Christianne Johnson ’22
Kellogg Worldwide Exploration Student Trips (KWEST)
What has been your most memorable Kellogg experience?
New Venture Development is an entrepreneurial experiential learning course at Kellogg that lets students pursue their business ideas. I co-founded a modern makeup bar called Palette that gives affordable, natural and stress-free makeovers to people so they can feel confident when going to events. We successfully ran mini pop-up shops in Evanston and opened a temporary store in Chicago during the summer of 2021.
What has surprised you the most during your time at Kellogg?
Kellogg students can choose from numerous experiential learning opportunities and work alongside faculty or corporate partners to solve business challenges. The labs count as class credit and provide you with meaningful work experience that you can translate to your next role.
What advice would you give to someone thinking about pursuing a Kellogg MBA?
Speak to as many Kellogg students about their experience. After each conversation, write down a few aspects of the conversation that resonated with you. After all of your conversations, create your own plan that describes how you can get the most out of your experience.
If you could describe your Kellogg experience in 3 words, what would they be and why?
Entrepreneurial (I co-founded a business), resourceful (Kellogg has endless resources to help you succeed in your career), and energetic (The energy from the students and faculty is unmatched. I wake up feeling energized to go to the Hub every day).
What excites you most about the future?
I'm excited to be a Kellogg alum and help prospective students in the same way former Kellogg students helped me during my MBA.
Share something you’ve learned that you see being valuable throughout your career.
Feedback is a key element that keeps everyone in your group engaged and motivated. At Kellogg, we give feedback to our professors, and we receive feedback after group assignments. This feedback is crucial to leadership development and helps everyone grow and feel more appreciated.