After five years at a successful nonprofit, I realized I had minimal exposure to the corporate sector. Initially, I chose Kellogg to help balance out my quantitative, qualitative and entrepreneurial sides.
I quickly discovered how much more is available here, in and out of the classroom — access to emerging domestic and international market trends, exposure to different business cultures, industries and management levels as well as the chance to explore solutions across many disciplines.
As a member of the Emerging Markets Club, I’m working to bring even more global cases to the classroom and to network with other clubs. We face incredibly complex challenges today that cannot be tackled in isolation. We’re challenged to find ways to influence decisions without taking over and to communicate the right idea effectively so the team can work toward the right goal.
I’ve learned how valuable it is to get people excited about an idea and sustain it throughout the project. Now I recognize when it’s right to step forward to lead, and when to step back and help with the team’s direction.
Kellogg has given me the confidence to use my intuition and leadership skills to tackle real business problems. I can’t imagine how this personal and professional evolution could’ve happened anywhere else.