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Introducing the MBA Recruiting and Admissions Team – Part 3

Joe Dorsey

Assistant Director, MBA Recruiting and Admissions

B.F.A. – Savannah College of Art and Design, 2007

Joe is a recent addition to the recruiting and admissions team and came to Fisher from the Savannah College of Art and Design. He travelled the country as an admission representative for the university before spending several years managing the admission department’s social media outreach.

Since relocating to Columbus he has been busy exploring the city and searching for interesting places to run. If he’s not responding to your calls or emails he is probably out training for a triathlon or spending time at the lake with his wife and dog.

A few of his favorite things:

Place in Columbus: The Olentangy Trail

Restaurant: Chipotle

TV Show: The Big Bang Theory

Food: Anything covered in cheese

Book: These Guys Have All the Fun by James Andrew Miller,
50/50: Secrets I Learned Running 50 Marathons in 50 Days by Dean Karnazes


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!


Is your application incomplete for letters of recommendation?

When you fill out your application for the MBA program, you have the opportunity to enter the names of up to three individuals who can serve as references on your behalf.  Once you enter the names and email addresses of these individuals in the online system, they will receive the request to complete an online recommendation form for you.  You are only required to submit two letters of reference, yet if you indicate the names of three references, your application will technically remain incomplete until we receive all three letters of recommendation.  Please make sure that the references you have identified are prepared to write letters on your behalf before you submit your names through the online sysem.  In order to expedite the review of your application, please reach out to your references to encourage them to complete the process.  You will be able to tell if the letters have been submitted by your references by viewing your application status/check-list.  While we are able to conduct an initial review of your application, we are unable to make a final decision until your letters of recommendation come in. 

When you get to the recommendation screen in the application, it should look like this:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a reminder, recommendations should be provided from employers, supervisors, professors, or others who are able to comment on your professional and educational goals and potential (no friends or relatives please.)


Get ready for the new GMAT!

If you are thinking about applying to MBA programs this fall, you probably are aware that the GMAT is changing next month – June 5, 2012 to be exact!  The Graduate Management Admissions Council is introducing a new Integrated Reasoning (IR)section into the Next Generation GMAT.    The IR section will include texts, charts and/or tables; mult-source reasoning; graphics interpretation and two-part analysis.  You get to use an on-screen calculator with this section – exciting!

The verbal and quantitative sections will not change and will still comprise the score on the 800 scale that you are used to seeing.  The IR section will have a separate score on an 8 point scale.  A main difference with the addition of the IR section is the switch to just one analytical writing assessment. 

The new test format will look like this:

30 minute Analytical Writing Assessment

30 minute Intergrated Reasoning Section

75 minute Quantitative Section

75 minutes Verbal Section

Total 3 hours, 30 minutes (4 hours total time commitment, including breaks)

You may be wondering how business schools are going to evaluate applicants using this new section.  Honestly, it is too early to tell.  I know that I am excited about the opportunity to evaluate candidates based on skills that are highly relevant and criticial to academic success in a business school classroom.  The questions in this section will ask you to synthesize, analyze, and organize information from a variety of sources to draw a conclusion and solution to a problem.  Since we have no historic scoring data, we have nobody to compare to, so my thought is that the first test takers of the new section have an advantage – you can set the bar for those to come after you!  I do not anticipate that the scores on this section will have a dramatic impact on admissions this next cycle.  Once we all have a better idea of how the section is scored and what the correlation is between scores on this section and performance in the classroom, we will have a much better sense of how much weight to put on it.  In the meantime, happy studying and good luck!  Visit mba.com to register for the GMAT and access practice tests.

One important note – with the addition of the new section, it will take a bit longer for us to get your scores.  We have been told that it will take about 20 days to receive them.  Please give yourself enough time to take the exam when planning around your application deadlines.

 


GMAT Virtual Event THIS week

The Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) is hosting a free virtual event THIS WEEK (April 17-19) to introduce you to the new integrated reasoning section of the GMAT.

Register here today to learn more about the new exam!

Not sure if you need to take the GMAT?  Read about our GMAT waiver policy here!

 


Apply now for fall or spring!

Prospective WP MBA student: I am interested in enrolling in spring semester (January).  Should I apply for fall and just request to defer my admission?

Director of MBA Admissions: Actually, Future Fisher student, you can apply for spring semester now.  Please apply for the term in which you intend to enroll.  You may select spring 2013 as an application term when you begin your application to the WP MBA program.  No need to apply for fall and defer.  We review applications on a rolling basis regardless of term, so we will review and make decisions now for both fall and spring. 

Now, for those of you that apply for fall semester and find that something happens at work or in your life that is going to prevent you from starting the program when you initially planned to begin, yes, deferred enrollment is an option.  If this happens, please just contact us in the Graduate Programs Office and we will work with you to take care of any necessary changes.

Remember, the application deadline for fall semester is May 15, 2012Apply now!

 


Columbus Bicentennial

Happy 200th birthday, Columbus!

 

 

 

 

 

I recently received an email from E. Gordon Gee, Ohio State University‘s president.

Columbus, Ohio, won my heart on my first visit here in 1990, and I am
happy to say the city has continued to embrace our great University.
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the city’s founding, and
celebrations are scheduled throughout 2012, with festivals, arts
exhibitions, performances, and so much more. I hope you will take a
moment to check out the University-related events on the calendar link
http://outreach.osu.edu/200Columbus and find an event that becomes a
must-see on your list.

Columbus is a vibrant setting for The Ohio State University — as both
the city and the University grow and change to meet the challenges of
the 21st century. I urge you to experience the city at its fullest,
during this bicentennial month and throughout the year. I plan to do
the same.

Sincerely,

E. Gordon Gee
President

There’s always plenty to do in Columbus – and I figure that since 2012 is the 200th anniversary of its founding, I figure “stuff to do around here” will be kicked up a notch during the upcoming year. :-) So, if you’re going to be traveling to Columbus any time soon, are already here, or need a reason to visit, check out the city’s bicentennial page for more info!

 

Curriculum on Semesters

For those of you that are submitting applications for our inaugural semester start this August, you may be wondering what the curriculum is going to look like.  We are in the process of rolling out a new and improved prospective student website for the WP MBA program.  In the meantime, I will share highlights that are most relevant to you.  This week, I am sharing an outline of the course layout on a semester schedule, assuming a fall start.  As you will see, your first year will focus on completing your core courses.  You will be able to begin taking elective courses in the fall of your second year, unless you enroll in more than two nights per week. You can expect to be in class from 6-9:15pm while enrolled in your core courses.

Click the image to see it in full scale.

 


The New GMAT – are you ready for it?

GMAT is undergoing a significant revision within the next few months. In June 2012, the GMAT will introduce an integrated reasoning section, testing concepts that have not been tested before on the GMAT. The current version of the GMAT has a verbal section, a quantitative section, and two essays. The new version will drop one of the essays and replace it with an integrated reasoning section.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJLwiwRsQAM

What does this mean for you? If you are reading this and are applying to the Fisher MBA program for spring semester 2013, you can either take the GMAT before or after the changes are implemented – the program does not prefer one over the other. As long as your scores are valid scores, they can be used as part of a complete application. Remember that scores are good for up to five years from the time you take it.

For more information, please check the FAQ published by GMAC. (Click here if you’d like to see some sample questions from the new integrated reasoning section.)


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