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Letter from the Dean

A letter from Dean Francesca Cornelli

Dear Kellogg Alumni and Community Members,

As we were making final edits to this issue of Kellogg magazine in March, COVID-19 was spreading across the globe. As the virus touched our community and seemingly every community, we thought carefully about whether or not to proceed with this issue. Ultimately, we decided to share these stories as a testament to the Kellogg values that will endure far into the future, and perhaps a welcome diversion from the present.

I hail from Milan, Italy, which has been one of the most impacted places in the world. I know how hard it is to be separated from loved ones and the historic challenge we now face. I’ve been inspired by the numerous stories I have heard of how you, our alumni, are making a difference in your own communities. These stories highlight many of the things I value most about the Kellogg culture: connection, adaptability and empathy. If anyone can help and lead in these times, it is Kellogg alumni, and I sincerely applaud your efforts.

Notably, we anticipate a great need for internships and jobs for our students over the coming months. Many alumni, too, are seeking employment at this time of industry disruption. If you are hiring, consider Kellogg talent through the Hire Kellogg campaign:

Many of our faculty are publishing articles about what COVID-19 means for business, and we are aggregating the stories on our Kellogg Insight website. I hope you will find the content to be relevant and inspiring.

Thank you for taking time to focus on Kellogg. I wish you and your families good health.

Francesca Cornelli


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