Student Voices

Student Voices
This is part of a series of blogs from the partners of Michigan Ross MBA students. From long-distance relationships, to finding a job in Ann Arbor, MBA partners share how they’ve experienced the Ross MBA program and how they make it work with their partners...
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As President of the Mind Matters Mental Health Initiative, I recently hosted an event with five amazing speakers (outlined on the bottom of this post) called Head Talks. Head Talks is a Ted-Talk style seminar on mindfulness, mental health and wellness, and positive psychology.
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My friends warned me that living in a small college town in a Midwestern state would be very different, and I’d at best be tokenized as one of a handful of LGBTQ individuals and at worst be in a community rife with latent homophobia. Thankfully, reflecting on my first year at Ross, I realize that couldn’t be further from the truth.
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"If you're not at the table, you're on the menu!" This saying is quite popular in Washington D.C. It was repeated by almost every speaker we heard during the Washington Campus Carson Scholars program, which I participated in earlier this year.
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The Great Wall of China, Shanghai Tower, and Tencent Headquarters; An incredible journey that kicked off in the historical capital city of Beijing and concluded in the entrepreneurial and avant-garde city of Shenzhen has presented me with plenty of ‘food-for-thought’.
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Once I was accepted into Michigan Ross, I was looking to take advantage of all of the resources Ross provides to help me expand my network, meet new people, and push myself to grow. Joining clubs and being involved in student life is one of the best ways to do this, and the options for club involvement at Ross are incredible (and can be a little overwhelming). Choosing which clubs to join can be a daunting task!
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We are working with an inspirational and enthusiastic group of women to create a conference focused on empowering women during their MBA, through their internship, and beyond graduation into their careers.
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By Rishi Prasad, BBA ‘20 As a society, we are in the early stages of one of the largest and most exciting opportunities of our lifetime: the global reimagination of financial services, also known as FinTech. FinTech (“financial technology”) refers to the dynamic and ever-growing intersection...
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This summer, four Michigan Ross full-time MBA students are participating in summer internships in emerging markets across the world, as part of the Global Impact internship Program from the William Davidson Institute .
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By Makura Compton, MBA ‘19 -- My preparation began with a lot of deep reflection and journaling during my summer before school about what I wanted to accomplish in my first year at Ross. I even created a template you can use to start this process for yourself .
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By Kashay Sanders -- In a life before Michigan Ross, I worked for a workforce development agency, aimed at providing job coaching to low-income New Yorkers with barriers to employment.
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Shannon Fung , MM ’18 -- The experiences that will make you question the way you think are the ones that make you uncomfortable: You cannot gain if you do not give.
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By Thais Hernandez, MBA ‘ 18 -- This past year, the Michigan Ross Marketing Lab hosted the Nielsen Learning Series, a four-part workshop designed to teach students how to pull and interpret big data from Nielsen Answers, a platform used by every major consumer packaged goods company and beyond.
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By Brie Riley, BBA ‘19 -- Earlier this year I had the chance to work with a great team to create a program that would support pop-up retail shops in Detroit. Our program aimed to empower Detroit entrepreneurs who wanted to bring their ideas to life but may not have the capital to do so.
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By Michael Im, BBA ‘18 -- I really did not expect Cross Cultural Negotiations in Zagreb to turn out the way it did.
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The 2018 Michigan Ross MAP is underway, with 422 MBAs taking on 83 projects in 20 countries across the world. More than four weeks in, students have gone from getting their feet wet to being fully immersed in their work, which means now they’re fully grasping the challenges they face.
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By Samuel Dicker, MM ‘18 -- Our task was to help Founders design an international model for expansion. No big deal, right? But with no previous consulting experience, I felt a bit nervous to tackle such a complex task and provide recommendations to accomplished professionals.
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By Sarabeth Fok , MBA ‘18 -- After growing up in Texas and graduating from Texas A&M with a mechanical engineering degree, I never thought I’d end up working in investment banking in New York.
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By Raul Hernandez, MAcc ‘18 -- To my surprise (and relief!) our time in D.C. was so much more than I imagined. This three-day symposium provided me with an awesome experience and facilitated the start of many good relationships with my classmates.
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By Dhanishth Khosla , MSCM ‘18 | " For my fellow international students who want to land the job of their dreams, I have some advice."
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Myself and 11 other members from the Wolverine Crypto Trading club recently had the chance to attend the largest event in cryptocurrency history. This was my first time attending a major crypto event, and there were a few things I wasn’t expecting.
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When Jamie Dimon visited Michigan Ross recently, I knew he would give an inspiring talk––because I had met him nearly a year earlier in his office in Manhattan and I know the wisdom he has to offer.
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Thanks to the new Living Business Leadership Experience course at Michigan Ross, I get to be a part of how decisions are actually being made for a major luxury goods brand while we work on the launch of a new headphone line.
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Prior to business school, I always thought “dealing with ambiguity” was a fluffy management skill and that laid-back people were the best equipped to deal with it. That’s not me. But this class has completely changed my mind.

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