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'How I Found My First (Great) Job’

Nov 11, 2011

Ohio Northern University’s James F. Dicke College of Business Administration will present a panel discussing “How I Found My First (Great) Job” on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Forum of Dicke Hall.

This panel discussion is part of the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series and will feature ONU graduates Katie Whitney and Isaac Bernard and human resources recruiter Erin Schwiebert discussing what it takes to find a job after graduation.

Whitney is an AP analyst in the finance department of DSW in Columbus, Ohio. She began her career at the Big Four ac­counting firm Deloitte & Touche, with whom she spent two years and finished as a senior audit assistant. Whitney graduated, with distinction, from Ohio Northern University in 2009 with a BSBA in accounting. At Northern, she was ex­tremely involved in Delta Zeta (president), Beta Alpha Psi, the Order of Omega, the Institute of Management Accountants, and the Dean’s Mentorship Program. She also received several awards, including an OFIC Deloitte & Touche Scholarship, the Rea Accounting Excellence Award, an ONU Women’s Scholarship, and the 2009 Greek Woman of the Year.

Bernard is a regional sales manager for Hartzell Fan in Piqua, Ohio, covering the Midwest region, which consists of eight states. Bernard graduated from Ohio Northern in 2009 with a major in management and a minor in finance. While at Northern, he interned with Hartzell Fan and was vice president of Sigma Iota Epsilon, the honorary and professional management fraternity of the Academy of Management.

Schwiebert is a human resources recruiter for Marathon Petroleum Company in Findlay, Ohio. Prior to coming to Marathon, Schwiebert was a human resources recruiting associate at Blanchard Valley Health Association and worked in the Office of Admissions at Bowling Green State University. She earned bach­elor’s degrees in communications and human resources from Bowling Green in 2002 and a Master of Education in career and technology education from Bowling Green in 2010

The ONU College of Business Administration Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series brings to campus successful entrepreneurs and officers of major corporations to discuss current business issues.