Fisher hosts Ohio State Young Scholars

Published: 2012-08-06

Young Scholars at Fisher College of Business
Young Scholars program participants at Fisher College of Business

Fisher hosted 11 Young Scholars participating in the Ohio State summer program. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Young Scholars Program is a comprehensive pre-collegiate and collegiate program designed to enhance the academic, personal, and career development of academically talented first generation college students from economically challenged backgrounds.

Throughout the two week program, the Young Scholars met with business professionals and Fisher faculty members who spoke to them about the many opportunities at the college and the business administration field.

Staff from the Office of Career Management helped the Young Scholars develop resumes and talked with them about the importance of professionalism. Joyce Stefan from the International Programs Office spoke to the Young Scholars about the many opportunities available for Fisher students to study abroad during their academic career at The Ohio State University. David Harrison from the Office of Minority Student Services also met with the Young Scholars to talk to them about the resources available to them at Ohio State.

Young Scholars with Jeni's Ice Cream co-founder Jeni Britton Bauer
Young Scholars meeting Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams co-founder
Jeni Britton Bauer

Faculty speakers include Robert Lane, finance; Vasu Unnava, marketing; Andrea Prud’homme, operations; and Todd Barnum, human resources.  The Young Scholars also had the opportunity to meet with Patricia Jefferson from the Undergraduate Programs and Advising Office. Jefferson discussed  the steps they can take during their senior year to better prepare for college.

Several executives from the business community also participated, including Huntington Bank’s William Shepherd, Director of Talent and Organizational Effectiveness, and Traci Dunn, Senior Vice President and Inclusion Director. Kati Hood, Campus Recruiting Manager, KPMG, and Greg Willis, Deposit Revenue Manager, JPMorgan Chase, hosted the Young Scholars at KPMG where they spoke with the Young Scholars about career opportunities in accounting.

The Young Scholars also went on a field trip to Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams where they spoke with co-founder, Jeni Britton Bauer; Chief Executive Officer, John Lowe and Research and Development Baker, Pete Wiseman.