MBA Graduation Tomorrow

Tomorrow, I’ll join 600 of my Kellogg classmates at Ryan Field to officially finish off my MBA degree.  More than simply one defining moment, tomorrow will be the cumulative result of many engagements in opportunities and challenges, many of which we never imagined before coming to campus. ... More >>


Thursday, June 14th, 2012 Business School, Careers 4 Comments

Voto Latino’s Education Matters Project mix video

The Voto Latino conference took place in Southern California a few weeks ago. I went to Los Angeles, CA along with the Education Matters Project to speak on a panel at Voto Latino’s Power Summit and to participate in their inaugural Power Summit. ... More >>

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 Business School No Comments

The (twenty five) Golden Rule(s) of achieving success

There’s no formula to doing well. In fact, nobody does well all of the time. On the other hand, there are some things you can do to ensure you maximize your chances of doing well.  The more you do, the better of you might be. But you don’t need all of them. Maybe not even most of them. Also, you can’t MAKE some of them happen on your own.  In fact, you may not even want to try some of them because it would be out of character for you. ... More >>

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 Business School 2 Comments

2012 Kellogg Grad Week

The last few years have definitely been fun. Unfortunately, we only have one week of school left so it feels a lot like the end of our time in Evanston. While all good things must come to an end, they don’t have to come to an end just yet.  Before that happens, we just have one more thing to take part in before graduation. And it is Grad Week. ... More >>

Monday, June 11th, 2012 Business School No Comments

Kellogg Volunteers

The end of the year is finally here! Everyone I know finally finished studying for finals today. To everyone out there, congratulations on finishing. To all those about to start summer jobs, safe travels and good luck. And to all those about to start in the fall, you’re in for a great ride. ... More >>

Friday, June 8th, 2012 Business School, Leadership No Comments

Studying for the Bar Exam

You start out with a lot of energy. You go to every class, read every page, and do every assigned problem before class. And all of a sudden, after the 1st week, you feel like you are making huge strides toward your goal.  You’re excited and motivated. Only 7 more weeks until the end. But then all of a sudden it happens …. ... More >>

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012 Business School No Comments

Merger Article: Kellogg Matters (My Last Article)

2012 is shaping up to be a historic year. Not only are hundreds of incoming students leaving high paying jobs to come to Kellogg, but they’re doing so in record number. Likewise, the class of 2012 can’t wait to take what they have learned here and start working again. And what perfect timing! The financial crisis feels like an event of the past. Facebook’s recent IPO had the highest valuation in history. And the prospects of making it big loom again. ... More >>

Friday, June 1st, 2012 Business School, Diversity, Education 9 Comments

Run through the finish line

We are 20 days away from changing our lives. Yes, just 20 more days until Kellogg and the JD/MBA program officially come to an end. But for those who are getting excited, don’t get too excited just yet.  Because I’ve got two words to temper you just a bit. Two words that are making most JD/MBAs wish they had a bit more time to relax.  Bar Exam. ... More >>

Saturday, May 26th, 2012 Business School 2 Comments

The Most Important Question

One thing I tell everyone that I speak with about the admissions process is that there is one single question that is more important than the rest. Important to ask students when you visit schools. Important to answer when writing essays, even when they don’t ask you. And important to answer in your admissions interviews. And the question is …. ... More >>

Monday, May 21st, 2012 Business School No Comments

Working on the right things

 … is critical. In fact, a lot of people believe that it doesn’t matter how smart you are or how hard you work. But what matters is whether you work on the right things. ... More >>

Friday, May 18th, 2012 Business School, Careers 2 Comments

Expert or Generalist?

Success is often the combination of knowing a lot about one thing, while also knowing a little about a lot of things.  It’s about understanding the value of being a generalist and also being an expert. Many times though, we can only opt to be on one side of the fence or the other. ... More >>

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 Business School, Careers 2 Comments

MLT Support Education Matters Campaign

I spend a lot of time talking about one non-profit I am part of: Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT).  MLT is a great organization and our Education Matters campaign is working closely with them. Not only because we share a similar mission but also because MLT is one of our strongest allies. ... More >>

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Sunday, May 13th, 2012 Business School, Diversity, Education No Comments

It feels impossible to sprint later

This theory is true much of the time.  Imagine running a one mile race.  You start off in the middle of the pack and pace yourself.  You bet on the idea that in another lap or so, you’ll shift gears, catch up and eventually win.  But there’s just one problem. The moment you try, you don’t have as much left in the tank as you thought. ... More >>

Sunday, May 6th, 2012 Business School, Leadership 2 Comments

Clear Admit Best of Blogging Winner

After a few weeks of voting, the results for Clear Admit’s annual Best of Blogging competition are finally in!  According to Clear Admit, the purpose of the BoBs is “to identify and celebrate the applicant and student bloggers who have shared their lives with the online MBA community over the last year.” Without further ado … ... More >>

Friday, May 4th, 2012 Admissions, Business School 1 Comment

Rosario Dawson and Voto Latino on Why Education Matters to them

Rosario Dawson is not just a beautiful actress—she also co-founded Voto Latino, a non-partisan group that advocates for Hispanic voters and voter education. She recently held her 1st annual Power Summit Conference out in Los Angeles, where she talked about voter education and bringing people in the community together. She and some of her friends/supporters were also kind enough to give their thoughts on why education matters. ... More >>

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 Diversity, Education No Comments

Cristo Rey’s 2012 VIVA Fundraiser

Just a two days from now, more hundreds of people in Chicago will come together at Millenium park to attend one of the best run events of the year.  It will be a chance where many of the attendees can support a game changing organization.  Where staff and donors can celebrate a very successful year of hard work. And where the organization is sure to have its best fundraising day of the year.  On Thursday, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School will have its 2012 annul fundraiser event VIVA: ... More >>

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 Business School, Education 1 Comment

Education Matters to attend 2012 US Empowered Gala

Later this week, Education Matters Project will have the pleasure of attending US Empowered’s annual gala ceremony.  Each year US Empowered hosts its annual Graduation Gala to celebrate the achievements of our Fellows and Program Directors, and offer an opportunity for community leaders to learn more about US Empowered, meet the Fellows and pledge their support. ... More >>

Sunday, April 29th, 2012 Business School, Education No Comments

Merger Article on The Education Matters Project

If you look anywhere on the web today, you’re almost guaranteed to find a story on education reform. In fact, many of my blog posts talk about the same topic. While this is not necessarily a main factor that MBA applicants use in picking a program, today business schools are spending more time and resources on their social enterprise departments. Schools like Stanford that offer the joint MBA and M.Ed. Schools like Yale, reknowned for their nonprofit recruiting. And schools like Kellogg that have an entire department dedicated to Social Enterprise. ... More >>

Friday, April 27th, 2012 Business School, Education No Comments

Reflecting After 2012 Day at Kellogg Admitted Students Weekend

Just a few weeks ago, many of you found out you were one of the lucky ones who got a call from Kellogg admissions.  They told you that you’d been accepted into the MBA program.  Some of you may have been pretty confident you would enroll here in the fall.  But for others you were uncertain, so you wanted to go check out the schools and see what they had to offer. And just a few days ago, when you thought you couldn’t be more excited, many of you come to Evanston to visit Kellogg during DAK (Day at Kellogg), which is Kellogg’s version of Admit Weekend. ... More >>

Thursday, April 26th, 2012 Admissions, Business School 2 Comments is ready to view and share

How can we fix the education system today? My readers, friends, and colleagues talk about that question all the time, and many of them ask me that same thing. To answer this question, we have to understand what’s broken and what people care about in the education system. So here’s my question right back to them: Why does education matter to you? ... More >>

Saturday, April 21st, 2012 Education, Leadership 2 Comments

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