.osu.edu/CareerSuccessQuickChat

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