Fisher will be in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Sept 23-26

The Fisher College of Business is part of SMP Business. SMPB is a consortium of top business schools that host nation-wide forums for undergraduates and recent graduates from all disciplinary majors who are interested in obtaining a focused graduate business degree.

Fisher will be on three university campuses in Virginia next week as part of its involvement with SMPB.

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September 23, 2013, Virginia Tech (Commonwealth Ballroom in Squires Student Center)

Graduate Fair, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM

September 25, 2013, University of Virginia (Newcomb Hall, 3rd Floor)
Professional & Graduate School Fair, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

SMPB Panel Discussion – Admissions Processes and the Application Timeline
5:00 – 7:00 PM, Newcomb Hall

September 26, 2013, College of William & Mary (Sadler Center, 3rd Floor)
Graduate & Professional School Fair, 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM

SMPB Panel Discussion – Admissions Processes and the Application Timeline
Sadler Center, 2nd Floor, 1:15 – 2:00 PM

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If you’re near any of these campuses/in the area, we look forward to meeting you!

In Virginia Sept 23-26? We’d love to meet you there!


We’ll be in Chicago this Thursday and Friday

Fisher SMF will be in Chicago this week at University of Illinois-Chicago and at the University of Chicago for a couple of events. The details are listed below.

Thursday, October 4: 3:00PM-7:00PM
University of Illinois-Chicago (at the UIC Forum)
Chicago Graduate and Professional School Fair
725 West Roosevelt Rd
Chicago IL 60607

Friday, October 5: 12:00PM-4:00PM
University of Chicago
Graduate and Professional School Fair
Ida Noyes Hall, Cloister Club
1212 E 59th St
Chicago, IL 60637

If you’re in the area, please stop by. We’d love to chat with you about your interest in the program!


Campus offices will be closed on Monday, Sept 3

All Ohio State campus offices, including the Fisher College of Business Graduate Programs Office, will be closed on Monday, September 3, 2012, in observance of Labor Day. All offices will reopen at 8:00 A.M. on Tuesday, September 4.

 


Webinars scheduled in June, July, and August – click here to register

Interested in applying for autumn 2013? Sign up for a webinar today.

We have scheduled webinars for the Fisher SMF program through summer 2012.

  • Tuesday, June 26 @ 1:00PM EDT
  • Tuesday, July 31 @ 5:30PM EDT
  • Wednesday, August 29 @ 11:00AM EDT

All times listed above are Eastern Daylight Time/EDT. (Click here if you need to translate Eastern Daylight Time zone to your local timezone. Search for “Columbus Ohio” to see the current time at Ohio State/Fisher.)

Register here today!


New SMF info sessions scheduled – register here!

 

You have questions? We’d love to speak with you!

Several information sessions on the Fisher SMF program were recently scheduled.

  • April 18, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT (in person/live)
  • April 19, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM EDT (webinar)
  • May 23, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT (webinar)

Click here to register for any of these info sessions. NOTE: If you register for a webinar, we will email you the webinar link and log-in information approximately one or two days prior to the scheduled webinar.


Campus offices closed on Jan. 16, 2012

All Ohio State University campus offices will be closed, including Fisher‘s Graduate Programs Office, on Monday, January 16, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

We will reopen on Tuesday, January 17, at 8:00 A.M.


Campus is closed November 24-27

This is a quick reminder that all campus offices will be closed Thursday, November 24 through Sunday, November 27 for Thanksgiving. Offices will re-open on Monday, November 28.


Fisher Career Management 2010-11 Annual Report Released

The Fisher Office of Career Management recently released its 2010-11 Annual Report (linked at the bottom of this blog post). Fisher SMF students are very busy right now, working on difficult and challenging assignments, interviewing with different companies, etc. I thought this would be a good time to show you the sort of outcomes Fisher students have seen in the past year.

Below are summary comments from Jeff Rice, Executive Director of Career Management at Fisher, on the results from the past year:

Despite a tepid economy still in the throes of recovery, our students were resilient in their job searches and responded proactively to the many opportunities provided to them at Fisher. A few highlights from this report:

  • The percentage of students employed upon graduation, at both undergraduate and graduate student levels, continues to be among the highest among business schools nationally. In this report, you will see an increasing number of undergraduate students participating in our programs, including our nationally award-winning QUIC program. You will also read more about our initiative this past year to focus further on creating exceptional student experiences in career management. The model is a simple one: as more students engage in our programs and services, more of them will achieve success in the job market.
  • Between 2007 and 2008, we saw a 5% drop in the number of companies recruiting at Fisher (nationally, the drop was 25%). However, from 2008 through June 2011 there has been a 30% increase in the number of companies recruiting at Fisher. Among many things, this can be attributed to our focus on best-in-class recruiting venues such as the Fisher Fall Career Fair and Fisher Internship Invitational, and additional corporate development initiatives.
  • The quality and quantity of Fortune 500 and multinational companies recruiting at Fisher College continues to provide our students with amazing opportunities. This robust recruiting portfolio not only adds value to the student experience, it is further inviting those companies who are clearly focused on talent acquisition and job creation into other collaborative opportunities at Fisher. Don’t miss the impressive list of these companies hiring our students in this report.

This positive momentum has certainly carried forward to the 2011-2012 recruiting year. Here are some data points that indicate another banner year for our students:

Between on-campus recruiting, Fisher Fall Career Fair, and the Graduate Recruiting Event, 278 company recruiting visits have been scheduled for Fall Quarter.

  • These recruiting visits have converted into 332 interview schedules; which on average converts to over 3,300 job interviews.
  • While a specific percentage is not yet known, there has been a noticeable increase in the number of students reporting job offers from their internships.
  • And, perhaps the most accurate indication of the recruiting volume to date– recruiters have consumed over 1,000 bottles of water, over 700 cans of soda, and over 75 pots of coffee!

Note that this is the first year of the SMF program and the annual report referenced here covers autumn 2010 through summer 2011 so there are no outcomes associated with the current SMF class – yet. Outcomes from the current class will be included in *next* year’s (2011-12) annual report (likely to be issued in October 2012). For now, check out the annual report to get a sense about what sort of companies are coming to Fisher.

Fisher Career Management 2010-11 Annual Report


National Middle Market Summit on October 6 at The Ohio State University

There are always a lot of interesting things going on at The Fisher College of Business and The Ohio State University. On October 6, the Fisher College of Business and GE Capital are sponsoring a major conference on Ohio State’s campus. The National Middle Market Summit is bringing together some of the best minds in business to discuss ways to nurture “middle market” companies – smaller than large conglomerates but bigger than small companies, this is an area of business that has not been actively researched before. This conference will help to start that dialogue.

If you are unable to attend in person, you can register to view the proceedings online. Click below for the personal invitation from Fisher’s Dean Christine Poon.

You can register to view the proceedings online by clicking here.


Introducing the 2011-12 Fisher SMF student bloggers

Students writing about their experiences = interesting blogs!

It’s clear by being on Ohio Stat’s campus for even a short amount of time that the students here are passionate about and loyal to Ohio State. I am glad to announce the 2011-12 SMF student bloggers are now blogging.

Continuing the tradition started a couple of years ago, there is a group of Fisher SMF students who will be blogging about their experiences while enrolled as a Fisher SMF student for the upcoming academic year. Be sure to check out the blog regularly to gain a first-person perspective of what it’s like to be at Fisher and at Ohio State.


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