One of the seven principles of Google is “Let others speak for you.” Because I’ve gotten so much feedback on my site, I wanted to include a few unsolicited personal statements that people have provided. Thanks again for taking the time to visit.
Blog RECOMMENDATIONS for JEREMYCWILSON.COM
“It is my pleasure and honor to recommend Jeremy C. Wilson’s blog. I am a professor of political science and faculty fellow of the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University. I met Jeremy earlier this year at the Latino Legacy Weekend conference and was highly impressed by his ability to connect those around him in an informative, engaging, and comfortable virtual community via his website.
I will admit, that I am not heavy on the technology side of things. However what I can speak to is the quality of information that is conveyed in Jeremy’s blog. In particular how this information is relevant to career, education, and leadership opportunities and challenges. The issues and topics Jeremy addresses are those that my students and advisees are hungry to learn about as they are charting their professional courses. After meeting Jeremy I shared his website with my classes and the students have given me incredibly positive feedback and have asked to have Jeremy come speak. He will actually be coming to speak to my class later this quarter. His willingness to come and speak to my students in addition to providing the resources he does via his blog is indicative of his passion to seeing that his blog and message truly have a voice that will be heard.”
- Victoria M DeFrancesco Soto (NBC and MSNBC Political Contributor, Assistant Professor of Political Science at University of Texas, Austin)
I have a blog myself, but I would never ever dream of comparing mine to his for a number of reasons. First, Jeremy spends a considerable amount of time on it. He does not just blogging about anything he’s thinking, but instead the time he spends is to make sure his blog is relevant to his readers/followers. I always want to read what he says. He also responds. He’s active with his readers in a very thoughtful, conscious way.
This leads me to my second point. His content is quality. Many blogs are just people’s opinions with mediocre content. I wish I had a better way to describe it. Jeremy’s content actually helps people. It has purpose. I guess that would be my third point, purpose. It prompts more thought. It is something to look forward to instead of just react to when it’s up. It feels like he puts hours into single posts because it makes me even more of an idealist taking more of my own bandwidth. I want to follow what he says and implement it into my life. He genuinely cares about people.
Lastly, it’s about education and diversity. Two things I really care about and that I feel will make our country and world a better place. Here are a couple examples, which color my points above:
All this while doing a joint degree JD/MBA at one of the most competitive universities in the country.
- Emanuel Pleitez (Candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles, Former McKinsey Consultant, Chairman of Hispanic Heritage Foundation, Former Candidate for US Congress, Former Dept. of Treasury)
“Before I got home from the lunch Jeremy organized between three top MBA blogger in the Chicago area, he already posted an insightful recap of our engagement. The quality and relevance of his content demonstrates that he gets it. He simply tells his authentic story knowing that it will resonate with his readership. The quantity of his content is mind blowing. Sometimes he post multiple times in a day. He must have some speech-to-text software that him allows him to tell the stories of and behind each and every experience he has. Jeremy is the epitome of passion when it comes to college bloggers and I don’t know of any anyone outpacing, outperforming, or outputting more than him right now even among full-time bloggers. Jeremy’s stories will inspire thousands to not just attend college, but to maximize and use it as a platform to pursue and share their passions since passion-not just a diploma-is today’s competitive advantage. Moreso than the number of subscribers, great bloggers are measured by the number of conversations they spark online, offline, and most importantly, internally. I hereby give my full support for Jeremy Wilson.”
- Jullien Gordon (Motivational Speaker, TEDx Speaker, CEO Career Change Challenge, Blogger)
“I am writing to recommend my friend Jeremy Wilson’s blog. Jeremy is currently a JD/MBA student at Northwestern University and has been blogging for a couple of years now. His blog runs the gamut from writing about his own life as a graduate law and business student to his experiences during his summer internship to providing lessons about leadership and business in general. He has developed a major following and is currently one of the superstars in the MBA blogging game.
As a former MBA student blogger myself (http://www.marquisparker.com/category/blog), I know how hard it can be to balance full-time graduate studies with maintaining a blog meant to provide information to others. Jeremy does a fantastic job at it and never asks for anything in return. He is more than deserving of recognition.”
- Marquis Parker (VP Office of the CEO at Aon, Founder of Marquisparker.com, One of the first MBA bloggers, Former McKinsey)
Jeremy is one of the best business school bloggers. I am the CEO of Beat The GMAT, the largest online community of MBA applicants and GMAT students. My company is currently in the process of developing syndication deals with a small list of the top business school bloggers that would enable Beat The GMAT to republish the top bloggers’ articles. We are proud and excited to have Jeremy as one of our first premier partners because of his passion for writing, authentic voice and ability to connect with other MBA aspirants. I am 100% sure that Jeremy’s articles will have a material impact in helping Beat The GMAT grow its traffic because his articles are so awesome.
- David Park (Founder & CEO of BeatTheGmat)
Clear Admit’s Fridays From the Frontline (FFF) is committed to sharing the experiences of MBA applicants and students with those considering or pursuing a similar set of goals, and Jeremy’s blog is consistently followed in our weekly ‘round ups.’ His informative and relevant content adds great value to FFF and our readers. Whether sharing insights into his specific application story, the Kellogg recruiting process or special events on campus, it is clear that Jeremy is actively engaged with his educational experience and the needs of his readership, and knows how to present himself in a new media context. Jeremy’s blog is an excellent resource for applicants interested specifically in Kellogg, or for those still researching their ideal MBA experience. We look forward to continuing to follow Jeremy’s progress through his final year at the school!
- Clear Admit.com
As the founder of MBA Crystal Ball, an MBA admissions consulting venture, I constantly scout the internet for high-quality MBA bloggers who can write guest posts for us. What I’m essentially looking for is an MBA applicant or current student who can double up as a journalist – in terms of providing a story that’s engaging and insightful. Jeremy wins the battle of MBA bloggers hands down. The topics are professionally-written and go beyond the typical scope of a regular MBA blog. I’m sure his eclectic educational and professional background significantly influences the quality and diversity of his writing. His views on education and careers are grounded in reality. I’d highly recommend Jeremy’s blog to all serious MBA applicants and in fact, current students as well.
– Sameer Kamat (Founder of MBA Crystal Ball | Author of Beyond The MBA Hype)
“Jeremy is one of my absolute favorite MBA bloggers. His enthusiasm and expertise in the knowledge of applying to top MBA programs, and making the most of the experience while there, is evident in not only his blog posts but his energizing presence in person. I meet a lot of people through my admissions consulting work, and Jeremy is one of those people that I instantly clicked with. I felt that I had met a kindred spirit, someone who had that same hunger for helping, informing, and inspiring that I have. I am confident that Jeremy will be successful in whatever he chooses to do, and I’m just so glad that he took the time to weigh in on the crazy world of MBA admissions and MBA life. It’s been helpful to my clients, inspiring for me, and just awesome overall. So glad I met Jeremy and discovered his blog!”
– Kaneisha Grayson, founder of The Art of Applying
Reader FEEDBACK on JEREMYCWILSON.COM
“This is random, but I just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for maintaining your JD-MBA blog over the past few years. While researching joint programs, I came across your blog and gained insight in Northwestern’s JD-MBA program, further solidifying my intention to apply. I’m happy to say that I have been accepted and will be joining the JD-MBA family this Fall. Thanks again for being a part of my decision.”
“Jeremy, you’ve got a knack for information sharing and writing! This is such an informative blog. And its really timely given the relationship between the trends in the job market and trends in graduate school enrollment. Thanks so much for taking the time to put this together! Will definitely keep checking back for more gems and food for thought.”
“Happy 2010! How are you doing? I hope well! Now I KNOW you must be really busy with school so I will like to commend you and of course thank you for your dedication to your blog. Its been a HUGE help to me and I am sure it is the same for many others. I went on it today to catch up on some entries and I just read the one about attending Kellogg’s BMA conference. I found it very interesting because I myself had the same question a few weeks ago as I was making the decision as to whether or not to attend the conference.”
“The time and thought that you dedicate to every single entry on the blog is really appreciated. I will definitely continue to be part of your audience.”
“Great post. Loved your answer. Like the new look of your blog. And it’s so comprehensive. Well done! Hope you’re enjoying first year–can you believe it’s almost over?? All the best!”
“I am always impressed by the quality of your posts. The thoughtfulness and insight you put into your answers to your readers are just phenomenal. Great job Jeremy and I am very glad to have such helpful potential classmates like you!”
““Hey Jeremy, I really enjoy your blog – thanks for taking the time to update as you do! I know you must be terribly busy with all the questions/calls you’ve been getting but I wanted to give a shot at getting your advice…”
“Hi, my name is (REMOVED) from (REMOVED). I was introduced to your blog by a friend a few months back and since have been following your entries closely. I think it’s just awesome that you can maintain such a resourceful blog while on your 1st year at law school!”
“First, I love the new site. Last I looked at it it was still in development stages. The posts are helpful and relevant.”
“I came across your http://www.jeremycwilson.com/ blog, which I have found quite informative and well-written. I am in the admissions process for JD/MBA programs, and Northwestern is of great interest. I submitted my application to the Northwestern JD/MBA program for round 2 and have an upcoming on-campus interview in Evanston, IL … Thanks very much for your effort.”
“This is an excellent post. I find it especially relevant at this point in my career where I have amassed a good and varied amount of experience in my field so I am able to help others, but at the other end of the spectrum, I am looking to go back to school soon and am not as knowledgeable about the process and need all the help I can get. While there are certainly constraints with time and schedule (amongst many other reasons) why many are not apt to share information, I think sometimes people fear that by helping others or sharing information, they are somehow losing out or shortchanging themselves; and it is that fear that sometimes makes folks hold back when they can indeed help. … I do appreciate this post though and admire your dedication to helping others even with your already full plate. It certainly makes a difference over time, so I am also very glad you had the chance to take the call.”
“Great post Jeremy, your new blog looks really nice, keep up the good job!”
“Congrats for your job offer and wish you every success in it!!! The blog is super nice and informative.”
“Great blog! Your posts helped me alot in my college transition. Thank you for your information.”
“Jeremy, you’ve got a knack for information sharing and writing! This is such an informative blog. And its really timely given the relationship between the trends in the job market and trends in graduate school enrollment. Thanks so much for taking the time to put this together! Will definitely keep checking back for more gems and food for thought”
“As one of your classmates and friends, I’m thankful for having you in my life. Your post was very touching. Happy Thanksgiving!”
“As an aside, I’ve loved reading up on your recent posts. Anything themed around ‘going against the status-quo to impact people and communities’ appeals to me and fuels me. Thanks for taking the time to share your knowledge and more importantly, inspire others.”
What a great blog! I really like the content- it is easily consumable and sometimes, it goes very well along with my morning cup of coffee. Thanks for sharing + greetings from Macedonia,”
I have reading your blog since last December and you have been a tremendous source of motivation and advice for me. I am currently going through the application process for the Kellogg JD/MBA program. Your help and advice are greatly appreciated.”
“Hello @jeremycwilson i just discovered your blog! Thank you for providing that invaluable wealth of information on the JD/MBA program at Kellogg!”
Subject: New Blog Fan
Hope all is well. I wanted to say how happy I am to have found your blog. I am an applicant to the Class of 2013 MLT MBAP program. I had an interview with (Name) on Monday and in preparation – I began googling and found your blog. I still haven’t read through each post but from the ones I read I have learned so much and been entertained at the same time. While reading – I found some similarities in our interests, which has led me to take a closer view into NW’s MBA/JD program. I have been working at (Bank) for the past three and half years – my current role is in (Bank Team) and the cross-over between legal and business happens on an almost daily basis. I will continue reading this blog and hope to meet or speak with you one day. I will keep you posted on the outcome of MLT’s decision. I have my fingers crossed because I know it will be an immensely beneficial program. Keep up the good work!
I got the good news today! I’m in!!! Thank you so much for your help with the essays. It really paid off!!! Thanks again and I guess I’ll see you at DAK! (Name)”
Thank you so much for your comments — really appreciate the time you took to look at them. I’m reconciling my versions tonight. (After a Thanksgiving dinner at the university here!). Thank you thank you!
Thanks a ton Jeremy for that amazing insight into a problem that was haunting me since weeks.. It really did clear out some doubts. Thank you so much for taking the time..and addressing my concerns. You pretty much set the stage for me here.. Awesome!!
Shall certainly use ur suggestions and develop my essays… Thanks once again!!!!! Hope u had a great Thanksgiving.”
“Jeremy does an unparalleled job of directly addressing the most pressing concerns of business school students and applicants. Jeremy along with his blog has been one of the best resources in helping me think through critical issues such as being waitlisted and taking financial aid into account when choosing an MBA program. I wish that I had discovered Jeremy’s blog much earlier because I would have been much better informed throughout the application process and I believe I would have achieved even stronger results in terms of my acceptances. I encourage anyone who is even remotely considering an MBA to follow Jeremy’s blog as it will surely give you much needed insight and it will serve as an extremely useful tool should you choose to apply.”
Thank you so much for our conversation the other day. It was super helpful. After much debate, I have decided that I’m in love with Kellogg, and I will be moving to Evanston this fall. Needless to say, my interactions with the community played a huge part, and of course you were a big part of it. Thank you so much for all your help.
I’m planning to visit area the weekend of (Date) to look for housing, and hopefully connect with other folks joining the class. I was wondering if you would be around. I would love to meet up and get your advice on how to make the most of my experience at Kellogg. I’m particularly interested in becoming a leader within (Kellogg-specific) community at Northwestern so any connections/tips around that would be appreciated!
Take care and I look forward to connecting soon!”
My name is (name) and we met you at the (event) earlier in the week. I want to personally thank you for the advice that you gave me on both the MLT process as well as the MBA admissions process. I think those pieces of information will go a long way in helping me complete my essays during my attempt at going to business school. … Finally I know you said that you had two blog entries that you wanted me to read and I am eager to find out what they are because at this point I welcome informed advice. Otherwise, I think what you are doing with the education matters project as well as this website and you work with MLT is admirable. Please keep it up, you have no idea of the positive impact that it brings. Thanks for all the advice …”
I wanted to reach out to you and let you know that I was admitted to the JD/MBA program at Northwestern. I appreciate you taking time out of your schedule last August to speak with me. Your advice and steps for moving forward were extremely helpful, and I am very grateful for the assistance. I hope to meet you in person sometime in the near future.
Dear Jeremy,My name is MC and I know that due to all the messages that you probably get daily you wont remember mine. I contacted you at the end of last year from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I decided to contact you to express my gratitude for you blog. It has really helped me to get a better insight of Northwestern University and the wonder of the business and law worlds.
I’m originally from South America, but I have lived in Chicago for the past (#) years of my life. I’m currently finishing my undergraduate degree in Global Studies and Economics at University of Illinois. I recently returned from a research fellowship I had in Brazil and Im now about to return to city after graduation.
I also wanted to say that I admire all the work that you have done in the non-profit side because I can directly relate to it. As a latino high school student in Chicago, going to college has not been as easy task to achieve and people that decide to give something back to the community, as you are doing, deserve recognition.
Thank you so much in advance for taking your time to read this long message. I really look forward to hear from you some time in the near future.
Thank you Jeremy for the “Ask Jeremy” segment, I really appreciate your detail review of my resume. The detail tips and advice were great and helped me see some errors I didn’t see before as well as improve its format and language. Your blog as provided me with great advice and insight of the MBA process and MLT. It is great to be able to reach out to someone who’s been in your shoes as a prospective student. Thank you so much and I will continue to read your blog and get my friends to read as well!
Jeremy – thank you so much for your advice and guidance during my JD-MBA application process. Your level of detail on and commitment to your blog have been immensely helpful and speaks to your belief in giving back to those looking to follow your academic and professional footsteps. Whether it has been at an MLT seminar or essay review, you have been enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and inspirational. Much appreciated!
Hi Jeremy. I’m really grateful that Marquis connected us at the MLT seminar last March. Ever since then you have been a constant encouragement throughout the MBA application process. I think I asked you about everything– GMAT prep, recommendation letters, essays, importance of school visits, joint degree programs, wait lists, interviews, etc. I even asked you about blogging. Every single time you gave me candid, valuable advice I could use which calmed my nerves and helped me become as competitive as possible. I know giving so much help can be time consuming as recently friends have been seeking my advice about applying to MBA programs and other professional opportunities. (When I get tired, I just direct them to your blog.)
Now the process is finally over and I have been admitted to HBS! It’s like a dream come true and I cannot thank you enough for your support. You should’ve charged me! Lol. I look forward to being able to return your kindness and support in the future! You’re the best!
I am extremely thankful for your guidance and encouragement. You really impersonate the soul of the MLT alumni. I wish someone had told me about your blog earlier in the process. My favorite segment is ‘Ask Jeremy’; your video responses are great to watch.
It is truly outstanding how quick you reply to your emails, you are so quick that I felt I was a VIP. Not to mention the extended conversation we had on the phone. You are exceedingly generous.
I feel further compromised to give back.
Thank you again.
I just wanted to take a second to say thank you, thank you, thank you. Your blog has been absolutely invaluable to me during the application process. I don’t know of too many people that would actually take the time to answer specific questions and create videos for each. But it’s the wealth of information on your site and your personalized advice that make both you and your blog one of the best resources out there for people looking to apply to JD/MBA programs. Given that we have a lot of similar interests with respect to education, journalism, law, and social enterprise, your advice has resonated a lot stronger than others’. I enjoy reading about your upcoming education projects and have certainly bookmarked your website for future reference and food for thought. As I’m in the midst of applying already, I have had a lot of younger family members/friends who are interested in similar fields ask me for advice, but it’s always better to hear it from the horse’s mouth directly, so I’ve happily passed on your blog to them and know they will find your advice just as useful. Keep up your great work!
Jeremy – I appreciate you posting information for all fellow bloggers and internet surfers to view. Your blog has allowed me to become more informed on subjects that otherwise I would never have been exposed to. Whether it has been through your wisdom/advice or your blog, you have been very helpful and I can truly call you a mentor. Keep up the awesome work and I look forward to many more blog posts. Thanks.
I attended Kellogg with Jeremy, but enlisted his help, as the expert, to help my sister with her MBA applications.
I always knew he was good at this, but as someone who did spend thousands of dollars on an essay reviewing service, I now know what I was missing, Jeremy provides extremely personalized feedback at the tactical (e.g. active vs. passive voice) and strategic (MBA schools look for trait ‘x’ and you haven’t demonstrated it sufficiently through your essay/resume). His knowledge in the space is obvious from his insightful bench marking comments (e.g. career path ‘x’ or trait ‘y’ is an extremely common applicant strategy whereas this variant would be a differentiator). I wish I’d had his help when writing my essays. Maybe I’ll loop him in when I job search next…
I noticed Jeremy’s blog two years ago, as interest in attending business school grew for me. But because of my shyness in connecting with others, I had not formally approached Jeremy until about two months ago. Now that I have learned to break out of my shell and realized the value of building a strong network, Jeremy is someone you want to have in your network. His valuable feedback whether it be on essays or career advice resembles that of a great college football coach leading his team to the national championship. His career advice through the “Ask Jeremy” segment has given me a better understanding of my MBA or MBA/JD dilemma, and his feedback on my essays has made me a better essay writer. Thank you Jeremy for your valuable time and all that you do.
Jeremy, it was great speaking with you about the process of navigating a JD/MBA application at various schools. Your insights about the different cultures at the Northwestern Law and Kellogg’s MBA program, your comparison of Northwestern’s joint degree offering to other schools’ similar programs, and your thoughts about the post-MBA recruitment process were all incredibly thoughtful, nuanced, and thorough. I especially appreciate your eagerness to chat with me, despite having nothing more than an MLT connection. I’m looking forward to heeding your advice as I wrap up my applications in the coming months, and I can’t thank you enough for your time.
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