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Career Planning

Whether you are interested in exploring your career interests, learning more about careers, companies and industries, engaging in a career transition, and/or activating a comprehensive job search, Fisher offers the tools and resources to help facilitate your career success.

Below, you will find a summary of the unique and helpful resources that will be available when you are a student in the program.

MBA for Working Professional Career Management package

Career Management news and information

To keep you connected to the career events, information and resources, you will be provided with a twice-monthly MBA for Working Professionals Career Management newsletter. This online publication offers information related to career/job fairs, job search advice, networking tips, and more.

Job boards and resume databases

FisherConnect is a resource for job openings that are posted by employers who are seeking Fisher graduate-level talent. During the last year of your MBA for Working Professionals program, you will be eligible to submit your resume for consideration for on-campus interviewing schedules for which you qualify.

MBAFocus, a comprehensive resume distribution service and job board, is also available.

Career, company and industry online resources

Fisher invests in a variety of online resources designed to help graduate-level students with career, company and industry information. As you explore careers, consider entry into different industries, and/or prepare for interviews, online resources such as CareerBeam, WetFeet, Vault, GoingGlobal, and the Book of Lists will be available to you as a student.

Career coaching

Job search consultation and career coaching are available on topics related to resume writing, interviewing skill development, networking, job search strategy development and more. As a student in the Working Professionals MBA program, you will be eligible to work virtually with a job search consultant. Appointments are conducted remotely (via phone, e-mail, and/or Skype).

Career and networking events

Fisher offers two career fairs including the Fisher Fall Career Fair and the Graduate Student Recruiting Event. Graduate students also have the opportunity to participate in the Graduate Student Networking Event.

Working Professional MBA students can also participate in national diversity career conferences and job fairs as well as select additional career fairs that take place on the Ohio State campus.


Sponsored by the WPMBA Council, career-oriented workshops are offered. Past workshop presentations have covered topics on career advancement, managing career transition, developing your brand, creating a career marketing plan, effectively using online resources, and developing a successful job search strategy.