When Michael Makari reflects back on his time with the Program in International and Comparative Studies, he is grateful for the wide array of classes he’s been able to take through his sub-plan. Originally from Vienna, Austria, Makari chose the Political Economy and Development sub-plan to explore how his interest in global business intersects with his Entrepreneurship minor.

“For my PED sub-plan, I enjoyed being able to combine many different fields of thought into one major. I took classes in economics, classes in finance, classes in psychology and history and all of those counted towards my major which I thought was really unique and gave me an exposure that is unparalleled compared to other majors.”

Studying abroad at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland was one of the highlights of Makari’s time with PICS. Makari said by being able to study economics and management while earning credits for his major, he came to appreciate how vast the major can be and how it can help students narrow in on their interests.

While at Michigan, Makari was a member of both Chi Phi Fraternity and Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity. After graduation, Makari will be moving to New York City where he will be a Global Capital Markets Analyst at Morgan Stanley.

Michael Makari

BA International Studies (Political Economy and Development); minor in Entrepreneurship ‘20

Hometown: Vienna, Austria

Affiliations: Chi Phi Fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity

Future plans: “I will be joining the Global Capital Markets division at Morgan Stanley in July!” (New York)

Fondest memory of his experience in PICS: “Studying abroad at the University of St Andrews during my Junior year.”