SMF: The First Days of the First Class!

Wow, we have been busy in the land of the Buckeyes!  SMF started their Pre-Term and have been running for a whole week now.  Since orientation last Wednesday, SMF students have gone to two workshops, attended four classes, done team building activities and got a private tour of Ohio Stadium!  School will not officially start until next week- but we have broken a lot of ground.

SMF has a great mix of faculty teaching the core courses and we are all anticipating a fabulous year!  We are excited for sessions with industry experts and  networking opportunities in the upcoming weeks.

If you would like to be considered for the next outstanding class of the SMF program, go to:  http://fisher.osu.edu/smf/admissions/ to apply.  Applications are out and we are waiting to hear from you!

Check out the photos below!  For more photos, check out our facebook page.  Enjoy the rest of the week and GO BUCKS!

 

 


What it means to be a Buckeye

The Fisher College of Business is part of The Ohio State University. What’s it like to be an Ohio State Buckeye? Watch this and find out!

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My professor is out, can I replace my reference?

We have received a few inquiries from applicants who have submitted their applications and one or more of their listed references have not completed the online recommendation form.  We generally get a question like this:  “I listed a professor/former supervisor as a reference in my application and it appears his/her reference is the only one missing. I am unable to get in touch with him/her, as s/he no longer works at my company (or is at the university) and I am afraid s/he may have forgotten about my reference for my application. Can I select another person in his/her place in order to complete my application?”

You have two options.

Option 1 – replacing reference with an electronic reference

If you wish to replace the missing reference with an electronic reference, send an email to grad_app_help@fisher.osu.edu. Include your full name and email address – specifically, the name and email address you used when you submitted your application. Also include your applicant ID number if available. In your email, include the follwing information:

  • First Name of your recommender
  • Last Name of your recommender
  • Email address for your recommender
  • Relationship to your recommender (e.g. supervisor, professor, etc.)
  • Your recommender’s job title
  • Your recommender’s place of employment (e.g. company, university name, etc.)
  • The number of years and months your recommender has known you

Option 2 – replacing reference with a paper reference

If you wish to replace the missing reference with an paper reference, you do not need to change anything on your submitted application. Simply download and print the paper reference form, complete/sign/date page 1 of the form and provide both page 1 and 2 to your reference with a stamped, addressed envelope. (For the mailing address, it is critical you use the following address: SMF ADMISSIONS; 100 Gerlach Hall; 2108 Neil Ave; Columbus OH 43210-1144.)

If this situation applies to you, I hope this information helps! Let us know if you have any questions. We’re here to help!


A New Year of Updates Begins!

Welcome back, friends!

A few important dates that you may want to be aware of this month:

  • January 4th- OSU football is in the Sugar Bowl against the Razorbacks.  GO BUCKS!
  • January 11th- SMF webinar at 7 pm.  Registration is open!
  • January 14th- Second SMF Deadline
  • January 18th- SMF Live Info Session at 7:30 PM in Gerlach 210

I wish everyone a fabulous 2011!


Happy Holidays!

All university offices, including the Fisher Graduate Programs Office, will be closed December 23-26 in observance of the holidays. All university offices, including the Fisher Graduate Programs Office, will reopen during normal office hours on Monday, December 27.

Do not worry about anything you send to us – if material you send to us is delivered while campus is closed, it should be delivered to us on Monday, December 27. We expect to receive a LOT of mail next week – please re-read this earlier blog post if you’re wondering if we received application materials for your file.

Happy Holidays, everyone!