Meet the MBA Class of 2025: Sergio Peschiera, University of Michigan (Ross)

Sergio Peschiera

University of Michigan, Ross School of Business

“I’m a calm yet restless person. I love intellectual challenges as well as physical challenges and am always seeking for inspiration on either!”

Hometown: Lima, Peru

Fun Fact About Yourself: After a school play, I could recite the whole Aladdin movie dialogue from start to finish.

Undergraduate School and Major: Universidad del Pacífico

Most Recent Employer and Job Title: Senior Business Transformation Manager at Revolut

Michigan Ross is best known for experiential learning programming like MAP, Living Business Leadership Experience, and the Leadership Crisis Challenge. What experiential program interests you the most? The MAP – and by a long mile. I believe that is what truly sets Ross aside from other schools. The possibility of working with a company on a live problem they’re facing while you’re still in class is a truly distinguishing factor. Being able to apply theoretical concepts to live practice, earn global exposure, and probing into work from a preferred industry and company without any commitments to it is a clear advantage. There is only one internship before graduating, which reduces the opportunity on what to work on considerably. The MAP project multiplies that by two, which is especially great if one is unsure about their career path.

Aside from your classmates, what was the key part of Michigan Ross’s MBA programming that led you to choose this business school and why was it so important to you? The culture around Ann Arbor. Being an international student, I came to the U.S. to truly meet and get to know my classmates. For better or worse, I feel that in Ann Arbor you are somewhat forced to hang out with one’s cohort. On top of that, having an incredibly strong sporting culture is something that greatly appealed to me. I also want to use this time to play tennis, get in shape, and also get to try other sports I haven’t had thus far.

What course, club, or activity excites you the most at Michigan Ross? The MAP project, for the reasons explained above.

When you think of the Michigan Ross MBA program, what is the first word that comes to mind? Why? Big family. Ever since I decided to accept the Ross offer to join the school — and even before – I’ve felt incredibly included in the University of Michigan network. I have gotten nothing but support from everyone I’ve met, from helping me prepare for my interviews to navigating the housing and VISA discussions to helping me prepare for my interviews at Bain’s BASE program.

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: Helping more than five people at Amazon become promoted to different roles across the company, three of which became managers in the same department where they were working.

What do you hope to do after graduation (at this point)? I want to work in a supply chain-centered company, ideally as a senior operations manager working in the distribution network.

What advice would you give to help potential applicants gain admission into Michigan Ross’s MBA program? Reach out to students and alumni. They are the most responsive I could find across the schools I applied to. Learn about the specific classes and programs the university offers, such as the MAP project, the Tauber Institute, and the Leadership Crisis Challenge.


Questions about this article? Email us or leave a comment below.