Mason High School Students Get a Taste of Farmer School Life

December 2012

A group of Mason High School business students spent a day at the Farmer School meeting professors, attending a class and talking with current FSB students about their college experiences. The Cincinnati Enquirer story (edited) follows.

When the Miami University buses rolled up to Mason High School, no one got off. Instead, MHS business students boarded Miami's buses and were taken to Oxford, Ohio to get first-hand experience as a Miami business major.

"This was a private event only for Mason business students that has been in the works for over two years! The trip helped our students understand the differences among the majors within business," explained MHS accounting teacher, Debbie Gentene.

While at Miami, MHS students were able to participate in an accounting class, and networked with professors in the Farmer School of Business. A panel of Farmer School students answered questions about their majors and shared internship experiences while Mason students enjoyed a lunch buffet.

Senior Brian Carmen, who plans to major in Accounting, appreciated the opportunity to ask one-on-one questions. "This experience really opened my eyes to all of the business possibilities offered to college students, such as internships in different industries."

Gentene was particularly grateful to the way that the Farmer School rolled out the red carpet for the MHS students. "This opportunity was provided at no cost to our students or our school district and is a partnership that we hope to continue."