The Reference Club showcases Columbus professionals of all backgrounds with the hope to motivate and educate those who may be seeking career inspiration and guidance.

We're pretty much taught from birth, err, from sophomore year of college, that it's not all about what you know but who you know. Networking can be challenging, awkward and sometimes for me, a little too serious and formal. However, most professionals are more than willing to casually share the nits & grits about their professions; all you have to do is ask.  

I'm* here to ask for you.

*My name's Alana Gaither and I'm an Akron native (go LeBron or go home) and aspiring financial planner.  I've called Columbus my home for the last 6+ years and am really excited about this growing city.

 I hope you're able to use this blog as a platform to not only gain career insight and motivation, but to also make your own connections in this "its who you know" world....because not all of our uncles' fifth cousins work at the companies we're interested in. 

Please feel free to reach out if you're interested in an introduction with any of The Reference Club's featured professionals.