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.
Fisher Season Premiere is our exclusive preview weekend for the 2013-2014 application season and will be held this year on Saturday, November 2. Fisher Season Premiere enables you to learn about the benefits of the Fisher MBA program at The Ohio State University and gives you the chance to participate in a variety of activities, including:
Fisher Season Premiere is our exclusive preview weekend of the fall and will be held this year on Saturday, October 27th. It enables you to learn about many facets of our program and participate in a variety of activities which include:
Thinking about getting your MBA and wondering if you are too late to start this fall? Good news! Fisher reserves a limited number of seats in the Full-Time MBA class for individuals who may have realized a bit late in the process that the MBA is the best next step for them. We understand that sometimes things happen - in either work or our personal lives - that makes us rethink our plans and choose a different course of action. If you are thinking that it might be a good time to make a change and you are ready to take that next step, consider attending our spring interview day on Friday, April 27.
My colleague, Julee, and I will be traveling to India on November 30 to conduct interviews with prospective Fisher candidates. First priority will go to those candidates who have already submitted applications to the Full-Time MBA program; however, if time permits we will accommodate appointments with prospective students who intend to apply by the December 15 deadline.
Each fall, we invite a select number of prospective candidates to visit the Ohio State/Fisher campus for our Fisher Season Premiere event. Fisher Season Premiere is designed to give you a thorough overview of the MBA program, while exposing you to the faculty, staff, students, and alumni that comprise our community. This year's Season Premiere event will be held on Saturday, October 22. Here is what you need to know:
When you receive the request to interview with the Fisher MBA program, you have a decision to make. Do you take the time off of work and spend the money to travel to Columbus and interview in person, or do you schedule the interview so you can finish it more quickly and conduct it over phone or Skype? If you are an international applicant, it is obviously more challenging to travel to Columbus to conduct an interview in person and we really do not expect you to do this. If it is feasible, than wonderful, but we understand that this is not always realistic. If you are a domestic applicant, however, here are 3 compelling reasons for opting for the in-person interview:
1) Face time with members of the admissions committee: No, an in-person interview does not give you a better chance of admission. However, it does show the admissions committee that you are seriously interested in Fisher. If you have taken the time to visit the campus, you are indicating to the school that you are interested in learning more about our program and are serious about taking the time to determine whether Fisher's program is a good fit for you.
2) Access to the Office of Career Management: Each candidate that comes for an evaluative interview and campus visit will have the opportunity to sit down with a career consultant from the Office of Career Management. This meeting enables you to ask questions about Fisher's approach to the job search process, employment opportunities, companies that recruit, etc. You will be able to share your goals and interests with Career Management and receive some initial thoughts/feedback about what you can do to succeed in achieving those goals at Fisher.
3) Ability to assess "fit": By visiting campus, you are giving yourself the opportunity to envision what life might be like here for the next two years. Not only will you get to see the facilities and get a sense of the campus and city of Columbus, but you will get to interact with faculty, staff, and students. Every business school will likely talk to you about "fit" and choosing a program that is a good fit for you. This is a difficult task without visiting the program in person before having to make a decision. The quality of our program is only as strong as the people who represent it. Come to Fisher to meet us and you will see for yourself whether you picture yourself as the newest member of the Fisher community.
We look forward to seeing you in Columbus soon!