last Kellogg World, I spoke of several events affecting
the Kellogg School. Some graduates from the Class of 2001
had their employment offers deferred for up to one year. I
contacted all registered alumni prior to 1995, and their response
was overwhelming. I am happy to report that most of these
graduates are now working with their original employers or
have found other excellent opportunities.
situation for the Class of 2002 is encouraging, but we need
to continue our efforts to have 100 percent of the graduates
employed and 100 percent of first-year students working as
interns this summer.
make this happen if everyone in the Kellogg School community
works together. If you have a job to post, please visit www.kellogg.northwestern.edu
and click on Post a Job.
last summer, I have met with almost 100 executives and recruiters
on behalf of the Kellogg School to encourage them to hire
Kellogg students and alumni. In these Recruiter Roundtables
we learned the concerns of the companies and how best to serve
their needs through our Career Management Center. It has been
an enlightening experience for me to obtain valuable feedback
from recruiters about our school.
with my corporate meetings, I have visited Kellogg School
alumni and benefactors in nearly two dozen cities, including
New York, Atlanta, San Francisco, Dallas, Toronto, Manila,
Tokyo, London, Paris, Delhi, Bangkok, and Mexico City. Reinvigorating
this alumni network is one of my major goals. Listening to
our alumni has proven to me that we must put major resources
behind growing this area.
have expressed a desire for Kellogg to provide the technology
for our graduates to communicate with each other through the
school. In addition, they have requested a comprehensive,
interactive, password-protected database that allows easy
updating of personal information. They have also asked for
a reorganization of the Alumni Office to better support the
to enhance the Kellogg Schools innovation and excellence
in academics. A task force comprised of faculty, staff and
student representatives is evaluating our core curriculum
and is expected to make a recommendation by summer.
have a new major starting this fall The Social Responsibility
in Business and Its Environment. This makes six new majors
in three years at Kellogg, including Analytical Finance, Media
Management, Biotechnology, Technology/E-commerce and Analytical
MBA program also continues to grow, especially after again
being ranked No. 1 in Business Week last fall. We are conducting
a curriculum review for this program as well.
major goal for 2002 is to increase our fund-raising efforts
substantially. While we had a very successful year in 2001,
we need to get more alumni and corporations involved in giving
if we want to enrich the student experience, enhance
faculty research, enrich the staff and provide more services
my first nine months have given birth to many new ideas and
initiatives; the challenge for me is to implement them efficiently
and effectively. I look forward to working with all of you
to achieve our goals. Please do not hesitate to contact me
with your ideas, or if I can be of any assistance to you.