Career Resources

Fisher is consistently ranked among the nation’s best business schools for providing outstanding employment opportunities for our students. Within three months of graduation, 94% of domestic students in the class of 2014 reported offers for full-time positions. To find out more about our employment outcomes including average salaries and employers, see our Employment Statistics page.

Whether you are changing your career direction or looking to gain a competitive advantage in your current career, Fisher will help you attain the skills, knowledge, and network required to be successful.

In Their Own Words

  Daniel Packard
"The biggest thing I’ve noticed is the caliber of companies that come here to recruit. I was very impressed that all of the Big 4 are recruiting here. They also had national recruiting which I found to be very helpful for someone that is not from Ohio. I was able to have contact with offices that were closer to my home. I was also impressed with the Fortune 500 companies that come here and recruit as well. "

Daniel Packard
Class of 2010

"PricewaterhouseCoopers has a longstanding and valued relationship with Fisher — from working with the faculty on issues facing the accounting profession to hiring Fisher graduates. Today’s new-hires need strong leadership and communication skills along with an adaptability to change. Fisher graduates demonstrate the ability not only to understand the demands of the profession but also to consistently exhibit the skills necessary to be successful in today’s environment."

Sheri A. Bartlome
U.S. Sourcing Budget Leader

Sheri A. Bartlome

Career Management

Our world-class Office of Career Management staff is eager and committed to helping students achieve their employment goals. In addition to helping students with their job searches, Career Management gives students access to experienced career coaches and helps them acquire the skills required for career development.

Career Management also provides consultation on job and internship search preparation, organizes career fairs and on-campus interviews, and maintains postings for career and internship positions through FisherConnect - the college's web-based job and internship search tool.

The Career Management staff keeps its finger on the pulse of ongoing hiring trends and can anticipate and plan for changes in hiring practices and needs. This ensures that you can position yourself to potential employers in the best possible way. Fisher graduates are already in step with the business community and equipped to hit the ground running wherever they find themselves.

Recruitment Opportunities

Fisher’s highly ranked programs and its well-regarded Career Management department attract the best and most sought-after companies to recruit from Fisher. For example, some recent Fisher MAcc students have accepted positions with Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Financial Accounting Standards Board and Limted Brands. For more information on the variety of recruiters who visit Fisher, see the Companies Recruiting page.

Career Development

From the day you first step on campus, you will find a variety of tools at your disposal, all designed to provide you with professional enhancement and networking opportunities. Fisher hosts high-profile business executives at our Executive Lunch series and at the Distinguished Speaker Series (DISS), sponsored by the Office of Global Business.

Alumni and other friends of Fisher who have attained leadership positions in their companies are invited into the classroom as guest lecturers and look forward to meeting the class. Course work is designed to hone and build confidence in your presentation and public speaking skills. There are also scheduled events to address every aspect of your career development, including our “professional polish” series.

International Students

At Fisher, approximately 50 percent of students enrolled in the MAcc program are international students. Consequently, the Office of Career Management places a great emphasis on meeting the special challenges and unique needs of international students. For example, career consultants support and encourage students to develop personalized plans for global job searches and helps international students in the search for jobs not just in the United States, but also internationally and in their home country. Students are encouraged to meet regularly with their career consultants to develop a personalized marketing and outreach plan as early as possible.

Students holding an F-1 Visa that are not able to receive H1-B sponsorship from potential employers may choose to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT). This often helps the student gain work experience in a US firm and ultimately, may lead the firm to sponsor a work visa. Our degree program does not require specific work experience, so students are not eligible for Curricular Professional Training (CPT). Different seminars are offered throughout the year to discuss these options and address job search issues faced by international students.