Student perspective — Part-Time MBA Program — Kellogg School of Management

Nirav Patel — Associate Brand Manager, Kraft Foods I realized the sheer power of the Kellogg alumni network very early in my Evening & Weekend MBA Program studies.

I was working at one of the world’s leading advertising agencies, and although I enjoyed my work at the agency, I wanted to redirect my career toward brand management in a marketing organization.

With a year still left before earning my degree, I set my sights on working at Kraft and reached out to some Kellogg alumni who worked there to learn more about the company and to explain why I was interested. Two of them wrote unsolicited recommendations to HR on my behalf — as did a fellow Kellogg student, who also works there.

This is the power of the global Kellogg network: instant access to people of influence who will go out of their way to share information and offer guidance. I plan to give back in the same way. When prospective students ask me about the culture at Kellogg, I say, “Replace the word culture with family, and you have it.”

More student perspectives

Adam Ginsburgh, a Kellogg Evening MBA Alumni
Adam Ginsburgh
Partner and Managing Director, Cumulus Funding

“Developing people has become a natural extension of my talents.”

Bruce Klink is a Kellogg part-time MBA student who experienced MBA study abroad
Bruce Klink
Senior Manager, Capital One

“Kellogg’s Evening MBA Program hands you new opportunities, relationships and capabilities to develop the mindset of a global leader.”

Charlie Hart went to the Kellogg part-time MBA for career development
Charlie Hart
Senior Marketing Manager, Retail Leadership Development Program, Amazon

“Kellogg provided me with the momentum I needed to meet my goals faster than I could have ever anticipated."