Reflecting on the 2010-2011 School Year

2010 was an interesting year. Most of us left high-paying banking and consulting jobs and finally decided to return to business school. And what timing! The financial crisis was finally starting to fade and the prospects of recovery left the business world enormously hopeful. At the same time, the nomination of Sally Blount as the… Continue reading

Spring Quarter

At long last, spring quarter is finally here. For most of us, that’s great news! But getting here hasn’t necessarily been a piece of cake. Not only did we have to make it through two sets of core classes and endure a grueling job search, but we also had to learn to cope with the… Continue reading

Recruiting at Kellogg

After months of attending recruiting events during the first quarter of school, interview season is finally in full swing here at Kellogg. For the past few weeks people have been dressing up in suits, reserving all the study rooms to do mock interviews, and waiting in the career center to take part in interviews in… Continue reading

Finally Finished Fall Quarter

Just a few weeks ago, the fall term ended with final exams in our first quarter classes. But getting here wasn’t necessarily a piece of cake. Shortly before the holiday break, students began to disappear from Jacobs and started to focus much more on final exams. And despite the fact that business school is often… Continue reading

Moving Forward

Three weeks of break have gone by in a flash. The Kellogg Ski Trip was epic. Just imagine 750+ Kellogg students taking over Aspen/Snowmass for a whole week. Most of the condos were slope side, so we could ski or snowboard out onto the mountain directly. It was a ton of fun, and definitely a… Continue reading

Fall Quarter. Done.

After I complete my four finals during the week of December 6th, I would have officially completed my first quarter of business school. I still cannot believe that it has already been almost a year since I received that long-awaited phone call telling me that I was accepted to one of the best MBA programs… Continue reading

The McManus Way

As an admissions tour guide and lunch host, I get asked many questions from prospective students regarding housing, so I thought that I would dedicate an entry on this topic. From my own personal estimates, I think probably 80-90% of Kellogg students live in Evanston. It is just more convenient to live near the school… Continue reading

First week of classes

I have just finished my first week of real classes for the fall quarter at Kellogg. Even though I already took a required core class during the pre-term (three hours everyday for two weeks), this week felt more official because I had a full load of 4 classes for the quarter. This quarter I am… Continue reading

Why Northwestern

Just this past August, I began my business school journey here in Northwestern’s JD-MBA program. It’s great to be back in school again after spending four years working in start-up field and the consulting industry, and having spent this past summer at the Attorney General’s Office. Just three months into school, I’m already soaking up… Continue reading