Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business students come to learn, explore, and build community. As they move forward in their careers, they take everything they’ve learned and use it to power innovation in industries and businesses across the globe. Before graduating, we sat down with a few students to find out what they’ve learned and what advice they want to give to other students.
Meet Ross Sacharow, who is graduating from the Evening MBA program.
Where are you from?
Coral Springs, Florida
What will you be doing to celebrate your graduation?
Having a combined graduation and December 15th birthday celebration with a good number of family and friends coming in from out of town.
Who most influenced your decision to pursue business in college?
I would say my close friends here in Atlanta were the biggest influences for me in pursuing my MBA. They’ve all said great things about the knowledge gained and have been successful as well, so this coupled with my desire to learn more of the business vernacular sealed the deal for me.
What was your favorite business course and why?
My favorite course was the fintech and crypto course with Dr. Sudheer Chava. It was such a fresh and relevant course on the big topics of the moment, in an area I already had interest in. It was very cool to learn more and hear from some very big names in the space.
What advice would you give to a first-year MBA student?
Take advantage of the network and make sure to pick classes that interest you so you can dive in and take the most from them.
What activities were you involved with on or off campus, and did your business education impact those activities in any way?
I was involved with the MBA Ambassadors program, which was a cool way to get acclimated and meet new people.
Where will you be working after graduation?
GE Gas Power.
What are the top two items on your professional bucket list?
Become a senior executive or C-suite leader at a company and to be known as a great mentor.
What was a moment when you had to practice persistence and/or resilience while in the MBA program?
In Spring 2022, I took 12 credits to accelerate my graduation date. Taking this many classes on top of my full-time job was very difficult and time-consuming, and I had to really focus on time management and making the most of my free time with my family and friends. It was a tough time, but worth it in the end to show I could do it and move forward successfully.
What is the biggest lesson you gained from your Scheller MBA?
The ability to speak the language of business and improve on my abilities as a leader within my day job.
What is a fun fact about yourself?
I’ve ridden a camel on three separate continents.