How do you make the change from stage manager to business analyst? If you're like Mallory Harrington '17, you join the Kellogg MS in Management Studies Program.
"I went into my undergrad knowing that I loved theater," Mallory said. "But I found I kept gravitating toward the finance and marketing aspects of it. So, I went back to square one and realized business was a natural interest."
"It feels like I'm very well rounded now," she said. "These classes are much more quantitative-based and I can see the purpose of what we're learning and how that translates to our careers."
The collaborative nature of Kellogg also had a huge impact on her experience in the program. "My favorite part is that everyone is so supportive in school, but we also became good friends outside of class," Mallory said. "Even though the program is only a year, having this common thread at Kellogg has been really binding."
"The career coaches were invaluable because they took the time to really get to know me and my career goals," Mallory said. "They asked deep, probing questions that helped me understand what industries or companies I wanted to work with — and that has really made all the difference."
When she was just halfway through the program, Mallory already began leveraging the program's transformative foundation in business to earn her a highly competitive consulting position with Deloitte.
"The amount of personalized attention, career guidance, interview prep, and just support from peers has been an amazing experience," Mallory said. "I don't think I would have found my way to consulting without this program."
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