Graduate Programs
Graduate Ambassadors

Our Ambassadors are here to help you navigate the admissions process at Fisher and also give you more information about the programs we offer. Feel free to contact them or schedule an appointment to meet and tour the campus.

REQUEST TO BE CONNECTED WITH A GRADUATE AMBASSADOR BY USING THE PROGRAM SPECIFIC EMAILS BELOW:

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MBA Ambassadors Specialized Master's Ambassadors

MHRM AmbassadorElise Zawacki | MHRM Ambassador

Hometown(s): Monroe, MI
Undergraduate college: Central Michigan University
Undergraduate major(s): Human Resource Management
Career path interests/plans: To work in Consulting or Talent & Development with the ultimate goal to create my own Human Resource practice.
Connect With Elise

  • Q & A with Elise

    Why you chose/what you like most about Fisher: The MHRM program truly encompasses everything that I was looking for in a Masters degree. The practicum curriculum and business foundation electives are aligned with my immediate career objectives and provide the acumen necessary to manage a Human Resources administration as well as operate a business. In addition to this, the program offers a wide range of opportunities to further develop through career management, student organizations, professional events as well as exposure to a distinguished network of business professionals, staff, and alumni.
    What surprised you the most about Fisher: How immediate I felt at home here. The staff and students of the program were so genuine and helpful through the entire admission process. As soon as I stepped on campus, I knew that I belonged here.
    What your favorite class has been so far or what class you are most looking forward to: I am most excited to begin the 'Crucial Conversations' course, which teaches how to address contrasting opinion and performance differences in a skilled, constructive manner in the workplace. This course is one of a kind and great for leadership development.
    What advice you would give to prospective students: Applying to graduate school can be a daunting task but don't feel like you have to go through it alone. Reach out to the programs you are interested in and get to know the recruiters. Don't be afraid to ask questions. The more you speak to those involved with a program you are interested in, the more you will be able to tell if it is a good match for you.

MHRM AmbassadorMike Powers | MAcc Ambassador

Hometown(s): Westmont, IL
Undergraduate college: Augustana College
Undergraduate major(s): Accounting, Business Management
Career path interests/plans: Risk Assurance Associate at PwC
Connect With Mike

  • Q & A with Mike

    Why you chose/what you like most about Fisher: I chose Fisher because of its flexible curriculum and its small class size, which allows me to choose courses that I know will benefit me later on in my career and leverage world-class faculty and staff. I chose Fisher because of its flexible curriculum and its small class size, which allows me to choose courses that I know will benefit me later on in my career and leverage world-class faculty and staff.
    What your favorite class has been so far or what class you are most looking forward to: My favorite class so far has been Business of College Sports. Being a former NCAA Division III athlete, it was interesting to compare the resources we had in my undergrad's athletic department versus what a larger school like Ohio State has to offer.
    What advice you would give to prospective students: My biggest piece of advice would be to find a way to prioritize between graduate classes, work, the CPA exam, and the job search. Taken together, these can be pretty daunting and it's often difficult to find time in the day to satisfy all the priorities we have as MAcc students. Finding the right balance between your priorities is key and will help you eliminate stress by always keeping your workload manageable.

MHRM AmbassadorNamrata Basu | SMF Ambassador

Hometown(s): Mumbai
Undergraduate college: Bryn Mawr College
Undergraduate major(s): Mathematics
Career path interests/plans: Quantitative Finance Positions
Connect With Namrata

  • Q & A with Namrata

    Why you chose/what you like most about Fisher: What I like most about Fisher is how encouraging and supportive the professors are.
    What your favorite class has been so far or what class you are most looking forward to: Derivatives Valuation and Application (Prof. Birsel Pirim)
    What advice you would give to prospective students: Grad school is different from undergrad - you can't take a "break" for a couple of days. I would recommend keeping up with your classes/homework so that you're not stressed in the end.

MHRM AmbassadorEric Luehmann | MAcc Ambassador

Hometown(s): La Crosse, WI
Undergraduate college: Vanderbilt University
Undergraduate major(s): Human and Organizational Development
Career path interests/plans: Audit Associate, EY Chicago
Connect With Eric

  • Q & A with Eric

    Why you chose/what you like most about Fisher: The sense of community
    What your favorite class has been so far or what class you are most looking forward to: Ethics with Professor Huffner
    What advice you would give to prospective students: Don't forget to have some fun along the way!

MHRM AmbassadorTammy Nguyen | MAcc Ambassador

Hometown(s): Vietnam
Undergraduate college: Trinity University
Undergraduate major(s): Accounting
Career path interests/plans: Audit - Public Accounting
Connect With Tammy

  • Q & A with Tammy

    Why you chose/what you like most about Fisher: I chose to attend Fisher because of the focus on data analytics in the curriculum, as it is a demanding skill in the audit field. Fisher's MAcc program is also very flexible for me to pick classes that I'm most interested in, and I want to gain new experience studying at another school and expand my network.
    What your favorite class has been so far or what class you are most looking forward to: I can't pick just one so I would say Professional Research in Accounting and Tax Strategy, although they are not data analytics related (I still like my data classes). Both classes are structured around real-life examples, and that's my favorite aspect of learning. In Professional Research, we looked at current accounting treatments that companies are using, and used the FASB Codification to evaluate if those are the appropriate treatments. In Tax Strategy, we learned about how companies try to minimize their taxes, and in some instances, go too far to the blurred line of tax evasion and how those decisions affect them. I highly recommend both classes to incoming MAcc students..
    What advice you would give to prospective students: I would advise students to talk to current students and staff about the program throughout the application process since there are many insights that applicants cannot get just from reading the website. It's also a great way to introduce yourself and maintain the connections with the admissions office, as well as those who will be working in your interested field in the future.

MHRM AmbassadorCeline Chehade | MAcc Ambassador

Hometown(s): Cleveland, OH
Undergraduate college: The Ohio State University
Undergraduate major(s): Accounting and Operations Management
Career path interests/plans: EY Risk Advisory
Connect With Celine

  • Q & A with Celine

    Why you chose/what you like most about Fisher: The Ohio State Fisher masters in accounting program provided me with the opportunity to complete my undergrad while completing my graduate degree. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to become a double buckeye!
    What your favorite class has been so far or what class you are most looking forward to: My favorite class was an elective called Business of College Sports taught by the Athletic Director Gene Smith. Each class we had a different guest speaker from various sectors within the athletic department. We even had the chance to tour the Stadium, Woody Hayes and the Schottenstein center.
    What advice you would give to prospective students: Ohio State can be as big as you want it to be or as small as you want it to be. It’s up to each individual to take advantage of all Ohio State has to offer, and Ohio State has a lot to offer! Make sure to get involved, go to sporting events and hang out with friends outside of the classroom to really get the full Ohio State experience.

MHRM AmbassadorAn Nguyen | SMF Ambassador

Hometown(s): Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Undergraduate college: University of Wisconsin
Undergraduate major(s): Transportation and Logistics Management, Economics, BA: Finance
Career path interests/plans: Investment Management - planning on taking CFA level I this June
Connect With An

  • Q & A with An

    Why you chose/what you like most about Fisher: I love the faculty here at Fisher! They are always so dedicated and enthusiastic! They really do take good care of their students! The program itself is always evolving with new courses added to aid the students in building their career!
    What your favorite class has been so far or what class you are most looking forward to: My favorite classes would be data analyst classes! They were very quantitative! The class that I’m also looking forward to this semester is Portfolio Management! We have to manage our own portfolio (a paper trading account of course)! So far I’m losing money, but I’m learning and having fun at the same time!
    What advice you would give to prospective students: Take your time choosing your career path! Don’t focus on following the track that would get you a job easily, because the financial industry changes rapidly and the track might not be what they are looking for by the time you graduate! Choose a career! Not a job!