Members of the Ross School of Business' Consortium community are partnering with the Office of Admissions to offer a diversity recruitment event that gives prospective fulltime MBA students the opportunity to experience Ross "UpClose."

At Ross we believe that a broad-based, diverse community is essential to the character of our School, to the education and leadership development of our students, and to the contribution we make to business and society through our graduates. UpClose is an integral part of our continuing efforts to enroll a diverse student body.

Historically the UpClose weekend was designed to attract talented African American, Hispanic American, and Native American applicants to the Ross MBA program. We’ve expanded this event to include all prospective students, of any race or ethnicity, who have an interest in improving the visibility of underrepresented students in business schools and in management.

Application to this event is required.

Frequently asked questions on travel and more

HOW DO I GET TO/FROM THE AIRPORT?

You are responsible for your own transportation to/from Detroit Metro Airport. We recommend booking a seat on the AirRide/Michigan Flyer, which offers one-way fare of $12. The bus picks up/drops off at the Blake Transit Center near central campus (about a 15-minute walk from Ross).

HOW DO I CHECK-IN FOR UPCLOSE?

Registration begins at 8 a.m. in the Davidson Winter Garden (the lobby) of the Ross School of Business, 701 Tappan St., Ann Arbor.

Please note: You do not check in at the Admissions Office.

WHERE SHOULD I STAY IN ANN ARBOR?

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Kensington Court Ann Arbor Hotel, 610 Hilton Blvd., at a reduced rate for those attending UpClose.

Kensington Court Ann Arbor Hotel
610 Hilton Blvd.  
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

HOW WILL I GET TO ROSS?

We will provide a shuttle for UpClose attendees from the Kensington Court Ann Arbor Hotel to the Ross building. Once on campus, all events are within walking distance. We will provide each of you with taxi vouchers to use at your discretion to return to the hotel.

If you choose to rent a car or drive, we can offer validated parking at the Forest Street parking structure. Please retain your original ticket along with our validation ticket (provided at registration) for payment.

More information about parking and directions

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO UPCLOSE?

Formal business attire is encouraged for people interviewing with the Ross School of Business. Because some events require walking outdoors, please bring appropriate coats and footwear to change into.

HOW CAN I CONNECT WITH THE ROSS COMMUNITY?

Prior to arriving at Ross, we highly encourage you to reach out to current students who share your career and club interests.

If you would like to schedule a meeting with representatives from Michigan Ross centers and institutes while you are on campus, contact them directly.

About This Event

October 16-18, 2015

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Questions? Please email RossAdmissions@umich.edu

Location

Ann Arbor, MI

Venue

Ross School of Business
701 Tappan St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Audience

Students - Prospective

Program

Full-Time MBA

 

Agenda

Thursday, Oct. 15

noon-5 pm
Attend Ross Visit in Person
(pre-registration required)

7:30 pm
Ross Student Association Happy Hour
Location: Scorekeepers, 310 Maynard St.

Friday, Oct. 16

11:30 am-12:30 pm
Registration and Building Tours
Location: Winter Garden

12:30-1:30 pm
Lunch and Welcome
TBD

2-3:00 pm
Preparing a Competitive Application
TBD

3-4:00 pm
Classroom Experience
TBD

4:30-6:30 pm
Landing Your Dream Job
TBD

7:30-9:30 pm
Dinner in Student Homes
Location: See assigned location in registration packet

Saturday, Oct. 17

10:30 am-noon
Brunch with Dean Alison Davis-Blake
Location: Colloquium

noon-1 pm
The Ross Difference
Location: Colloquium

1-1:45 pm
Alumni Panel
Location: Colloquium

1:45-2:00 pm
Closing Remarks
Location: Colloquium

3-4:00 pm
Buddies at the Bus

3:00 pm
Michigan vs. Michigan State Football Game
Location: Michigan Stadium (on your own)