News & Updates

Explore all of the exciting news and activities that Michigan Ross alumni are participating in around the globe and in your city.

Ross Alumni News

November 30, 2022

The Och Initiative Hosts Event Celebrating Women in Finance

Earlier this fall, Michigan Ross alums gathered in New York City to celebrate the impact of the Och Initiative for Women in Finance.
November 30, 2022

Kalina Newmark, MBA ’19: Nestlé Brand Manager, Indigenous People’s Advocate

Weaving together the storytelling tradition of her indigenous culture and a fascination with consumer behavior, Kalina Newmark, MBA ’19, serves as an advocate for indigenous people and a brand manager at Nestlé in Seattle.
November 14, 2022

Gift Guide 2022: Deck the Halls with Gift Ideas from Michigan Ross Alumni

With the holiday season now upon us, we know how difficult it can be to find the right gifts for your loved ones. As we’ve done in past years, to simplify your holiday shopping, we’ve compiled a list of great products, services, and stores by Ross School of Business alums.
October 25, 2022

Ivan Aragon, MBA ’19: First-generation, mortgage-lending mogul

Inspired by his experience as an undocumented immigrant in the United States, Ivan Aragon, MBA ’19, is working to create a more inclusive, personal mortgage lending experience with the brokerage firm he founded in Phoenix, Ariz.
October 21, 2022

Claudine Vainrub, MBA ’97: Entrepreneurial Journey Leads Alum Back to Ross

For Claudine Vainrub, MBA ’97, her passion is helping others find their path in life by guiding them through the college admissions process. As the founder, owner, and principal of EduPlan, a college and graduate admissions counseling firm based in Miami, Florida, Vainrub has supported thousands of college and graduate school candidates in successfully navigating the admissions process and securing scholarships.
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Ross News

November 30, 2022

MBA Students Relate Their Enriching Experiences on Career-Focused Treks to Chicago and NYC

During Professional Development Week at the Ross School of Business, the Michigan Ross Career Development Office collaborates with various industry-focused MBA clubs to organize treks where students can visit companies and learn about different jobs and cultures, as well as meet the Michigan Ross alumni who work there. 
November 21, 2022

Embracing a New Ethos in Business

Management as a calling A literal and figurative tipping point in Gabriel Correa’s life came five years ago during Hurricane Maria when the deadly, destructive storm leveled the trees in the backyard of his family’s home in Puerto Rico.
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November 14, 2022

The Three Fears that Make Us Reluctant to Act as Leaders

Leadership can come from anyone in an organization, regardless of their formal role or title. Yet some individuals are reluctant to take on leadership roles, potentially depriving the company of useful contributions and limiting their own personal growth. Ross School of Business Professor Julia Lee Cunningham and her colleagues recently conducted several studies into the reasons that prevent people from acting as leaders. The results — described in a forthcoming article in the Academy of Management Journal — show that specific worries about how others perceive them are often to blame. The research also suggests ways to counteract these fears and help people fulfill their leadership potential.
September 26, 2022

Dr. Rouzana Hares, MBA ’22: Serving with a Mission to Improve the Patient Experience

Dr. Rouzana Hares, MBA ’22, believes in the power of business to advance the greater good. As co-owner of Great Smiles Dental Group, she focuses on providing the highest level of holistic, preventive dental care — both in her Michigan practice and in her mission work abroad.
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