After completing my MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford in 2017, I began my career at General Motors as a Safety CAE Engineer, responsible for building and running models for simulated vehicle crash tests. From there, I transitioned to a Design Release Engineer role in the Body Engineering organization, managing the design, development, and launch of vehicle components for crossover SUVs.
Besides being a long-standing interest of mine, the time seemed ripe to pursue an MBA to improve my business acumen, increase my awareness of how my company makes decisions, and better position myself for career advancement. The Action-Based learning characteristic of Ross combined with the ability to connect class learnings to my current work attracted me to the Weekend MBA Program. Additionally, the cohort format of the Weekend MBA (a unique feature among part-time programs) has already proved to be an invaluable asset. Drawing on the experiences of my classmates, who hail from a diverse set of backgrounds, industries, and roles, has helped me develop a deeper understanding of class material and has been a great resource for discovering career opportunities outside of my current industry. The cohort community sets the Ross WMBA program apart from other part-time MBA programs. Go Blue!