I was an attorney from northern Californian, born and raised. And I love the sun and surfing. So when I had to decide between Ohio and California for my MBA, it was an easy choice…. Ohio.
Surprisingly, this truly was an easy choice, and I don’t regret it for a second. There were two major reasons why I chose Fisher: the opportunities it provides, and Columbus.
One quick caveat though… you will be busy with this program if you want to be. In fact, it’s been so hectic that my teammate showed up to school with different colored shoes (as seen below).
But this hectic schedule is surprisingly fun. The classes are interesting. There’s a great vibe among classmates. There are loads of seminars regarding careers and companies (some that I never knew existed) that you can voluntarily attend. For example, Gallup came to the Fisher campus and I found out that it’s actually a very dynamic forward-looking consulting firm. Call me ignorant, but I thought they were just a presidential polling firm…
Anyway, there are so many events to learn about new companies and opportunities. In my last job as an attorney, I was providing services, value, blah, blah, blah…. But I felt like I was in a rut and my mind wasn’t being fully utilized. Now, it’s definitely being utilized (possibly over-utilized). But in a fantastic way. I’ve never been so excited to be so busy!
My take is this: I’ve lived all over the world, been involved in different schools and different careers, met people of all backgrounds, and I KNOW that going to Fisher is the best decision I’ve ever made. Better than going to law school. Better than living in China, or England, or Spain. It’s only been one month, but I see an amazing opportunity should I choose to take advantage of it. And I’m certain I will!
But wait, I never talked about Columbus and why it’s great. Guess you’ll have to wait until my next blog….