It was a perfect case of synchronicity. We shared information in our February newsletter about the new Impact Studio course, and one of our high-powered alums, Cynthia Koenig, asked how she could get involved, because she has a job that encourages design thinking, and the business she founded was created with wicked problem-solving. We invited her to speak with the class and hold a fireside chat while she was here. Below are some highlights from her visit.
Several times a year, we feature a former student or rising graduate who shares their experience at Ross in the impact community and their career following Ross. Below is a complete list.
Bill Brinkerhoff and Kathy Sample were students in the late 80’s at the Business School (its name before it became the Ross School of Business).
Every year, we award one student with the Skip and Carrie Gordon Scholarship. This recognizes the current student who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to solving complex social challenges by leveraging their learning. The 2017-18 recipient was Colleen Hill (MS/MBA ’19). We interviewed Colleen recently to see what it’s like to be completely immersed in mission-driven work while at U-M.
Stephanie Dolan graduated from Ross in May 2013 and is now an Associate Principal at Civic Consulting Alliance in Chicago, a participating organization in Business Impact’s Impact Corps program. Since graduating from Ross, she has leveraged Ross’ Management & Organization courses, MAP coaching, and Negotiations courses in her current position. In November, we spoke with Stephanie about life in the social impact space.
Andrew Kelley graduated from Ross in May 2017 and is now a management consultant at Deloitte. During his time at Ross, he was part of the winning team in the 2016 Social Impact Challenge, served as a Board Fellow at Apple Playschools, and helped lead the the Board Fellowship program during his final year. In August, we spoke with Andrew about his experience in the impact space, and discussed his plans for the future.