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On-Campus Events

PRESENTATIONS

  • Corporate presentations are a good choice for a well-established company which historically draws a large crowd or a new company with a high level of visibility.

  • Presentations begin the week of Sept. 11 for full-time Graduate recruiting and full-time/internship MAcc and Undergraduate recruiting; September 18 for joint full-time and internship MBA presentations; Oct. 30 for MBA presentations targeting internship positions only.

  • Presentations are held Monday through Thursday evenings after 5 p.m. for masters students, 5:45 pm  for BBA students, and are typically located in our facilities.

  • All Ross classrooms are equipped with standard A/V equipment, including a desktop computer, PC laptop hook-up, projector and microphone.

  • Our classrooms will accommodate up to 85-95 people, Robertson Auditorium 500 and the Colloquium 150. If you anticipate higher attendance, please contact your industry's Recruiting Relations Manager for details on nearby venues. If you choose to host a presentation outside our facilities, please be sure to coordinate with our office so we can avoid scheduling a conflicting presentation within the same industry/functional area.

Caterers for Presentations

For events held at Ross, we approve the following list of caterers. All are familiar with the rooms and regulations and are located in Ann Arbor unless otherwise indicated.  Alcohol is prohibited at the Ross School of Business. 

Ross School of Business Exclusive caterer

Catering at Ross
710 E. University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
P:  (734) 764-4531
Contact: Charinta Linston
cateringatross@umich.edu

 

Drop-off Only

Drop-off foods that do not require onsite food preparation, warming or cooling trays can be ordered through these and other vendors, such as pizza, prepared sandwiches, and boxed lunches. All left over food must be removed and disposed of at the end of the event.

Afternoon Delight
215 East Liberty
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
P:  (734) 665-7513
Contact: Tom Hackett
thackett@afternoondelightcafe.com

Angel Food Catering
44850 N I-94
Belleville, MI 48111
P: (734) 697-1100
Contact: Judith Maynard
angelfood@provide.net

Fabulous Food 
PO Box 413
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
P:  (734) 677-5065
Contact: Julie Fletcher
fabulousfoodinc@yahoo.com

Food Art
9825 Bethel Church Rd.
Manchester, MI 48158
P: (734) 320-7828
Contact: Lauren Gerrity
lauren@foodart.biz

Food for All Seasons
124 W. Summit Suites B/C
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
P: (734) 747-9099
Contact: James Benjamin
info@foodforallseasons.com

Katherine's Catering Inc.
359 Metty Dr., Suite 4
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
P: (734) 930-4270
Contact: Beth Skochelak, Jon Curtis
information@katherines.com

Laura's Catering
4176 Clear Lake Shores
Grass Lake, MI 49240
P: (734) 475-6309
Contact: Laura Lemieux
laurasfinecatering@yahoo.com

Moveable Feast Catering
223 E. Main St.
Manchester, MI 48158
P: (734) 428-9526
Contact: Dan Huntsbarger
foodandwineguy@aol.com

Zingerman's Delicatessen
422 Detroit Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
P:  (734) 663-3400
catering@zingermans.com

 

Networking Hours

Many companies choose to host networking hours to meet students on an informal basis.

Networking hours are usually conducted in the Ross Winter Garden for a few hours during the day and usually take place the day of or the day following a corporate presentation or other recruiting event.

Some larger companies who typically have a high level of interest from students have found one-on-one scheduled networking hours to be more successful than an open format.  Out of respect for students' class responsibilities, the ideal time to schedule one-on-one meetings would be in the evenings and all day on Fridays.

Pre-Nights

Host a company Pre-night to meet students you'll be interviewing the next day and answer frequently asked questions; this is a great opportunity to meet with students on a more informal basis prior to the interview.

Pre-nights may be held in a Ross classrooms or at one of the local restaurants listed below.

The Chop House
322 S. Main
(734) 669-9977
Traditional Steak House

The Earle
121 W. Washington
(734) 994-0211
French & Italian Cuisine

Gandy Dancer
401 Depot Street
(734) 769-0592
Fresh fish & seafood

Grange Kitchen and Bar
118 W. Liberty
(734) 995-2107
Fine Italian Cuisine

Mediterrano
2900 S. State St.
(734) 332-9700
Mediterranean Cuisine

Original Cottage Inn
512 E. William
(734) 663-3379
Pasta & Pizza

Palio
347 S. Main
(734) 930-6100
Italian

Zingerman’s Roadhouse
2501 Jackson (at Maple)
(734) 663-3663
American Regional Favorites

 

If you would like to host your pre-night event at the Ross School of Business, please contact your Recruiting Relations Manager or email us at rosscareerservices@umich.edu.

PUBLICIZING YOUR EVENT

Although our office is unable to send mass emails or post flyers, we do post all recruiting events on the Ross calendar.

Additionally, we suggest you publicize your opportunities by contacting the relevant student clubs or organizations. Student organizations are a great way to easily target the students interested in your industry or the functional area of your position.

 

Off-site Events

Event Sites - Within Walking Distance from the Ross School

University of Michigan Central Campus Map - http://www.bus.umich.edu/RecruiterInformation/OnCampusRecruiting/Logistics/EventParkingLocations.pdf

About Ann Arbor - http://www.visitannarbor.org/home

Michigan League
911 N. University
Preview Rooms
(University Facility)
(734) 764-8837 / Fax (734) 936-2505 (call to reserve a room)
Capacity: 5 - 500

Michigan Union
530 S. State
Preview Rooms
(University Facility)
(734) 763-5911 / Fax (734) 763-1388 (call to reserve a room)
Capacity: 12 - 600

Rackham Graduate School
915 E. Washington 
(University Facility)
(734) 764-8572 / Fax (734) 647-9378
Capacity: 50 -1100

Palmer Commons
100 Washtenaw
Preview Rooms
(University Facility)
(734) 615-9259 / Fax (734) 764-5267
Capacity: 12 - 300

Hotels with Meeting Facilities

Executive Residence
710 East University
(734) 764-7677 / Fax (734) 715-4050
Number of Meeting Rooms: 18
Total Capacity of Meeting Rooms: 6

Kensington Court Ann Arbor+
600 Briarwood Circle
(734) 761-7800 / Fax (734) 761-1040
Number of Meeting Rooms: 7
Total Capacity of Meeting Rooms: 450

Bell Tower Hotel*
300 South Thayer
(734) 769-3010 / Fax (734) 769-4339
(800) 562-3559
Number of Meeting Rooms: 1
Total Capacity of Meeting Rooms: 30

Courtyard by Marriott +
3205 Boardwalk
(734) 995-5900 / Fax (734) 995-2937
(800) 321-2211
Number of Meeting Rooms: 6
Total Capacity of Meeting Rooms: 200

Hampton Inn +
925 Victors Way
(734) 665-5000 / Fax (734) 665-8452
(800)-HAMPTON
Number of Meeting Rooms: 1
Total Capacity of Meeting Rooms: 20

Sheraton Inn +
3200 Boardwalk
(800) 848-2770 / Fax (734) 996-8136
Number of Meeting Rooms: 6
Total Capacity of Meeting Rooms: 500


*Within walking distance
+Located at I-94, Exit #177, State Street

Restaurants Within Walking Distance from the Ross School

Original Cottage Inn
512 E. William
(734) 663-3379
Pasta & Pizza
Capacity: 50

Dominick’s (seasonal)
812 Monroe Street
(734) 662-5414
Sandwiches & pizza
Capacity: 30

Pizza House
618 Church St.
(734)995-5095
Italian

Restaurants with Private Rooms

The Chop House
322 S. Main
(734) 669-9977
Traditional Steak House

The Earle
121 W. Washington
(734) 994-0211
French & Italian Cuisine

Gandy Dancer
401 Depot Street
(734) 769-0592
Fresh fish & seafood

Grange Kitchen and Bar
118 W. Liberty
(734) 995-2107 
Fine Italian Cuisine

Mediterrano
2900 S. State St.
(734) 332-9700
Mediterranean Cuisine

Original Cottage Inn
512 E. William
(734) 663-3379
Pasta & Pizza

Palio
347 S. Main 
(734) 930-6100
Italian

Zingerman’s Roadhouse
2501 Jackson (at Maple)
(734) 663-3663
American Regional Favorites

Restaurants with General Seating

The Black Pearl
302 South Main Street
Ann Arbor, MI  48104
(734)222-0400
Seafood & Martini Bar

Cafe Zola
112 W. Washington
(734) 769-2020 
European Bistro

Gratzi
326 S. Main
(734) 663-5555
Northern Italian Cuisine

Grizzly Peak Brewing Co.
120 W. Washington
(734) 741-7325
American Cuisine

Miki
106 S. 1st Street
(734) 665-8226
Japanese Seafood Restaurant

Original Cottage Inn
512 E. William
(734) 663-3379
Pasta & Pizza

The Real Seafood Company
341 S. Main
(888) 456-3463
Seafood

West End Grill
120 W. Liberty 
(734) 747-6260
New American Cuisine
Dinners only Tuesday-Saturday, after 5:00 p.m.
Call after 1:30 p.m. for reservations

Forums

New York Forum

Companies are invited to participate in events focused on industries, functions and geographies. This website offers a sampling of major events; for additional sponsorship opportunities please visit Corporate Partnerships.

New York Forum:  The MBA Finance Club coordinates visits to investment banks and financial institutions, while the Entertainment & Media Club coordinates visits to related institutions.  The New York Forum will be held October 25-26.

For more information or if you would like to participate, contact us.

West Coast Forum

The West Coast Forum is an MBA career event that annually attracts more than 150 first and second year MBA's from Ross. For more than 20 years it has connected companies with students pursuing careers on the west coast. There are corporate opportunities to participate in company visits, panels, and round tables. This years event will be held October 23-24.

If you would like to participate or for more information, contact us.

 

Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies

The Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies leads two major annual events featuring prominent speakers that attract an average of 500 participants:  Entrepalooza and the Emerging Industries symposia cover a range of entrepreneurial topics and bring together students, nationally recognized business leaders and alumni.

 

Club-Sponsored Events

Asia Business Conference - January 19-20, 2018 - Asia Business Club

Black Business Student Association (BBSA) Conference - February 2-3, 2018 - Black Business Student Association

MBA2 Consulting Career Fair - September 8, 2017 - Ross Consulting Club

MBA1 Consulting Forum  - November 10, 2017 - Ross Consulting Club

Corporate Finance Forum - September 29, 2017 - Finance Club

Energy Conference - October 6, 2017 - Energy Club

General Management Forum - November 2-3, 2017 – General Management Club 

Global Operations Conference - November 2-3, 2017 - Operations Management Club

Healthcare and Life Science Forum - September 28-29, 2017 – Healthcare & Life Sciences Club

India Business Conference - March 23, 2017 - India Subcontinent Business Association

Marketing Symposium - November 16-17, 2017 – Marketing Club

Meet the Firms - September 11, 2017 - Accounting Club

MII Undergraduate Investment Conference - TBD - Michigan Interactive Investments

Michigan Sports Business Conference - October 6, 2017 - Michigan Sports Business Conference

Navara Foundation Conference - TBD - Navara Foundation

Net Impact Career Symposium - November 3, 2017 - Net Impact @ Ross

Renewable Energy Case Competition - December 1, 2017 - Energy Club

Revitalization and Business - February 16, 2017 - Revitalization and Business

Veterans Leadership Summit - September 15, 2017

Women in Leadership Conference - October 12-13, 2017 - Michigan Business Women

Student Social Events

Tailgates

If you are looking for a fun way to build your brand and raise your profile with students, all while cheering on the Maize and Blue football team, sponsor a Ross Tailgate.

Happy Hours

Thursday evenings during the school year, MBAs convene at a local Ann Arbor pub to talk about the 3Cs, Porter's 5 Forces, your MAP project, and bidding for job interviews. Happy Hours are attended by MBA1s, MBA2s, faculty, and sponsoring companies. It's definitely a mix of personalities, and a great way to build relationships with students.

MBA Games

The Ross MBA Games is a day of fun competition  held during the Fall between the Sections of the MBA1s. Corporate recruiters sponsor and attend the MBA Games which creates one of the unique opportunities to chat with recruiters in a casual environment.

BBA Recruiting Kickoff

Casual opportunity for BBA Juniors to interact with corporate recruiters and representatives. The event is held during the Fall term. Contact rossugprograms@umich.edu.

Habitat for Humanity

Philanthropy is key, and every year the Ross Habitat for Humanity Builders sponsors a build for low income residents. This club provides an excellent opportunity to partner with a group of students who want to make a difference in their community and don't mind investing some sweat in the process.

Follies

An on-stage satire of life at the Ross School of Business directed & performed annually by Ross MBAs. DVD copies of the performance are produced and available for sponsorship.

Corporate Partners

Corporate & Foundation Relations

At the Ross School of Business, we seek to be the leaders in thought and action. The financial and intellectual commitment of our corporate partners is a key component in the Ross School’s ability to achieve its mission. Corporate sponsors build rich, individual relationships with the School based on the goals of both partners. Together, they expand the boundaries of current management knowledge and devise new and better business practices.

There are many ways for corporations to partner with Ross, including:

Philanthropy – including support for programs and much needed scholarships 
Speaking Opportunities 
Faculty Research 
Executive Education 
Events – student conferences, clubs

For more information about partnership opportunities, please contact the Recruiting Relations Manager assigned to your company's industry or contact the Recruiting & Outreach Team at rosscareerservices@umich.edu.

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734.647.4027
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Technology & Operations

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734.615.5067

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734-647-1396

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734-647-6543

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734.764.5222

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734.764.5139

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734.763.1180

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734.763.3068

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Managing Director
pskirsch@umich.edu
RossUndergrad@umich.edu
734-763-7267

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734.615.6529

734.763.2376

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lillianc@umich.edu
734-615-7348

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734-647-4933

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734-615-4421

734.764.2246

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