Student Voices

Student Voices
Open Road - Week One By Team IBAM Two teams of Ross students are traveling across the country this summer, visiting entrepreneurs and helping them solve business challenges. They’ll be blogging about their experience throughout the summer...
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By Max Olive, BBA ‘16 I recently took Michigan Ross Professor and local real estate developer Peter Allen’s graduate-level Finance 565 course . The course, which focuses on real estate development and urban...
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By John McGowan, MBA ‘16 With the recent changes in the American healthcare landscape, ensuring access to quality care frequently surfaces as a major public health concern. If the United States, a developed nation with access to significant financial and human capital resources, struggles with this...
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By Lily Hamburger, MBA ‘16 We have come to business school to learn how generations before us have organized, managed, and driven organizations and people into financial and economic progress. What we may or may not have anticipated is that even in the short time since we became students at Ross...
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By Christopher McCurry, BBA ’17 Recently, our MO 415 class, Introduction to Managing Human Capital , was fortunate enough to travel to Detroit to visit the headquarters of General Motors and meet with GM CEO...
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By The Ross Weekend MBA Class of 2016 It all started with a pile of cash. Literally. During one of our negotiation classes, everyone in our Michigan Ross Weekend MBA class was required to put in $5, and then compete against one...
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By Greg Haines, MBA ‘16 There are a number of benefits to taking a course with only eight students – lively class discussions, great faculty exposure, and professor-provided donuts from Ann Arbor’s famous Washtenaw Dairy, to name a few. Last week we experienced another benefit of having a small...
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By Joanna Herrmann, MBA/MS ’16 In 1913, Argentina was the seventh largest economy in the world, comprised 50 percent of South American GDP, and was poised to be a global superpower. But a century of political turmoil, corruption, and fluctuating monetary policy has resulted in today’s Argentina,...
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Ross students are spread around the world working with 73 companies and organizations during their seven-week-long MAP experiences. These are some of the...
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By Caroline Landau, MBA ‘16 In late February, Walker McHugh, MSE ‘17, and I had the privilege and honor of taking home the grand prize at the Zell Lurie Institute’s Michigan Business Challenge , for our company PreDxion (...
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By Kevin Ramso, BBA ʼ17 Let’s be honest, you don’t know much about Finland. When asked about Finland, most Americans would probably respond with “cold and snowy Nordic country” or more likely “some European nation.” Finland is a truly foreign country to most Americans — their culture, their...
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By Cazzie Palacios Brown, MBA/MS ʼ18 Michelle Gross, MBA/MS ʼ17 Warren Buffett made his first investment at age 11, just five months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. When we spoke to him last month, he said this was his biggest missed opportunity: “Not starting to invest earlier.” It was the...
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By Erin Dingrando, MAcc ‘16 Earlier this fall, immediately after my 9a.m. audit class, I jumped into my professor’s minivan with two of my classmates and drove to Detroit, laughing about how nervous we all were. We were on our way to the Cornerstone School in Detroit. The middle school students...
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By Sushmita Mukherjee, BBA ʼ17 Ever since I was young and first expressed an interest in the environment, I was told I was too idealistic. “Life will get in the way,” friends and family said, sharing strong doubts that I would be able to pursue a career in the field. As I grew older, this narrative...
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By Nick Barrett, MBA ‘16 I have always been reasonably open with my classmates about my personal life. Most of them have met my boyfriend, either at football tailgate parties or other events, and have been supportive of us. However, when I got up in front of my classmates after our statistics class...
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By Kasumi Takeuchi , MBA ‘16 As Global MBA students here at Ross, my classmates and I are kind of like traveling learners. Our program started in Seoul in February, then moved to Osaka, Beijing, and finally came here to Ann Arbor in June. While traveling, we began studying our MBA core courses,...
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By Amber Blanks, BBA ʼ16 It’s that time of year again! Getting ready for recruiting to lock down those internships or full-time work opportunities — it can sometimes feel like a blur. I know, because as President of my student organization I’ve been involved with planning our Diversity Conference...
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I’m still in awe of the opportunities given to our team during MAP. For our project, we were asked to work with a leader in the wine industry to develop a go-to-market strategy for a new wine brand.
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By Catherine Bernard, MM ‘16 I’m panicking, you guys. I just started the Master of Management program here at Ross, and I’m panicking. It’s not from challenging coursework or test anxiety (though those do exist). Rather, it is the...
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By Anshul Tandon, MBA ‘16 In the first year of my MBA, Michigan Ross has given me the opportunity to experience the culture and business practices of several countries. Even still, I never expected to be learning about marketing strategies of luxury brands while overlooking the Rhineland valley in...
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As closely tied to Detroit schools as I was, I had no idea how orientation for the Michigan Ross Weekend MBA program would open my eyes to even more happening within their walls.
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I'm sitting on my bed at a five-star hotel in Chennai, India, in the middle of the Tauber Institute Team Project through the Michigan Ross Master of Supply Chain Management Program . I want to tell you the story of how I got here and how this program is changing my life.
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Earlier this summer, my classmates and I were in the Office of the Vice President of the United States gazing out the window onto the White House grounds when it hit me — “How cool is this?!”
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By Rachel Tucker, BBA ‘17 One cold Wednesday afternoon, I sat in my Business Communications class as the professor gave us interview tips. The professor, Sarah Zimmerman , is an incredibly impressive...

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