The University of Michigan Ross School of Business recently shared some news for prospective applicants on Director Soojin Kwon‘s revamped admissions blog.
The admissions team is wrapping up a whirlwind recruiting tour in China, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea this week, and Kwon notes that Michigan Ross will also hold admissions events in Europe, South America, India, and South East Asia over the next couple of months.
The committee has also settled on the locations for this year’s optional, but highly encouraged off-campus team exercises, which will take place during Round 2 (late January/early February) in Shanghai, Seoul, Sao Paulo, Delhi and Mumbai. Ross will also hold on-campus team exercises in all three rounds in Ann Arbor.
Kwon also hinted at some exciting MBA funding news on the horizon, sharing that the program is working towards a final agreement with a lender that could provide a no-cosigner loan to international students next year. We’ll share those details here with our blog readers as they become available.
In other “Blue” news, first-year Ross MBAs recently took part in an intensive four-day session called Career Action Days. The Wall Street Journal is calling the phenomenon “career creep,” and this new effort gives students a crash course in preparation for their upcoming job search in response to growing demands for a pre-MBA job hunt.
The event includes several activities to help first-years learn about Ross career resources, “MBA-ize” their resume, sharpen search skills, and draft a career plan, so that they can focus on academics when the term actually starts.
“Many students arrive thinking they’ll get to shop for companies, but it really works the other way,” they were told on day one. “Companies come here to shop for talent.”