Hello! My name is Johanne, but everyone calls me Jo. I come from Wausau, Wisconsin and I’m a freshman at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. I’m getting my degree in Business Administration, but I’m thinking about adding a dual degree or minor in International Studies or Political Science.
One thing you should know about me is that I love being a Wolverine, especially a Michigan Ross student. Deciding to apply to Michigan Ross was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! I love how everyone here is so motivated and driven, which inspires me to be the same and how much I can learn outside the classroom. Another great thing about Michigan Ross and U-M is the name recognition. Even having the Michigan Ross logo as a laptop sticker has started so many wonderful conversations because people know you go to a great school and are getting a top-notch education. But the best thing about Michigan Ross is how much they encourage the students to do what they are really passionate about. Even though I’m in the business school, I joined clubs both within Ross and outside, like the university’s Mock Trial Team. I know with Michigan Ross’ resources, that I can find a way to combine all of my interests.
Some fun facts about me. First is that I love to read! If I’m not eating with friends at No Thai! on South U. or at one of my extracurricular activities, I can usually be found with my nose in a book or at one of the many bookstores in Ann Arbor. I also love to travel, dance, attempt to learn way too many languages at once and watch all kinds of movies.
I’m really excited to continue my education at Michigan Ross and the University of Michigan and know that the next four years will be a great journey! Go Blue!