Through membership, organizations can connect with Fisher College of Business students poised to become tomorrow’s leaders.
Check out these opportunities to participate in student projects, host global internships, and contribute to faculty research.
Graduate & Undergraduate Student Projects
Strategic Global Sourcing Project | Fall Semester
Fisher College of Business professor and COE Associate Director Dr. John Gray is seeking interested companies to host a group project for his second-year MBA and/or senior undergraduate "Strategic Global Sourcing" classes each autumn semester. These projects provide our Fisher students the opportunity to gain experience dealing with a real-world challenge in the broad domain of global sourcing - and provide you with real value at no cost aside from your time.
Companies interested in a Strategic Global Sourcing project with Dr. Gray can fill out the project proposal form below or contact Dr. Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. John Gray Project Information
Data Analytics | Ongoing
Project-based opportunities exist within both the undergraduate and graduate analytics curricula, meeting your needs and interests in student involvement at The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business. Benefits to organizations include analytical insights in current-need resolution and stretch goals, though documentation, resources and formal presentations.
Student projects at the graduate level are typically led by individual-student projects, augmented by a period of micro-team management, entailing written reports, presentations and statistical documentation/code. Projects aimed at undergraduate student engagement are typically taken on by teams of 5-6 students (with designated roles and student-liaisons to organizations).
Final deliverables include proof-of-concept decision support tools, presentations and walk-through video guides on system use (see various examples here). New projects considered for student engagement typically require organizations to provide or grant access to data relevant to the context, and will require time allocated to dialogue with the student or team-liaison to ensure contextual understanding of the task and nature of the data set.
Companies interested in an Analytics project with Dr. Bendoly can fill out the project proposal form below or contact Dr. Bendoly at Bendoly.email@example.com
Dr. Elliot Bendoly Project Proposal Form
Global Applied Projects | Ongoing
GAP is a unique and mutually beneficial source of business strategy and insight that connects a select group of Fisher’s world-class graduate students with industry-leading organizations all over the world, facing difficult and often disrupting challenges in the corporate, nonprofit or governmental sectors. Over ten weeks, a GAP team of Fisher MBA students will scope, research, and deliver practical and actionable solutions to your specific business challenge through an immersive strategic consulting experience.
GAP is comprised of two primary phases, typically beginning in early March and culminating around mid-May. Direct collaboration with students takes place over a seven-week, on-campus component that leads directly into a two-week in-country phase immediately following spring semester.* While in-country, students are fully immersed, not only in the company and the project objective, but in a whole new culture and way of life. Expanding the global cultural awareness of students is a key element of GAP, distinguishing it from other similar programs. It is no surprise that students routinely describe this transformational experience as being “life-changing.” In total, each GAP engagement delivers more than 1,200 hours of team consulting experience and an intimate glimpse into the talent pipeline of the Fisher College of Business MBA program. Whether you’re looking for that next great idea, seeking to apply a fresh perspective to a business dilemma, or wishing to engage with a team of skilled and highly motivated MBA students on a value-driven project... discover the power of GAP!
Interested companies can fill out the interest form below.
*The university follows the US. State Department's travel guidelines and restrictions. If international travel is deemed unsafe, alternative considerations will be made to yield a safe and successful project
Global General Company Interest Form
Fisher Global Consulting | Spring Semester
Since its inception in 2016, FGC has provided dozens of global companies and organizations in every region of the world with access to top undergraduate talent capable of delivering outside-the-box solutions to complex business challenges across multiple industries. From conducting insightful research to offering actionable recommendations, FGC teams spend time domestically and abroad fully understanding their companies, industry dynamics and the global climate in which business is conducted.
Fisher Global Consulting is a program where consulting teams of 4-6 undergraduate business students, carefully selected based on client needs, work to solve complex business problems and provide sustainable and actionable solutions. During the project, each consulting team will work on-site with key company stakeholders to define the project scope, and ensure project deliverables address the needs of the company. Consulting teams can also work virtually, meeting with company stakeholders periodically throughout the week. Students work with organizations for 4 weeks during the summer, and present a Final Deliverable Report to company leadership at the end of the project duration.
Companies interested in a Fisher Global Consulting Project can contact Dominic DiCamillo (firstname.lastname@example.org). More information and samples of past projects can be found in the following links.
Fisher Global Consulting Brochure
Fisher Global Consulting Samples
Global Business Expeditions & Global Labs | Spring Semester
Global Business Expeditions (GBEs) are one or two week high intensity global programs offered to graduate students during spring break or May session. Each program is designed and led by our faculty to integrate industry expertise with a global context via coursework, meetings and small-scale consulting projects with local and global companies, and cultural immersion.
Global Labs are immersive cultural and business tours led by one of our Fisher College of Business faculty experts. These short-term, high intensity programs offer a quick survey of different business specializations and regions of the world.
In these programs, students visit 5-15 companies, depending on the length of the program. Company visits usually involve meeting with leadership, tours, and/or exploring the topic of interest for the class. Sometimes, these programs can also include small-scale consulting projects. These consulting projects are designed in consultation with faculty prior to the start of the class, and students prepare their pitches in only 2-3 weeks and then present during a single visit in-country. These are a great option for companies that need outside input on smaller scale, and these types of programs usually only need the involvement of 1-3 employees to help design the project with the faculty member and to give feedback in-country.
Due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 circumstances, all international travel decisions made by leadership at the Fisher College of Business will be informed by the Office of International Affairs and the university.
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