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Eric LenardFisher alumnus Eric Lenard, an executive for Johnson & Johnson, talks to a student at the Fall Career Fair.

October 29, 2010

In This Issue

Fisher selected for membership in Global Business School Network

Biz Quiz to be held Nov. 6-7

IMS, COE provide business expertise to OSU Medical Center's Project One

GPO staff take leadership roles in international business school conference

Fisher News Video: 2010 Fall Career Fair

Fisher People: Susan Geier

News Briefs

Open enrollment for for health benefit plans begin Oct. 25



Fisher In The News

Oded Shenkar - Bloomberg

William Raabe - The Columbus Dispatch

Shashi Matta - The Columbus Dispatch


Upcoming Events

Oct. 30, 2010
Final rounds of CIBER Case Challenge

Nov. 2, 2010
Corporate Finance Lunch and Learn: Bill Carter, CFO, Momentive Performance Materials Holdings, LLC

Conversation with Dean Christine Poon and Associate Dean Karen Hopper-Wruck

Nov. 4, 2010
Stratford Shields, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

P&G Case Competition

Nov. 4 -7, 2010

KeyBank Leadership and Creativity Symposium

Nov. 8, 2010
Cullman Executive Luncheon Series: Alex Fischer, president and CEO, the Columbus Partnership

Nov. 10, 2010

Distinguished International Speaker Series: Gustavo A. Martino, consul general of Argentina

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Fisher selected for membership in Global Business School Network

Fisher was selected for membership in the Global Business School Network (GBSN), an international non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening management education in emerging market countries.

GBSN, based in Washington, D.C., aims to create a public-private partnership to strengthen the skills of managers in emerging markets by expanding opportunities for management education and training in these countries. Management education is widely considered to be a critical component of successful international development strategies because it provides a stronger pool of local leadership and management talent for all sectors.



Biz Quiz to be held Nov. 6-7

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Contestants from 2009 Biz Quiz compete in final round.

Nationwide/Fisher Biz Quiz ,the competition that tests students’ knowledge of critical business news in a fast-paced game show format, returns for a fifth year attracting 18 universities from around the nation to Columbus on Nov. 5-7.

Competing for cash prizes, teams composed of three undergraduate students will be asked questions from articles appearing in The Wall Street Journal. Borrowing from the quiz show format of “Jeopardy,” teams sound a buzzer when they believe they have the correct answer.

The competition will include individual rounds, team preliminary rounds and team semifinals. The three top-scoring schools will face off in a final showdown on Sunday, Nov. 7 moderated by Krishnan Anantharaman, from The Wall Street Journal.

The event is sponsored by Nationwide's Financial Leadership Rotation Program, which is also providing opportunities to students to interview for internships and full-time positions with the program. Fisher’s Undergraduate Business Council will serve as volunteers and hosts during the weekend competition. Read More >>


IMS, COE provide business expertise to OSU Medical Center's Project One

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Conceptual rendering of the future OSUMC's James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.

When The Ohio State University Medical Center leadership team decided it needed some business consultants for its massive ProjectONE, they looked no further than less than a mile down the road to the Fisher campus.

Peter Ward, chair, Management Sciences and co-director, Center for Operational Excellence (COE), and Neeli Bendapudi, professor of marketing, academic director, Initiative for Managing Services, collaborated this summer with the leadership team at OSUMC to focus on the patient and family services experience for ProjectONE and make recommendations to the ProjectONE board for driving best in class service.

“We looked at all the non-clinical touch points, everything that doesn’t have to do with medical procedures,” Bendapudi said.

Applying lean management tools, Ward and Bendapudi’s team analyzed food services, internal and external hospital navigation, parking and valet services, pastoral care and holistic medicine, as well as waiting lounges and the gift shop at OSU Medical Center.



GPO staff take leadship roles in international business school conference

Chicago skyline

Staffers from the Graduate Programs Office held high-profile roles at this year’s Graduate Business Student Services Association (GBSSA) held in Chicago Oct. 20-22. GBSSA is a professional organization dedicated to providing networking opportunities to student services administrators.

“This was an event of high visibility for Fisher among the top business schools,” said David Smith, executive director for GPO.

GPO assistant director Jen Mercer, a GBSSA board member, was conference chair for the event, which attracts business schools from as far away as South Africa and India. Samantha Schnitzer, a GPO program manager, and Kaylin Ward, GPO program coordinator, were both panelists, along with Paul Buckley, associate director of MIT’s Sloan School of Management, leading a discussion on creating a cohesive environment and building relationships with students. Schnitzer also served on the conference’s planning committee.

“The great thing about this conference—unlike GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council) conferences where schools are competitive—we come together to share ideas,” Mercer said. This year’s conference theme was “Winds of Change,” which focused on inspiring success in students in a climate of economic uncertainty.

Hosted by University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, the event attracted 110 participants from 72 business schools from around the world.


Fisher News Video: 2010 Fall Career Fair

corporate recruiter

Fisher consistently ranks high in Wall Street Journal surveys of corporate recruiters as their favorite place to hire graduates and interns. Hear directly from a few of the corporate recruiters representing more than 100 multinational companies at the Fall Career Fair on why they travel to Columbus year-after-year.


Fisher People: Susan Geier

Title: Recruiting Coordinator, Office of Career Management

Hobbies: "I enjoy running and watching my kids play soccer."

Fisher Lure: "I enjoy working with our students and the employers that recruit at Fisher. The environment at Fisher is warm and friendly, and I am very fortunate to work with such a great team of people."

Susan Geier

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