Leveraging Kellogg’s academics, alumni networks and more to launch a successful startup

When Steve Lane ’16 set out to choose a business school, he had one essential question in mind: Which school can get my startup off the ground? After carefully weighing his options, Steve decided that Kellogg was the best choice for developing his startup FlyHomes. “Kellogg’s resources are amazing for startups,” Steve says. “FlyHomes would… Continue reading

How Kellogg applicants are assessed – Part 1

When Kellogg admissions officers review an application, they evaluate potential students based on six categories. Here, Melissa Rapp, director of admissions for Kellogg’s Full-Time MBA Programs, demystifies what happens once you submit your materials and helps you think about how to formulate the story that will help the Admissions team learn more about you.  TODAY’S TOPIC: INTELLECTUAL… Continue reading

Two degrees, two networks, one incredible experience

For my partner, Drew, and me, the road to Northwestern had been a long and challenging one.

When Drew applied to Kellogg, we were serving as Peace Corps Volunteers in Benin, a small country in West Africa. We had been waiting for the acceptance call all day when Drew came to find me and told me we needed to talk.

My heart sank.

As I opened the door after him, I looked up and saw him holding a piece of paper that read, “We’re going to Northwestern!” We both immediately started jumping up and down, hugging and laughing – reactions I hope most have.

Drew was invited to pursue a JD-MBA, a dual-degree program at Kellogg and Northwestern Law. We could not wait to get to Chicago for the start of our new adventure.

Why I Chose the Kellogg JD-MBA Program: Matt Rosenstock ’14

After years in the U.S. Foreign Service, Matt Rosenstock ’14 wanted to expand his career options. He also wanted to differentiate himself and pinpoint his professional track. Kellogg’s Full-Time JD-MBA Program was right on all counts: It opened up doors in law and business. It provided access to a world-class network in both the business and law communities. And it offered degrees from two top schools — all in just three years.

Kellogg Team Wins Deloitte Case Competition

  On May 16, 2014, a team of interdisciplinary students from Northwestern won the 1st place prize at the Advance Degree Consulting Alliance: Deloitte Case Competition. “My team did our best to “think bravely” by drawing on our diverse backgrounds to address a pressing problem: the undersupply of Maker’s Mark bourbon. Our four-man team was… 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