Welcome to my blog everyone. This is new to me, but I assure you, I have received the proper training.
My name is Nick Fischer. Yes, kind of like the business school. Except my name has a C in it. Please don't forget it.
Some of you know me. Some of you don't. Consider yourselves lucky.
I ramble. I also talk fast. Be thankful you can read this at your own pace.
I have more to do than time to do it. Welcome to The Max M. Fisher College of Business.
I like food. Expect a lot of restaurant feedback.
I am sarcastic. You may have already noticed that...
I tend to notice odd and peculiar things about my surroundings. Sometimes they are funny, sometimes they are weird, sometimes they make no sense at all. I'm sure my future posts will include all of these.
Sooooooo much has happened since my arrival in Columbus at the beginning of this month. I am not even going to try to cover all or much of it in detail. But I am going to list and touch on several things:
- I live at Fisher Commons. I have a beautiful view of the downtown skyline and Fred Beekman Park . I painted my bedroom "Nautical" Blue and my living room "Peaceful Leaf" Green. Sometimes, I can smell the agricultural school. All in all, the place is great.
- Orientation is over. We were told how amazing we were. We were told how busy we were going to be. We had a reality check. Professor Oglevee speaks the truth (talk to him outside of class - he's great). Network, Network, Network. Time management. Network. Don't be late. Summit Vision. Leadership. Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (I'm ENTJ for those who are interested). Business Cards (Ask nicely and you might get one). Network. Teams. Teamwork.
- There is no shortage of social activities and things to do in Columbus. South Campus Gateway. Short North. Arena District. Buckeye Football. Golf - Raymond Memorial , OSU Courses (A lot of business students play. Several are really good. I am not). So much more I haven't even checked out yet.
- Taxi-Cab service is generally good except at 2 AM. You are better off walking.
- Planes fly over campus ALL the time. Get used to the noise. It's not that bad really.
- Business school runs on coffee.
- Business students like to be social. Mike created an email distribution list to use for planning. We played kickball (it's still hard even as an adult - don't underestimate it). We played volleyball. There was a New Year's Eve party for the beginning of school. Football Tailgates. The list goes on.
- The ARC has most things I need to work out. It also has a rock climbing wall. I am not very good at rock climbing.
- The consulting boot camp was a great source of information. Professor Barney is hilarious and brilliant.
- Textbooks and course packets are expensive. You can't do anything about it.
- Mad Mex at the South Campus Gateway is pretty good. I had the grilled fish tacos. I hate fish but even I thought they tasted great. The "Pennsyltucky fried tofu" is surprisingly delicious. They also have a kids menu with jokes that I didn't even understand.
- If you made it this far, congratulations.
That's all for now. Stay tuned for future posts.