Careers & Recruiting
What to Do in Year Two: Tips for Sophomores

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As you embark on your second year at Fisher there are many opportunities to gain knowledge and experience to feel prepared for your future internship search. 

  • Internship Search

    Become QUIC

    Feel prepared for your upcoming interviews through the Office of Career Management’s mock interview program.  Students who become QUIC are able to interview with companies who conduct interviews on-campus and have access to free, professional headshots.

    Add structure to your internship search by taking BUSADM 2601

    Are you worried about all the steps in the job search process?  BUSADM 2601 is an elective course that goes through all the important steps to landing an internship/job.  Students become QUIC through this course and meet over 30 recruiters through panels and presentations.

    Apply for a Sophomore Leadership Program

    Several companies now offer 2nd year students a chance to attend a 1-day or 2-day Sophomore Leadership Program.  These programs offer you a chance to get a tour of the company, learn about internship opportunities and future career possibilities, and to network with current company employees.  You typically apply to Sophomore Leadership programs during the spring of your sophomore year and then attend during the summer between sophomore and junior year.  Some students even receive offers for a junior year internship as a result of attending the Leadership Program!

    To find companies recruiting sophomores for leadership programs, go to Handshake.

    Internship Tips for Sophomores

    Helpful information for students on how other sophomores were able to obtain an internship after their 2nd year.

  • Campus Involvement & Leadership

    STEP

    OSU’s Second-year Transformational Experience Program allows students to engage in opportunities and activities that cater to their individual needs and interests. By fulfilling program requirements, students are eligible to receive a fellowship of up to $2,000.

    Join a student organization and take on a leadership role

    Employers are interested in students who are well-rounded and this includes gaining experience through a student organization.  We encourage students to take on a leadership role through committee work, events, or the executive board. 

  • Specialized Fisher Programs

    Applications for many special programs in Fisher are due during the second year.  Read the descriptions below for more detailed information on when to apply to these programs.

    Industry Immersion

    Students can apply for a variety of industry immersion programs to gain insight on the field and network with top professionals.  Applications are typically due in early Spring.

    Fisher Emerging Consultants

    Students interested in the highly competitive field of consulting are encouraged to apply for Fisher Emerging Consultants.  Students in FEC learn the key concepts of case interviewing and network with a variety of consulting firms. Applications are typically due in October.

    Fisher Futures

    Students interested in the highly competitive field of investment banking are encouraged to apply for Fisher Futures during their second year.  Students in Fisher Futures learn the key concepts of technical interviews and network with a variety of investment banks in New York and Chicago. Applications are typically due in October.

    Honors

    Honors students have the option of applying for and participating in one of four Honors programs or an Honors Research Distinction project that each provide the opportunity to graduate with a diploma designation. The programs are designed to provide a range of experiences from which to choose. Students apply for one of the four programs January of their second year or the honors research distinction end of their third year.