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Exchange Student Experience: Exchange finito, MBA finito! [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2014, 11:00
FROM Kellogg MBA Blog: Exchange Student Experience: Exchange finito, MBA finito!
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“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

My exchange session at Kellogg has come to an end, and my MBA journey finishes here too. Now I can say that my time at Kellogg will be always remembered, as a lesson learned, greatly lived.

I chose to come to Kellogg to finalise my MBA for two main reasons: experience the US education and expand my network, but the whole journey has overcome my initial expectations.

The highlights of being on exchange at Kellogg have been numerous, but I will mention four:

First, and the one I’m most proud of, I survived the polar vortex during first week! Having landed from Australia, leaving behind the start of the summer, and being from Spain, didn’t help to acclimatize to that freezing start.

Second, the welcoming and integrating environment I felt since day one. The full-time Spaniards at Kellogg organised a dinner for us during first weekend, that was a warm patriotic welcome. As well as the Kellogg Student Association, European Business Club and Asian Management Association, all of them organised events to welcome us on board.

The integration also came from the faculty and staff at Kellogg, during the first Spanish dinner, one of my teachers recognised me in the restaurant and greeted me by my name, the same person that invited the whole class to her place for a Super Bowl party, thanks Professor Pearlman! On the same day we were invited to Professor Kraemer ‘s place, a Kellogg legend, where we had pizza night for the end of the academic period.

Third, I enjoyed living in a little student city like Evanston, where most of your neighbours are your classmates, and you bump into each other in a café or a bar.

And last, the amazing bunch of people that became part of the Winter Exchange Program 2014, from all over the world, we created a dynamic group that made these three snowy months much more enjoyable. From cheering for the Bulls, to savouring the gastronomic goods that the city offers and enjoying the renowned blues and jazz bars in Chicago.

To all the above, thanks for sharing a lifetime experience. I will keep Thinking Bravely.

Spaniard from Valencia, paella cooker, casual runner and technology aficionado. After working in four continents and travelling in 46 countries, David Roca Inturen (@daroit) started his MBA at AGSM (Sydney) and finished it at Kellogg while on Exchange.

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Startup Career Fair 2014 [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2014, 10:00
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About 600 undergraduate and graduate students attended Northwestern’s first Startup Career Fair, which included a panel on Disruptive Innovation, on April 2nd, 2014. The fair brought together 34 startup companies (including those of Kellogg alumni) and was the result of a collaborative effort between Epic, Kellogg groups eClub and High Tech Club, Kellogg’s Career Management Center and University Career Services. Learn more: http://kell.gg/1pW0XU3

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Students on Kellogg’s Global Initiatives in Management (GIM) India visit the Taj Mahal and perform the traditional Kellogg spellout.

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Innoblative Designs at Oregon New Venture Championship [#permalink] New post 07 Apr 2014, 11:00
FROM Kellogg MBA Blog: Innoblative Designs at Oregon New Venture Championship
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On April 5th, the NUvention startup Innoblative Designs (@innoblative) took the runners-up spot at the Oregon New Venture Championship, as well as won the prize for Best Business Plan, for their technology aiming to improve the treatment of early-stage breast cancer.

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Kellogg Team Fresh Coast Capital Wins at Sustainable Investi [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2014, 09:00
FROM Kellogg MBA Blog: Kellogg Team Fresh Coast Capital Wins at Sustainable Investing Challenge
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Congrats to Fresh Coast Capital, who beat 71 teams to win the Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge on Friday, April 4th! The team will receive $10,000 for their instrument to remediate brownfields and improve real estate values.

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Re: Kellogg: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2014, 22:19
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Re: Kellogg: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2014, 07:25
Hi Guys,
I got admits from both Kellogg and Sloan and am having a really tough time deciding between the two.
My short term goal is to join a top tier strategy consulting firm.

The factors that matter to me are following
1. Brand (specially in India in the longer run)
2. Placement opportunities (specially in strategy consulting)
3. Friendly culture (during the two years at school)
4. Option to pursue dual degree in policy with HKS

Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.

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Spring at Kellogg [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2014, 13:00
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Gorgeous spring day at Kellogg today! Follow us on Instagram for more photos of life at Kellogg. #MyKellogg

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Africa Business Conference: Navigating Africa [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2014, 12:00
FROM Kellogg MBA Blog: Africa Business Conference: Navigating Africa
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On April 12th, the Africa Business Club hosted their fifth Africa Business Conference. With the theme Navigating Africa: A Practical Guide To Doing Business On The Continent, the conference focused on identifying and providing solutions to challenges to conducting business in Africa. Along with a keynote specech from Thomas Konditi, GE Africa CFO, the conference featured panels on topics ranging from Innovation in Modern Day Africa to China Investments in Africa.

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FROM Kellogg MBA Blog: Innoblative Wins Women’s Health Prize at Rice Business Plan Competition
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On April 12, the NUvention startup Innoblative Designs (@innoblative) won the $20,000 prize in the Women’s Health category at the Rice Business Plan Competition for their technology aiming to improve the treatment of early-stage breast cancer. Congrats!

 

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Re: Kellogg: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2014, 08:38
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Hi Guys,
I got admits from both Kellogg and Sloan and am having a really tough time deciding between the two.
My short term goal is to join a top tier strategy consulting firm.

The factors that matter to me are following
1. Brand (specially in India in the longer run)
2. Placement opportunities (specially in strategy consulting)
3. Friendly culture (during the two years at school)
4. Option to pursue dual degree in policy with HKS

Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.

thanks
Mayank


Hey Mayank,

Congrats on your acceptances. I can't speak to questions 1 and 4, but here are my thoughts on 2 and 3 (based on a lot of feedback/advice I received from buddies who are MBB recruiters while I was deciding between Kellogg/Booth).

2. Both schools will provide you fantastic opportunities for consulting positions. Kellogg places more students in consulting, but this could easily be a result of more students pursuing consulting positions. I would look at how the two MBA programs are run (e.g. Kellogg is extremely team oriented, Sloan less so) and determine how each school may mitigate a possible "weakness". For example, if you're lacking team experience or leadership experience, Kellogg will provide you with more opportunities to cover these "gaps" in your resume. On the flip side, if you have nothing but team/leadership experience, but are lacking the hard/tech skills, Sloan may be the better option. Not that both schools don't offer these opportunities, but there is a general perception among recruiters of the "type" of students graduating from each. But at the end of the day though, it's really a toss up here.

3. Kellogg, hands down. And by this, I don't mean that there aren't friendly people at Sloan...I've met plenty and they are all great. But Kellogg comes out on top, and perhaps more importantly, the Midwest is MUCH friendlier than Boston. I can't emphasize that enough. No offense to anyone who's from Boston...

Again, I'm a recent admit as well, so take my advice with a grain of salt. Best of luck!
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Kellogg Brave Leader Series: Sister CEOs [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2014, 12:00
FROM Kellogg MBA Blog: Kellogg Brave Leader Series: Sister CEOs
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Sisters and CEOs Maggie Wilderotter of Frontier Communications and Denise Morrison of Campbell Soup Company spoke with Dean Sally Blount last night as part of the third event of the new Brave Leader Series. Current Kellogg student Daniel Wilderotter ’14 also gave the introduction for his mom and aunt to a packed house of Kellogg students.

Watch clips from last night’s talk.

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MOSAIC 2014: Your tune My tune Our Song [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2014, 12:00
FROM Kellogg MBA Blog: MOSAIC 2014: Your tune My tune Our Song
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MOSAIC 2014: Your tune My tune Our song, a celebration of Kellogg’s global diversity, is well under way! Check back here for more photos from this week, and be sure to check out upcoming activities here.

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Celebrating Kellogg’s Global Diversity [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2014, 08:00
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MOSAIC 2014: Your tune My tune Our song, a celebration of Kellogg’s global diversity, is well under way! Check back here for more photos from this week, and be sure to check out upcoming activities here.

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Re: Celebrating Kellogg’s Global Diversity [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2014, 12:15
Why is Kellogg's waitlist not moving ahead ? Any idea?
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Re: Celebrating Kellogg’s Global Diversity [#permalink] New post 20 Apr 2014, 15:35
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Why is Kellogg's waitlist not moving ahead ? Any idea?


They slightly decreased the size of their class this year, so they are probably waiting for R2 deposit deadlines before moving on waitlists...decreasing class size probably made their pre-existing yield calculations harder to apply this year if I had to guess.
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Re: Kellogg: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 21 Apr 2014, 06:49
What's a realistic cost of living for Evanston? I'd put this in the admitted students thread but it's dead in there.
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Kellogg Students Making a Difference in Global Health [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2014, 12:00
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As part of the Kellogg Public-Private Initiative, Kellogg faculty are helping broaden MBA students’ access to interdisciplinary, hands-on learning with a positive social impact. One such example is a recent trip to Douentza, Mali that included two Kellogg students and Kellogg professor Juliet Sorensen, along with two students from NU’s Feinberg School of Medicine and two students from NU’s School of Law.

This trip was an integral part of a KPPI 933, a Health and Human Rights class, and their needs assessment of the town of Douentza. By interviewing key community members, the in-country group was able to identify several possible interventions that could help improve health in this developing region. Here is Kellogg MBA student Annie Conderacci’s story, as originally posted on the Northwestern Public Health Review (NPHR) Blog.

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DAK II 2014 [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2014, 09:00
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Welcome to Kellogg, admits! We are thrilled to meet you! Share your congrats and your own DAK memories using #DAK14.

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Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN) Visits Tel Aviv [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2014, 14:00
FROM Kellogg MBA Blog: Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN) Visits Tel Aviv
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TEL AVIV, Israel – Israel truly is the “Start-up Nation”, and with numerous partners and alumni, Kellogg is there in a big way. Recently, the school enhanced it engagement with Israel’s world-leading technology ecosystem through a visit from the Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN).

One of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University’s best kept secrets, the KIN is an invitation-only community of leading innovative thinkers, business leaders and a diverse alumni base from around the world. While its annual KIN Global summit and KIN Catalyst forums continue to accelerate innovation dialogue and action, the KIN also recognized the value of taking the network, also known as KINians, to visit leading ecosystems of innovation and entrepreneurship. Much like Kellogg students do through programs like the Global Initiatives in Management, KIN Expeditions bring lifelong professional development and business impact to the world. Hence, the KIN Expedition series was born.

KIN Expeditions were piloted with a visit to Panama in February 2012, followed by the recent expedition to Israel, March 23-27, 2014. Joining the delegation were Polly Flinn, SVP at Walmart; Phil Kotler, esteemed professor of International Marketing at Kellogg; Gordon Segal; Founder of Crate & Barrel; Kunitake Ando, Honorary Chairman and former President, Sony Corp.; Ben Slivka, technology investor, philanthropist and Northwestern Trustee; along with 30 other business leaders and innovators.

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Defined by a world-class capacity for innovation and focus on R&D, Israel was a natural choice as a destination from which we can learn how to better innovate in our organizations and communities. Delegates were eager to decipher the recipe the “secret sauce” behind the Israeli innovation ecosystem.

Our speakers in Tel Aviv included:

  •  Jon Medved (CEO, OurCrowd)
  • Moshe Zviran (Vice Dean, Recanati Business School of Tel Aviv University)
  • Avi Hasson (Chief Scientist, Israel Ministry of Economy)
  • Professor David Zvilichovsky
  • Dani Harari (SVP, Makhteshim Agan Group
  • Efi Cohen-Arazi (CEO, Rainbow Medical)
  • Amir Naiberg (Head of Technology Transfer, Weizmann Institute)
They laid the framework and historical context for how the Israeli innovation ecosystem grew and thrived as a “Start-Up Nation.” Notably, all of these speakers have experience in the government, academia, and the military – with military service being a key factor in building a risk-tolerant, management-capable, technologically adept workforce.

Israel’s youth as a nation and “hostile” regional environment create a sense of urgency to innovate through a range of challenges from security to water. Israel excels in resourcefulness and maximizing talent by fostering relationships between universities, government, and businesses, and enabling individuals to emigrate to fill its most critical talent gaps.

The delegation also explored the start-up scene first hand—first, at Tel Aviv incubator SoSa, the group mingled with technology startups and members of VC firm Pitango, which touted success stories of exits as well as multinational corporate investments in Israeli R&D centers. Secondly, leading startups from Microsoft Ventures also pitched to the group. Finally, the delegation visited Jerusalem Venture Partners, a leading investor of media and cyber-security ventures, meeting entrepreneurs from its top portfolio and actively exploring investment opportunities.

The delegation studied the launch plans for CyberSpark, a cyber-security cluster with academia, military and corporate participants developing in the southern city of Be’er Sheva. In-depth discussions and visits were also held on topics from leading collaborative R&D initiatives from Israel to scaling indigenous companies, with leaders from J&J, Qualcomm, SodaStream, Better Place, General Motors, and others.

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No visit to Israel would be complete without experiencing sites of historical and religious significance. The delegation began with a view from the sky by flying from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem via helicopter, followed by lunch with a visit from Saul Singer, author of Start Up Nation. The group concluded with a generous dinner at KINian Yitz Applbaum’s home in Jerusalem overlooking the Old City. During the dinner, Major General Elazar Stern, Knesset member and a Kellogg-Recanati alumnus, shared his perspective as an Israeli seeking to bring people together to achieve long-term peace and prosperity.

Our KIN Expeditioners returned home with new insights relationships and experiences to accelerate their own contributions in the world. As one Expeditioner commented, “I’ve learned more about how Israel works in three days with the KIN than in all of my other visits combined.”

The KIN Israel Expedition was led by Professor Robert C. Wolcott, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the KIN and Michael J. Lippitz, in collaboration with KINians , Yitz Applbaum, Peter Bryant, Paul Epner, Kelly Quann Bianucci and Ari Garber. Israel & Co. and Dana Klein and Zeev Klein of Landmark Ventures also contributed significantly to the program’s success. For more information about the KIN, including the annual summit KIN Global, visit www.kinglobal.org.

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