PETER ECK '12
: Management + Strategy, Management + Organizations, Design + Innovation Hometown
: Lake Bluff, IL
Building complementary strengths
"MANY COMPANIES STRUGGLE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT A DIGITAL FUTURE LOOKS LIKE. I REALIZED THAT THE DUAL-DEGREE MMM PROGRAM COULD OPEN UP MANY OPPORTUNITIES IN THAT SPACE."
As an engineering undergraduate at Northwestern, I would envision what it takes to lead a business and be successful. I observed the Kellogg culture closely and saw that Kellogg students had the complete package for that — knowledge, engaging personalities and leadership skills.
I’m very interested in a career at the intersection of three areas: consumer products and services, digital technologies and innovation. Many companies struggle to understand what a digital future looks like. I realized that the dual-degree MMM Program could open up many opportunities in that space. Kellogg would provide the comprehensive business foundation I needed, and McCormick would help me solidify my functional skills and strengthen my design-innovation side.