"I came to Ross after serving as an infantry officer because I wanted to build upon my previous engineering education while developing the skills necessary to thrive as a business leader. I joined the Tauber Institute for Global Operations, and also developed expertise in marketing and corporate strategy. I plan to use the skills I acquired to someday lead a global manufacturing company."
Russell Clayton Class of 2010
"I enjoy solving problems and leading people. When I chose to further my education, Ross emphasized these characteristics in a team-oriented environment. I found the Ross School’s concept of leading in thought and action a key to how I have tried to carry myself. I found that Ross was the best choice due to my extensive military background of leading and learning in teams."
Class of 2010
U.S. Coast Guard
"The opportunities for veterans and active duty members at Ross are substantial – clubs, recruiting, etc. Both professors and students respect military experience and look for leadership experience in class discussions and activities. Ross was the single school that seemed to actively recruit and desire my military experience. And, people at Ross went out of their way to connect me with other veterans even before the school year started."
Scott Harrington Class of 2009
"Ross has provided an exceptional community in which to study business fundamentals and translate the tenets of Army leadership into private sector skills. The diverse environment at Ross encouraged me to experiment with different topics of study while broadening my understanding of the modern business environment. The application of our studies beyond just case work proved critical to what I have learned while at Ross."
Chris Hart Class of 2009
"I am a father of four who is very interested in the multidisciplinary education opportunities at the University of Michigan. The combination of an excellent environment for my family and Michigan's high reputation in a staggering variety of fields drew me to Ann Arbor."
David Kovacs Class of 2008
"Prior to Ross, I served in the USMC as a financial management officer. I was exposed to numerous dynamic and challenging leadership environments, which kindled my passion for bringing diverse cross-functional teams together realizing extraordinary results. The faculty and fellow students at Ross truly are of the highest quality and will enable success in your future endeavors."
Jeremy Maynor Class of 2008
U.S. Army National Guard
"I went to Ross because it was the best choice for my family, and the entrepreneurship opportunities were outstanding. I started my first company, a campus coffee shop, while in school. Since then I have founded two for-profit firms, one nonprofit, and I helped start a technology firm. The educational opportunities at Ross complemented my experience and helped me prepare for my current career."