January 1, 2019 at 4:30 pm

Career Week | Reception Features Networking, Resume Review, Employer Tables, Jan. 31

College of Arts & Sciences students, alumni, faculty and staff are invited to the third annual College of Arts & Sciences Alumni-Student Networking Reception on Jan. 31 from 3:30 to 7 p.m. in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Last Call for Free Business Cards—Deadline Extended to 8 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 25. Students who RSVP by then will receive free personalized business cards.

Networking, Resume Review, Employer Tables, Job Board….

  • Student RSVP (RSVP by 8 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, and get free business cards.)
  • 3:30 to 7 p.m., Baker University Center Ballroom
  • Free Hors d’Oeuvres
  • Free LinkedIn Photos!
  • Resume and CV Review

The Arts & Sciences networking night brings alumni and students together for a career development and networking lab with how-to instruction for one-to-one student and alumni networking. Students will receive business cards, engage in the “Art and Science of Networking,” and build their Bobcat network.

Meet These Alumni & Businesses—and More!

Corporate tables include Nestle Quality Assurance, Quidel, Gotion, Ohio Means Jobs, Rural Action, and Southeast Ohio Legal Services.

University services and resources include the Career and Leadership Development Center, the Women’s Center, the Innovation Center, the Graduate College, the Center for Campus and Community Engagement, a writer’s table, and themes.

Alumni hail from Nationwide, the Ohio EPA, ACLU Ohio, L Brands, Fast Switch, PUCO, Park National Bank, Walt Disney World, ACT Ohio, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, Hopewell Health Centers, the Ohio State Medical Association, multiple county social service agencies and prosecutor’s offices, the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, and more. They include attorneys, advocates, city planners, bank officers, biomedical engineers, healthcare marketers, scientists, professors, physicians, entrepreneurs, retired CEOs, and more.

Note: You must attend this event to receive your business cards. However, if you miss the RSVP date for the business cards, you are still welcome to attend this event!

Resume Review–Bring Your Resume

Students are encouraged to bring their resume—or their draft resume—for review at the reception.

  • Resume and CV Review are available 3:30 to 6 p.m.

Rufus says get free business cards and RSVP for College of Arts & Sciences Career & Networking Reception

“Don’t miss out on this opportunity to refine your resume and network with Bobcats about careers and life,” says Lisa Cohen, College of Arts & Sciences Director of External Relations.

The Alumni and Student Networking Reception that brings together hundreds of alumni and students majoring in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. This event is part of the College of Arts & Sciences Career & Networking Week.

Meet These Alumni & Businesses—and More!

Rob Dorans, portrait

Rob Dorans

Rob Dorans ’08 serves as the Chief Legal Counsel for ACT Ohio and manages the Legal & Research Department ACT Ohio. In his role as Chief Legal Counsel, Dorans works directly with 137 affiliated unions and 14 regional Building Trades councils across Ohio. Prior to joining ACT Ohio in 2013, he worked in the Ohio House of Representatives as a legislative aide and managed targeted state house campaigns for the Ohio House Democratic Caucus. He earned a B.A. in Political Science from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University and also graduated from the University of Toledo College of Law. Dorans is a proud second-generation IBEW member. He is an active volunteer with the Columbus Legal Aid Society and Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Central Ohio. He also serves on the Board of Commissioners for the City of Columbus Parks & Recreation Department. He lives in the city of Columbus with his wife, Lauren, and their rescue pitbull Captain.

Kari Boyle, portrait

Kari Boyle

Creating Healthy Communities

Kari Boyle (’15 BSH in Community Health) is a Certified Health Education Specialist at the Athens City-County Health Department. She is the current coordinator for the Athens County Creating Healthy Communities grant, which works to increase access to healthy food, increase opportunities for physical activity and eliminate tobacco use, through policy, system and environmental changes. Boyle received her bachelor’s in Community Health Services from Ohio University. In addition to her work, she is a Public Health Technician with the Ohio Air National Guard and an Operation Enduring Freedom Veteran. Boyle is passionate about working with community members and creating environments where the healthy choice is the easy choice. Creating Healthy Communities has identified three under-served communities in Athens County and each year prioritizes strategies for these communities. In 2019 CHC will be working on a mobile produce pantry, Produce Prescription pilot, community garden, Tobacco 21, and three community park revitalization projects. The work of CHC cannot be done without the support of community members, who play an integral part in the design and implementation of these projects.

Jennifer Blahnik, portrait

Jennifer Blahnik

Blahnik’s Career Turned from History to Disney’s Epcot Center 

“Do not just shoot for that dream job, as life often has a way of deciding for you. I had an idea where I thought I might go with my post college career, and it took a different turn.

Corporate Participants


Nestle logoNestlé Quality Assurance Center, based in Dublin, OH, has internships and full-time positions in microbiology and chemistry. A recent $31 million investment, the Dublin facility was designed to raise the bar for the verification of food safety and quality standards for the global leader in nutrition, health and wellness.

Talk with Nestle about Positions in Microbiology and Chemistry, Jan. 31Connect with Joe Walter, human resource manager at Nestle, at the College of Arts & Sciences Career and Networking Event on Jan. 31 to talk about job opportunities.


Gotion logoGotion,  a fast-growing company that aims to innovate in the electric vehicle technology (lithium batteries and related systems), is headquartered in the Silicon Valley of California with sites in Ohio, China, Japan and Europe. Talk with alum Michael Moehring ’10, a Research Chemist with Gotion.

Get an Inside Look at Tech Company Gotion, Jan. 31Come meet two alumni from Gotion at the Networking Reception and ask about their 2019 Summer Internship Program and full-time positions at their sites in Cleveland, Fermont, California, and for people looking at international opportunities–China.


Quidel logoQuidel Corp. is a leading manufacturer of diagnostic healthcare solutions serving to enhance the health and well-being of people around the globe with well-known and respected products that provide healthcare professionals with accurate and cost-effective diagnostic information at the point of care. Quidel opportunities include part-time student jobs, internships, and full-time science jobs. Laboratory experience is desired.

Ohio Means Jobs

Ohio Means Job logoOhio Means Jobs Athens County is a partner of the Ohio Means Jobs system and the American Job Center network. The Work Station can help employers find the right employees and job seekers find great careers.

Rural Action

Rural Action logoRural Action is a membership-based nonprofit working in the southeast and central eastern counties of Appalachian Ohio since 1991. Its work is about developing the region’s many assets in environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable ways, focusing on sectors such as food and agriculture, forestry, zero waste and recycling, environmental education, and watershed restoration. Emerging work in social enterprise development, local tourism, and energy are more recent parts of its portfolio.

Southeast Ohio Legal Services

Wayne National Forest

Wayne National Forest sign, indicating Athens ranger stationWayne National Forest is located in the hills of southeastern Ohio, covering over a quarter million acres of Appalachian foothills. The Forest features over 300 miles of trails for hiking, all-terrain vehicle riding, mountain biking, or horseback riding in season. Internship opportunities are available, as well as job opportunities with the U.S. forest service.

Ohio Means Jobs

Authors’ Table

Career & Networking Week for College of Arts & Sciences students, Jan. 29 to Feb. 2, 2019,

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