Kellogg is thrilled to announce that five students have been named 2017 Siebel Scholars. Jonathan Goldstein, Bo Gustafsson, Jackie Laine, Iris Tian and Austin Vanaria will each receive a $35,000 award for their final year of graduate studies. The awards recognize top students from the world’s most prestigious business, computer science, bioengineering and energy science… Continue reading
At Kellogg we recognize applying to business school is a time and labor-intensive process requiring a lot of care and consideration, as well as hours of test prep, interviewing and essay writing. We get lots of questions about how applicants can make their application stand out, so this week we are offering a few suggestions… Continue reading
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
Last month, the MMM Innovation Council visited campus for its annual meeting, giving us the unique chance to connect with council members and gain their perspectives on how innovation is shaping today’s business world. The MMM Innovation Council is a group of business innovation leaders, many of whom are alumni of Kellogg’s MMM Program. The… Continue reading
By Vandana Sathpathy As I hunched over my bathroom sink for the umpteenth time recently, I wondered why it was acceptable for most adults to bend over to about half our height multiple times a day. “Adjustable sinks – Why aren’t they a thing yet?” I thought to myself. I then went online to dig… Continue reading
By Kristen Zhou Coming from a background in finance and engineering, I often solve business problems and improve operational performance using hypothesis-based analytical thinking and data analysis. When I was exposed to the design thinking approach for the first time as a MMM student, it struck me how many transformative design innovations have been created… Continue reading
This is part of an ongoing series highlighting MMM summer internship experiences. Name: Alyssa Lorenz Industry: Medical Devices Company: Johnson & Johnson Function: New Product Development / Global Strategic Marketing Location: Cincinnati, Ohio I have always been passionate about health and wellness, and I’ve recently become interested in using design thinking to create patient-centered solutions that improve health… Continue reading
Dual degree, dual internship. This was a busy summer!
I started my summer working for Maserati North America, then I had a short internship with ABInbev in São Paulo, Brazil, where I worked in the sports marketing division.
Starting a business is like playing a game where no one told you the rules. It can be a scary, intimidating and frustrating experience, but there’s no better time to do it than while at Kellogg.
As a Summer Associate in McKinsey’s Chicago office this summer, I was staffed on a lean manufacturing study for a global pharmaceutical client. I was specifically responsible for improving the performance of five manufacturing lines at the site.
I spent my summer at IDEO and had a wonderful time designing, strategizing, and barreling through boxes of Post-It notes in efforts to rapidly ideate product and business model concepts for my projects. I was one of a few MBAs at IDEO Chicago, and I was surrounded by some of the most talented designers and engineers I’ve had a chance to work with.
Although my title was of a business capacity and I held an expertise in the “viability” portion of the diagram below, I was — at first — a designer.
This designation had two very important implications for the job.
Answer this: What is design to you?
That’s a pretty open-ended question, but that’s Professor Erin Huizenga’s intention when she asks her 60 MMM students the first day of class.
In Communication Design, Huizenga exposes students to the basic elements of graphic design and visual narrative. Students experiment with grids, typography, color theory, Gestalt principles and visual framework. Huizenga stresses the importance of knowing the fundamentals first.
“You have to learn the rules of the road, then you can play with them and make them your own,” Huizenga said.