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Conference Highlights

NBMBAA Conference Attendee

 

Asian MBA Leadership Conference

ABSA Members at the Asian MBA Leadership Conference
Asian Business Students Association at the Asian MBA Leadership Conference in Boston, MA

Eight of us went to Boston for the Asian Business Conference. Attending the conference was a great opportunity for all of us. We were exposed to a multitude of information ranging from advanced business concepts, the future of technology and more. We were surrounded by law students, MBA Candidates and students from Harvard, which gave us the endless opportunities to network and obtain knowledge."

Yuting Zhang MBA Student, Asian Business Student Association, Fisher College of Business

 

MBA Veterans Conference

MBA Students at the 2019 Veterans Conference
Fisher Veterans Association at the MBA Veterans Conference in Chicago, IL

I had the privilege of attending the MBA Veteran's Conference in Chicago on October 10th-11th. The first day of the conference was filled with presentations from companies that were able to explain the opportunities that they provided to veterans. The second day was a career fair, with booths setup from many different companies, and during this there were industry specific panels going on that gave great insights into the everyday lives of the people in these fields. The conference was heavily attended by former MBA Veteran’s Conference student attendees, so it was easy to connect with the company representatives and a worthwhile experience for anyone who has the opportunity to attend."

Alex Rhoades MBA Student , Fisher Veterans Association, Fisher College of Business

 

National Black MBA Association Conference & Exposition

 
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Black MBA Association at the 2018 National Black MBA Association Conference in Detroit, MI

 

Mel Kostrick MBA Student, Fisher College of Business
 
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Council of Black Students in Administration at the 2016 National Black MBA Conference in New Orleans, LA

Attending the 2016 NBMBAA Conference in New Orleans was one of the best experiences I’ve had during my time at Ohio State. I attended having already accepted a post-grad job offer, but attending the conference allowed me to have conversations with the admissions teams at many top tier MBA programs. Those conversations — with Harvard, Yale, and Kellogg — have led to ongoing relationships that will help me explore my MBA choices after I have a few more years of professional experience. If I had not attended the conference, I would not have been able to have those one-on-one conversations and get to know MBA admissions teams at a personal level."

Kelsie Augustin Undergraduate Student, Council for Black Students in Administration, Fisher College of Business
 

Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA)Conference

ROMBA Fellows
Fisher College of Business Students at the 2019 ROMBA Conference in Atlanta, GA

Thanks to the support of ODI, I was able to attend my second Reaching Out MBA Conference as a Class of 2020 ROMBA Fellow. At this year’s conference in Atlanta, Georgia, I partnered with my MBA colleagues to help recruit future Fisher MBAs; I hosted a panel discussion on Quantitative Marketing with professionals from McKinsey & Co., Amazon, United Airlines, and Deloitte; I attended, with Fisher’s Class of 2021 ROMBA Fellows, keynote dinners featuring actress Lena Waithe and Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Raphael Bostic.

Isaac Reynolds MBA Student, Fisher College of Business
 

 

National Association of Women MBAs Conference & Career Fair

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Fisher Graduate Women in Business at the 2016 National Association of Women MBAs Conference in Stamford, CT

The experience at NAWMBA 2016 at Stamford, Connecticut was transformational and amazing. I had the chance to meet up with MBA fellows across the nation, interact with distinguished and inspired guest speakers, and get the practical advices for personal and professional development. The content of conference was customized and focus to women empowerment which is very relevant and intimate. I appreciate the connection we made and the motivation we created together. Definitely the experience at NAWMBA would be one of the best conferences during my MBA.”

Hanh Huynh MBA Student, Fisher Graduate Women in Business, Fisher College of Business

 

Prospanica Conference & career expo

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Fisher Latino Student Association at the Prospanica Conference in Houston, TX

The 2018 Prospanica Conference & Career Expo will definitely be one of the highlights of my first-year as an MBA, because attending such an event was a big deal. After weeks of networking and preparation I finally had the opportunity to meet employers that do not recruit on our campus. Even though it happened early in the recruiting process, there was a lot at stake, especially for those like me who are international students and may be looking for companies willing to sponsor the visa in the future. The overall experience was great as I got some valuable facetime with hiring managers and received a couple of interviews on the spot. Most importantly, there was a lot of learning through mistakes. As an MBA candidate about to finish my first semester of grad school, I’ve come to realize that job search is marathon, not a sprint. I’m grateful for all the support that I received from my career advisor, classmates, and faculty, and I’m looking forward to attending Prospanica next year!”

João Carvalho MBA Student, Fisher Latino Student Association, Fisher College of Business

 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR BLACK ACCOUNTANTS CENTRAL REGION CONVENTION

 

NABA Attendees
National Association of Black Accountants at the 2019 NABA Central Region Convention in St. Louis, MO

My experience at this year’s NABA Central Region Student Conference was truly one for the books. Taking on the responsibility of President of NABA has been no easy task, and that responsibility traveled with us to St. Louis, MO. Other than the transportation error on the first day, the rest of the time was pretty smooth. Our hotel reservations were set, everyone was comfortable, so I was satisfied.

The actual conference was amazing. We arrived during the career expo, and the space was filled with stellar students and successful companies. A great atmosphere to say the least. Our luncheons had good food, and our guest speaker, Angelica Prescod, was captivating. I was truly moved after she spoke with us. I think the Central Region Committee did an exceptional job in supplying space for students/professionals to give feedback on NABA. And the feedback wasn't limited to just the conference, we learned more about our professional chapters and important changes, like the consequences for not submitting a SCREP report. Overall, I had a great time and I can't wait to see what's in store for the next conference in Indianapolis!" 


Ronae' Poindexter Undergraduate Student, Nation Association of Black Accountants, Fisher College of Business