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UCSC

University Career Services Committee

Ohio State utilizes a comprehensive, decentralized career services model. College and department career services offices exist across the university to serve target populations of students and alumni. To help facilitate collaboration, professional development and networking among the various career services professionals across Ohio State, University Career Services Committee (UCSC) was formed in 1978. Membership is comprised of colleges and academic units on the Columbus and regional campuses.

If you are interested in joining UCSC, please contact Sarah Steenrod. If you'd like to be added to or removed from the UCSC listserv, please email Katie Passen

Mission Statement

University Career Services Committee (UCSC) is an organization of university professionals committed to responding to the career development needs of students at Ohio State. UCSC members exchange ideas and coordinate the dissemination of career-related information and events.

UCSC supports the professional development and promotes the value of the combined talent of its members. Through its unified voice, UCSC advocates policy resulting in practices that enhance the total educational experience of the students at Ohio State.


Vision Statement

To cultivate the potential of all Ohio State University students to become contributing world citizens by fostering valued and innovative career services.

Career Services Vendor Process

As you receive messages from technology vendors interested in working with Ohio State, please feel free to direct them to this page or share the link to the vendor survey which is reviewed by the tech team on a monthly basis. Below is an email blurb containing the link:

We appreciate your interest in working with Ohio State University to share your product with our student and alumni communities. All requests to have new career-related products and/or services considered for inclusion in our career technology portfolio are reviewed by the University Career Services Committee’s Technology Team.

To help us gain an introductory understanding of your product, please complete the  following form. We meet once per month to discuss recent submissions. If we feel that your product would be a good fit for our user population, a committee member will follow up to discuss next steps.

 

2023 - 2024 Executive Team Officers

Chair/Outreach and Advocacy Team Lead - Jamie Mathews-Mead

Chair-elect -  Jennifer Chilman

Secretary - Katie Passen 

Treasurer - Mollie Workman

IDEA Team Lead - Mandy Williams

Member Services Team Lead - Austin Cook

Student Services Team Lead - Noelle Mascarenhas

Recognition and Professional Development Team Lead - Taylor Koon

Technology Team Lead - Laura Pizoli

Past Chair - Sarah Steenrod

Teams

UCSC teams are always accepting new members! Please read the purpose of each team and contact the team lead above or Sarah Steenrod to join. 

Member Services Team
Purpose: To recruit, orient and retain UCSC members.

Outreach/Advocacy Team
Purpose: To ensure the representation of UCSC in university and broader community activities and keep members informed of initiatives that influence career services.

Recognition and Professional Development Team
Purpose: To support career staff professional development and recognize career champions across the university.

Student Services Team
Purpose: To promote understanding of career services resources, available to students, across the university.

Technology Team
Purpose: To address and coordinate any career-related technology requests and needs for UCSC.

IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access) Team
Purpose: To develop training and resources on best practices related to inclusion, diversity, equity and access for members of the Ohio State career services community.