The Ohio State University
Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration, Accounting 
Class of 2020 
Founder | ByOgochukwu
Founder | SecureThatBag


Ogochukwu Obiagwu is a recent graduate of the accounting program at The Ohio State University.  She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 2020,  and is CPA eligible. Outside of the classroom, Ogochukwu engages in student groups and professional development programs. Using her top strength of curiosity, at an early age she founded ByOgochukwu, a startup dedicated to “Expressing cultural pride through fashion.” Her overall passion for business, creative thinking, diversity & inclusion, and community shows in all of her endeavors. Ogochukwu's "go-getter" and entrepreneurial mindset ignites her eagerness to learn, experience new things, and improve her personal brand. She lives by the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) motto: "Lifting As We Climb." Ogochukwu's mission is to use what she learns to educate, empower, and make an impact on others! Subsequently, she created the "Secure That Bag" blog page  to share her personal and professional journey. She also provides student development services for those ready to level up their resumes, networking skills, LinkedIn, scholarship applications, and more. Through her work Ogochukwu hopes site visitors and blog readers, especially students, learn something new and are encouraged to achieve!

“I have no special talents, I’m just passionately curious.”

-Albert Einstein
"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door." 
-Milton Berle



August 2017- August 2019

Becker Professional Education Student Ambassador
Columbus, Ohio

Educate students on the benefits of CPA credential and Becker CPA exam preparation resource

August 2016- August 2019

National Association of Black Accountants
Student member
Columbus, Ohio

Served as 2017- 18 Philanthropy chair. Coordinate Ohio State University NABA chapter service projects and facilitate community outreach to encourage our chapter to“Lift as We Climb”

January 2020- March 2020

Audit Intern
Houston, TX

Worked on power and energy clients. Improved analytical and technical skills through Microsoft Office and assets/liabilities testing, workpaper documentation, 10-K, 10-Q, S-4 report tie outs for SEC clients. Contributed over 600 hours of work towards  busy season goals

March 2012- July 2017

CEO & Founder 
Columbus, Ohio

Bridge the gap of underrepresented minorities in the fashion industry by coordinating a team of 18

Brand Ambassadors who have successfully modeled in 7 fashion shows within and around the Ohio area


2017 designer for: Fashion Forward Cincy, Bowling Green State University, and Northern Kentucky University, and others

June 2019- August 2019

Ernst & Young (EY) 
Risk Advisory-Global Student Experience Intern Brisbane, Australia

Equip business continuity and recovery by testing and analyzing controls and processes in place that help clients plan, manage, mitigate and respond to risk

December 2018- April 2019

Holbrook & Manter, CPAs
Audit Intern
Columbus, Ohio

Managing busy season scheduling and applying software application trainings to perform and execute audit services for client engagements 

November 2017- August 2018

Legacy Scholars Program
Student Program Leader
Columbus, Ohio

Mentor 20 high school students on building an entrepreneurial mindset, leveraging character strengths, progressing goals, advancing professional development skills, and earning scholarships toward college or other post-secondary training

June 2017- July 2017

Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLC
Internal Firm Services Start Intern
Columbus, Ohio

Advanced professional development from hands-on projects, analyzing over 1,000 data entries using excel's data validation tool to make information more accessible for supervisor, online simulation training, and in person shadowing of the tax and assurance lines of services

June 2018- August 2018

Ernst & Young (EY) LLP
Launch Intern
New York, New York

Moved to NYC for the summer to grow accounting skills through hands-on experience, by executing tasks to add value to rotational engagement teams in advisory, audit, and tax lines of service 

January 2018- April 2018

Crowe Horwath
CAST- Audit Intern
Columbus, Ohio

Improved analytical and technical skills through Microsoft Office and other software application training, by contributing 300+ hours of audit services for client engagements

May 2017- June 2017

Germany Study Abroad Program
Student Participant
Hamburg, Germany

Participated in Freshman Global Lab Study Abroad Program in Hamburg, Germany; Studied International Business and Logistics Management at Kühne Logistics University; Learned the distinction between ethnocentrism & polycentrism