The Consortium at Michigan Ross

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FY17_AIC MBA Winners
FY17_AIC MBA Winners

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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


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Justin Rufen-Blanchette

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Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, I graduated from Kennesaw State University with a degree in Sports Management. Post-undergrad, I spent a large part of my career working in sports, media, and technology - most notably as head of business development for a digital media startup in Atlanta and New York. I pursued an MBA because I didn’t want to just be a player at the intersection of sports and technology, but a leader. Michigan was my top choice because of the culture, cache, and diverse student leadership. Aside from my experience with The Riordan Programs, Michigan was the only time where I was surrounded by people who looked like me in a “corporate setting”, and had the same passion to win as a community.


At Ross, I recruited for digital consulting, technology, and sports, eventually landing a summer internship at Nike within their Global Strategy and Technology team. Additionally, while at Ross I interned at Republic, a non-traditional venture capital firm, and Overtime, a sports media network. I currently serve as the Co-President of the Entertainment & Media Club, Co-Vice President of Alumni & Corporate Relations for the Sports Business Club, Consortium Liaison, and Investment Associate on the Real Estate Club.


Will Feliciano

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Prior to Ross, I worked in the financial services and consulting industries. My background is in operations and human resources. I was driven to use my skills to impact organizations more broadly and focused my first-year recruitment efforts on human capital consulting. This led to a successful internship in 2021 with PwC in organizational and workforce transformation. I am a dual degree student obtaining my MBA from Ross and MPP from the Ford School of Public Policy. Leadership roles on campus include: VP of Corporate & Alumni Relations for the Out For Business student club, communications co-chair for my section, and member of Ross's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. I have a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida. My permanent residence is Los Angeles, where my partner and two cats reside while I am away in Ann Arbor. In my free time I love to play tennis, read, hike, run, discuss politics, and have board game nights with friends. 

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Nicole Fernandez

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I was born and raised in Miami Florida where both of my parents emigrated to from Cuba.  I was fortunate to grow up in a predominately Cuban community but decided to experience life outside of Miami when I decided to go to Boston College where I studied economics. Prior to Ross, I worked at Macy’s in a variety of roles in Merchandising and Digital Strategy. However, when Macy’s wanted to transform and innovate, I saw them turn to consulting firms for the answers. That is why I decided to pursue an MBA and pivot into the consulting industry. I was immediately drawn to Ross for the collaborative culture, commitment to leadership development, and their success rate in producing high potential consultants. At Ross, in addition to being a Consortium Liaison, I am Co-President of the Wolverine Wine Club, an associate on the Zell Lurie Commercialization Fund, a Board Fellow for a non-profit, and treasurer of Hispanic Business Student Association. Ask me anything!