Intro to ACM – Who We Are and What We Do!

Hey there Buckeyes!

Welcome to the Lhota Office of Alumni Career Management, a segment of Alumni Relations here at The Ohio State University.  Today we wanted to quickly introduce you to Alumni Career Management, including some of our history, services, and things that we can do to help you as you journey through the various stages of your career.

ACM was established in 2012 in honor of Bill and Susan Lhota, notable alumni and good friends of the university.  We are housed on the first floor of the Longaberger Alumni House at 2200 Olentangy River Road in Columbus, OH.  Our staff of professional career consultants are ready and available to assist all alumni of the university in various capacities related to their careers, regardless of stage.

Some of the services that we provide include:  individual, one on one coaching with a specific career consultant of your choice, group panel discussions, networking events, and web services.  Because we serve clients all throughout Buckeye Nation, it is important to us that we are able to reach you regardless of whether or not you happen to be in the Columbus area currently.

We routinely travel throughout the country several times per year to execute our staple Network Like a Pro program in every region throughout the United States, and we are available for programming in partnership with alumni clubs and societies as well.  We offer quick career advice through our “Ask a Coach” feature on the ACM website, and have a robust LinkedIn group of more than 9,000 alumni where we actively post career advice and open discussion forums for Buckeyes to interact with one another about subjects and topics that matter to them.  We also manage AlumniFire, a unique and exclusive social media mentoring network created specifically for Buckeyes to connect and forge relationships without some of the pressure of more traditional networking settings. More information about each of these services can be found on our website at http://go.osu.edu/alumnicareermanagement.

Finally, we offer individualized, one on one coaching sessions for those clients who are interested in more in depth assistance in navigating their careers.  Each alumnus is entitled to one free intake session with a consultant – this is a one hour one on one session in which we can discuss any needs that the graduate has in relation to his or her career.  This can be resume review, interview preparation, social media navigation, or simply talking about concerns with regard to his or her career in general.  After this session is over, the alum can decide whether or not he or she would like to continue seeing a consultant, or if their needs were addressed in the initial consultation.  Our “Career Advising” tab on the ACM webpage has details on the structure and fee schedule for each additional consulting package clients may choose from.  Clients should also note that these consulting options are not exclusive to face to face meetings – consultants are able to meet with non-local clients via phone or Skype when a face to face meeting is not feasible.  Alumni are encouraged to call 1-800-635-8944 for additional information or to schedule an appointment with a consultant today.

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