Prior to the MSMS Program, my intentions were to apply to medical school. I knew I had a passion for the healthcare industry and was interested in serving people, but after interning with the Chicago Department of Public Health I became interested in the energy and professional nuances of a business setting and knew I didn't want to go straight to medical school.
I thought the Kellogg MSMS Program would be the perfect opportunity to acquire more business and management skills on top of my analytical science background.
I was pleasantly surprised by how interactive classes are. In undergrad, lectures can get very large and professors might not even know your name. But here at Kellogg, the professors are really invested in how you learn and how well you understand the concepts. The courses can range from lectures and discussions to cases that rely heavily on teamwork and self-reflection, forcing you to think about your own leadership and communication skills.
One-on-one career services sessions have helped me figure out what motivates me and what characteristics I'm looking for in a career. An initial career assessment helped me focus on what industries to look into. We’ve also worked on polishing my interviewing skills, editing my elevator pitch and making my résumé stand out.
The Kellogg alumni network is passionate about how it helps students, and I've been able to speak with alums about what it's like to work in their fields.
By combining my health and science skills with core business skills like operations, business strategy and marketing, I can become a future leader within the healthcare industry.
November 11, 2019
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