Undergraduate Programs
Summer Enrichment Programs

Fisher students

Fisher is committed to helping students explore their interest in pursuing a career in business, and learn more about life at The Ohio State University.

Check out which program is right for you!

  • Open/Close Accounting Careers Awareness Program (ACAP)

    Who: Racially and ethnically underrepresented high school students interested in exploring careers in accounting and business.

    When: Week of June 11, 2023

    Where: Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio

    What: ACAP-OHIO is an innovative development program designed specifically for minority high school students. This fully supervised, week long summer residency program provides minority students an opportunity to explore careers in accounting and business.

    During their stay on campus, students attend a variety of business and college preparatory workshops and are introduced to topics such as accounting, finance, economics, computer technology, and business management.

    Other important info: This event is sponsored by the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) and the Ohio Society of CPAs (OSCPA) in conjunction with Fisher College of Business.

    Contact: Rebecca Hixen, Director, Student and Young Professional Initiatives at 800-686-2727 ext. 2248

  • Open/Close Business Bootcamp

    Who: Ohio high schoolers may apply. Preference will be given to first-generation* college students and underrepresented students.

    When: Saturday, July 15, 2023

    Where: Fisher College of Business campus in Columbus, OH

    What: Business Bootcamp   is a day-long program that aims to bring students from Ohio high schools who are first-generation, rural or underrepresented-minority together to create an all-encompassing college preparation plan.

    By engaging in workshops and other professional development programming with Fisher students, alumni, and faculty, students will be able to walk away feeling well equipped for their college search process and more knowledgeable about business as a potential major.

    *Other important info: "First-generation" is defined as neither parents graduated with a bachelor's degree from a four-year institution.

    Contact: Juleanna Smith at smith.16076@osu.edu or at 614-292-7191

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  • Open/Close Future Women in Business Summit

    Who: All female students may apply. Preference rising high school seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA, first-generation college students, and/or underrepresented students.

    When: Saturday, June 17 OR Friday, June 30, 2023

    Where: Fisher College of Business, Columbus, OH

    What: The annual Mary Helen Wolfe Chandler Future Women in Business Summit, prepares and educates young women about the world of business and introduce attendees to a variety of topics within business while experiencing Ohio State and Fisher College of Business.

    • Interact with successful Fisher alumnae and current students
    • Participate in workshops with top Fisher faculty and company recruiters
    • Cultivate professional development and first-impression skills through an etiquette lunch
    • Connect with like-minded women interested in business
    • Learn about the college application process and Ohio State

    Contact: Samantha Hodik at hodik.1@osu.edu or at 614-292-7191

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  • Open/Close Fisher FIRST (Admitted students only)

    Who: Applicants must be admitted into the Fisher College of Business! Preference will be given to incoming first-year, under-represented and first-generation students.

    Where: The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business

    What: Focusing on Inclusion and Readiness for a Successful Transition or "Fisher FIRST," allows participants to engage with a diverse student community, develop stronger relationships with the campus community and emerge as leaders on campus and beyond. The program begins with an early arrival aspect for incoming first year participants, and continues throughout the student's college journey.

    Program benefits include:

    • Participate in a year-long program with monthly meetings and intentional leadership activities.
    • Support from a dedicated Program Manager specifically for Fisher FIRST students.
    • Immediate sense of belonging and connection within Fisher College of Business.
    • Demonstrate less anxiety about your college readiness and ability to succeed in your intended specialization.

    • Discover career interests through exposure to various industries through company site visits, and networking with alumni.

    • Mentoring from upperclassmen and the opportunity to pay forward by becoming a mentor.

    • Connect with students and alumni of diverse backgrounds and broaden your cultural perspective.

    Other important info: "First-generation" is defined as neither parents graduated with a bachelor's degree from a four-year institution.

    Contact: Marlena Harper at harper.1076@osu.edu

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Who should apply for a Fisher summer enrichment program?

If you’re a talented high school student seeking hands-on experience with business education, explore our high school programs and find one that fits you! Programs are selective and only offered once a year. Please see specific programs for details.

What does a Fisher summer enrichment program entail?

Each program is different and students can apply for all three options. Please see program descriptions for more details. In general, each summer program focuses on building community, teaching students important skills necessary to be successful college applicants, and allows students to learn more about The Ohio State University and Fisher College of Business through an on-campus, hands-on experience.

Why should you apply for a Fisher summer enrichment program?

Summer programs are introductions to Ohio State and Fisher College of Business, and the many opportunities and resources we offer! Summer programs allow participants to engage with a diverse student community and emerge as leaders.

Contact Undergraduate Admissions & Recruitment

The Undergraduate Admissions & Recruitment staff at Fisher is focused on supporting the success of future students. Ask any questions you may have.

Transfer students reach out to FCOB-transfer@osu.edu