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 (he/him/his)
Assistant Dean

Meet the Team

Career Communities Team

Stephanie Ford, PhD (she/her/hers)
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, SP 2021:
Monday: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Tuesday: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.


Stephanie Petrov Stephanie Petrov
Career Services Coordinator, Department of Economics
413 Arps Hall, 1945 N High St.
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 things around her; most importantly, developing people.

 


Mark Runco, MS Mark Runco, Career Coach (headshot)
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. 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

Career Coaching Appointments Available, SP 2021:
Monday: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Tuesday: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday: Internship course office hours 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.


Doanise Thompson, MEd, CDF (she/her/hers)Doanise 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, SP 2021:
Mondays: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Tuesdays: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Wednesdays: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursdays: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 


Brandy Williams, MLHR (she/her/hers)Brandy Williams Headshot
Career Coach
(614) 292-6961
williams.2797@osu.edu

Brandy joined Arts and Sciences Career Success in October 2005. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Capital University and a Master of Labor and Human Resources from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business. Brandy is committed to providing guidance and support to students as they explore their career options and seek opportunities to build professional connections aligned with their career goals. 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

Career Coaching Appointments Available, SP 2021:
Tuesday: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., 10 to 11 a.m., 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Thursday: 9 to 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., 2 to 3 p.m.

Industry Connections Team

Scott Kustis, MBA (he/him/his)Scott 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, MAT (he/him/his)Jeremy 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 10 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 Guerrero (he/him/his)Brian Guerrero headshot
Assistant Dean
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, PhD (she/her/hers)Stephanie 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, MBA (he/him/his)Scott 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. 

 


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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, MS (she/her/hers)Jess 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 Lane (he/him/his)Alex 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.

 

 

 

Meet our Student Support Team

Peer Career Coaches

Peer Career Coach, Sarah BachSarah Bach - Senior Peer Career Coach

Fourth-year, English

I love working at Career Success because I enjoy helping fellow undergrads reflect on the value of their experiences and articulate their accomplishments on job applications.

My best career prep advice is to look for opportunities to speak with people working in your field of interest.

 

Peer Career Coach, Spenser JacksonSpenser Jackson - Senior Peer Career Coach

Senior, Communication with a minor in Professional Writing

The best part about being an SPCC is being able to help students better themselves for the workforce. I also love getting to work with the amazing leadership at the Career Center because I find the women of the department to be great role models and people I can look up to. After my freshman year I chose to transfer to Ohio State because they have so much to offer when it came to job opportunities, student organizations, and networking/alumni connections. My major is Communication because I like the broad application it can have in a work environment.

My advice for students at Ohio State would be to utilize every resource you have and don't take it for granted. I think a lot of students forget about the Career Center or the Younkin's Success Center and those are resources available to them for FREE to help get them started on the right foot after graduating.

 

Peer Career Coach, Mackenzie ChesrownMackenzie Chesrown- Peer Career Coach

Junior, English (Pre-Education)

I love helping fellow students edit their resumes! The process allows you to connect with the student and learn about their passions and experiences. I chose English because I am passionate about reading, writing, and conversation. I think it’s beautiful that there are so many ways a story can be told and perceived. I hope to become a teacher and knew OSU would provide top tier courses- not to mention a great college experience.

Start early! If you’re passionate about a certain field, begin gaining experience as soon as you can. This could come in the form of internships, clubs, etc. Either way, it helps to have as many semesters as possible to build your resume.

 

Peer Career Coach, Nick GilmoreNick Gilmore - Peer Career Coach

Senior, Biochemistry

My favorite part about being a PCC is helping people with their resumes, job search questions, and continuing to learn things that help me in my professional pursuits. I wanted to pursue biochemistry because I thoroughly enjoy organic chemistry and applying that topic to human health. I chose Ohio State because of their incredibly strong academic program, their massive network of alumni, and of course – football.

My best career advice to other is to always be on the lookout for networking opportunities. Meeting someone in a place you’d least expect can turn into a contact for an in with a company!

 

Peer Career Coach, Sydney GreenSydney Green- Peer Career Coach

Senior, Political Science and Sociology with an Education minor

My favorite part about being a PCC is that I am able to help students be successful. I picked my major because I knew I wanted to do Education Policy as a career but wanted to take the political approach. I picked Ohio State because of the Morrill Scholars Program.

My best career prep advice is to not lose sight of your values.

 

Peer Career Coach, Jordyn RichardsonJordyn Richardson- Peer Career Coach

Second-year, Neuroscience with minors in Pharmaceutical Sciences & Clinical and Individual Differences on a Pre-Med track.

My favorite part about being a PCC is helping students to prepare for their futures as they help me to prepare for mine. I chose to focus on these areas at Ohio State because I love to learn about how different things impact brain function about because Ohio State has such a large opportunity for research and other experiences.

I would advise students to remain open and inquisitive when thinking about their future careers.

 

Peer Career Coach, Justin TongJustin Tong- Peer Career Coach

Fourth-year, International Relations and Diplomacy with a minor in Economics.

My favorite part of being a PCC is the constructive dynamics I have formed through engaging with the ASC students. As an international student, I have strong interests in U.S.-China relations, East Asian affairs, and U.S. foreign policies—that is why I chose this major.

My best advice is that Ohio State and Career Success Center provides students with fantastic resources. Make sure to spend some time discovering all sorts of resources and utilizing them as you wish, and don’t hesitate to reach out to us!"

 

Marketing Student Team

Lead Marketing Student, Olivia Van BokkelenOlivia Van Bokkelen - Lead Marketing Student

Fourth-year, Political Science and Business Administration with a minor in Security and Intelligence Studies

Working in this position has allowed me to develop my technical and analytical skills greatly. My supervisors have encouraged me to lead and manage marketing campaigns on cross-functional teams, which I have learned from and frequently discuss in interviews. Lastly, I have learned so much about collaboration and project management from Career Success staff, alumni, my Career Success Mentor, and the other interns.

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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