I currently work as a Buyer at Meijer HQ in Grand Rapids with a focus on assortment, marketing, and strategic pricing in the Grocery sector. I manage a core team of five individuals, oversee merchandising strategies and financial results, and present weekly to senior leadership. Between my time at Meijer and previously at Target in Minneapolis, I have been in six different roles; however, I wanted to continue to develop my skill set and elevate my career to the next level. The Ross School of Business Weekend MBA Program provided me with the opportunity to continue my career while experiencing a best-in-class educational program.
The opportunity cost to leave a full-time job is high; I needed a program that would not only fit into a full-time work schedule but also provide the benefits, experiences, and networking of an elite full-time MBA program. Ross transforms education into real-world applications and emphasizes action-based learning. In addition to learning from high-caliber professors, I learned from and interacted with a brilliant and diverse student body via collaborative projects and interactive classroom discussions. The knowledge I gained and the relationships I fostered at Ross produced a truly rewarding experience.