From Kellogg Insight
Given today’s corporate environment of flat organizations with tight budgets, the first thing cut—even before brand advertising—is career development. To add insult to injury, bosses are too worried about their own hides to worry about yours.
With that in mind, you should adopt a do-it-yourself attitude. Based on his experience, Professor Carter Cast developed DIY action steps to help you take charge of your career. Scroll through the illustrated slideshow above or read them below.
Kellogg’s Zell Fellows Program is designed to help students develop market-ready businesses by graduation. Zell Fellows have the unique opportunity to found a startup or grow their fledgling venture with the help of $25,000 in funding, as well as leadership coaching and mentoring from seasoned entrepreneurs.
Clear Admit recently spotlighted the Zell Fellows Program and its innovative entrepreneurs, including second-year student Blair Pircon.
Pircon discussed with Clear Admit how she’s used Zell Fellows resources to develop her startup The Graide Network, an online marketplace that connects teachers with qualified teaching assistants who can grade student assignments.
Read more about Pircon and The Graide Network
Clear Admit also interviewed Zell Fellows Program Director David Schonthal on the program’s unique design, inherent value and future plans for development.
The Kellogg School of Management recently named nine students to the 2015-16 cohort of Zell Fellows, a program designed to help students develop market-ready businesses by graduation.
The Zell Fellows Program — formerly known as the Zell Scholars Program — provides students who are either founding a startup or beginning to grow their fledging ventures more than $25,000 per student for a variety of business expenses. The program also offers leadership coaching and mentoring from seasoned entrepreneurs who have navigated the pitfalls awaiting any new business.
As the calendar turned to 2016, Poets & Quants took a look back at what the website considered “The most innovative business school ideas of 2015.” The first item on the list: Kellogg’s growth and scaling curriculum.
Kellogg faculty produced a wide variety of exciting research and insights this year. Here’s a look back at the top Kellogg Insight stories from 2015.
By Hal Conick
War, like business, can be extremely complex and messy. Few people know this better than Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, who spoke during the closing remarks of the first-ever Kellogg On Growth Forum on Nov. 10.
McMaster, current director of the U.S. Army Capabilities Integration Center, addressed the crowd of faculty, students and business leaders on the ways companies can learn from the military’s missteps. His medals include the Purple Heart, Silver Star and the Army Distinguished Service Medal, among others. Time magazine named him as one of 2014’s 100 Most Influential People, in large part for his role as an innovator within the military.
Starting a company is often a leap of faith for its founders—come up with a cool concept, do your research, scrape together the necessary capital, and hope once you roll out your product or service that customers respond.
If that startup is being launched into a new — or nonexistent — product category, the task for founders is that much bigger. How does a company go about building a brand while simultaneously educating the market?