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Fisher's 2009 Big 10 MBA Case Competition team places second in the event at Gerlach Hall. This year's team is pictured left to right Eduard Lapteanu, Vandana Agrawal, Jeremy Jacobs and Michael Hrostoski.
Fisher MBAs take first and second place
in April case competitions

A team of Fisher MBAs brought home a first place win from the CIBER Case Competition at the University of Pittsburgh April 16-18.The CIBER team was comprised of first year MBA students Anne Von Lehman, Chad Stutz, Ryan Kilpatrick and Seth Blatter.

Fisher won second place in the Big 10 MBA Case Competition held from April 16-18 on Fisher’s campus.The University of Minnesota placed third while the University of Michigan took home the top award.

The Fisher team of first-year MBA students consisted of Vandana Agrawal, Jeremy Jacobs, Eduard Lapteanu and Michael Hrostoski. Agrawal was also awarded a Best Presenter Individual Award for the first round and Lapteanu received a Best Q&A Individual Award for the first round and the Best Q&A Individual Award for the final round.

Hosted by Fisher since its inception, this year’s Big 10 MBA Case Competition brought together 10 of the 11 conference schools. The teams of first-year MBAs were challenged to develop a solution for a cradle-to-cradle design for the Mirra office chair by Herman Miller.Teams were given 24 hours to come up with a business plan for the office chair that included recommendations for materials to create the armrests as well as a marketing strategy and financial analysis to support their armrest design proposal.

Judging was conducted by industry executives with various expertises. This year’s judges represented several area companies, including Cardinal Health, Nationwide Financial, DHL, Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. and the Limited Brands. In addition, judges from Herman Miller with expertise in the company’s innovation and sustainability practices also participated in the competition.

QUIC program receives NACE Innovation Excellence Award
student and recruiter
A corporate recruiter chats with a Fisher student.

The National Association of Colleges and Employers awarded Fisher’s QUIC program its 2009 Innovation Excellence Award.

The Office of Career Management’s Qualified Undergraduate Interview Candidate (QUIC) program prepares students for a professional job and internship search.

The program includes a series of online modules with quizzes and a mandatory mock interview. The students are evaluated and scored as they progress through each level of the program. To successfully complete the program, students must pass the QUIC interview with a score of 86 or higher out of 100 points. Once students complete the program, they become eligible to participate in recruiter interviews in the Office of Career Management.

The program was developed as a direct response to employer feedback about the quality of interviews, resumes and professionalism of the undergraduate students they were interviewing, according to Margie Bogenschutz, senior director of undergraduate career management and recruitment.”
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MBA program second in the nation for job placement in U.S. News ranking

U.S. News and World Report’s 2010 edition of America's Best Graduate Schools ranked Fisher second nationally in the proportion of graduates employed at three months (97.1%). The guide ranked the MBA program 26th in the nation (ninth among publics), up from 27 last year.

The most notable gains in Fisher’s U.S. News scores were for employment rate and recruiter assessments.

“In this era of economic turmoil, we are particularly gratified that corporate recruiters continue to hold our graduates in high regard,” said Christine Poon, dean of Fisher. “The upward momentum in our scores for job placement rates and recruiter assessment is an important affirmation of our effectiveness in developing outstanding leadership and management skills in our graduates as recognized by employers.”

In specialty programs, Fisher’s supply chain/logistics ranked seventh; accounting 12th; finance ranked 17th; marketing 19th; MBA for Working Professionals 30th; and production/operations 14th.

"Mad Money w/Jim Cramer" comes to campus

Jim Cramer

More than 650 students, staff and faculty from across Ohio State converged on the Thurber Theatre to watch the taping of "Mad Money w/Jim Cramer" on April 22. Host Jim Cramer brought his CNBC show to campus for its "Back to School Tour." In addition to taping his television show, Cramer held a special classroom session for Fisher students at Gerlach Hall. Click on the arrow above to view a video clip and slideshow highlights of Jim Cramer's day on campus.

Fisher People: Nick Houser

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Hobbies: "Watching old movies, especially Alfred Hitchcock films, discovering good local restaurants, traveling and cheering on the Buckeyes."

Fisher Lure: "I have been continually impressed with the talented staff and faculty, stellar students and the vibrant community here at the college."

May 1, 2009

In This Issue

Fisher MBAs take first and second place in April case competitions

QUIC program receives NACE Innovation Excellence Award

MBA program second in the nation for job placement in U.S. News ranking

Students greet "Mad Money w/Jim Cramer" with Buckeye Boo Ya's

Fisher People:
Nick Houser

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