Meet The Michigan Ross MBA Class of 2018

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Eric Hwang

University of Michigan, Stephan M. Ross School of Business

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: A kid from LA who is beyond excited for the opportunity to study at Ross!

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Fun Fact About Yourself: I love baseball, and coached and played it every weekend during my time in Los Angeles.

Undergraduate School and Major: University of California, Berkeley; Political Science

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation: 2020AVE: Co-Founder; The Pegasus Project: Associate Director 

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: While dodging military checkpoints overseas, I escorted North Korean refugees to bring them asylum into the United States.

Looking back on your experience, what advice would you give to future business school applicants? The application process, especially the essays, was a soul-searching exercise. Have a strong sense of who you are, know what drives you everyday, and why you want an MBA well before you start the application process to give yourself more than enough time to actually work on the application. Admissions does a great job of speaking to the school’s strengths, but speaking to current students will give you a strong sense of the school’s culture and give you a better sense of your fit with the school.

What led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA? I learn by doing. Ross is all about experiential learning and speaking with current students reiterated my sense of belonging to the school culture. I felt a sense of responsibility in the students to create social value through the power of business. My visit to Ann Arbor confirmed all the positive aspects of what I heard about Ross and was the final factor in my decision to be a Wolverine. 

Tell us about your dream job or dream employer at this point in your life? My dream job is to work in strategy consulting on projects that deal with companies in emerging markets.

What would you like your business school peers to say about you after you graduate from this program?  That I had a genuine concern for those around me and they are excited in anticipation to see what I will do for the world not only in the coming years after I graduate from Ross, but decades after.

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