Three Ross BBAs Among ‘Best and Brightest’ in the Country
The Michigan Ross BBA Class of 2018 has no shortage of success stories — such as earning a prestigious fellowship to spend a year in Tanzania, or taking on leadership roles at real companies — and we’re thrilled to bring you yet another.
Sabiyah Turner, Danny Sheridan, and Kara Cendrowski were recently listed on Poets & Quants “Best and Brightest Undergrads” of 2018 for their exceptional work and accomplishments during their time at Ross.
Meet these promising almost-graduates before they take the business world by storm:
Sabiyah Turner, BBA ‘18
When Turner first began her journey at the University of Michigan, she was a communications major. A chance meeting with a Ross junior inspired her to explore a business career, and after doing her research, she “was committed to doing everything I could to get into the business school.”
Turner certainly made the most of her time at Ross. The Detroit native served as the vice president of operations, and then the president, of the Black Business Undergraduate Society. She founded a mentoring program, was an active volunteer, and interned at Morgan Stanley and Citigroup in New York City. She’ll be working at Citigroup as a markets analyst after graduation.
What advice would she give to a student looking to major in a business-related field? “It is okay to not immediately know what you want to do or to not fully understand what the different areas of business entail,” Turner said to Poets & Quants. “Use your freshman and sophomore year to talk to as many people as possible, participate in any short corporate programs that are available, and really take advantage of that time so you are as prepared as possible when you get to junior year.”
Danny Sheridan, BBA ‘18
It’s no surprise Sheridan ended up at Ross: He launched his first business, Woodside Distributors, before he graduated high school. The company continues to grow, marking $3 million in revenue last year alone.
Sheridan’s side hobby as CEO wasn’t his only extracurricular activity during his time at Michigan Ross. He took home a first-place win at The Startup Competition in 2017, hosted by the U-M Center for Entrepreneurship, and he was also the U-M Sam Zell Entrepreneurial Scholar. Always keeping his eye on future trends, he founded and served as president of the Wolverine Crypto Trading club.
After graduation, Sheridan is heading to Seattle, working for Amazon as a product manager.
Kara Cendrowski, BBA ‘18
Cendrowski dedicated herself to getting the full Ross experience, holding leadership roles on the BBA Council; Michigan Business Women; and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force. After graduation, she’ll be working at JPMorgan Chase & Co. as an analyst in the corporate client banking division.
Cendrowski said the sense of community is what she enjoyed most about being a Ross BBA. “I had always envisioned the business world, and business school especially, to be a very cutthroat environment. To my surprise, my peers at the business school have become my best friends and biggest cheerleaders,” she told Poets & Quants. “I know that I will continue these friendships for years to come, and these people will be my support system both personally and professionally.”