Columbus a magnet for financial companies

A recent Columbus Dispatch article highlighted why Columbus, Ohio is successful at attracting so many financial-services jobs.  Click on the image below to read the whole article!

Female Entrepreneurs Thrive in Columbus

Forbes recently released a ranking of best places for women entrepreneurs and Columbus ranked #7.  Check it out!

J.P. Morgan likes Columbus!

Read why J.P. Morgan continues to add employees to its Columbus facility – the company’s largest – in Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch:

Three key reasons why Columbus is a location of choice for J.P. Morgan and other large employers?

  • Cost of living that is lower than the national average
  • Continuous supply of bright, educated young talent due to local universities (like Ohio State!)
  • Geographic location that offers close proximity to important financial markets like Chicago, New York and Boston

Read the article by clicking below!


Fisher MBA Alum plans to open board game cafe!

Our own Fisher MBA Alumna, Malika de Silva, is featured in today’s Columbus Dispatch!  She plans to open up Board Room Cafe & Lounge in downtown Columbus this fall.  Check it out!

“Columbus rated tops in Ohio for business”

According to Forbes magazine, Columbus, Ohio ranks #24 on The Best Places for Business and Careers list.  This weekend’s Columbus Dispatch references Forbes latest list and quotes Alex Fischer, president and CEO of the Columbus Partnership as saying: “We are repeatedly showing up as one of the top cities in the Midwest,” he said. “The Midwest is having a renaissance, and Columbus is leading that.”

Learn more about life in Columbus and the Fisher MBA program. 

Introducing the MBA Recruiting and Admissions Team! (part 1 of 3)

As we gear up for another exciting year of recruiting, I thought it would be nice to introduce you to the members of the MBA Recruiting and Admissions Team!  This is especially important since two of our members are brand new.  Today, I introduce Julee Conrad:






Julee Conrad

Assistant Director, MBA Recruiting and Admissions

BS Accounting – Miami University, 2005

MAcc – The Ohio State University, 2006

Prior to joining the Admissions team at Fisher, Julee earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Miami University and a Master of Accounting from The Ohio State University.  After working for KPMG as an auditor and then as a recruiter, Julee returned to her ‘home’ with the Buckeyes!

A native of Ohio, she grew up on a farm and loves spending time outdoors.  If she isn’t on Fisher’s campus, she can be found jogging with her husband, reading, or finding a new frozen yogurt shop.

Here are a few more of her favorite things:

Places in Columbus:  Antrim Park, the Worthington Farmers’ Market, and Easton Town Center

Restaurant: J. Alexander’s

TV Show:  Seinfeld

Food/Beverage:  Coffee, coffee, and coffee :)

Recently Read Books:  Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer, Bossypants by Tina Fey, and I Was Told There’d Be Cake by Sloane Crosley

We’ll be introducing the other staff in future posts – stay tuned!

Columbus Bicentennial

Happy 200th birthday, Columbus!






I recently received an email from E. Gordon Gee, Ohio State University‘s president.

Columbus, Ohio, won my heart on my first visit here in 1990, and I am
happy to say the city has continued to embrace our great University.
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the city’s founding, and
celebrations are scheduled throughout 2012, with festivals, arts
exhibitions, performances, and so much more. I hope you will take a
moment to check out the University-related events on the calendar link and find an event that becomes a
must-see on your list.

Columbus is a vibrant setting for The Ohio State University — as both
the city and the University grow and change to meet the challenges of
the 21st century. I urge you to experience the city at its fullest,
during this bicentennial month and throughout the year. I plan to do
the same.


E. Gordon Gee

There’s always plenty to do in Columbus – and I figure that since 2012 is the 200th anniversary of its founding, I figure “stuff to do around here” will be kicked up a notch during the upcoming year. :-) So, if you’re going to be traveling to Columbus any time soon, are already here, or need a reason to visit, check out the city’s bicentennial page for more info!


Campus closed on May 30 – but lots going on this weekend in Columbus!

The university will be closed on Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day. if you contact the office, please expect a delay in responses from the Fisher MBA office due to this university holiday.

Asian Festival in Columbus OH

Columbus will be hosting a few events this weekend which may be of interest to you. First, the annual Asian Festival will happen at the Franklin Park Conservatory. Admission is free and it’s a fantastic way to learn about different Asian culture, not to mention some rather excellent food! Second, this weekend marks the grand opening of Downtown Columbus’ newest venture, Columbus Commons. This park will feature live music, host various events throughout the summer and includes an old-fashioned carousel.

Enjoy your weekend … summer is just around the corner!

Columbus Commons is on the site of the old "City Center" shopping mall in downtown Columbus

Columbus: Smart Capital 2011

Check out this video about Ohio’s state capital (Columbus!) by the Columbus Foundation, the ninth largest community foundation in the United States.

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For additional information on other Columbus highlights that may be relevant to you as a student at Ohio State/Fisher, click here.

Governor Kasich’s visit to Fisher

Governor John Kasich visited one of Fisher’s entrepreneurship classes to announce Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Mark Kvamme’s appointment to the Ohio Department of Development.  Watch the reaction from Fisher students and faculty here:

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