The Office of Career Management at The Ohio State
University College of Veterinary Medicine is the first integrated career
management office of any of
the veterinary colleges in North America.
“This is the first office in a veterinary school
designated to support students with a comprehensive approach to managing their
careers,” said Amanda Fark, assistant director in the Office of Student
Affairs, and director of the career management program.
The office assists Ohio State veterinary medicine
students and alumni in career management and development, including resume and
cover letter review, and helping students develop effective strategies for
pursuing their future career goals. They also partner with Dr. Michelle Harcha,
director, Professional Development Education, to offer a wide range of services
that complement and expand upon the professional development curriculum
required of all veterinary students.
Associate Dean for Student Affairs Linda Lord has seen
firsthand the difference the office has made for students.
“Dean [Lonnie] King wanted to create something that would
specifically benefit the students,” she explained. “He knew we needed a more
comprehensive approach to career planning at the college that went beyond finding
a job. The office really is about career development: helping students learn about
different career paths in veterinary medicine, and preparing them to get the
most out of their degree and the profession.”
“Providing important services such as the Office of
Career Management is one more way that Ohio State demonstrates our commitment
to our students,” said Dean Lonnie King. “We are proud to offer this to our
students, and I am really pleased by how students have embraced this support.”
Buckeye Vetwork, an informal mentoring and coaching program
focused on increasing alumni and student interaction began in the fall.
Students and alumni enjoyed participating in a “speed mentoring” session,
modeled on the so-called “speed dating” events hosted by matchmaking services.
“Our students requested an activity focused on connecting
to numerous alumni at a single event,” said Fark. “We were delighted by the
positive response and look forward to similar events in the future.”
The Office of Career Management continues to develop
programs and events to support both students and alumni.
Read more about what the Office of Career Management can do for you!
Posted on February 14, 2014