Internship: Summer Associate of Strategy and Development for the Chicago Cubs Responsibilities: I worked on several cross-functional projects related to the business operations of the team, particularly as the club restores Wrigley Field over the next several years. The projects touched on operational issues, fan-facing initiatives and the evolution of the sports industry. How I benefited […]
Internship: Summer Finance and Business Development Associate at Revelry Brands, a Boulder-based VC fund focused on natural consumer products Responsibilities: I assisted in strategy and operations of portfolio companies, primarily financial analysis and forecasting. How I benefited from this experience: This was my first introduction to the startup world, and it was incredibly enlightening. The opportunities […]
Internship: Global Brand Planning / Global Brand Marketing at Nike Responsibilities: I focused on strategic brand alignment and brand messaging for the Holiday ’13 and Fall ’14 seasons, as well as general management and event activation for Nike Basketball Lebron James and Kevin Durant annual Brand & Basketball Meetings. I was also selected to speak to […]
Internship: Retail MBA Intern, Fashion Business Division at Amazon Japan Responsibilities: I had a really cool individual project to build a new business for the fashion category on the Amazon.co.jp platform. After analyzing the market, I developed a comprehensive growth strategy and action plan, including business models, fee structure, customer experience, selection, pricing, system, recruiting, […]
Ever wondered what lies in the heart of summer internship recruitment? I give my two cents here. From my personal experience of internship recruitment, there are few things that are absolutely important in order to succeed. One, introspect, research and nail down the broad functional and industrial areas where one wants to work in. Two, […]
Six hundred Kellogg MBAs finished their first year of business school this past spring and went off into the workforce to start their summer internships. Some of them went into consulting. Others into banking and finance. And another group went to marketing, operations, general management and a variety of other positions. But no matter which […]
Ben Dowell spent more than nine years in the US Army, a span that included combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. His dream, though, was to become an investment banker. So in 2013, Dowell left the Army and enrolled in Kellogg’s Full-Time Two-Year MBA Program. Since then he’s been elected President of the Kellogg Student Association (KSA), secured an internship —and ultimately a job — with Robert W. Baird & Co., traveled to Ireland and Scotland with his classmates, and much, much more. Oh yeah, and he received a Challenge Coin from President Barack Obama.
Tour Ben’s interactive timeline to see how he shaped his Kellogg experience and how you can shape yours.
Two teams of Kellogg students recently escaped Chicago’s winter for the sun in Los Angeles to compete in the Media and Entertainment Case Competition at UCLA’s Annual Pulse Conference.
The conference hosted a series of panels that spanned the gamut of media and entertainment industries. With representatives from Hulu, Lionsgate, Spotify, and Live Nation, just to name a few, the conference certainly wasn’t lacking on insight from impactful leaders.
This year was the first year UCLA incorporated a case competition into the conference. Paramount Pictures sponsored the event, challenging teams to create a strategy to overcome diminishing margins in a world of mobile media consumption and streaming services. Sixteen teams from nine different schools were put to the task. Our team was really excited to tackle this prompt since each of us shares a passion for navigating the tumultuous digital media landscape.
Each team was given a week to come up with a solution to the prompt. We then presented to a panel of judges that included representatives from Paramount, UCLA Anderson and other industry experts. From our brainstorming process up until we put the finishing touches on our presentation, we came away with a handful of valuable insights.
I graduated from Kellogg’s One-Year Full-Time program in June, and having been in the work world for six months, I look back and can honestly say choosing Kellogg and the 1Y program was the best decision I’ve ever made.
Kellogg was the ultimate life experience.
A recent study of graduating MBA students found that half of the men had negotiated their job offers as compared to only one eighth of the women. As part of its mission to develop the women of Kellogg and help them achieve their professional and personal goals, the Women’s Business Association (WBA) recently hosted a panel to help tackle this disparity.
Open to both male and female Kellogg students, the panel consisted of four negotiations experts who are Kellogg professors in the management and organizations department: Professors Jeanne Brett, Victoria Medvec, Leigh Thompson and Nicole Stephens.
The conversation was an enlightening one that touched on several strategies and tactics to ensure both you and your future employer are satisfied. Below are a few key takeaways.