James Hackett, CEO of Steelcase Inc., met with a group of Full-Time MBA students on December 13. Hackett advised students to find passion and purpose in their future positions and urged them to look for opportunities to make a lasting impact in every endeavor. Taking time out of his duties as the keynote commencement speaker for MSU’s winter 2013 graduation, he stayed more than 30 minutes past his scheduled departure to speak to students individually about their professional plans after graduation.

The Broad College of Business is thankful for Mr. Hackett’s generosity in providing our students with an opportunity for intimate, personal conversation with the leader of a 10,000-employee corporation.