Interview was conducted via email
Graduating: May 2011
Involvement on campus: Member of the Men’s Lacrosse Team (captain), Student Athlete Advisory Committee President, Witt Invest, Peer Mentor for Wittsem class, [Member of] Tau Pi Phi
Major: Business, Accounting Focus
Who did you get your job offer from and where will you be located?
The job offer was from Mettler Toledo, and it is located at Polaris Parkway in Columbus.
What’s your job title?
What will you be doing?
I was hired into a program called “Initial Career Experience” or I.C.E. for short. It is a[n] 18-24 month rotational program where I will be rotating to different departments of the company, including an international rotation, until I am placed into a permanent job. The different departments include Corporate Finance, Internal Audit, Pricing, Treasury, and Operations.
When did you get your job offer?
I do not remember the exact date, but I am pretty sure I was offered the job on November 12, 2010.
When do you start your job?
My tentative start date is June 6.
How did you get the job offer and what was the process with the company?
The whole process started for me when Professor Fenimore gave my name to a Witt grad who currently works for Mettler Toledo. She contacted me about the opportunity and I was excited about the job and decided to pursue it. In total, I went through three rounds of interviews. My first interviews was just a lunch meet and greet type deal, with Kelly (the Witt grad) and another worker. After being asked back, I interviewed with two other employees here at school in the career center. This was a more formal interview. Finally, I was fortunate enough to be asked to the final round interview, which took place in Columbus. It was a two day event: the first day was a meet and greet, where the other prospective and I went out to eat and then to a Columbus Blue Jackets game with many of the employees. The next morning was about three or four hours of interviews at the office. Thankfully, after the whole process was complete, I was offered the job.
When did you start actively looking for a job?
I started looking at different opportunities this past summer. I wasn’t necessarily looking for certain companies, but was trying to decide between a job or grad school, and also whether to go for a big four accounting firm or to go for corporate. I was exploring some options but more of which direction I wanted to go.
What advice would you give to your classmates who are also looking for jobs?
I would tell my classmates to keep working hard when searching for jobs. Everyone has put in a lot of work and its important to now sell yourself and make yourself marketable to employers. Also, I think it’s beneficial to ask questions and seek advice from professors, parents, or friends, you never know when someone will “know somebody” and bring about an opportunity.
Why are you going into the job force instead of going to grad school?
I decided to get into the workforce because I thought it was the best choice for me. I didn’t have the desire to do another year plus of school, so I felt that I wouldn’t be 100% into it. I then got this opportunity, it seemed like a great fit for me and decided to go for it.
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