Joseph Burch

Joseph Burch

Class of 2022

Upon graduating from Ohio State University with a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, I started my career as an electrical engineer working for a small engineering design and consulting firm. I have always embraced change, so the project cycle type of work offered at a consulting firm was very appealing to me. After two internships and two years full time with the company, I set off to find a larger company with a global footprint. My goal was to broaden both my career and my personal horizons by searching for jobs that took me outside of Ohio, where I was born and raised. Landing a spot as a sales engineer for a Fortune 500 company with a large international footprint took me down to Charlotte, NC and gave me the exposure to big business I was looking for. I toured, and worked closely with, our manufacturing operations all around the world – Mexico, USA, Canada, and various locations in China.

This slight step away from engineering and towards business proved to be the right move for me. I became increasingly interested with how things operated from the business side within a company. The books I read became centered around personal development and starting/growing a business, even attempting to take a product invention from an idea to a company as a side hustle. Blending this newfound interest in all things business with the enjoyment of the consulting experience, I concluded that I wanted to make a full career change into strategy consulting. A Ross MBA will not only teach me the additional skillsets needed to be successful in this industry but will also provide a strong network to connect with companies within this industry. I am ecstatic to be on this new journey at Ross and would be happy to talk with any prospective students considering Ross for their career advancement.

Undergraduate Education

The Ohio State University

Areas of Interest

Ambassador Type
Student ambassador
Career Interest
Undergraduate Major
Electrical and Computer Engineering