This Detroit native who enjoys sailing on Lake Michigan in his free time graduated from the University of Michigan with his bachelors in Chemistry and Economics. Bob Clarren is a Turnaround & Reconstructuring Advisor at RPA Advisors, LLC and was a former Pilot Plant & Corporate Development Manager at GTL Resources. He says the best part of the MEM program is the “on-the-job” perspectives brought into the classroom from working professionals in multiple industries.
He leaves future students with these final words of advice: “Reach out to current students and alumni for their perspective on the program and the tangible benefits from their experience and how the program impacted their career trajectory”. Bob also warns students who are considering an MBA to consider the tradeoffs and to take advantage of the broader Northwestern resources.