Hope Kabel ’23
What has been your most memorable Kellogg experience?
The Rock, Paper, Scissors tournament during CIM (Complete Immersion in Management). It sounds silly because it's a very small thing that has nothing to do with academics, but it was amazing to see people get so enthusiastic to cheer each other on. My worst nightmare is standing in front of 500 people playing Rock, Paper, Scissors, but I still tried my hardest to win because I’m competitive. Happy I lost, though!
What has surprised you most during your time at Kellogg?
Everyone talks about Kellogg being welcoming, but we are all still high achievers. I was happily surprised it has been such a supportive environment. If someone has an insight to something that will help us do well on a paper or test, people will share it. It’s not like if someone else gets an A, I can’t get an A. It’s a very collaborative culture where people care about others being successful in addition to themselves.
Share something you’ve learned that you see being valuable throughout your career.
Be aware there are things you don’t know. Everyone has a unique perspective. Ask questions! I want to be a critical thinker who can lead others with that knowledge.
What advice would you give to someone thinking about pursuing a Kellogg MBA?
There’s a school for everyone so really think about what’s important and meaningful to you. It’s an investment in your future and finding the best fit is something to think deeply about. Don't only focus on what the rankings say. Obviously, Kellogg is a top-ranked school. But a name is a name. The experience you have is more important.