Meet your Career Consultant, Allison Jones

I decided to invite a guest to blog on the site for this week!  Allison Jones recently joined the Office of Career Management as a dedicated resource for Working Professional MBA students.

I wanted to take a moment to formally introduce myself to you.  My name is Allison Jones and I am a new member of the Office of Career Management team and will be providing customized career services specifically for Working Professional MBA students.  I have worked at The Ohio State University for seven years in a career services capacity, and have a great deal of experience helping students with all stages of career development, including initial self-assessment, career exploration, networking, job searching, resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, and evaluating offers.

My hours are 9:00-6:00 Monday through Wednesday, and 8:00-5:00 Thursday and Friday.  You can contact the Office of Career Management front desk at (614) 292-6024 to schedule an appointment, for 30 minutes or 60 minutes, according to your needs.  If it would be helpful to meet outside of these hours, contact me directly and we can set up an appointment. If you have a quick question, I have walk-in hours on Mondays 12:00-1:00 and Wednesdays 5:00-6:00. 

If you have any questions for me or if you have ideas for career-related events or resources that would be helpful, please let me know.  I look forward to working with you!



You can become a CEO, too!

This weekend we held another successful pre-commencement ceremony for our summer WP MBA graduates.  Our keynote speaker, DeWight Wallace, attributed his career success to his MBA from Fisher.  He worked full-time while earning the degree in the evening, accumulating experience from leading organizations like General Electric and Texas Instruments.  DeWight  now claims the aspirational title of CEO for a billion dollar wholesale distribution business, Johnstone Supply.  In his remarks, he indicated that “The school where you earn your degree really does matter.”

If you have attended one of our information sessions, you have probably heard us say the same thing.  We often talk about the importance of a degree that is nationally recognized and portable, as you never know where your career may take you.  DeWight’s career took him to Portland, Oregon – quite a ways from Columbus, Ohio!  The Ohio State and Fisher names helped DeWight take his career all the way up the corporate ladder and all the way to the Pacific Northwest.  Lest you think this could never happen to you, pay attention to what he shared with our recent graduating class,

I am no different than any of you.  We are all Fisher MBAs now, only I am just a little bit older.

Join the Fisher MBA program and one day you can become a CEO, too!