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Visit and Interview during Fisher Season Premiere!

Fisher Season Premiere is our exclusive preview weekend for the 2013-2014 application season and will be held this year on Saturday, November 2.  Fisher Season Premiere enables you to learn about the benefits of the Fisher MBA program at The Ohio State University and gives you the chance to participate in a variety of activities, including:

  • an MBA program overview
  • tips and insight into the application process and financial aid opportunities
  • a case discussion led by a Fisher faculty member
  • luncheon with Fisher faculty and staff
  • a career management overview
  • team building activity with other prospective Fisher students
  • social networking events with current students and alumni

In addition, as a Premiere attendee you will receive the following:

  • guaranteed admissions interview
  • up to two nights hotel stay in downtown Columbus (for out of town attendees only)
  • food and transportation in Columbus

Fisher Season Premiere is an invitation-only event.  All participants are automatically granted an evaluative admissions interview which can be scheduled on Friday, November 1 or Monday, November 4 for your convenience.  If you are unable to conduct your interview during the Premiere weekend, you will be able to schedule it at another time during the application season.

Request an invitation to Premiere today – interest has been strong so far and spots are getting filled quickly!

 

 


Summmer steps to prepare for your MBA application

Take these steps towards your future!

 
If you are beginning to think about applying to MBA programs this fall, there are a number of things you can work on this summer to get ready:

1) Begin your research on programs to determine which one is going to be the best fit for you (hopefully it is Fisher!).  Visit the program websites, read the admissions blogs (great job!), read the current student blogs to get a sense of what life is like as a student at Fisher.  Learn about opportunities to visit campus or connect with members of the admissions staff

2) Prepare for the GMAT exam.  Visit mba.com for all of the information you could possibly want to learn about the test, study guides, resources and free, downloadable, full length practice tests.  Most schools will look at your highest score, but ideally you only have to take the test once at $250 per attempt!

3) Think about who will serve as your references.  Many MBA programs now use electronic reference forms.  By the time your recommender receives the link to complete the reference form and upload the letter of support, he/she should already know what to expect and be prepared to complete the process.  Fisher prefers professional references over academic references, unless you are a recent graduate from an undergraduate or graduate program and have a strong relationship with a professor who can speak to your potential for success in the MBA program.  Current supervisors are our first choice for a reference, followed by previous supervisors, colleagues, clients, or individuals with whom you work in the community or in a professional organization outside of your primary place of employment.

4) Request transcripts from your undergraduate institution(s) early.  Sometimes it takes awhile for those transcripts to arrive, so don’t wait until the last minute.  Check to see if the MBA programs to which you are applying will accept electronic copies of transcripts.  Fisher is now able to accept scanned or electronic copies of transcripts for academic review during the application process.  Official hardcopies will be requested after you are offered admission and prior to enrollment, unless the electronic transcript is sent directly to OSU from the granting institution and is considered official. 

5) Begin thinking about your essays.  Our essay questions are posted online so you can review them before you even begin an application.  The essays will really give you a chance to highlight elements of your personality, personal accomplishments, interesting aspects of your background and experience, etc. - they give you the best chance to differentiate yourself, so spend some time thinking about how you want to be perceived by the admissions committe.

Our application for Fall 2012 should be available as of August 1, 2011.  In the meantime, please click here to be added to our database and to request more information about Fisher.


Meet us at Fisher – here’s how!

We offer many opportunities for prospective MBA candidates to interact with us during the recruiting season.  We recognize that selecting an MBA program can be an overwhelming and daunting process – there are thousands of academic institutions that offer business degrees!  Given that you are going to invest a significant amount of money and time (two years of your life!) in a full-time program, it is so important that you take the time to visit the schools you are considering.

Here are three primary ways you can visit us at Fisher:

1) Contact the Graduate Programs Office to set up an individual visit with a student ambassador or admissions staff member.  Call 614-292-8511 or email mba@fisher.osu.edu

2) Attend one of our Spotlight Events.   Spotlight events enable you to come to Fisher for half a day to attend an information session, interact with a faculty panel, get a tour of campus, and have dinner with current MBA students.  Prospective students may opt to set up informational interviews with an admissions representative prior to the Spotlight Event, if you are interested in speaking with someone about your individual interests and goals.  Spotlight events are open to all prospective MBA students.  Our first Spotlight event will be held Friday, September 17.

3) Apply to attend Fisher Season Premiere.  Fisher Season Premiere is an invitation-only recruiting weekend that is designed to give you a preview of life as a Fisher MBA student.  This year’s event will be held November 5-6, 2010.