“The number of students interested in private investing at Kellogg has exploded the past few years. We have phenomenal professors recognized as thought leaders and accomplished alumni across the private equity and venture capital industries,” say this year’s event co-chairs.
“This is an industry where your passion really matters. Most people who work in this space at the senior level have a deep interest in and genuine love for the food and beverage industry,” says Sallie Gayle Saunders (2Y, Class of 2022)
“I see what students do in MBAi as exploring the many specializations within tech. … MBAi is structured so they can do a deep dive in that while also still building their more MBA-specific skills They get the benefit of both worlds,” says Professor Sara Sood.
“I attribute a big part of my post-Kellogg career decision to being influenced by women professors and alumni who have taken risks to establish themselves in their respective fields,” says Sahana Rajanahally ’22 (2Y).
“The biggest benefit [of Kellogg] has undoubtedly been my network of classmates. A decent subset of my angel investors were classmates, and I’ve done business with many others throughout the years,” says SonderMind CEO Mark Frank ’07.
”I chose MBAi for the intentionally designed curriculum, which will make me competitive in the AI industry,” says Bradley Lai (MBAi, 2023)
”I loved the idea of getting an accelerated MBA program tailored to develop a career incorporating both business and technology management,” says Julio Valdez (MBAi, 2023)
“I’m passionate about improving the unconscious and often unrealized discrimination that occurs at the intersection of business and technology by exploring more inclusive product design,” says Susan Muehrcke (MBAi, 2023)
“This community is a great place to explore your passions and learn how to marry them with your career aspirations. If food and ag is an area of interest to you, Kellogg has so much to offer to help you learn and explore,” says Connor Bellows (2Y, 2023).
”Through the fellowship, I’ve had opportunities to engage in intimate, small group discussions with notable alumni across the finance industry, receive direct mentorship from dedicated Kellogg professors, and build deep friendships,“ says Tanner Montgomery (2Y, 2022).
Steve Thompson has been promoted to senior director of admissions, full time programs, while Dustin Saunders has been promoted to senior director of admissions, executive and evening & weekend MBA programs.