Michigan grad willing to answer your questions

<p>Hi Everyone,</p>

<p>Hope you are doing well. I graduated from Michigan in 2008 as a transfer student in LSA and was hoping to serve as a reference to CC. Some of the items I can discuss:</p>

<li> Transferring to Michigan, LSA advising, Political Science department</li>
<li> Relationship with the business school - I was President of a Ross club while being in LSA</li>
<li> Recruiting & Employer relations - I have helped over 200 students with recruiting in Finance, Consulting, nonprofit & government work and other fields</li>
<li> The Michigan name abroad - I have traveled outside the US for work and have met up with alums from India, the Middle East and Europe</li>
<li> The Michigan college experience - advice on bars, restaurants, parties, social events, clubs and everything else Ann Arbor</li>
<li> Any other questions that I can contact someone to help you with</li>

<p>Looking forward to everyone's responses, and of course, GO BLUE!</p>

<p>So I understand Ross has the one Business Administration degree with differen focuses (foci?). How many are there and what are they?</p>

<p>I wasn't able to find this information on University of Michigan website, does the university send students for internships ( like over the summer) in Washington D.C, mainly those with a study in international studies or political science?</p>

<p>I'm most interested in #4 - the Michigan name abroad. Do people recognize the name when they hear it? What kinds of things do they associate with Michigan?</p>

<p>what was your college GPA when you transferred?
from what college did you transfer from?
what was your ACT score?
How many credits did you have when you transferred?
Is it true that the environment is very competitive and cutthroat?</p>

<p>Sorry some of those questions may be personal.</p>

<p>What does being a Legacy pull in the application process?</p>

<p>The Michigan name abroad is huge. I was abroad last summer and randomly ran into a couple who graduated in 1968 and lived in Washington. Michigan has many, many alumni (I believe one of the largest databases in the country), and is very well-known worldwide.</p>

<p>Being a legacy helps, but it's not going to save you if all else is weak. Still, it is a small advantage.</p>

<p>Ok, here we go:</p>

<p>jrt336: I was not a b-schooler, but from what i understand the different focuses are not that different, most of my friends did finance and strategy. there are core classes here:
Core</a> Courses - Stephen M. Ross School of Business</p>

<p>coolbreeze: yes there are many internship opportunities, it will require some networking and visits to the career center. the b-school has the carsons scholars program</p>

<p>kp24: the michigan name abroad is fantastic, i have met several alums across the globe - we have the largest living alumni base in the world.</p>

<p>stbighouse1: i transferred from an ok state school in NY - the gpa (from what i understand, not sure about this) is taken as straight letter grades, removing the + and -'s - please don't obsess over statistics, the most important factor in a transfer app is why you want to go to michigan</p>

<p>mechiganboy: not sure, sorry</p>

<p>Keep them coming!</p>

<p>coolbreeze they have a specific program for going to DC in the summers, called the Public Service Intern Program. Plus UM also has a "semester in DC" program. Links below.</p>

<p>U-M</a> :: The Career Center :: Public Service Internship Program</p>

<p>Michigan</a> in Washington Program</p>

<p>Thanks Kishan and Hoedown.</p>


<p>I plan to major in international relations or international studies. If I were to attend University of Michigan it appears they do not have a international relations major, though for international studies do have concentrations. I also may double major/ minor in economics... so there is no surprise I have interest in the concentration Political Economy. Though is there a concentration offered that is more related to international relations? As I do plan to at least get a masters degree at a graduate school.</p>

<p>I'm contemplating whether I should major in Psychology or Major in the biological sciences. Any thoughts? </p>

<p>Background Information: I plan on going to medical school and sadly GPA and MCAT scores are probably 80% of what makes up the medical school admissions decision. U-M is ranked # 2 in psychology and I think that taking psychology along with my pre-med requisites would be a good balance between normal college classes and difficult sciences classes. Even though its too early to decide what I want to be in the future, I'm currently heading towards the medical practice of neurosurgery. I plan having a concentration in neuroscience in addition to majoring in either psychology or the biological sciences. Any thoughts? I really have an interest in both psychology and the sciences. Majoring in psychology will probably allow me to get a higher GPA than majoring in the biological sciences. I don't want to major in neuroscience because I'm not 100% sure that neurosurgery will be the field that I will eventually be studying. I have gotten opinions from others, but I just want more advice or suggestions.</p>

<p>What's the best place to get textbooks - through the 3 University bookstore options, Amazon online (used) or at the Student Book Exchange? The Amazon used books don't look that much cheaper than places like Ulrich's (since there is shipping and multiple sellers).</p>

<p>If you do the Student Book Exchange, can you get your books soon enough in the semester for your classes?</p>

<p>Another option is half.com - it's a division of ebay that specifics in textbooks.</p>

<p>Coolbreeze - I have taken 2 political economy classes with Frank Thompson - he is a great professor and person. We have an IR concentration, I suggest you speak to the polsci dept:
Department</a> of Political Science, University of Michigan</p>

<p>Entertainer - you don't need to be making these types of decisions now unless it is a 4 year program. Enroll in the necessary prereqs, speak to professors and see how you do - take it from there</p>

<p>Minndad - I got my books through the used section at Ulrichs or through Amazon - never had a major problem. Your last resort is the text on file at the library, but don't count on that (but it always exists as an option just in case)</p>

<p>Hey, would a engineering class ( no plans to be a engineer) count in the University of Michigan GPA? I assume it does, just want to be sure.


<p>Also, one who have stats below University of Michigan average ( that would be me)... would you suggest for them to apply ED?
Example: 3.3 UM GPA</p>

<p>^There is no ED at Michigan.</p>

<p>Yarrr but I would apply as soon as possible, because Michigan takes rolling admissions. If you are in-state and everything else is spectacular..you will either get in or wait-listed I think.</p>

<p>Michigan has a modified rolling admission, meaning that they send out batches of acceptances and denials at certain dates. Coolbreeze, I would suggest you apply before November 1. Start working on your essays and stuff. I was told by several Michigan students and faculty that for the class of 2013, most in-state students were in the top 10% of their class. The actual percentage of students in the top 10% of their class this year was 94%. Good luck! The admission cycle for this year is going to be interesting. Will the admission rate will drop below 41% or will Michigan accept a higher number of students. Looks like the economy is turning around.</p>

<p>Yeah, Michigan accepted like 50% for the class of 2013...anything could happen now.</p>

<p>Okay thanks, I'll try to get my application in by November 1st ( one reason why I'm converting to taking the SAT in October). </p>


<p>Oh yeah, do they review applications in the order they were sent or all just by a certain period? I think I remember reading that they will began to review applications by September 13.</p>