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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

June 23, 2022

Jeff Morrison, MBA '05: How Michigan Ross Opened the Door to a New World in the Automotive Industry

As the new vice president of global purchasing and supply chain for General Motors, Jeff Morrison, MBA ’05, works to solve some of the major challenges facing the automotive industry.
June 22, 2022

Nicole Smith, MBA ’11: Finding a Life that Works, Strengthening the Alumni and Student Connection

For Nicole Smith, MBA ’11, understanding that work and life do not have to be separate experiences — it’s all life, after all — was a transformative realization.
June 17, 2022

Michigan Ross Alumni: Meet the “Real Humans” Who Work at Top Consulting, Financial Services, and Tech Companies

Clear Admit featured four recent alumni from the Full-Time MBA Program at the Ross School of Business in the organization’s Real Humans: Alumni series, which highlights graduates from top business schools and focuses on their career journeys.
June 16, 2022

Karthik Varatharaj, MBA ’11: Leading With Empathy at Levi Strauss & Co.

As an immigrant and member of the LGBTQ+ community, for Karthik Varatharaj, MBA ’11, the road to personal and professional success was paved with many challenges. Yet it was that journey that helped to inform his inclusive approach to management in human resources.
June 6, 2022

Weiser Center Hosts Immersive Real Estate Program for Michigan Ross and U-M Undergrads in NYC

In May, the Weiser Center for Real Estate at the Ross School of Business held its inaugural Real Estate Academy in New York City to provide an immersive experience in real estate investing and development to undergraduate students at the University of Michigan.
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Ross News

July 1, 2022

My Michigan Ross Mentors Helped Me Embrace My LGBTQ+ Identity and Amplify My Voice

Whether a tour, orientation, or visiting one of our friends, when you first step onto the University of Michigan’s campus, it is immediately clear that Michigan is home to rich traditions. At first, learning about the multitude of traditions can be overwhelming, but with time they become a part of you. 
June 30, 2022

Managers Use Changes in Team Membership to Judge Individuals, New Research Shows

How can supervisors evaluate individual performance when a worker is part of a team?  That question has interested economists for years, but a new study by Ross School of Business Professor Jose Uribe provides an answer: Managers instinctively pay attention to changes in team performance based on which team members are present on any given day.
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May 24, 2022

Evan Fisher, BBA ’17: Launching an Investment Fund to Back the Crypto Economy

Since a young age, Evan Fisher, BBA '17, has loved following the markets. Throughout his academic and professional career, he's searched for a way to merge that love for investing with something that would make a real impact on society.
May 23, 2022

Annual DEI Research and Teaching Awards Highlight Important Work by Michigan Ross Faculty and Students

The range of scholarship on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion being conducted at the Ross School of Business was recently showcased at the DEI Research and Teaching Awards ceremony.
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