Prior to graduate school, I worked as an information technology consultant where I implemented large software systems in a variety of industries. However, I lacked an understanding of business operations and wanted to use my skills to benefit the community. These reasons motivated me to return to school full-time, even though I already have a graduate degree. After speaking with alums, the admissions team, and current students, as well as, attending Ross’ Women in Leadership Conference (WILC), I knew Ross was my first choice MBA program. Ross’s emphasis on action-based learning in a collaborative environment, with a highly diverse and talented peer group, was the right fit for me. Additionally, the Center for Social Impact (CSI) at the Ross School of Business demonstrated that social impact is valued at Ross. This summer, with CSI’s support, I completed the Ross Open Road fellowship, working with impact-minded small businesses across the US and the REDF Farber internship focused on social enterprises dedicated to breaking down barriers to employment.