Meet the newest member of the MBA Recruiting and Admissions Team

Meet Rebecca Zurek, Assistant Director of Recruiting and Admissions!

BS Psychology – SUNY College at Cortland, 2010

Master of Labor and Human Resources- The Ohio State University, 2012

Prior to joining the Admissions team at Fisher, Rebecca earned a Bachelor of Science from SUNY College at Cortland and a Master of Labor and Human Resources from The Ohio State University. While working at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in their Global Training & Development department following graduation, Rebecca found herself drawn back to the Ohio State campus for recruiting events. She soon realized that her passion was to help recruit for the very programs that made an impact on her while she was at the university!

Prior to moving to Ohio, Rebecca grew up living on opposite sides of the country in both central New York and the lower part of Alaska. While completing her undergraduate degree she worked in a Psychophysiology Research Laboratory and ran intercollegiate Track & Field as a multi-event heptathlete. As a runner who is from small towns, Rebecca now enjoys jogging around town and exploring all of the wonderful things that Columbus city has to offer!

A few of her favorite things:

Place in Columbus: The Ohio State University Oval, The Short North District, Goodale Park

Restaurant: Ray Ray’s Barbeque Pit, Wildflower Café, Skillet

TV Show: Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Skins

Food: Both coffee and cheese play large roles in her diet

Book: City of Glass by Paul Austere, 1984 by George Orwell, and anything written by William Shakespeare


Fisher’s WP Program Ranks Top Ten Again

Columbus Business First featured an article last week on Ohio State’s latest gradaute business rankings.  The MBA program for Working Professionals moved up a notch to 8th in the U.S. News & World Report’s latest ranking of Part-Time MBA programs.  Click on snippit below to read the whole article!

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!



OSU Library ranks 5th in nation

As you are thinking about returning to school to pursue your MBA, I am guessing that you probably aren’t thinking back fondly about the days spent studying at the library into the wee hours of the night just before a final exam.  Perhaps the library isn’t the number #1 place you look forward to visiting (unless, of course, you mean The Library on N. High Street – not exactly a place intended for studying or conducting research, at least not in the traditional sense).  The library may rank #2 or #3, right after The Shoe or The RPAC – maybe #4 if you add in the Union.  It should definitely make your top 5 list, however.

Here’s why:  The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Investment Index ranks the OSU Libraries (OSUL) fifth among public university libraries, a jump from 12th place just one year ago.

Thompson Library



Fisher MBA Alum plans to open board game cafe downtown!

Our own Fisher MBA Alumna, Malika de Silva, is featured in yesterday’s Columbus Dispatch! She plans to open up Board Room Cafe & Lounge in downtown Columbus this fall. Check it out!

Fisher MBA Alumni in the News

In case you missed it, our own MBA alumni, Gavin Meyers and Tim Ward, were recently featured in Business First magazine where they discussed their new brew-your-own-beer business, BRU.  Gavin and Tim tapped into funding made possible by two other Ohio State MBA alumni, Cuyler Hunter and Luke Friedman, through UFunded, “the only crowdfunding platform dedicated to accelerating entrepreneurship within university communities.”

Way to go Fisher alumni!



Introducing the MBA Recruiting and Admissions Team – Part 2

Today I would like to introduce Natalie Mehl:







Natalie Mehl

Assistant Director, MBA Recruiting and Admissions

B.A. Strategic Communications – The Ohio State University, 2008

Natalie graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in Strategic Communications and Political Science. Before coming to Fisher she worked for Sears Holdings Corporation and in Undergraduate Admissions at Ohio State-she just loves to help recruit Buckeyes!

Natalie is from southeastern Ohio and grew up on the river so she loves to boat and enjoys most water related activities! In her free time she loves to cheer on the Buckeyes, take Zumba classes, try out new recipes and spend time with her friends and family.

A few of her favorite things:

Place in Columbus: The Columbus Zoo J (She absolutely LOVES monkeys.)

Restaurant: Marcella’s in the Short North

TV Show: Law & Order SVU

Food: Chips & Salsa/Guacamole

Book: She just got a nook and would love any suggestions for downloads!


Introducing the MBA Recruiting and Admissions Team! (part 1 of 3)

As we gear up for another exciting year of recruiting, I thought it would be nice to introduce you to the members of the MBA Recruiting and Admissions Team! This is especially important since two of our members are brand new. Today, I introduce Julee Conrad:

Julee Conrad

Assistant Director, MBA Recruiting and Admissions

BS Accounting – Miami University, 2005

MAcc – The Ohio State University, 2006

Prior to joining the Admissions team at Fisher, Julee earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Miami University and a Master of Accounting from The Ohio State University. After working for KPMG as an auditor and then as a recruiter, Julee returned to her ‘home’ with the Buckeyes!

A native of Ohio, she grew up on a farm and loves spending time outdoors. If she isn’t on Fisher’s campus, she can be found jogging with her husband, reading, or finding a new frozen yogurt shop.

Here are a few more of her favorite things:

Places in Columbus: Antrim Park, the Worthington Farmers’ Market, and Easton Town Center

Restaurant: J. Alexander’s

TV Show: Seinfeld

Food/Beverage: Coffee, coffee, and coffee :)

Recently Read Books: Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer, Bossypants by Tina Fey, and I Was Told There’d Be Cake by Sloane Crosley

We’ll be introducing the other staff in future posts – stay tuned!

Winter Break 2011 is upon us …

Even though Fisher MBA students will be resting, traveling, visiting with family and friends, etc., the Fisher Graduate Programs Office (“GPO”) will be open during most of the month of December. If you need to contact us during December, please note the following:

  • In addition to weekends, all campus offices at Ohio State will be closed on December 26, 27, and January 2.
  • Staffing in the Fisher GPO during the month of December is thinner than in most other months since GPO staff are also likely to take extra vacation days during December for the various end of year holidays (e.g. Christmas, etc.).
  • If you need to reach us, you can call 614-292-8511. Normal hours are 8:00AM-5:00PM, Monday through Friday. You can also reach us at email via


Even though students are on break, we ARE open during December


Campus Closed Nov. 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.

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