Emmi Banner: 2016 Best and Brightest

Emmi Banner

Emmi Banner

The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business

Hometown: Columbus, OH

High School: Walnut Hills High School

Major: Marketing & German

Minor: Economics

Favorite Business Courses: Honors Cohort Seminar

Extracurricular Activities, Community Work and Leadership Roles During College: 

  • 2015 Pace Setters Award Recipient
  • Honors Cohort Program
  • Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity (President, Centennial Banquet Chair)
  • Fisher Summer Global Internship Program (Student Liaison)
  • Fisher Student Ambassador
  • Business Scholars Program (Alumni Relations)
  • i4 Europe Program
  • Marketing Global Lab – Singapore

Where have you interned during your college career? 

  • Procter & Gamble (Cincinnati, OH; Brand Management)
  • com (Berlin, Germany; Customer Service Manager)
  • Bay Lavender Trading Co. (Glen Arbor, MI; Intern)

Describe your dream job: My dream job would include the ability to travel internationally, use German in my work, and would challenge me to be creative, analytical and strategic.

What did you enjoy most about majoring in a business-related field? I enjoy my increased understanding of the world. At the root of every job is business, whether public, private or government-run. I now understand the inner workings and how business is increasingly global in today’s atmosphere.

Where would you like to work after graduation? Procter & Gamble as an Assistant Brand Manager

What are your long-term professional goals? I want to begin my career at P&G and work toward being a brand manager. I see myself continuing to climb the corporate ladder there. I would also like to either start my own business or work for a start-up.

“I knew I wanted to major in business when…I saw construction workers renovating my high school and thought that there must be a more efficient way to do it.”

“If I didn’t major in business, I would be…a German major or perhaps in political science/foreign affairs in an attempt to pursue a career at the FBI or CIA or a diplomatic role.”

What was the happiest moment of your life? Summer days as a kid with my family in our vacation spot in Northern Michigan — days on the water, fresh air and not a care in the world!

Which academic or personal achievement are you most proud of? I’m most proud of having been selected by more than 100 of my peers to the President of Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity. This is the organization that I have dedicated so much time and energy to. To have been recognized for this and given the opportunity to continue to contribute in the highest way possible to this organization is the biggest honor I can imagine.

What animal would you choose to represent your professional brand? A duck-billed platypus because it is the only mammal that lays eggs. I would compare my professional brand to this animal because it embodies something that we are all familiar with (mammal) with something unique (lays eggs).

Who would you most want to thank for your success? I want to thank my parents most for my success. They have given me every resource possible for a well-rounded life and have supported me every step of the way. They have taught me the value of hard work.

Fun fact about yourself: I’m traveling to southeast Asia this winter break by myself!

Favorite book: Eat, Pray, Love

Favorite movie: National Treasure

Favorite musical performer: Paul McCartney

Favorite vacation spot: Glen Arbor, Michigan

What are your hobbies? Yoga, travel, food, exploring

What made Emmi such an invaluable addition to the Class of 2016?

“I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Ms. Emmi Banner at a prospective student event several years ago. Even at that young age, Emmi displayed a passion and energy for her education that I don’t often see.

During her time here at Ohio State, Emmi has excelled academically and has taken advantage of numerous extracurricular opportunities. Through internships, travel abroad and student organizations, Emmi has made Ohio State her own. She has sought out ways to challenge herself inside and outside the classroom. She deliberately has stepped outside her comfort zone knowing this is how she will learn and grow.

I’ve watched her evolve into a student leader who is respected by her peers as well as faculty and staff who have the pleasure of working with her. She leads with grace and respect and truly embodies the Buckeye spirit. I am honored and proud to have had the opportunity to be a spectator to her journey here at Ohio State. She has left a lasting impact on us all and indeed an invaluable addition to the class of 2016.”

Patricia Jefferson, M.Ed
Director, Undergraduate Admissions & Recruitment
Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University


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