Feb. 21 marked the finale of the Black MBA Association speaker series at the Fisher College of Business. Respecting and honoring Black History Month in the U.S., the Black MBA Association invited various executives from leading organizations from across the U.S. to share their views and present their ideas to the student community at Fisher. This year’s theme for the speaker series was “Success: Overcoming Obstacles and Laying the Foundation for a Fulfilling Career.”
Thursday’s guest speaker was Frank Sanders, director of Corporate Strategic Procurement at Intel, where he is responsible for leading a global organization across 20 countries to manage more than $4 billion in annual spending. He highlighted the importance of supply chain management and integration at Intel. He also discussed with the audience how the supply chain process changed and evolved recently due to the impact of globalization, sustainability, natural disasters and corporate social responsibility, among others.
During the series, Fisher College of Business welcomed business leaders from organizations such as Nationwide Insurance, Viacom and Procter & Gamble. These distinguished speakers have helped the attendees learn a great deal about the practicalities of the work place and how to pave a successful path for success in their upcoming careers.
The Black MBA Association also hosted the annual Soul Food Dinner at Fisher Graduate Student Lounge in collaboration with Nationwide. It is a traditional event that brings together the Fisher community in a relaxed environment to spend some quality time with each other. It also presents a great opportunity to network with alumni and distinguished business leaders from the Columbus community.
Archit Dhir is an MBA candidate in the Fisher College of Business.