Alexia Anna Costanza Bounadere ’21
Kellogg Evening & Weekend MBA: The working professional's dream
Tell us about it and why you chose the Evening & Weekend Program.
The Evening & Weekend MBA Program allows you to complete your MBA while working a full-time job. I always knew that I wanted to go back to school for my MBA, and as I was deciding, I was really torn because I didn't want to take the time off work. The Kellogg Evening & Weekend program seemed like the perfect fit for me. And honestly, what attracted me the most to the program was the fact that I'd be able to apply what I learned in the classroom at work the very next day.
What was the most surprising thing about Kellogg?
As I reflect back to the woman that I was before I started Kellogg, I can't believe how much I've grown as a working professional, as an individual, and how much I've gotten to know myself better. That has been something that I certainly didn't expect and has been a welcome learning opportunity for me outside of the MBA Program. The emphasis and focus on leadership development, personal development, and how you interact and network with the people that you work with every day is really just a transformative experience that is unparalleled, and something that I'm truly grateful for.
What was one of your favorite classes?
Selling Yourself and Your Ideas with Professor Suzanne Muchin. I had heard such great things about it and how it was truly transformative in how you look at yourself, how you network with others and how you contribute to society as a whole. And I can honestly say that I learned so much about myself in that class and how I really present myself to others.
What excites you most about being a Kellogg alumni?
I'm excited to be able to take advantage of all of the benefits as an alumni. The one I'm most excited about is probably the opportunity to stay connected to the Chicago network of Kellogg alums, and I'm definitely looking forward to getting more involved in that committee and hosting events or even attending events and staying connected to that community. I also know that the Career Management Services doesn't stop after graduation so if I want to make a career pivot or get a second set of eyes on a resume their resources will be available to me.