Kaity Acton

Kaity Acton

Class of 2018

Prior to starting the Weekend MBA program at Ross, I held several roles in public relations and marketing communications: everything from internal and leadership communications, to government relations, to the management of a charitable foundation. Several of those roles also required extensive travel, including an international assignment in China. Those experiences cemented my passion for working across and connecting global teams.

As I mapped out my career aspirations, I soon realized I would need an MBA to gain experience outside of marketing communications and further my ability to work globally. I chose Ross specifically because I knew the program's reputation would be recognized across any region I may choose to work or live. 

Coming out of Ross, I have successfully pivoted my functional focus: I now work in business development for autonomous vehicles at Aptiv. Both in the classroom and in a real-world business setting, Ross enabled me to gain a breadth of knowledge, ultimately helping to ensure I will have a respected seat at the table as I progress in my career. In addition, the connections I made turned out to be exactly what I hoped: truly world class.  

Please don't hesitate to reach out with questions. 

Forever, Go Blue! 

Undergraduate Education

University of Michigan

Areas of Interest

Ambassador Type
Alumni ambassador
Career Interest
Undergraduate Major
Prior Industry
Public Relations