Tim Simmons, 2019, United States


On the Fletcher curriculum:  "A great aspect of a Fletcher education is students' ability to tailor their degree to their individual academic and professional goals. By taking an interdisciplinary approach to business education, I am able to apply knowledge from other academic areas not traditionally taught in a business program to develop alternative and creative solutions to contemporary business problems."

Career support at Fletcher: "I have been impressed with the dedication of the Fletcher faculty in ensuring the professional success of its students. Not only have faculty encouraged me to pursue bold opportunities that I would have not otherwise considered, but they have also supported me on a daily basis to ensure that I reach my goals. Whether it is reviewing job applications, proactively identifying individual career opportunities, connecting students with alumni, or simply checking in to see how the semester is progressing, Fletcher’s Office of Career Services and faculty go above and beyond to develop students."

On the Fletcher community: "I have been surprised and impressed with the inclusiveness and willingness to support others across the Fletcher community. There is a real sense of community among classmates and everyone is looking out for each other’s success. No opportunity on and off campus is limited to particular degree programs, and everyone is encouraged to become involved wherever they can. Additionally, my classmates have been my biggest support in and out of the classroom when it comes to academic achievement and professional development."

Favorite newspaper
Financial Times

Favorite food

Favorite city
Belgrade, Serbia

Most pressing world issue
Income inequality

Moment when you felt the furthest from home
Waking up on a train in rural Hungary when I was not supposed to be in Hungary.

Fields of Study

  • Strategic Management and International Consultancy

  • International Political Economy

Activities at Fletcher

  • Fletcher Consulting Group
  • Ambassachords
  • Fletcher Political Risk Group

Education before Fletcher

  • BS, Business Administration, Ohio State University

  • BA, Slavic and Eastern European Studies, Ohio State University

Experience before Fletcher

  • Policy Analyst, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC

  • Immigration Analyst, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Washington, DC

  • Reporting & Quality Assurance, Ohio Development Services Agency, Columbus, OH


  • Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian
  • German
  • English