What I’ve Learned In My Time as a Ross Master of Management Student


By Breelyn Williams, MM ‘15

During my undergrad in L.A., I held numerous leadership positions — within admissions, student housing, and Greek life, I did it all.

In my time as a student in the Ross Master of Management Program, I have been given the chance to apply valuable skills learned during that time to real-life business environments, and that has been so eye-opening. Well-developed leadership tendencies and strong social skills are exactly what companies are seeking in young, driven professionals like my classmates and me.

How do I know?

Well thanks to the MM program, I’ve spent the last few months talking to recruiters and attending numerous corporate presentations.

What I really love about this program, is that it’s not seeking to undermine my rich liberal arts education; it is combining my previous skills with useful and relevant business knowledge. And I have learned more about business, my career goals, and myself in the past three months than in my previous years combined.

I initially thought the transition to Ann Arbor from my home in metropolitan Los Angeles, CA would be rough. But, there are so many places and activities in A2 that I probably will never even get to it all in my short 10 months here at Ross.

(Quick side note: I actually really am looking forward to experiencing seasons and seeing real snowfall for the first time!)

My choice to pursue a Ross MM and move across the country is what I consider one of the best decisions of my academic, professional, and social life so far! There truly is nothing else like the strength of the combined curriculum of the MM, the Ross reputation, and the feeling I get watching the quickly changing colors of the trees.


Breelyn Williams is currently a student in the Ross Master of Management program, set to graduate in May 2015.