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FisherDirect: A Four-Year Initiative

A four-year experience: EngageEmergeLeadReflect

A variety of activities and programs (including invitations to speakers, community building events, mentoring and networking opportunities, etc.) will be offered to all FisherDirect students throughout the four years.

In addition, the FisherDirect initiative incorporates experiences specially designed to focus on each of the 4 years while a Fisher/Ohio State student.

Ongoing FisherDirect Programs

  • Leaders & Legacy Speaker Series
  • Fisher Undergraduate Network Initiatives
  • Dine with the Dean
  • Mentor Programs (Peer to Peer, Alumni, and WPMBA Mentoring Programs)
  • Annual Kick-Off and Year-End Recognition events
  • FisherDirect Community Building events


First-year: Engage

Opportunities designed specifically to engage First-Year FisherDirect students within Fisher and the college experience include:

  • Attendance at FisherDirect Welcome Activities at the start of school
  • Possible involvement in one of the Fisher learning communities including:
    Business Scholars Program
    Business Honors Learning Community
    Global Business Learning Community
  • Mentee in the Peer Mentorship Program (w/ upper-division student)
  • Participation in Fisher Citizenship Program
  • Encouraged participation in one additional student organization.
  • Involvement with ongoing FisherDirect initiatives and attendance at special FisherDirect events
  • Clustered course sections of BA 1100


Sophomore Year: Emerge

Opportunities designed specifically for Sophomore FisherDirect students to emerge within Fisher include:

  • Company Site-Visit Program
  • Career Management Professional Development Series
  • Mentor Engagement with the Alumni Mentor Program or the Working Professional MBA Mentorship Program
  • Encouraged participation in at least one Fisher student organization and one non-Fisher student organization
  • Involvement with on-going FisherDirect initiatives and attendance at special FisherDirect events


Junior Year: Lead

As juniors, FisherDirect students are expected to be leaders within the Fisher College of Business through:

  • Participation in one of the following experiences:
    • Industry Clusters
    • Honors Cohort, Honors Contract, Honors Accounting
    • Dean’s Leadership Academy
    • Study Abroad/International Experience
    • Internship Opportunity
    • Research Opportunity
    • Case Competition(s)
  • Serving as a mentor to first-year FisherDirect students
  • Encouraged participation and leadership in at least one Fisher student organization and one non-Fisher student organization
  • Involvement with ongoing FisherDirect initiatives and attendance at special FisherDirect events


Senior Year: Reflect

In preparation for success upon graduation, FisherDirect seniors will focus on reflecting on their four years within Fisher and at Ohio State through a series of initiatives and opportunities including the following:

  • Senior Success Series (Surviving Life After College)
  • Serve as a Mentor to first-year FisherDirect students
  • Encouraged involvement in Case Competitions
  • Senior Blogs
  • Young Alumni Connections
  • Leadership & Professional Development
  • Closing Recognition Banquet
  • Encouraged continued participation and encouragement of a leadership position in at least 1 Fisher student organization and 1 non-Fisher student organization
  • Involvement with on-going FisherDirect initiatives and attendance at special FisherDirect events