Orientation Week is a week-long immersion taken at the beginning of the Kellogg Executive MBA Program. Elsy Ocejo, the cohort ambassador for EMP 104, shares her tips for making the most out of the week.
By Elsy Ocejo
For most Executive MBA students, at least one decade has passed since being a student. It’s easy for anxiety to take over. You have a full-time job and a family to add to the equation.
Orientation Week will be one of the most overwhelming, challenging and rewarding weeks of your life. You will thrive if you have the right mindset and take advantage of the tools given during this week. Continue Reading
By Darren Adams
“Get outside yourself… Our students gain the clarity of focus they need to build transformational organizations that can thrive and seize new market opportunities in today’s fast-paced global economy.”
From my first day at Kellogg when Dean Blount shared this speech with our class, I decided to take this challenge on. Dean Blount’s words resonate with me because they are a personal call to action. I knew that if I was going to meet Dean Blount’s challenge, I was going to need to journey outside of comfort zone.
I decided early in my EMBA experience I wanted to get clarity of focus on how to create and build a great startup. The Kellogg Education Technology Incubator (KETI) competition seemed like a great opportunity to do this. Continue Reading
When Ann Drake ’84 graduated from Kellogg, she immediately set her sights on a formidable challenge: transforming her family business from a warehousing service to one positioned for the 21st century.
Drake’s confident leadership style allowed her to expand the business, forming DSC Logistics, a supply chain company equipped to adapt to the new challenges facing businesses. Drake, who will present the keynote address at the upcoming Executive MBA graduation on December 12, took time to offer leadership advice, reflect on her time at Kellogg and explain some of the challenges facing CEOs today. Continue Reading
Kourtney Ratliff ’10 was recently recognized as one of Crain’s Chicago Business’ “40 under 40.”
Ratliff, a partner with Chicago-based financial firm Loop Capital, was recognized both for her professional achievements and for her willingness to help others. In 2013, Ratliff gave $125,000 to her alma mater, University of Miami, to endow a scholarship that empowers the next generation of female, African American leaders.
Ratliff is joined on the “40 under 40” list by Adam Butler ’07, a Full-Time MBA Program alumnus.
Learn more about Ratliff at Crain’s Chicago Business.
By Tedd Patel ’17
“Show up. Keep up. Step up!”
When I think of those words from Colette Feldges during the first day of orientation, I see just how insightful her advice was. Those words went right into my Kellogg journal, and they continue to shape the way I approach being a new student in the Kellogg community.
Let’s face it: We’re all here to get an MBA degree from a top, global program. We understand that achieving this milestone will help us reach our future career goals. Beyond that, the Kellogg program has so much more to offer, but it’s up to each person to decide how much he or she wants to contribute and invest. Continue Reading