The 11 takeaways from my Kellogg experience

Tomorrow I will officially transition from being an MBA Candidate to an MBA Graduate of Kellogg’s Class of 2015. Over the last few weeks, as the journey started approaching its goal, a few of us had conversations about what our key takeaways were.

What are the things we learned that would stay with us for years to come?

An MBA gives you technical skills and core subject matter knowledge, but some lessons stand out. As I thought about my own learnings, a few things came to mind and I thought it was worth it to share them with current and prospective students.

My Kellogg experience: An interactive timeline

Ben Dowell spent more than nine years in the US Army, a span that included combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. His dream, though, was to become an investment banker. So in 2013, Dowell left the Army and enrolled in Kellogg’s Full-Time Two-Year MBA Program. Since then he’s been elected President of the Kellogg Student Association (KSA), secured an internship —and ultimately a job — with Robert W. Baird & Co., traveled to Ireland and Scotland with his classmates, and much, much more. Oh yeah, and he received a Challenge Coin from President Barack Obama.

Tour Ben’s interactive timeline to see how he shaped his Kellogg experience and how you can shape yours.

Meet Cohort 101’s Ambassadors

In every executive MBA class, two cohort ambassadors are chosen to be the leaders of their cohort. They have a wide range of responsibilities, from representing the cohort to the administration and acting as a liaison for all communications, to defining and supporting the culture and positivity of their cohort. EMP 101 (class of ’16)… Continue reading

Why I’m Glad I Chose Kellogg

My journey at Kellogg started in August 2012 with the intention to learn at one of the best business schools in the world. I was accepted into Georgetown and Maryland’s Smith School of Business, but I picked Kellogg over the others due to the program’s ranking and curriculum. In retrospect, I am extremely glad I… Continue reading