Fall Speaking Tour: University of Michigan Ross School of BusinessPublished: September 7, 2013
We are so excited we get to bring you back to campus multiple times a year to speak to our students – they love your energy and your powerful advice every time!Maureen Manion-Leone Senior Director, Career Management Center Emory University – Goizueta Business School, Georgia
Probably one of my favorite schools to speak at, I returned for my 3rd consecutive year to Ann Arbor to lead a 2-hour workshop with the top-notch and down-to-earth students at Ross (http://www.bus.umich.edu/)
First of all, someone had told the students to arrive early in order to get a seat… and a handful of students arrive 45 minutes early! It actually worked out well for them because not only did they get a front-row seat, but we got to connect and have some laughs before the event started.
Even though it was a late workshop (started at 8pm!) ~150 students attended the event and we had a lot of fun. Some of the students were very good sports as I picked on them a bit during the presentation, and I had the chance to hear some really well-delivered personal pitches! Its great to see the collaborative and fun environment that U of M fosters amongst the students.
It was a great surprise for everyone when they learned that Booz & Company (www.booz.com) had purchased copies of the book for them as a gift! Everyone got to take some “Rockstar” home. Even me… this email follow-up definitely made me feel like a Rockstar:
“I’d like to thank you for coming over to Ross and dedicating so much of your time and effort for us. It was truly a very informative and resourceful session. To be honest, I was initially under the impression that we would be subjected only to “teasers” from the book with no real take-aways. But I was completely wrong! Ironically the same day, I was attending a workshop at one of the clubs at Ross and one of the panelists actually said, “You can’t write a book on how to network.”
I will certainly be directing him to your website to check it out.”
Thanks so much for the vote of confidence! Overall, it was a wonderful time in Ann Arbor, and a great partnership with Booz & Company!