When I entered the JD-MBA Program, I was interested in exploring the venture capital industry. Through the Private Equity & Venture Capital Club, 12 of us traveled to the San Francisco Bay Area to visit companies and meet Kellogg alumni in the industry. One alumnus connected us to several others who were all very willing to spend time and help us in any way they could.
Similarly, when I was interested in working for a particular start-up company last summer, I connected with a JD-MBA alumnus. He put me in contact with an attorney there, which in turn helped me land a legal position with that company for the summer. Then, in the winter, I was able to connect with another JD-MBA graduate who was a partner at a Chicago-based venture capital fund, and I was able to get a job through him.
Both of the work experiences I’ve had since coming to Kellogg have been gained through the alumni network.