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MBA Class of 2015: ‘My Biggest Lessons From Business School’ – 06/09/15
A collection of advice from business school graduates this year includes Kellogg student Bruno Valle. He says to keep in mind that everyone is just a regular, smart, hard-working person and there’s no magical formula for success.

Chicago Tribune

Opticent Health wins Northwestern University Venture Challenge – 06/05/15
Opticent Health, maker of a non-invasive test for eye diseases, won first prize Thursday in the Northwestern University Venture Challenge, taking home $45,000. CEO Kieran Patel, a Ph.D., is pursuing a JD/MBA from Northwestern Law and the Kellogg School of Management. Professor Linda Darragh was quoted saying the competition’s interdisciplinary focus is a unique benefit of the program. Also reported in ChicagoInno.

Crain’s Chicago Business

Northwestern spinout gets $1.3 million – 06/03/15
FourKites, a logistics startup launched by a former Kellogg student, Mathew Elenjickal '14, and Arun Chandrasekaran has hauled in $1.3 million in funding. The Chicago-based company's software allows commercial shipping customers to track their freight in real time, using GPS devices that already are on more than 50 percent of all trucks. Also reported in the Chicago Tribune

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The Best Advice Graduating MBAs Have For New B-School Applicants – 06/01/15
A collection of quotes from graduating students. Bruno Valle, a student at Kellogg, suggests taking time to reflect on what really energizes you to create a cohesive, forward-thinking application.

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Class of 2015: The World’s Best and Brightest MBAs – 05/16/15
Inaugural roundup of a diverse group of 50 talented young MBA students includes Kellogg student Bruno Valle, a full-time student from Brazil who will be returning to Bain & Company upon graduation.

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Getting More From A Summer Internship: Advice From Recruiters & Graduates – 05/05/15

Article interviews graduates and recruiters on how to get the most out of a summer internship and includes a Q&A with Kellogg student Namrata Kothari, who talks about her time at personal styling company Stitch Fix.

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M7 Schools Launch Nepal Aid Drive – 05/02/15

Article talks about M7 b-schools’ collaborative fundraising efforts surrounding the recent Nepal earthquake, and quotes Kellogg student body president Ben Dowell saying that Kellogg knows friends and families affected firsthand by the disaster.

Crain’s Chicago Business

Plan for data center under Block 37 wins Kellogg competition – 04/29/15

Article talks about a student team from Booth winning the Kellogg Real Estate Venture Competition with their proposal to locate a data center in the never-finished Chicago Transit Authority "superstation" below Block 37 in the Loop.

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From GMAT To Deposit: An Engineer’s Journey – 04/28/15

Article written by an incoming Kellogg student Dean Nordhielm talks about dos and don’ts for applying to b-school. 

Crain’s Chicago Business

Why Northwestern's engineering school boasts so many startups – 04/09/15

Article talks about Northwestern’s Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The 10 startups Farley produced in less than a decade is worth more than $500 million altogether, including SiNode Systems, a technology startup founded by Kellogg alumni Samir Mayekar.

Financial Times

Strategy development – 04/07/15

Article is written by student Merih Ocbazghi who talks about the importance of developing a strategy to focus his energy on the important things that will make his remaining time at Kellogg worthwhile: developing deeper and stronger connections with the people. 

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Getting The Most From Your First Year – 04/04/15

Article quotes Rohan Rajiv, a first-year Kellogg student, on advice to incoming b-school students.

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Guide to MBA Case Competitions – 03/14/15
Article lists P&Q’s top 20 MBA case competitions, including the Kellogg Biotech & Healthcare Case Competition. Also notes that a Kellogg team won the Deloitte National Case Competition in January.

Forbes

U.S. Fracking Boom Won't Bring Manufacturing Home: Analysts – 03/01/15
Article mentions Kellogg’s 2015 Energy Conference, which focused on the impact of cheap gas and oil from the hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, of shale.

Crain’s Chicago Business

More Kellogg grads go geek, shun the Street – 12/22/14
Article reports that a record 18.4 percent of Kellogg MBAs in 2014's class headed to tech jobs, up from 12 percent a year before. Just 14 percent of Kellogg MBAs took jobs in finance, down from 20 percent a year earlier.

The Economist

Banks? No, thanks! – 10/11/14

Article reports that fewer MBAs are taking jobs in investment banking and finance as consulting and technology firms become more popular. Quotes a Kellogg graduate who said private equity appealed to him and his peers over banking because the firms are smaller and the work more entrepreneurial and hands-on.

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Paying It Forward For LGBT MBAs – 10/07/14

Article reports on the Reaching Out MBA conference and the ROMBA LGBT Fellowships, which give at least one student identifying as LGBTQA a minimum of $10,000 per year to pursue an MBA. Participating schools include Columbia, Stern, Sloan, Kellogg and Booth.

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WorldStrides Capstone and MBA Programs at Duke and Northwestern Make Global Study Greener – 06/20/14
Article reports that Fuqua and Kellogg partnered with WorldStrides Capstone to offer students participating in Fuqua’s GATE program and Kellogg’s GIM program the option to neutralize the carbon emissions from their program-related flights.

Chicago Business Journal

Starcom's Lisa Donohue spills the beans about why media buying is hot — and creative – 05/30/14
Article recaps the Q&A with Donohue and Kellogg students, led by Professor Julie Hennessy. Donohue said that data is now at the heart of the media business.

DNAinfo Chicago

Bucktown Mail Woes? Business Students Find Way to Keep Packages Safe – 05/30/14
Article reports on DropSpot, a startup created by five Kellogg students as part of the New Venture Discovery course. DropSpot pairs people looking to pick up their packages with local businesses willing to receive them. The deal keeps packages safe until pickup and increases foot traffic for businesses.