Prior to coming to Ross, I worked in information technology consulting. I implemented large software systems in a variety of industries, but I felt I was missing key aspects to understanding how businesses operate. Additionally, I wanted to expand my focus and use my consulting skills to give back to the community. These were my motivating factors in choosing to return to school, even though I had a graduate degree. All the Ross alumni I met were amazing, so I knew I had to consider Ross. After visiting campus, meeting with the admissions team and speaking with current students, Ross became my first choice MBA program. All top schools have strong academics, but not all schools emphasize action-based learning, in a collaborative environment with highly diverse and talented peers. Fit played a key role in my decision, followed by the Center for Social Impact at the Ross School of Business. Social Impact is not an after-thought or a positive byproduct of doing business at Ross, so I knew I would find many opportunities to connect my passion for consulting in the non-profit industry.