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Calling all Kellogg Applicants (2015 Intake) Class of 2017 !

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just got the call from brazil :D
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my online application doesn't show any change yet




Congrats!
Did your wife get in as well? May I ask if you decided where are you enrolling?
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Did any R1 admits get a confirmation from Re Vera that your background check is completed? I am just wondering if Re Vera or Kellogg email you to let you know that your background check is complete. Thank you.



kellogg will send you a note.


does the background check only occur after you submit a deposit or right after you get in?
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FROM Kellogg MBA Blog: 5 tips for recruiting the best startup talent
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More than 50 startups will be at Northwestern University on Wednesday, April 1 for the 2015 Startup Career Fair. As students from across the University prepare to meet with entrepreneurs and startup recruiters in hopes of landing a position, we turned to Linda Darragh, Clinical Professor and Executive Director of the Kellogg Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative, for tips for entrepreneurs looking to hire the best startup talent. Even if you are not attending the fair, the content can be applicable to all entrepreneurs looking to hire top talent.

Startup culture is important

If you haven’t yet done so, consider your startup culture before you begin the interview process, then look to hire candidates that can thrive in that type of organization. Are you hoping to build a truly collaborative team? Then look for team players. Are you hoping to build a team of remote, independent employees? Then be up front about your vision. For some, the idea of working remotely may be very appealing, but for those who seek out that in-person collaborative environment, they may be less apt to stay with your startup as it continues to grow. Also consider a candidate’s work history. If they have worked in one or two companies over their career, they’re likely brining those organizational cultures with them. Do your homework with regards to the culture at their previous place(s) of employment. Make sure to have a conversation with them about what culture best fits their personality to ensure a proper fit.

Don’t rely on credentials alone
Always ask for references and have a thorough conversation with those references. Additionally, if you’re running an early-stage startup, hire candidates that are willing to roll up their sleeves and fulfill many roles. If you’re hiring for a later-stage team, you need to hire candidates who have already worked in the industry and can help you expand your network and develop growth and scaling strategies for your company. For example, if you’re looking to scale geographically, look for someone with a proven record of scaling operations. If you’re looking to acquire more customers, search for someone who has a history of managing regional or national sales accounts.

Interview the whole person
Working for a startup is a different scenario than working for a corporation or nonprofit. Make sure that the individual is enthusiastic about the mission of your business. If you have hired a few members of your team already, make sure every employee gets a chance to interview the candidate. Don’t be afraid to ask the candidate to speak to the group about something that they’re passionate about. Asking them to do so will not only give you an opportunity to gauge their presentation skills and their ability to think on the spot, but will also let you gauge their ability to convey ideas effectively, motivate team members and see their creativity and resourcefulness.

Leverage your network
Reach out to former colleagues and other entrepreneurs in your network to see if they know of qualified candidates to fill your open positions. Attend startup-focused events to meet potential employees and obtain advice from entrepreneurs further along in the process. Think outside of the box, too. If you’re looking to hire someone in marketing, attend marketing-focused meet ups. If you’re looking to hire a developer, consider contacting a local university career center or coding bootcamp program to see if they have qualified students that may be looking for their first opportunity.

Consider contract-to-hire
If you’re hiring talent for an early-stage startup, consider searching for interns, contractors or freelancers that are interested in potential long-term employment so you can see their work output before hiring them in a full-time capacity. This approach provides greater flexibility to identify standout talent and find a good match in terms of skill set and culture. Consider, too, that you may be able to find interns via entrepreneurship programs at universities. As an example, Kellogg offers a summer internship program in which Kellogg MBA students studying venture thinking can work for startups over the summer. Likewise, our faculty often partner with entrepreneurs so that students can tackle real-world startup problems for course credit.

For more insights from Linda Darragh, follow @darraghchicago. To learn more about entrepreneurship at Kellogg, follow @KelloggEntrep or visit the Kellogg Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative website.

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The winter quarter just ended at Kellogg and this means that my MBA journey only has three more months left to completion. Ever since my second year began, my mind has been turned on to reflection mode, capturing memories, absorbing experiences, wondering what is left to do and what I may have missed out on.

At Kellogg, one of the most popular student acronyms is FOMO – Fear of Missing Out. It is touted to incoming first-year students as a warning not to overreach yourself. Kellogg’s halls are teeming with opportunities to engage with and the sheer number of choices often overwhelms new students.

I believe that we only use FOMO in half the relevant settings. It is equally appropriate for graduating second-year students, but for the opposite reason. For us, it is not so much about overextending. It is about making sure we cover as many bases as we can before we leave. In my opinion, second year is all about checking items off your bucket list and ensuring that nothing gets left behind.

I began my second year at Kellogg last fall secure in the knowledge of where I was headed for work post graduation. I accepted my offer from where I held my summer internship, and my joint venture (spouse or partner of a Kellogg student) was agog at an easy ride for the coming months.

Most of the last six months have been spent explaining to her why my second year of business school has been busier than the first year since I am no longer under the stress of recruiting.

I will readily confess that FOMO has smacked me left, right and center as I have been desperately trying to leave an imprint and absorb as much from Kellogg’s environments before my time on campus is up.

So here is a list of what I have managed to accomplish these past two quarters of my second year:

  • Undertaken 10 academic courses across a variety of subjects, such as International Finance, the Affordable Care Act, Software Coding, Corporate Financial Decisions, Impact Investing, Advertising Strategy, Public Policy Analysis and Probability with its application to Decision Modeling and Customer Analytics (Study Tip: Keep a lot of caffeine and a bunch of awesome group members handy if you want to survive that diversity).
  • Led the Kellogg Photography Club while being supported by an awesome team that has put up with all my whims. We managed to showcase the history of the Kellogg school through 100 years of archival pictures, and right now we are in the process of clicking a personalized portrait of every member of the graduating class for our portrait project.
  • Pursued my interest in social impact by trying to define an academic agenda for that space at Kellogg with the Net Impact Club. In between, I dabbled with my impact investing group to test whether an urban slum redevelopment project in a Tier 1 Indian city could be financially viable (Answer: Yes, provided you get a lot of dollars upfront!).
  • Lent my efforts to bring back the Technology Conference to the school and as finance chair in the organizing team kept an eye on every dollar we spent (P.S. We finished with a handsome surplus!)
  • And in between all of that, for a few hours every week I had the honor to pay forward and lend my efforts to shape the incoming class at Kellogg as a Student Admissions Reader. Of all the responsibilities I have handled at the school, none has been more close to my heart than this one.
Two things have remained constant during all the madness of the last six months. The first has been the amazingly talented group of classmates who have enabled me to succeed both in class and in clubs. We talk a lot about teamwork and culture at Kellogg and it often starts sounding like a cliché for outsiders, but for those of us in the Jacobs Center, it is something we live and breathe every day.

The second constant has been the autonomy and opportunities afforded by the school. In my endeavors I have found a participating and willing set of administrators and faculty who have been open to engage and share insights, both inside and outside the class. These past two quarters I had a privilege of learning from some of Kellogg’s most remarkable faculty, such as Prof. Sergio Rebelo, Prof. David Besanko, Prof. Florian Zettelmeyer and Prof. Ben Jones. I have marveled at the level of preparation that they bring to the class and the passion with which they have immersed themselves into their subjects.

So if you are a prospective student reading this, fear not. An MBA ride that is busy, engaging and filled with rich learning opportunities is indeed possible. Also possible, due to Kellogg’s inclusive culture, is the opportunity to share that ride with your special one – my joint venture sat next to me for half of my classes and is also an officer with me on one of the clubs.

If you are a second-year reading this, please show up for the Portrait Project!

And if you are a first-year student or soon-to-be first-year, I have two words for you:

Dive In!

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Did any R1 admits get a confirmation from Re Vera that your background check is completed? I am just wondering if Re Vera or Kellogg email you to let you know that your background check is complete. Thank you.


Re vera asks for your applicant id. Is this the reference number listed near the top of the application portal?
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Are you looking to join an up-and-coming startup? Considering building a startup of your own? Hearing advice, tips and lessons from startup founders and representatives can be an invaluable tool for you, no matter where you are in your thought process.

More than 50 startups were at Northwestern University yesterday for the 2015 Startup Career Fair. We turned to those companies to get their thoughts on things people should think about as they consider joining a startup, or potentially building one of their own.

Here are just a few of their tips. Find more at the link below:

  • Be agile and ready to adapt. It’s a very fast moving industry.
  • Be open to the experience, growth potential & knowledge base that you’ll get.
  • It’s very easy to get caught in the idea phase. It means a lot more to just get out & start doing.
  • Have a passion for the vision of the company. That should inspire you to get out of bed every day.
  • A willingness to jump into things is important. The people we want to hire demonstrate scrappiness.
More things to think about before joining a startup

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First-year student Rohan Rajiv is blogging once a week about important lessons he is learning at Kellogg. Read more of his posts here.

We recently looked at a few mission statements in our Values Based Leadership class:

  • Wal-Mart: We save people money so they can live better.
  • Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railroad: Our vision is to realize the tremendous potential of the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway by providing transportation services that consistently meet our customers’ expectations.
  • Dow Chemical: To constantly improve what is essential to human progress by mastering science and technology.
As we went through these statements, our comments were around the following ideas:

  • The Wal-Mart mission is really concrete. It is the sort of statement that can be used whenever Wal-Mart faces a tough decision. Any product or personnel decision could be brought back to the fact that Wal-Mart exists to save people money.
  • The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railroad mission felt like a non-mission statement. You could easily replace their name and industry with a different company and industry and it could still “work.” That’s a problem.
  • Dow Chemical did very well on inspiration. But, how concrete is it? Can the mission statement actually be used in daily decision making?
Bringing it all together, we realized that great mission statements have two characteristics:

INSPIRATION.

Some inspire with a transcendent purpose and others inspire with a bold goal. Regardless, the inspiration factor gives people a reason to come to work everyday.

CONCRETENESS.

Concreteness makes the vision easy to understand and apply to daily decisions.

Mission statements, as a result, are an important, and yet often neglected resource for building culture, improving employee motivation and decision making. What is an example of a great mission statement?

I love Amazon’s statement – “To be Earth’s most customer-centric company where people can find and discover anything they want to buy online.” Really inspiring and yet very concrete. If there was ever a decision to be made, it is clear that the customer would be first priority.

(Note: I’ve used mission and vision statements interchangeably to convey the larger point.)

This learning had immediate applicability for me. I thought of three teams I am working with and thought about the various levels of clarity in our purposes. And voila, it turned out that the team where I felt most stuck was the one with the least clarity around the mission statement.

It is a relatively simple fix. And it is one we ought to get right.

Rohan Rajiv is a first-year student in Kellogg’s Full-Time Two-Year Program. Prior to Kellogg he worked at a-connect serving clients on consulting projects across 14 countries in Europe, Asia, Australia and South America. He blogs a learning every day, including his MBA Learnings series, on www.ALearningaDay.com.

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In mid-March, Kellogg’s Women’s Business Association hosted a week of programming dedicated to embracing the power of gender diversity. The full list of programming is listed at the end of the blog post, but below are a few of my favorite highlights.

My favorite day of the week was Tuesday. Professors Adam Waytz and Lauren Rivera led a discussion on how we can be better prepared to address common topics that will arise when we return to the workplace. The session helped us reflect on personal experiences and imagine how we might address gender diversity challenges in our future careers.

“The professors helped us realize that we all have and have been affected by gender biases,” said Blair Pircon ‘16. “They facilitated a great forum for students to share personal experiences and grapple with solutions to these tricky problems.”

We continued the conversations in a more informal setting afterward. WBA’s male liaison committee hosted small group dinners to foster an exchange about gender in business. The dinners gave us a chance to meet new people and discuss topics that are often overlooked or not shared openly. I’m hopeful that the dinners started a dialogue that will continue among friends and peers around campus.

The night ended in a fun way with Kellogg’s version of the Jimmy Fallon lip sync competition. We may just start an annual tradition during WBA week — the contestants put a ton of time into their preparation, which made it one of the most entertaining nights I’ve had at Kellogg.

Another highlight of the week was the alumnae dinner with Kellogg alumnae Danielle Langone, CEO at Heirlume and Nicole Staple, Co-CEO at Brideside. The alums shared what motivated them to take the entrepreneurial leap and the challenges they face. They also shed insight on how they see their businesses growing and how they manage both their business and personal brands.

“They drew parallels between what they learned at Kellogg and how they use that to manage their businesses,” Bharti Gandhi ‘15 said. “Students also chimed in with their own entrepreneurial experiences, making the evening quite cherished and fruitful.”

Below is the full list of programming that the WBA hosted throughout the week. I was grateful to be part of a great week that allowed all of us to reflect and celebrate various aspects of gender diversity.

  • “Lululemon: Taking a women’s brand to men”

    Co-sponsored with the Retail and Luxury Goods Club

    Lululemon Director of Global Merchandising Mariel O’Brien spoke about the challenges of launching a men’s business under a women’s established brand.
  • Golf Etiquette Lunch and Learn

    Co-sponsored with Golf Club

    It was particularly helpful for those of us who might be conducting business on the golf course one day!
  • eChat with angel investor Joanne Wilson

    Co-sponsored with eClub

    Joanne shared her perspective on big technology shifts over the next 10 years. She is also the co-founder of the Women’s Entrepreneur Festival and has been an avid champion for women in tech.
  • Movie Night: Cairo 678

    Co-sponsored with Middle East North Africa club

    Three women in Cairo from different walks of life join together in uneasy solidarity to combat the sexual harassment that has impacted each of their lives. It offered great perspective on global gender issues.
  • Throughout the Week:

    We celebrated our female classmates by nominating them for “kudos” based on awesome things they’ve done on campus. The winner won a Lo & Sons bag!
Stay tuned for more information from the Women’s Business Association.

Amanda McCarthy is a first-year student in Kellogg’s Full-Time Two-Year MBA program. She serves as a Director of Marketing for the WBA. Prior to Kellogg, Amanda worked in media and marketing research in NYC.

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Business school is a time of renewal. A period when you can effectively hit the reset button on your professional life. It is also a period of reflection – of taking a break from the crazy work routines, gathering your thoughts and thinking about what really matters to you.

What is it that drives and motivates you?

What do you want to do?

What do you want to achieve?

Wouldn’t it be nice if we captured all of those emotions and aspirations in a single picture?

In 2014, the Kellogg Photography Club embarked on a landmark new initiative — to capture a unique portrait of each and every member of the graduating class. However, the idea was not to stop just there. We wanted the portrait to convey something more. We wanted to link the portrait to the aspirations that we bring to business school and the hope with which we see life ahead of us. Thus, it was decided to include a message in the portraits.

After much brainstorming, the club decided on a theme. It was to be a question prompt – “What message would you like to remind yourself of 10 years from now?”

The idea was simple. Life pulls us in all directions once we are out of the cocoon of school. Time erodes ideas and sometimes presents challenges of various hues – those of work-life balance, of maintaining priorities, of career objectives or even of values.

We wanted to click a picture that our classmates and friends could look back a few years from now and remind themselves of what is really important to them. We did not prescribe any boundaries for this message. All we required was the person show up, hold a page with their unique message and get clicked!

In 2014, this was novel. People were curious, did not know what to expect or how the pictures would turn out. Once the pictures were released, the response was overwhelmingly positive. So much so, that many of my then first-year friends came to me last year itself requesting that the project be repeated for their class.

And so here we are again in 2015.

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After much deliberation, the Kellogg Photography Club executive team decided to retain last year’s theme, but with a slight twist. Unlike last year, when the pictures were clicked in black and white, this year we’re shooting in color, adding hues of Kellogg in the background and allowing some of our more creatively-talented students to use not just words but also images in their messages.

The Portrait Project has been a success in terms of both coverage and enthusiasm. We clicked close to 400 graduating students last year, and this year we have already clicked 200 portraits in a single quarter. At the Kellogg Photography Club, we feel honored to carry on this tradition commenced by our friends and peers last year.

We feel a sense of quiet satisfaction in capturing a picture that our friends at Kellogg hold dear. We feel delighted that we are a medium through which they shine a light onto themselves and share their deepest aspirations for all of us to see.

We hope that this is a tradition that will continue well beyond our time at the school.

Aftab Khanna is a second-year MBA student at Kellogg and a member of the Class of 2015. He is also the President of the Kellogg Photography Club. In case you are a second-year student interested in getting your picture clicked in the Portrait Project, please reach out to Aftab or visit the Campus Groups page of the Kellogg Photography Club.

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It is astonishing what you can be involved with as a Joint Venture at Kellogg. You can participate in as much as you want to in the Kellogg community.

Here is a brief post about my involvement, which I have to say has been very difficult to summarize in so few words.

Our preparation for Kellogg was perhaps not as jarring as it had been for the students and JVs who relocated to Evanston. I am a Chicago-area native, and had in fact lived in Evanston for about eight years leading up to my girlfriend’s decision to attend Kellogg.

She moved to my place, which, while still a move, is not exactly like relocating from an entirely different locale. Nonetheless, I’ve found being a part of Kellogg as transformative an experience as if I had picked up and left someplace else. The lens through which I viewed my home shifted, and I began to see it through the eyes of our classmates and their partners.

KWEST (Kellogg Worldwide Experiences & Service Trips) was our first real exposure to how different things were going to be. It was this adventure that made me decide I was going to go all in for the Kellogg experience. Another JV and my friend, Hanna, mentioned the virtues of the format of the trip, and you should read her blog post to understand how it involves everyone, be they student or JV.

If you are an incoming student or JV and have the option to go on KWEST, go. If you are debating whether it’s worth the money, yes it is, without a doubt. I can tell you that I will remember and cherish these friends long after the caps and gowns have been mothballed. It is my honor and privilege to know them, and they inspire me to be a better person, to achieve and to dream bigger than I would on my own.

After our transformative trip, everything was a whirlwind.

Having a flexible schedule allowed me to jump in and participate in almost all I wanted to get involved with. I say “almost” because there were activities that would sometimes conflict with other goings on. I went to JV events during CIM (Complete Immersion in Management – the new student week) and got to know my cohorts. We saw the Special K! Fall Show. We went to section mixers, club fairs, costume parties, tennis, BBQs, volleyball, formal balls, movie nights, KWEST parties … the list is extensive. I even found myself learning how to make sushi from the Japanese JVs (yum!).

I went to just about everything I could, and it was as thrilling and stimulating as could be to do this with new friends with all different backgrounds and experiences.

Toward the beginning of the second year I began to work regular hours. I did what I could to stay involved, and despite a dwindling availability have been able to maintain a ridiculously packed schedule.

Part of that was due to my decision to audit more classes.

Part of that was because I joined the Captains of Industry, one of the Kellogg bands.

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It was not unusual for me to leave for work at 8 a.m. and come back from class and rehearsal at 1 a.m. (or later) in the fall quarter. I also managed to find time to help out with the Special K! Fall Show.

Students began to comment that they’d see me at the Jake (Kellogg’s Jacobs Center) more than they would see my student. She joked that I had become more of a student than she was.

It was exhausting. I loved it, but it was ultimately unsustainable.

As a JV, you can be so involved with just about everything at Kellogg. You will never want for things to do. I just needed to define my limits. One quarter with that packed schedule was fine. Two or more, and I would be missing out on what I feel is the most important part of Kellogg: the friendships I have made.

I found more balance by dropping my class audits from three in the fall to one over winter. It was the right thing to do, and now I can really feel the clock winding down on our time at Kellogg. It is bittersweet to know that in a few weeks we will be among the school’s graduates. While we can see the coming change, it is comforting to know that as far as our friends and us will travel, our bonds will persist.

If you are a JV debating whether this is the place for you, I can tell you that I could not imagine a program that will allow you to be more involved than you can be at Kellogg.

How much is up to you.

Richard Sandrok is a JV of a second-year student. He welcomes any questions you may have and can be reached by his first name [dot] last name at Gmail.

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Did any one apply in R3? my application still says 'submitted'. does the status change to in review or something?
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Did any one apply in R3? my application still says 'submitted'. does the status change to in review or something?


If I'm not mistaking, it just says "submitted" until you are given a decision.
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Just finished my interview here in Sydney. I feel like it went really well, so I guess we will see!
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FROM Kellogg MBA Blog: Kellogg debuts International Growth Lab
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Today’s leaders must navigate business issues that cut across geographical boundaries and cultures to drive growth and innovation.

That is why Kellogg recently launched International Growth Lab. The course enables Kellogg students to partner with students from ESADE Business & Law School in Barcelona and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology to develop market-based growth strategies for international companies.

Kyle Bell is one of the Kellogg students currently taking the course. He and three of his Kellogg classmates are partnering with three students from ESADE to develop an e-commerce strategy for a multinational company dedicated to developing solutions for sustainable water use.

Kyle took some time to talk about the course and what he hopes to gain from the experience.

WHY DID THE INTERNATIONAL GROWTH LAB COURSE APPEAL TO YOU?

There were two reasons the course jumped out to me — one personal and one professional. I’ll be going into consulting after school, so to be able to gain another experiential learning opportunity in consulting before graduating was appealing. And on a personal level, I lived in Madrid for a year teaching English after college. I liked the country and wanted an excuse to travel more.

WHAT MAKES THIS CLASS DIFFERENT FROM SOME OF THE OTHER ONES YOU’VE TAKEN? 

One thing that makes this class different from the other experiential learning courses is that you get to work with a group of students from another business school. That seemed like a fun experience, and also a good one so that I can build the communication skills I need to work at a global company. Getting to work with a truly global team on a truly global project is a different type of experience. That’s probably the most valuable thing for me.

HOW IMPORTANT DO YOU THINK IT IS TO HAVE THAT INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE?

I think it’s critical. For anyone coming out of business school, it’s an essential skill and experience to have.

WHAT HAVE THE FIRST FEW WEEKS OF THE COURSE LOOKED LIKE FOR YOU? 

The first week of the course was one of the travel components, so we spent the first week on site in Barcelona. We got to know the other students we’d be working with and also had introductory meetings with the client. There were also general kickoff meetings, factory tours and other site visits. Since coming back to Kellogg, we’ve focused on putting together a project plan for the rest of the quarter.

The Kellogg students and ESADE students interact with one another via videoconferencing and other technologies at least twice a week. The ESADE students will travel to Kellogg later in the quarter, and the Kellogg students will return to Barcelona at the end of the quarter to deliver their final presentation.

Learn more about International Growth Lab

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Lot of deadlines for deposits are due before 13 May. I wonder if Kellogg could release decisions a week earlier.
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FROM Kellogg MBA Blog: A Thousand Voices. A Million Stories.
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Today marks the beginning of MOSAIC week, Kellogg’s annual student celebration of diversity.

This year’s theme is “A Thousand Voices. A Million Stories.”

Throughout the week, students will have the opportunity to hear from a wide variety of speakers and learn about a vast array of culture events, all of which are organized by student clubs at Kellogg.

To learn more about the week’s events, take a look at the schedule below.

MONDAY, APRIL 13
The Egyptian Revolution, as witnessed by Egyptians

Sponsored by the Middle East and North Africa Club

12:15-1:15 p.m.

Jacobs Center Room G40

Tech Perspectives – Trends that Could Shape the Next Decade

Sponsored by the High Tech Club

12:15-1:15 p.m.

Jacobs Center Room 101

MOSAIC Feud

Sponsored by the Canada Club

5:15-6:15 p.m.

Jacobs Center Room 276

Global Advertising Review

Sponsored by the Kellogg Marketing Club

5:15-6:15 p.m.

Jacobs Center Room G40

TUESDAY, APRIL 14
Behind the Sport and Business of Cricket

Sponsored by the Sports Business Club

12:15-1:15 p.m.

Jacobs Center Room 160

Global Business Etiquette

Sponsored by the Improv Club and KSA Global Affairs

12:15-1:15 p.m.

Jacobs Center Room 2245

Trivia Night

Sponsored by KSA Social

7-9 p.m.

27 Live

CarnaKellogg

Sponsored by LAHIMA

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15
Learn Capoeira, a Brazilian Martian Art

Sponsored by the Capoeira Club

5:15-6:15 p.m.

Jacobs Center LSR

Candid Conversations Series Part 2

Sponsored by the Black Management Association

5:15-6:15 p.m.

Jacobs Center Room 2245

SEA – The Fascinating Sea of Cultures

Sponsored by the South East Asia Club

5:15-7 p.m.

Jacobs Center Room G27

Asian Calligraphy and Trivia

Sponsored by the Asian Management Association

THURSDAY, APRIL 16
Hear My Story

Sponsored by the Emerging Markets Club

12:15-1:15 p.m.

Jacobs Center Room 101

Student Discussion about Living in “The Bridge”

Sponsored by the Hispanic Management Association

12:15-1:15 p.m.

Jacobs Center LSR

Spring Break Photo Contest

Sponsored by the Kellogg Photography Club

12:15-1:15 p.m.

Jacobs Center Room G40

Hear My Story – Leadership Experiences in the Military

Sponsored by the Kellogg Veterans Association

5:15-6:15 p.m.

Jacobs Center LSR

International Perspectives on Women in Business

Sponsored by the Women’s Business Association

5:15-6:15 p.m.

Jacobs Center Room G40

Sushi Rolling Workshop

Sponsored by the Japan Club

FRIDAY, APRIL 17
Cultivating Diversity in the Workplace

Sponsored by the General Management Club

12:15-1:15 p.m.

Jacobs Center Room G40

Let’s Celebrate! Understanding Religions Holidays

Sponsored by KCF, JBA, MCBA, C@K and LDSSA

12:15-1:15 p.m.

Jacobs Center LSR

Taste of Kellogg

Sponsored by KSA Social

5:15-8 p.m.

Jacobs Center Atrium

A Night Out with the GLMA

Sponsored by the Gay & Lesbian Management Association

Voice of Kellogg

Sponsored by the Chinese Business Club

SATURDAY, APRIL 18
Bollywood Bash

Sponsored by the India Business Club

Learn more about MOSAIC Week

See pictures from 2014 MOSAIC Week

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If you’re headed to business school in the fall, your brain is probably near melting with an information overload right about now. We’re going to add just one thing more to your overflowing plate, though you’ll probably find this next bit quite useful.

The admissions blog at Kellogg School of Management has a regular columnist this year in first-year student Rohan Rajiv, who blogs once a week about important lessons he is learning at Kellogg. His most recent entry, written as a letter to an incoming MBA student, covers all the basics of what to expect at business school, but then he takes a deep dive into how to “frame” the MBA experience.

The post covers three principles:
  • the MBA is a two-year course in decision making and tradeoffs;
  • the experience is entirely what you make of it;
  • foolishness is believing your value multiplied by 10 just because you spent two years running around a university campus.

“The MBA journey is the first step to the next phase of your life journey,” Rajiv writes. “The lessons from this post aren’t just about doing well in graduate school. I think the principles apply for life after school.”

Fair warning, his post is long. But it does provide ample food for thought and may serve as an important reality check for the newest members of the MBA Class of 2017.
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FROM Kellogg MBA Blog: What MOSAIC means


MOSAIC is the annual celebration of diversity and inclusion at Kellogg. The week is not just for students, but is an opportunity for the school to come together as a whole to celebrate diversity. The Kellogg Student Association Global Affairs team talked with some of the school’s faculty members to learn what they enjoy most about MOSAIC.

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Lot of deadlines for deposits are due before 13 May. I wonder if Kellogg could release decisions a week earlier.


Hey, could you please elaborate what all deadlines are there before 13th May. I'm also an R3 applicant. Thank you.

Edit: Sorry, I now understand you meant deposit deadlines for other schools. I thought you were referring to some Kellogg related deadlines like KWEST. My bad! :)

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