The Fisher College of Business hosted an in-person Pre-Departure Orientation for incoming graduate students in May. Organized by the India Gateway, 23 Buckeyes from around India attended the orientation in Mumbai that featured in-person host Associate Dean, Graduate Program and Executive Education, Aravind Chandrasekaran, as well as Fisher College colleagues who joined virtually.
Chandrasekaran opened the session by introducing his colleagues on campus as well as the India Gateway staff. Anil Makhija, Dean of the Fisher College of Business, welcomed the students and provided valuable insights for succeeding as a business student and as a member of the Ohio State community. He shared his experience as an international student in the U.S. and detailed his career path. Paul North, executive director, graduate programs office, emphasized the importance of networking and why it is critical to start immediately during the pre-departure orientation. Kevin Beran, senior project manager of experiential learning, highlighted the vast array of opportunities available to the students including real-life case studies. Jill Westerfeld, associate director, career management, noted the rich pool of resources available for the students at Fisher and how they can be leveraged to the students’ advantage.
Students took full advantage of their opportunity to network with peers, engage with Chandrasekaran and meet the India Gateway team over a meal.
Chandrasekaran also met with Indian partners and collaborators during his time in India.
For more details, please connect with Manoj Garai, assistant director, India Gateway.