“I have found the most useful resource at Kellogg to be my fellow classmates — everyone here helps each other out, and the community is truly unparalleled,” says Katia Tamer (2Y, 2023).
“The reality is that we are all afraid — but some of us do not have the privilege to look away or not engage. … We must recognize that no matter where we begin, we all have a responsibility to continue learning,” says Yemi Akisanya ’19 (EMBA), Groupon’s Global Head of DEI.
“Each member of the team brought something very special and unique, from marketing strategy to clinical perspective. We were excited to work together and tap into one another’s expertise,” says the group of E&W students, who placed 2nd out of 64 teams.
”I came out of this experience with a much better understanding of what made ads effective. It was such a unique experience to be able to chat with others who were equally as interested in the commercial breaks as I was,“ says Claire Yao (2Y, 2023).
“I had a nagging feeling, ‘Wow, this would be a pretty cool experience,'” says Terry Goguen (MMM 2023) on deciding to apply to Kellogg’s MMM Program after moving to Evanston with AnnaClare Smith (2Y 2022).
“Knowing that we both truly understand the experience helps us empathize with each other and be a source of comfort when one of us is going through a tough moment,” says Sasha Sibilla and Brian Costelloe (both 2Y 2022).
“It has been very alleviating having a partner to support me during this experience,” Tania Gil (2Y 2023) says.
“We believe the skills needed to tackle gritty challenges in technology extend beyond the technical to the human — centered on empathy, inclusion and ethical leadership, which Kellogg excels at more than any other business school,” say the students organizing this year’s conference.
“I hope that all students can find their authentic voices and increase their capacity for empathy for others,” says Professor Brenda Ellington Booth.
“I want to ensure that other students experience the same joy that I did. My experiences make me committed to doing whatever I can to help,” says Director of Diversity Admissions Crystal Fazal ’08.
As the Kellogg community celebrates Black History Month, the Kellogg Black Management Association (BMA) shares the theme they’ve curated for this month’s events and conversations with the greater Kellogg community.