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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Tuesday, August 21, 12 pm - 1 pm (1 hour)

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Student Experience
Wednesday, August 22, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm (2 hours)

We invite all graduate students to join us for a Welcome Event on Wednesday, August 22nd!

This event will showcase the Fisher graduate student organizations and councils, a variety of OSU and Fisher resources, snacks, and more!  It will be an excellent opportunity for you to socialize with students across all programs, and embrace the spirit of OSU and the Fisher community.

No need to RSVP - Just stop by, say hello and enjoy getting to know your new classmates, faculty and staff.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Fisher Leadership Initiative
Tuesday, August 28, 12 pm - 12:45 pm (45 minutes)

Information session for 2nd year MBA students interested in participating in the Fisher Business Coaches program

Friday, September 7, 2018
Graduate Programs Office (GPO)
Friday, September 7, 12 pm - 2:30 pm (2.5 hours)

Enhancing Communication Skills (ECS)

This first session will describe an overview of the T3 and the basics for presentation in all forms. We will have a discussion and explanation of communication models and the ability to create a situational dynamic for feedback and exceptional communication opportunities.  We will work and examine a diagnostic tool which gives each participant an opportunity for planning communication. We will conduct an impromptu presentation, be given general and specific constructive feedback for enhancing your communication and presentation styles and skills.

Each session will have the opportunity for questions and answers to tackle the difficult communication issues and provide suggestions and strategies for dealing with presentation, facilitation, and oral communication in business as well as other academic or social settings.

Intended Audience: 1st Year FTMBA

Lunch will be provided. 

Friday, September 21, 2018
Graduate Programs Office (GPO)
Friday, September 21, 12 pm - 2:30 pm (2.5 hours)

This second session will utilize the techniques of persuasion in assisting the participants in the most difficult of presentation styles.  Being able to persuade in a business setting without alienating the receiver of the message is a skill which needs practice and discipline.  A much used skill in leadership, selling and teamwork, we will work on effective means for getting others to understand your message as well as being moved to see your side of the discussion.

Students attending the first session will be given direction for preparing a brief “practice-persuasion” which will be evaluated in this second ECS session. 

We will also use our time together to have impromptu practice with feedback and interaction (all depending on class size).

Intended Audience: 1st Year FTMBA

Lunch will be provided. 

Friday, October 5, 2018
Graduate Programs Office (GPO)
Friday, October 5, 12 pm - 2:30 pm (2.5 hours)

Whether you are the international student, or you will be working with students from different cultures, communication varies by location and by community.  This is an opportunity for us to address both sides of this issue.  This session is a must for all of our international and domestic students who want a chance to learn about idioms, culture and special hints in the culture of communication. A must class for any student considering the Global Business or Study Abroad program. This session provides a great opportunity for our students to challenge preconceived notions of how myopic the American language and communication styles can be when dealing with other languages, cultures and mores. 

Each session will have the opportunity for a question and answer session to tackle the difficult international communication issues and provide suggestions and strategies for dealing with these cultural issues. We will also use our time together to have impromptu practice with feedback and interaction (all depending on class size).

Intended Audience: 1st year FTMBA & WPMBA

Lunch will be provided.

Monday, October 15, 2018
Graduate Programs Office (GPO)
Monday, October 15, 12 pm - 1:15 pm (1.25 hours)

In 2018 and 2019 Fisher College of Business will host, sponsor, and attend a number of business case competitions.  Not only is this an exceptional way to implement your new learning, try out your new found and exceptional team building and communication skills, but often represent our University.  Specifically, we hold an Internal Case Competition (January 18 – 19, 2019) here at Fisher.  The kickoff meeting (and lunch) will be held Monday, October 15, 2018   12:00 noon to 1:15 in 365 Gerlach where you will hear more details.  You will have the opportunity to select your team and have the chance to interface with executives, and compete for a chance to be selected for one of several future case competition teams.  The National Black MBA Case Competition in Detroit (September 25 – 28, 2018), Illinois Strategy Competition (February 2019 in Illinois), The Big 10 Plus- Fisher Invitational (April 4-6, 2019 here at OSU), The Keybank Minority Case Competition in March 2019 in Cleveland) and others.

Intended Audience: 1st Year FTMBA & interested WPMBA students

Lunch will be provided.

Friday, November 9, 2018
Graduate Programs Office (GPO)
Friday, November 9, 12 pm - 12:30 pm (30 minutes)

One of the best ways to challenge your communication competency is by competing on a case competition team while here at Fisher. All first year MBA’s will have the chance to use case competitions to show off team building, idea generation, and work with companies to help solve problems. In the MBA program, you have the opportunity to select a team with which to work, and potentially be selected to serve on another team by winning in your room, or getting honors as best presenter or best Q and A.  With all of the teaming we do in class, this session will show you how to break down a case, work within your team to select the “best” and “brightest” answers and prepare yourself for the January Internal MBA case competition weekend as well as other case competitions which occur during your time at Fisher. We will have some practice case discussions and answer many questions from our kickoff meeting which will be held on October 15, 2018.  This session will also assist you in your team dynamics and selection for case competitions.

Intended Audience: 1st Year FTMBA & WPMBA

Lunch will be provided.

Friday, January 11, 2019
Graduate Programs Office (GPO)
Friday, January 11, 2019, 12 pm - 2:30 pm (2.5 hours)

In this session you will be given all the secrets toward working towards a win with your team.  By this January session next year, you will have selected a team for the internal case competition (or another competition) and you will learn about the tricks and tactics that make the experience even better by competing for a WIN in the competition.  Learn about dealing with judge’s difficult Q and A, preparing back-up slides, addressing questions before they are asked, linking slides, and moving to subsequent rounds in competition as well as much, much more. We may even have your team work on a short practice case and then get feedback on how you and your team addressed the issues in a case competition scenario. Feedback on individual and team presentations as well as “team-order” will also be discussed, as well as time for any questions.

Intended Audience: 1st Year FTMBA & WPMBA

Lunch will be provided.