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Upcoming Events
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Office of Career Management
Sunday, March 29, 12 pm - 2:30 pm (2.50 hours)

Considering a future career in Marketing or Operations? Attend this event to learn the intricacies, real world job responsibilities, and opportunities within these fields that can help assist you with your career plans! This event will include a panel and time for networking so you can get your questions answered and have meaningful conversations with the industry professionals.


12-1pm Marketing panel, followed by time for networking with panelists


1:30-2:30pm Operations panel, followed by time for networking with panelists


More details about the panelists will be sent out to all registered attendees before the event.

Open to all Fisher graduate students. Dress is business casual. Lunch will be provided.

Monday, March 30, 2015
Leadership & Professional Development
Monday, March 30, 12 pm - 1 pm (1.00 hour)

In this workshop, students will learn about the basic fundamentals of Six Sigma. A topic that businesses consider an critical part of their strategic vision. Our facilitator, Peg Pennington, will discuss how and when companies apply the principles and provide examples of successful implementation of Six Sigma strategies.

This workshop is intended for those interested who would like a board overview of the Six Sigma concepts.

Feel free to bring your own lunch.

Audience: All graduate students (Highly recommended for finance, marketing, SMF and MHR students)

Net Impact
Monday, March 30, 12 pm - 1 pm (1.00 hour)

Please join us for lunch and movie as Net Impact views the documentary “The Naked Brand”. The Naked Brand is an introduction to a bright new future where companies tell the truth and work hard to create better products . The documentary features interviews with business leaders at Unilever, Under Armour, Zappos and Patagonia. 

Location: Gerlach 285

Pizza will be served.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Tuesday, March 31, 12 pm - 1 pm (1.00 hour)

It's time to elect a new leadership team for AMP! All 1st year AMPers should mark this time/date down and plan to hear their classmates' speeches and vote!

BYOL (bring your own lunch)

Audience: 1st Year AMP Members

Leadership & Professional Development
Tuesday, March 31, 12 pm - 1 pm (1.00 hour)

We will be discussing stress management (good/bad stress, causes and consequences of stress, common stressors) and the prioritization of your responsibilites and stressors.

We all have stress in our lives. Everyone has different types, levels and resposes to stress. Join the conversation and learn from expert Todd Gibbs, M.A., LPC.

Lunch will be provided !!

Audience: All graduate students (faculty and staff are also welcome)

Fisher Association of Marketing Professionals
Tuesday, March 31, 4 pm - 6:30 pm (2.50 hours)

Join us for a social & happy hour as we celebrate the Class of 2016 AMP Leadership Team!  We've reserved tables at Little Bar at the corner of Lane/High, and will provide some appetizers.  Happy hour begins at 4pm!

Audience: All AMP Members

Food will be provided

Fisher Graduate Women in Business
Tuesday, March 31, 5 pm - 5:45 pm (45 minutes)

Join the FGWIB Board for an all member meeting, get an update on spring events, and find out the details for Board Elections. We also need your voice for the 2015 Women at Fisher End of Year Report. Tasty Treats will be provided.

Gerlach 315 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Office of Career Management > Career Workshops
Wednesday, April 1, 12 pm - 1 pm (1.00 hour)

F-1 students who plan to participate in off-campus (i.e. a paid or unpaid internship) must be authorized to work under Curricular Practical Training (CPT). Attend this workshop to learn about CPT, including eligibility, requirements and the application procedure.

Audience: 1st year students in the MBA, MBLE or MHRM program studying on an F-1 visa

Feel free to bring your lunch!

Leadership & Professional Development > Executive Luncheon Series
Wednesday, April 1, 12 pm - 1 pm (1.00 hour)

Please join us for one of the most exciting speaker events of the year!

Jim was director of manufacturing for Caterpillar, Inc. He was a career employee of Caterpillar, beginning in 1973 and worked in the areas of manufacturing, engineering, quality control, supply-chain and purchasing. He led the development and global deployment of the Caterpillar Production System and conducted training sessions related to CPS in Europe, Asia, South America and North America. In addition, he directly managed a $1+ Billion cost structure with over 2,000 employees; and was responsible for the acquisition of a foreign hydraulics company of which he managed the negotiation, due diligence and integration.

Lunch will be provided.

Business Casual Attire.

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Leadership & Professional Development > Beyond the Core Series
Thursday, April 2, 5 pm - 5:50 pm (50 minutes)

The Beyond the Core series is proud to host a Q&A with Peter Geier, COO of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center to talk to students interested in healthcare, studying healthcare, or currently working healthcare about the business challenges facing hospitals over the next 2 to 5 years.

Audience: WP MBA's and any graduate student interested in healthcare operations, hospital efficiency, and fiscal operations.

Friday, April 3, 2015
Leadership & Professional Development
Friday, April 3, 12:30 pm - 3 pm (2.50 hours)

Creativity and the ability to “think outside the box” is an important skill for business leaders in decision-making, communication, and strategic planning. Flex your innovative thinking muscles in a hands-on, collaborative challenge led by OSU Professor and founder of MakeTools, Liz Sanders, who is a design research expert and co-creation professional.

Audience: Required for 1st year full-time MBA students

Snacks will be provided.

Saturday, April 4, 2015
Fisher Indian Student Association (FISA)
Saturday, April 4, 12 pm - 5 pm (5.00 hours)

It is time to celebrate the most-anticipated Indian festival - the festival of colors - HOLI (pronounced Holy)! 

Holi is a spring festival, also known as the festival of colors or the festival of love. It is an ancient Indian religious festival which has become popular in many parts of South Asia, as well as people of other communities outside Asia. The Fisher Indian Students Association (FISA) will be holding a grand Holi party. There will be dry and water based Holi colors, snacks and some amazing Bollywood Music! Come and experience the Indian culture through this celebration. Block your calendars, ‘cos you don’t want to miss this! 

Indian snacks and drinks will be provided.

Audience: All Graduate Students

Monday, April 6, 2015
Monday, April 6, 12 pm - 1 pm (1.00 hour)

No matter what type of marketing role you're interested in, understanding how to write a creative brief will be a part of your job and/or internship. Join brand managers and creative team members form Scott's Miracle Gro for a hands-on lunch and learn that'll have you leaving the room an expert on creative briefs!

Audience: All AMP Members

Lunch will be provided.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Leadership & Professional Development
Tuesday, April 7, 12 pm - 1 pm (1.00 hour)

Imagine...You just graduated with your MBA, you've accepted a job within the business development divison of a company that does b2b sales around the world. Your first assignment is to open a new office and start selling these products in china. What do you do.... ?

Drawing from years of experience in business developement and international sales, David Odess, Vice President of Sales for Lutron Electronics, will give his insights on this very topic. 

Lunch will be provided!!

Audience: All graduate students (focused on MBA)

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Wednesday, April 8, 12 am - Friday, April 10, 11:59 pm (3 days)

The Center for Operational Excellence's signature event returns April 8-10 with a dynamic line-up of keynote speakers, new plant tour opportunities and nearly two-dozen breakout sessions hosted by Fisher College of Business researchers and industry leaders. Featured keynotes are: David Marquet, author, Turn the Ship Around!; Huggy Rao, Harvard Business School professor and co-author, Scaling Up Excellence; and (pictured, right) Rich Sheridan, Menlo Innovations CEO and author, Joy Inc.

Leadership & Professional Development > Executive Luncheon Series
Wednesday, April 8, 12 pm - 1 pm (1.00 hour)

Please join us for one of the year's most exciting speakers!

Peter Cohen became President & Chief Operating Officer of American Express in 1981 and in 1983 he was named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, a position he held until 1990. He is currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cowen Group, Inc. Prior to Cowen Group, Mr. Cohen was the founder of Ramius LLC. He also served as a managing member and senior member of the Executive Committee of Ramius. 

Audience: All Fisher Graduate Students

Leadership & Professional Development
Wednesday, April 8, 2:15 pm - 3 pm (45 minutes)

Fisher is honored to host Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Robert A. McDonald when he presents on values based leadership, followed by a Q&A!

Thursday, April 9, 2015
Fisher Graduate Women in Business
Thursday, April 9, 12 pm - 1 pm (1.00 hour)

Join FGWIB for the first speaker of the ARROW Summit. Ana Amicarella is the Vice President of Aggreko, the world’s largest temporary power generation company headquartered in the UK. An OSU Engineer and a Venezuelan Olympic Athlete, Ana will hold a conversation about global leadership with a small group.

All genders welcome.

Lunch will be provided.

Student Organizations
Thursday, April 9, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm (2.00 hours)

Congrats to all of Fisher's incoming graduate student organization officers! Join us for an essential training session to learn about how to be an officially recognized organization at Fisher. You'll also learn about all the college resources available to you, funding options and processes, and best practices for success.

All organizations are required to send at least 1 representative to this training, but more are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Audience: All New Student Organization Leaders

Friday, April 10, 2015
Leadership & Professional Development
Friday, April 10, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm (2.00 hours)

Jodi Glickman, (entrepreneur, author of “Great on the Job”, public speaker and consultant) trains MBAs across the country how to be effective during the summer internship. Her book “Great on the Job” is the framework for this seminar, and she focuses on critical internship skills like meaningful communication, managing expectations, asking for help (while sounding smart), and getting good assignments. She offers clear examples of how students must be conscious that each decision and impression they make on the internship can affect the desired outcome: getting an offer.

Audience: Required for 1st year full-time MBA students

Snacks will be provided.

Fisher Graduate Women in Business
Friday, April 10, 3 pm - 4 pm (1.00 hour)

Jodi Glickman is an expert in training young people how to be Great on the Job. Jodi is an entrepreneur, speaker, author, consultant, and a blogger for the Harvard Business Review. Her book “Great on the Job” teaches workplace communication and the secrets to getting ahead. Jodi will speak on how to Own the Room, including ways to effectively communicate to get what you want. 

All genders welcome.

Snacks will be provided.

Fisher Graduate Women in Business
Friday, April 10, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm (1.00 hour)

Jordan Miller, the CEO of Fifth Third Bank, Central Ohio, has had nearly 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. Join Jordan as he discusses his experiences as an executive, philanthropist, and Manbassador.

All genders welcome!

Snacks will be provided.

Monday, April 13, 2015
Leadership & Professional Development
Monday, April 13, 12 pm - 1 pm (1.00 hour)

Please join us for a special presentation from OPERS executives Mr. Edward Painvin, Senior Portfolio Manager, and Mr. Mac Price, Senior Investment Analyst. They will discuss equity portfolio management in a large public pension fund.

Audience: SMF and MBA students

Lunch will be provided.

Office of Career Management > Career Workshops
Monday, April 13, 12 pm - 1 pm (1.00 hour)

Join the Office of Career Management and gain valuable insights on how to position your career for success.

AUDIENCE: All Fisher graduate students!

Feel free to bring your lunch.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Leadership & Professional Development
Tuesday, April 14, 12 pm - 1 pm (1.00 hour)

Please join us for a very special event when Mary Fisher, daughter of our distrinquished benefactor, Max Fisher, presents a leadership seminar, "The Cost of Courage".

Boxed lunches will be available after the seminar.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Fisher Indian Student Association (FISA)
Wednesday, April 15, 12 pm - 1 pm (1.00 hour)

Fisher Indian Student Association (FISA) invites you to our most awaited cultural event - UTSAV. Lots of performaces and all important fashion show.

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Thursday, April 16, 12 pm - 1 pm (1.00 hour)

Shopper Marketing is one of the fastest growing marketing segments today. Hear from Mondelez's Kara Farnham, Associate Director of Shopper Marketing - Kroger Team, as she speaks about the 3 key questions related to Shopper Marketing:

1.       What is it?

2.       Why is it important?

3.       How do you build a successful Shopper Marketing campaign?

Audience: All AMP Members. Lunch will be provided.

MHRM Council
Thursday, April 16, 4 pm - 6 pm (2.00 hours)

MHRM etiquette dinner and professional networking event.

Cost: $15 (pay by March 24th)

Includes Salad and Entree

Dress: Business Professional

This is an opportunity to learn what to do and not to do at a business dinner.  You will have the opportunity to meet and network with company representatives in a personal setting.  If you sign up for the dinner, you are encouraged to attend the Pre-Etiquette Dinner Workshop to understand how to network, get information about the companies that will be in attendance, and learn some tips that will make the experience better for you and the companies.

Fisher Business Analytics Association
Thursday, April 16, 6 pm - 8 pm (2.00 hours)

The Fisher Business Analytics Association is excited to announce our Spring happy hour!  We’re hoping to get a good turnout from first years, second years, and our friends gainfully employed in analytics.

Friday, April 17, 2015
Leadership & Professional Development
Friday, April 17, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm (2.00 hours)

Keynote Speaker Dr. Joseph Alutto, Distinguished Professor of Organizational Behavior, will discuss the intersection of leadership and ethical values in this capstone to the leadership integrity program. Please review the materials posted on the MBA Leadership & Engagement Carmen site, in the "content" section, before the capstone session. Click the event header for more details and a message from Dr. Alutto...

Audience: Required for all 1st year full-time MBA students

Lunch will be provided. 

Office of Career Management
Friday, April 17, 3 pm - 4:30 pm (1.50 hours)

The Office of Career Management, along with Alumni Relations, Graduate Leadership & Engagement and Graduate Admissions, will be hosting a Graduate Student Networking Reception on Friday, April 17 from 3-4:30 pm. This event will offer the opportunity to network with company representatives and Fisher alumni. The reception format will allow you to have in depth conversations regarding your background, your career goals, and graduate experience in an informal venue. All graduate students are welcome.

The reception is the culmination of the Fisher Spring Connection Conference, which provides alumni and friends of Fisher’s graduate programs with a college update and an afternoon of learning about engagement opportunities here at Fisher. Participants will be primed and ready for conversations about all of the exciting things happening at Fisher!

Audience:  All Fisher graduate students

Dress: Smart business casual

Fisher Graduate Networking Club
Friday, April 17, 8 pm - Saturday, April 18, 12 am (4.00 hours)

It's Fisher Formal 2015!!!

Unlimited beverages, heavy appetizers, dancing, music, photo booths!

Get your Tickets and Fisher Class of 2015/2016 t-shirts from the link below!!


Where: The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 555 N High St, Columbus, OH 

When: 4/17/15 - 8pm-Midnight

Who: All Fisher COB Graduate Students

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Thursday, April 23, 5 pm - 10 pm (5.00 hours)

Join AMP members and alumni for a Columbus Clippers Outing!

More details to come, but this event will include a pre-game party in the right field plaza, as well as group tickets to the Clippers game vs. Louisville.

Save the date to enjoy a spring evening out with fellow AMP members before the school year ends!

Audience: All AMP Members

Friday, April 24, 2015
Leadership & Professional Development > Executive Luncheon Series
Friday, April 24, 12 pm - 1 pm (1.00 hour)

Please join us for one of the most exciting speakers of the year! 

Brian Nocco is the Chief Financial Officer of McKinsey & Company. He joined McKinsey in 2010 and has been a finance professional for over 30 years. Previously he has worked for XL Capital, Nationwide Insurance, Imperial Bank, The Chubb Corporation and Continental Bank.

Audience: All MBA and SMF Students

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Fisher Graduate Women in Business
Saturday, April 25, 11 am - 12 pm (1.00 hour)

Join FGWIB in the second annual golf lesson. This year, we are featuring golf professional and MBA Laurel Dieken as she instructs the group on golf 101 at the driving range. 

The instruction is free for all FGWIB members. Non-members, please contact us to learn more!

Saturday, May 9, 2015
Saturday, May 9, 10 am - 1 pm (3.00 hours)

Fisher College of Business holds a special Spring Pre-Commencement Ceremony for graduate students, separate from the OSU Commencement Ceremony. It is a unique time for Fisher graduates to be recognized by administration, faculty, and peers for their accomplishments and successes.

The ceremony consists of a keynote speaker, honor cord recognition, award presentations, and a student photo slideshow. The ceremony will last for about 2 hours.