With my last academic holiday break ever coming to an end, this week welcomed the annual readjustment to being back in the classroom… gathering books… reviewing syllabi. This ritual, while familiar, included a facet this time that broke the mold… running an audit of my courses to ensure I will have the necessary components to graduate in June.
It hit me when I reviewed the audit report that graduation is imminent. This was not only important from the standpoint of family booking hotels and ordering graduation materials, but also from the standpoint of ensuring that I get as much out of Fisher and OSU as possible over the next 6 months. I now have a renewed energy to attend as many extracurricular events as possible, a desire to take the most interesting curriculum possible as I build the toolbox necessary to be successful in the corporate arena, and a mission to make as many lasting connections with peers and professors to carry with me into the future.
I thought I have leveraged everything Fisher has to offer, but as I step back and prepare to leave in June, I realize that is nearly impossible, and there is more to be done! I look forward to seeing everyone soon!… whether it be at Winter Games…. Fisher Follies…. or following the Buckeyes on their way to the NCAA tournament!
While the application season for the full-time MBA class beginning in the fall of 2012 kicked off officially in August with the launch of the application, it was kicked into high gear this weekend with the annual Fisher Season Premiere!
55 students from across the country were invited to campus this weekend to explore everything Fisher and the Columbus community have to offer. After being welcomed by Associate Dean Wruck, prospective students participated in a sample class with Professor Dial, toured the Fisher and OSU facilities, learned about the resources offered by the Office of Career Management from Director Jeff Rice, and dug into the details of applications and financial aid processes with Admissions Director Alison Merzel. Guests were also greeted by current 2nd year MBA candidates, who volunteered to speak with prospective students about their involvement in student organizations such as Fisher Professional Services, Fisher Board Fellows and other various social, cultural and professional organizations. While these events were well received, many of the students pointed to the lunch with Fisher faculty and staff as the highlight of the weekend, getting to explore their interests with experts in the respective fields in addition to interacting with our very own Dean Poon.
The event was topped off with a great dinner at Due Amici in downtown Columbus which provided the attendees the opportunity to get to know both other attendees as well as current students. The entire weekend not only provided guests a taste of the Fisher experience, but also provided us a snap shot of the Fisher class of 2014. I speak for all of the student ambassadors in saying we could not be more excited to welcome the new and diverse class into the Fisher community in the very near future!
For those not able to attend this weekend, I encourage you to check out the Fisher website to identify additional opportunities to come to campus and experience the culture first hand. The next on-campus event will be help December 10th and will include an admissions presentation, an application overview/Q&A session, a tour of Fisher/OSU, and a panel of current students to answer any additional questions you may have.