Thank you for your interest in UpClose 2015, which takes place October 16-18 in Ann Arbor.  If you are interested in attending the event, please complete this online application by September 11.  If you are selected to attend, you will receive an invitation by September 18.

Please note: This application requires you to upload your current resume, list of extracurricular activities and answers to two essay questions. Although you can return to this application, information may not be saved after a certain time limit. Please make sure documents are ready before proceeding.


Essay Questions

  • Limit your response to 250-300 words
  • Use 11 point font, 1.5 line spacing
  • Put your full name at the top of each page
  • BOTH essays are required and should be uploaded as one file


Essay One

Please describe your future career plans and how an MBA will help you attain your short-term and long-term goals.


Essay Two

UpClose seeks to promote the advancement of underrepresented minorities in management by attracting prospective Business School students with a demonstrated commitment to that purpose. UpClose attendees may be of any race or ethnicity.  Accordingly, please describe how you have or intend to support the advancement of underrepresented minorities defined in this context as African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans in academic or professional settings.



Please list your principal extracurricular activities in order of their importance to you. (Include dates; offices held, if any; time commitment)

About This Event

October 13-15, 2017

We are no longer accepting applications for UpClose 2017. 

Questions? Please email


Ann Arbor, MI


Ross School of Business
701 Tappan St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Students - Prospective


Full-Time MBA