About CIM

What is CIM?

Our purpose at Kellogg is to educate, equip and inspire exceptional leaders that wisely leverage the power of markets to create lasting value. Your first step in that journey begins at CIM. Established in 1969, Culture is Made (CIM) is a uniquely Kellogg experience to introduce incoming students to Kellogg's culture, values and life as a student. We believe that it is up to all of us how we maintain, evolve, and practice the culture that we are proud of at Kellogg—and your orientation is the first step in this journey.

Our goal over these three days is to:

  • EDUCATE you on what it means to be what it means to be part of the Kellogg community and what it means to be a Kellogg Leader,
  • EQUIP you with the skills, tools, and resources you need to successfully navigate the launch of your MBA journey; and
  • INSPIRE you to expand yourself and share your unique gifts with your class

What can I expect at CIM?

CIM is your student orientation. It is a mandatory onboarding experience that every incoming Kellogg student must participate in. It is the first official touchpoint you have with faculty, administration, and your peers.  Please view full schedule at the top menu bar.

What should I expect at Check-In on June 16?

We're looking forward to seeing you on June 16 at the Global Hub. Check-in will take place from 8:30am-11:00am at the Kellogg Global Hub, where you'll pick up your welcome packet with your wildcard, take your professional headshot, and pick up some cool Kellogg swag.

Please count on needing up to an hour for the photo and the registration process at CIM Check-in on June 16. Please bring business professional clothing for your professional photo from the waist up.  Sign up here

Can my JV participate in CIM?

We are excited to welcome partners (Joint Ventures, or JVs) to the Global Hub to learn about the JV experience. View the JV schedule at the top menu bar to see what we have in store for JVs during CIM.

Who organizes CIM and who can I contact with questions?

CIM is organized by the Office of Student Life, the 1Y CIM Exec Student Leader Team and your CIM Section/Cohort Leaders. We do this in partnership with countless other Kellogg stakeholders such as Special Events, Facilities, and Kellogg Information Systems (KIS) to name a few. It takes a town (not just a village) to raise this baby!

Please meet your CIM Exec team here.  Join #1Y_cim_2024 on Slack to connect with us or email us at 1YCIM@kellogg.northwestern.edu. We look forward to welcoming you in person!