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.
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.
Poets & Quants
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.
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.
Inside Northwestern University's startup machine – 05/06/14
Article reports that Northwestern has sent more teams to the finals at the Rice Business Plan Competition since 2012 than any other school. Credits the winning streak to entrepreneurship initiatives like the NUvention class series. The story also appeared in Crain’s Morning 10.
Blue Sky Innovation
How Innoblative uses competitions to build a cancer-removing device – 04/16/14
Article profiles Innoblative Designs, a Northwestern student's health technology company, which raises funds by competing in entrepreneurial events. It also receives support from Kellogg, which awarded Innoblative's COO a scholarship to be put toward the company.
MBAs Design Sustainable Investment Funds – 04/07/14
Article discusses how Fresh Coast Capital, from the Kellogg, will receive $10,000 as the winner of the Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge. It encourages business school students to develop scalable, institutional-grade financial vehicles to solve serious social and environmental problems.
Crain’s Chicago Business
McKinsey Leads MBA Hiring at Booth and Kellogg – 12/10/13
Reports that nearly 40 percent of Kellogg’s graduating class land consulting jobs and one-third of Booth’s get hired in financial services. It notes McKinsey & Co is the top employer at both schools. Kellogg's 2013 graduates will earn an average of $120,903. The median salary for Booth's graduates is $115,000.
Women quoted more for auto repairs – 06/28/13
The article highlights Kellogg School research revealing how gender impacts the price customers are quoted at auto repair shops. The study, conducted in partnership with AutoMD, is co-authored by J. L. and Helen Kellogg Professor of Marketing Florian Zettelmeyer, Associate Professor of Management and Strategy Meghan Busse and PhD student Ayelet Israeli.
Globe and Mail
Don't say these four words to your younger staff – 06/23/13
The article notes the Kellogg Insight article "Would You Like Your Bonus in Cash Or Cake?" which is based on the research of Professor of Marketing Neal Roese and doctoral student Jingjing Ma revealing that less "countable" rewards are often more satisfying.
The next time you get a bonus, don't ask for it in cash – 06/21/13
A reprint of the Kellogg Insight article "Would You Like Your Bonus in Cash Or Cake?" which is based on the research of Professor of Marketing Neal Roese and doctoral student Jingjing Ma revealing that less "countable" rewards are often more satisfying.