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  Dean Dipak Jain
From the Dean

Dear Kellogg School Family,

In the 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.

The employment 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.

We can make this happen if everyone in the Kellogg School community works together. If you have a job to post, please visit and click on “Post a Job.”

Since 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.

Combined 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.

Alumni 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 alumni clubs.

We continue to enhance the Kellogg School’s 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.

We also 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 Consulting.

Our Executive 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.

Another 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 for alumni.

In all, 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.

Warmest personal regards,

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Dipak Jain

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