Born and raised in Michigan, I bleed Maize & Blue. I knew from an early age I wanted an MBA, but never considered a part-time option until I was already in the corporate world. After learning that Michigan had a weekend program that finished in just two years but still had the challenging curriculum this university is known for, my mind was made. I love the ability to take concepts we've learned in class and directly apply it to a work situation. This ability to immediately experiment with concepts in the workplace is improved by having such a diverse pool of classmates with all kinds of different professional, educational, and personal backgrounds. I've also been incredibly impressed by our top notch faculty here at U of M. So many are leaders in their field and bring such amazing real-world experience and knowledge to the classroom. And they find very creative ways to make the most of the time we have together in the classroom. I know the bonds with my classmates and professors I've made and the network I've been able to build while in the program will last a lifetime. Wherever you go, Go Blue!