The Consortium at Michigan Ross

The Biggest and the Best

With over 1,100 alumni and over 100 current students, Ross Consortium boasts the largest alumni network and the largest Consortium class of any Consortium school. Our goal is to create an endearing CGSM family bond that supports, respects, and promotes one another, while leveraging our collective strengths to further the Consortium’s mission.

The Consortium Mission

Consortium for Graduate Study in Management's (CGSM) mission “is to enhance diversity and inclusion in global business education and leadership by striving to reduce the significant underrepresentation of African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans in both our Member Schools’ enrollments and the ranks of global management.”

Student Liaisons

The Student Liaisons are responsible for leading Consortium student activities at Ross and communicating with The Consortium students, staff, corporate and school representatives, and alumni. They play a key role in driving the Ross Consortium vision throughout the year

Adeola Aro

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Prior to Ross, I worked as a Senior Marketing Manager within the Financial Services sector in Dallas, Texas. While leading an enterprise wide project, I got a chance to work very closely with the development team. Together, we launched a new email marketing platform and I realized how much I loved learning by doing and building things. This experience also sparked my interest and curiosity in technology and I made the decision to attend Ross to pivot into the tech industry. My time at Ross has been transformational. I've done and experienced everything that I set out to do and more. Please feel free to reach out to discuss anything from MAP to living in Ann Arbor when you're from a hot climate place. I am passionate about community building so outside of serving as a CGSM liaison and President of my section, I can be found serving and finding ways to build meaningful relationships with my peers. 

Abe Baca

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Before Ross, I spent five years in Kansas City working as a design engineer for electric power line projects. This experience sparked my interest in renewable energy, and I recognized that I wanted to transition to a strategy or development role in the sector. I knew that an MBA education would complement my technical skills and assist me with this transition. The various opportunities for students interested in energy and sustainability first drew me to Ross, but the warmth and welcoming energy of the Consortium community is what sold me on Ross. After attending the admitted students weekend (GBR), I decided to apply for the Erb Institute dual-degree with the School for Environment and Sustainability. I have been pleasantly surprised by the number of opportunities to make an impact as a student, but most importantly, by the quality of students that Ross attracts. At Ross, I've been able to meet amazing individuals with unique experiences and goals. My hobbies include Michigan football tailgates/games, salsa and bachata dancing, and small group hangouts. 

Kristan Sock

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After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School in 2009, I spent over 7 years at a flooring company in Columbus, Ohio. I was hired as the director of marketing, but because it was a small firm, the CEO gave me the opportunity to wear many hats. I worked on projects in operations, finance, and HR, and soon realized that I enjoyed the HR work the most. I was fascinated by the way in which the responsibilities of the HR function like hiring, training, compensation, and org structure could have a dramatic impact on employees' engagement and productivity and subsequently the company's bottom line. This was when I realized I wanted to transition into a full time human capital role, and I felt the best way for me to achieve this goal would be to pursue an MBA. The Human Capital Club, the Center for Positive Organizations, and the management and organizations curriculum were what made me decide that Ross was the perfect place for me to hone my human capital skills and find my dream career. I will be joining Deloitte's Human Capital Consulting practice in Atlanta next summer.



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