Purpose of school

On August 9, 2012, in Business School, by Jeremy C Wilson

I’ve been thinking a lot about the purpose of education these days. And I’m not the only one. Every year thousand of people think about it, while they are taking entrance exams, trying to get into the best school they can. Then again when they’re taking professional exams. Trying to learn as much material as they can to go work in certain professions. In my view, the purpose of school often gets entirely lost. ... More >>

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Having a sponsor

On August 5, 2012, in Business School, by Jeremy C Wilson

In today’s multi-dimensional, interconnected world, success in business is harder than ever before. Not only do you have to be hardworking, smart and a little bit lucky, but you also need as much help and support as possible. In fact, some people say that there’s nothing more important than having support if you want to make it to the top. I propose that one really good way to do that in business is to have a “Sponsor”. ... More >>

 

The importance of timing

On July 31, 2012, in Careers, by Jeremy C Wilson

Sometimes, there is nothing more important than good timing. When you’re applying to graduate school. Trying to find a new job. Hoping to get a promotion at your company. Or even looking to meet that special someone. No matter what the activity is, sometimes, timing can make all the difference. ... More >>

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Build things in

On July 29, 2012, in Careers, by Jeremy C Wilson

Have you ever thought you would do something a week or two from now, but it turned out that you didn’t have the time? Or maybe you were too tired so didn’t feel like it? But in retrospect you would have been much better off had you gone through with your original idea? ... More >>

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Now what?

On July 26, 2012, in Careers, by Jeremy C Wilson

What do I do now? That’s the question people a lot of people are asking themselves.  MBAs that just finished business school. Law students that just finished the bar exam. Friends and colleagues that finished their big project that kept them captive at work. ... More >>

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It’s not half empty or half full

On June 30, 2012, in Leadership, by Jeremy C Wilson

It’s not, “is the cup half full or half empty?” It’s “is there anyone around who’s thirsty & needs a drink?” -Cory Booker ... More >>

 

MBA Internship Success

On June 26, 2012, in Careers, by Jeremy C Wilson

Thousands of MBAs finished their first year of business school just last week 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 industry people went into, most of them do have two things in common. Not only do they want to do enjoy the experience but they also all want to  get an offer at the end of the summer. ... More >>

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Graduation Ceremony

On June 18, 2012, in Business School, by Jeremy C Wilson

On Saturday, we had the final event as students here at Kellogg: Graduation.  Just like last year, this year’s commencement took place at the Northwestern football stadium. The ceremony started at 5pm (students had to arrive a bit earlier to get ready) and went until about 7pm. ... More >>

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Our MBAs 25 Years From Now

On June 16, 2012, in Careers, by Jeremy C Wilson

As recent grads from business school, we all can’t help but wonder how the next few years will be. And how they will be different than if we hadn’t chosen to come to business school, or to Kellogg. Will we be happy? Will we make enough money over the next two decades? And will it be more now that we went to business school? And will we be married, will we stay in touch, and will we be glad we went through the journey? While those questions are undeniably hard to answer, one recent survey did get some good information from one class of MBAs 25 years ago. ... More >>

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MBA Graduation Tomorrow

On June 14, 2012, in Careers, by Jeremy C Wilson

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 >>

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Voto Latino’s Education Matters Project mix video

On June 13, 2012, in Business School, by Jeremy C Wilson

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 >>

 

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 >>

 

2012 Kellogg Grad Week

On June 11, 2012, in Business School, by Jeremy C Wilson

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 >>

 

Kellogg Volunteers

On June 8, 2012, in Leadership, by Jeremy C Wilson

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 >>

 

Studying for the Bar Exam

On June 3, 2012, in Business School, by Jeremy C Wilson

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 >>

 

Merger Article: Kellogg Matters (My Last Article)

On June 1, 2012, in Education, by Jeremy C Wilson

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 >>

 

Run through the finish line

On May 26, 2012, in Business School, by Jeremy C Wilson

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 >>

 

The Most Important Question

On May 21, 2012, in Business School, by Jeremy C Wilson

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 >>

 

Working on the right things

On May 18, 2012, in Careers, by Jeremy C Wilson

 … 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 >>

 

Expert or Generalist?

On May 15, 2012, in Careers, by Jeremy C Wilson

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 >>

 
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