Marcus Schneider (2Y 2020, Zell Fellow) shares the story of his partnership with Professor Paul Earle to launch again&again, a circular fashion brand “on a mission to provide more comfortable jeans designed to never be thrown out, but instead, upcycled into a new jean and worn again and again (and again and again).”
Michelle Zighelboim’s (2Y 2020, Zell Fellow) ready-to-wear fashion brand, Zéta, enables women “to build a versatile wardrobe that can be easily mixed and matched to create multiple, strong looks.” But with the disruption of COVID-19, Michelle realized her fashion brand was uniquely equipped to manufacture PPE to support the surrounding community and frontline healthcare workers. Here is her story.
“With career placement in private equity and venture capital at all time highs, it is clear Kellogg students are more interested in the world of private investing than ever before.” Elissa Estopinal and Connor Ryan (both 2Y 2020) share their experience and reflections co-chairing the 2020 Private Equity and Venture Capital Conference at Kellogg.
Gabriel Meizner (2Y 2020) runs through the decisions and teamwork that brought the 2020 Kellogg Energy Case Competition to life. He writes: “As I listened to the Zoom applause following the live result announcement ceremony that hosted 80 participants from around the world, I thought ‘This is what I came here for.’”
“One of the most inspiring things for me was seeing how quickly our employees came together with meaningful solutions and ideas during these unprecedented times,” writes Stephanie Gallo ’99, CMO of E. & J. Gallo Winery.
Inspired by her classmates, Karen Liu Chen (2Y 2021) shares how she changed her mindset during COVID-19 and returned to her interest in edtech through her work with RevoU, an Indonesian startup that provides a virtual education in digital marketing for those who want to kickstart their careers.
Realizing the urgent testing needs presented by COVID-19, Adam Cohen (1Y 2020, Zell Fellow) and his startup, Stemloop, made the extraordinary pivot to apply their sensor technology to create an onsite testing option for COVID-19. Here is the story of that pivot.
Driven by the belief that “community and change can only be created if you lead by example and invite others in,” Ayyub Bokhari (2Y 2020) created Chai Night, a weekly gathering of Kellogg community members to foster meaningful conversation and new relationships – all over a cup of tea.
In her quest to identify how to be more successful in her fundraising, Brunna Beccaro Seabra (2Y 2020), a Zell Fellow and entrepreneur, learns that making an intentional effort to cultivate relationships and invest in her communities powers a successful business.
When flights were canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Matthew Temple ’93, senior director of alumni career and professional development, and his GIM class pivoted to virtually connect with prominent Kellogg alumni to gain a better understanding of the business and market dynamics of Cambodia and Vietnam.
Suhani Chhaparwal (2Y 2020) and her fellow trek leaders curated an enriching trip to India for their classmates to “fuel an interest in India that can sometimes only be achieved by understanding.” Here is her story of curating that trip and the experience that followed.