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Sam Schmitt

Class of 2025

Prior to Ross, I spent four years with Deloitte Consulting in Chicago, focusing my time on human capital (think people strategy) projects in the healthcare and life sciences industry. I chose to attend business school to deep-dive the healthcare and life sciences industry, continue to learn about the business world, and hone in on my leadership development journey to return to the workforce as a better business leader.

I always knew Ross was the best fit for me. Not only does Ross offer incredible classroom and experiential learning opportunities, but also a great collaborative environment where I knew I would be able to be my authentic self while growing as an individual. The Ross culture is so genuine - everyone wants to do everything they can to help you grow and be the best version of yourself. 

I moved to Ann Arbor with my partner (who has also been loving his new Ross / partner friends!) and we have enjoyed exploring downtown and the surrounding areas. Outside of Ross, I love to cook for my friends, bake sourdough, travel, and cheer for the Penn State Nittany Lions (yes, you can have other college football allegiances!). 

I would be happy to speak with you about coming to business school from the consulting industry, life as an MBA student, learning more about the healthcare industry, moving to Rosss with a partner, and anything else you find helpful in this process. Go Blue!