By Jessica Pawlarczyk
What does the Kellogg MBA experience look like for women?
What type of personal and professional support does Kellogg offer its female students?
How does Kellogg prepare women to become successful business leaders?
Close to 200 prospective students explored these crucial questions during Women’s Preview Day, an admissions event that gives women an inside look at the Kellogg MBA experience. This all-day event is co-hosted by the Kellogg Women’s Business Association (WBA), one of the largest and most active organizations on campus.
By Libby Koerbel
Engaging a room of more than 100 people for two straight hours is no easy task, but the Women’s Business Association (WBA), Professor Victoria Medvec, Dean Sally Blount and an all-star panel of three female alumnae pulled it off. One of the panelists summed it up perfectly afterward when she said, “I knew we had hit a nerve when 80% of the crowd’s hands were raised to ask a question.”
The Women’s Leadership Seminar focused on preparing current Kellogg female students to achieve quick success, position themselves in the corporate world and overcome challenges that sometimes provoke women to leave their corporate roles in their 30s and 40s.
Professor Medvec and Dean Blount developed the Women’s Leadership Seminar in partnership with current students Rebecca Sholiton — who initially had the idea for the program — Blair Pircon, Danielle Lozier and other leaders from the WBA. The school’s vision for the program was to ensure that high potential women are equipped to aggressively pursue and successfully navigate careers that have impact as well as personal meaning.
It’s official: the leaves have changed and fall is here. For first-year students at Kellogg, that means the recruiting season has begun. On the evening of October 15, 130 first-year Kellogg women got the chance to kick off the season in style at “Careers Uncorked,” an exclusive event hosted by Kellogg’s Women’s Business Association (WBA).
“Careers Uncorked” brought representatives from 25 premier companies to campus, giving first-year Kellogg women the opportunity to start networking in a unique and informal setting.
Learn more about the Women’s Business Association’s event
One of the most important questions you should ask yourself as you consider specific graduate schools is this: What type of community would I be joining if I choose to attend that school?
Women’s Preview Day is your opportunity to answer that question and experience Kellogg’s vibrant community first–hand.