Fisher Season Premiere Kicks Off The Fall Recruiting Season

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.




Premiere already? Time flies!

I can’t believe it was only a year ago that I began my MBA journey.  I am a first year full time MBA and have only been in classes for less than two months, but so much has happened since I attended Fisher Season Premiere a year ago. Make no mistake, the MBA journey definitely begins this weekend at the class of 2014’s Fisher Season Premiere!

The most exciting part for me is that I get to experience this year’s Premiere on the other side of the table as an MBA Ambassador.  In this role, I get to appreciate the extensive work that the Graduate Programs Office puts forth to welcome Fisher’s future students.  Looking back, the exposure we had to the leaders of the business school, the multitude of resources/groups/programs offered, and the brief taste of a high energy MBA class was invaluable in preparing mentally for what will be an exhilarating two years of my life.  More importantly though, and something I didn’t realize until later, Premiere did an excellent job of outlining the culture at Fisher.  We have been taught early by one of our professors in the program, Dr. Inks, that the culture of an organization can be difficult to describe and sometimes the best way to define it is through first hand experiences.

So this Saturday, I look forward to watching the class of ’14 go through the same experience that was so important for me in deciding to come to Fisher.  I get to witness life-long friendships begin, how cool is that!  It may sound dramatic but the quality of people that I am surrounded by now that I am here is impressive.  I have enjoyed every second of getting to know my classmates and Premiere afforded me the opportunity to get a head start in developing relationships with them.  Fortunately, this weekend is not the last opportunity for curious prospective students to experience Fisher (the next event being held on December 10th) because those opportunities were an important part of my journey thus far… Let the fun begin!