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Meet the Career Coach: James Biddick

Wednesday, August 24 2016 12:00am

Meet one of three new career coaches in this mini-series.

Name: James Biddick

Education: Master of Sports Administration; Bachelor of Social Science; Law Degree

Professional Role: Assistant Director of Graduate Career Management; Sport Management & Graduate Student Career Coach

James Biddick didn’t always know he wanted to work in career management. In fact, he tired out several career paths before finding this one, including being an athlete and coach for field hockey and cricket, a sports administrator, board member, and most recently, as an attorney. Yet, despite his complicated path, Biddick feels the path was worth it.

Originally from New Zealand, Biddick came to Ohio University for the Master of Sports Administration program, where he had the opportunity to work as a graduate assistant for the College of Business Office of Career Management.

“Working with OCM, I felt as though I had found my purpose,” he explained.   

After graduation, Biddick accepted his current role with the office, as assistant director of graduate career management and sport management and graduate student career coach. He now helps our diverse graduate student body.

“I am trying to understand the different populations, and then determine how to best serve them in terms of coaching, workshops, events, and employer and alumni relations,” he said.

He also will work with sophomores and juniors earning a B.S.M., or bachelor  in sport management.

“I love being part of a person’s journey,” he said. “From discovering what they are passionate about and where they want to go, to helping them reach their goals, it is super satisfying to see others grow and succeed.”

More about the Office of Career Management

The Office of Career Management, or OCM, aims to prepare students for success by allowing them to actively engage in career management.

Location: Copeland 214

Website

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 Phone: (740) 593-2042