We've spent the last few months making decisions on applicants. This afternoon, those decisions will be released. And then it will be your turn to make a decision: what to do this fall. Your options could be to choose between Ross and other schools, just other schools, schools vs. work, or whether b-school is really the right thing for you. You're facing a big decision. It's one you should make not only with information-gathering, but also much introspection about what's important to you. Don't let other voices drown out what your own voice may be telling you. You might have to dig deep to hear your own voice and have the conviction to follow it.
I recently posted a video on this topic. Check it out:
I was at a student/alumni dinner last night and, as is typical for me, I asked the students at my table why they chose Ross. One student told me her story of having been admitted to Ross and several peer schools, including some that were more highly ranked than Ross. She said she consulted friends and family - people who mattered to her - expecting that they would recommend the "brand name school" as her dad called one of them. She was torn. But as she took stock of all of the interactions and experiences she had with people from each of those schools, she learned that one of them just "felt right" to her. When she discussed her leanings with her dad, she was surprised to hear him say, "Choose Ross." He had been impressed with the pride, the collegiality and the reach of Ross and U-M alums he met along the way. And he saw the pull that his daughter was feeling; he didn't insist on the "brand name school."
So my advice is to do your due diligence. Know yourself. And make the choice that is right for you. Check out my latest vlog for more.