Welcome to Michigan’s Ross School of Business! My name is Soojin Kwon. I joined the Ross admissions office in 2004. As the director of admissions, my job is to oversee recruiting and admissions for Ross’ Full-time MBA, Part-time MBA, and Executive MBA programs.
My path to this position was a rather circuitous one. How many kids dream of becoming a business school admissions director someday? Well if I knew what an admissions director gets to do, I would've put it high on my list early on.
Instead, my younger self aimed to work on Wall Street ... till I spent my undergrad years at Yale and decided I wanted to work in public service. After getting a B.A. in economics and political science from Yale, I went on to get a master's in public policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, with a focus on business and government relations. I started my career as a policy analyst in Washington, D.C., working for the Senate Budget Committee, the House Appropriations Committee, and the Department of Commerce. Having worked on the policy side of things, I wanted to gain experience in the private sector, so I got an MBA (at Ross), then spent five years as a management consultant at Deloitte in the Strategy and Operations practice. And, when a position opened up at Ross in 2004, I found my way (back) here. I have a deep passion for recruiting great students to Ross, since it's a part of my own brand.
When I'm not recruiting future Rossers, guest-singing with the b-school Rock N Roll band, or keeping the proverbial gate, as admissions directors are said to do, I'm most likely to be running (usually at 5 a.m., even when there's snow, indulging the foodie/chocoholic in me (which is one of the main reasons I run), or playing sideline coach at my sons' soccer games (though I still don't know what players are offsides).