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Alison M.

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Red Carpet Recap - Admitted Students Weekend 2017

Posted by Alison M. on Mar 24, 2017 10:09:08 AM

 

Recently, we hosted an outstanding group of admitted Fisher MBA students and guests for our annual Red Carpet event. After a tour of Columbus, one of the world's best cities, including a stop at Fisher Commons, we kicked off the weekend at the Schott for an OSU men's hockey game and mingling with current students. 

Saturday was packed with activities for both the admitted students and their partners, giving them access to deans, faculty, staff, current students and alumni.


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Topics: FT MBA

Don't forget the video essay!

Posted by Alison M. on Nov 10, 2014 11:50:58 AM

Since we don't get the opportunity to interview every WP MBA applicant in person, we introduced a new element into the application process this year - the video "essay." It is not so much an essay as a two-minute peek into your personality. It is your chance to introduce yourself (at least your virtual self!) to the Admissions Committee in a way that can showcase your communication skills, presentation skills, and individuality. It adds that missing third dimension to a rather two-dimensional application process.

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Topics: WPMBA, video essay, WPMBA Admissions Process, WPMBA Application Tips

Video essay: now not later

Posted by Alison M. on Nov 10, 2014 6:50:40 AM

This year we introduced an optional video essay for you to complete to express your interest in being considered for any available merit-based funding opportunities. We want to hear how you will "pay it forward" if given funding from the Fisher College of Business (see more at http://fisher.osu.edu/ftmba/admissions/requirements/essays/).

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Topics: FTMBA Application Tips, FTMBA, video essay, FTMBA Admissions Process, FTMBA Financial Aid

Strong grades and strong test scores are the keys to generous financial aid

Posted by Alison M. on Oct 14, 2014 9:51:51 AM

As you are looking at potential business schools, I wouldn't be surprised if you were researching the opportunities for earning financial aid. Prospective MBA candidates often don't realize that it is possible to take out loans for graduate school, such as the PLUS Loans, if you are a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. The majority of you are looking for ways to minimize your out-of-pocket expenses and want to know how to qualify for scholarships, fellowships, Graduate Assistantships and any other form of aid offered to MBA students.

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Topics: FTMBA Application Tips, fellowships, scholarships, FTMBA, FTMBA Admissions Process, assistantships, FTMBA Financial Aid

Making sense of the transcript requirements

Posted by Alison M. on Oct 7, 2014 1:57:00 PM

On the application checklist, you might think securing transcripts would rank among the easier steps to "check off" - on the contrary, we find that this step can be confusing so I am going to explain a few things which will hopefully help to eliminate some confusion.

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Topics: grades, advising report, WPMBA, WPMBA Admissions Process, WPMBA Application Tips, academic record, transcripts

3 reasons why you need the GMAT or GRE

Posted by Alison M. on Oct 7, 2014 9:43:15 AM

Yes, the thought of taking a standardized test after years of being away from the classroom can certainly be daunting. We understand that you might not be the best test taker or that you have other strengths that should be able to convince us of your qualifications for business school. Yet, the responsibility of the admissions team is to evaluate whether a candidate (YOU) has the academic aptitude that is required to complete the rigorous coursework in the MBA program.

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Topics: GRE, FTMBA Application Tips, GMAT, FTMBA, standardized test, FTMBA Admissions Process

Forbes calls Columbus the #1 Opportunity City

Posted by Alison M. on Oct 1, 2014 8:16:18 AM

Among the many reasons why Columbus was identified as the top Opportunity City in the U.S. - the fact that Columbus is home to a large number of corporations, including L Brands, Abercrombie & Fitch, Nationwide Insurance, JP Morgan Chase, Huntington Bank and Alliance Data Systems.

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Topics: JP Morgan Chase, cost of living, corporate partnerships, Huntington, L Brands, Columbus/OH, jobs, Nationwide, FTMBA, Abercrombie & Fitch, Alliance Data, opportunity

GMAT, GRE, standardized tests, oh my!

Posted by Alison M. on Sep 23, 2014 1:57:25 PM

I know, I know - the thought of taking a standardized test after years of being away from the classroom can certainly be daunting. One of the responsibilities of the admissions team is to evaluate whether a candidate (YOU) has the academic aptitude that is required to complete the rigorous coursework in the MBA program. Many times an undergraduate academic record is not the best indicator or predictor of success in the MBA classroom - you may have graduated college without ever taking a math class, for example. Or, perhaps your grades in quantitative courses were sub-par because you were working to pay for school and couldn't put in as much studying time as you would have liked OR you were a college athlete OR you were just less motivated and mature than you are today (we have never heard anyone claim that one :) ). That is where the GMAT or the GRE can come to the rescue.

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Topics: GRE waiver, analytic, GRE, GMAT waiver, GMAT, WPMBA, integrated reasoning, test prep, WPMBA Admissions Process, WPMBA Application Tips, verbal, quantitative

Secure your letters of recommendation early

Posted by Alison M. on Sep 16, 2014 12:14:52 PM

While this may not be the first thing you think about when getting ready to apply for the MBA program, it probably should be. If you think about it, the letters of recommendation are the only application requirements that are not exclusively within your control to provide to us.

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Topics: WPMBA, WPMBA Admissions Process, WPMBA Application Tips, letters of recommendation

Learn more about us at Fisher Season Premiere!

Posted by Alison M. on Sep 9, 2014 12:29:51 PM

Each year we host a select number of prospective MBA candidates on campus to preview the Fisher MBA experience at our Fisher Season Premiere event. This year the event will be held on October 24-25, 2014. Fisher Season Premiere gives you access to the recruiting and admissions team, career management staff, current students, faculty and alumni. You will gain insight into the academic, leadership and global opportunities at Fisher, as well as the career opportunities available to you as a Fisher graduate. You will also get a sense of student life and culture at Fisher and Ohio State.

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Topics: FTMBA Application Tips, FTMBA, Fisher Season Premiere, recruiting event, interview, FTMBA Admissions Process

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