Purposeful Pathways: Reflection + Connections

Monday, August 28

August 28 | 8:00am - 8:30 am


Enjoy breakfast before it all starts.

East Gies Plaza & Marketplace

August 28 | 8:30am - 9:00 am

Welcome back with MCs & Crystal Fa┼╝al

Opening remarks for Day 2 of 4 from Crystal Fa┼╝al and your student MCs.

Gies Plaza

August 28 |9:00am - 10:15 am

Kellogg Community Experience & Crucible Moments Intro

An introduction to community at Kellogg with Bernie Banks, Kellogg's Associate Dean for Leadership Development and Inclusion.

Gies Plaza

August 28 |10:15am - 10:30 am


August 28 |10:30am - 10:45am

Intro to Section Experience

Gies Plaza

August 28 |11:00am - 12:00pm

Section & Pod Introductions

Meet your section mates and pod-mates.

Section Rooms

August 28 |12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunch with Pods

Enjoy lunch with your pod!

August 28 |1:00pm - 2:00pm

Resisting the Gravitational Pull

This cross-cultural communication session with Professor Shana Carroll will challenge you to consider what you need to do to ensure your Kellogg experience is a truly multi-cultural one. It won't just happen because you're here. She'll also equip you with insights and frameworks for communicating effectively as you navigate those multi-cultural experiences, critical expertise as you go on to manage and lead in global organizations.

Gies Plaza

August 28 |2:00pm - 2:15pm


August 28 2:15pm - 3:15pm

Your Voice, Your Reality: How to Speak your Preferred Kellogg Experience into Existence

Your Kellogg experience's outcome, value, relationships, and skills depend on your practiced habits. These habits extend beyond studying and timely assignments. Explore how habits shape your journey and learn to manifest your desired experience. Understand your voice's influence on actions, experiences, and perceptions within your section and cohort. Professor Andrew Sykes, will teach us how applying these insights throughout your journey will not only improve your time at Kellogg but also transform your life.

Gies Plaza

August 28 |3:15pm - 4:15pm

Intro to Culture Box

Introduction to Culture Box activity with Christopher Marosi, Associate Director, Integrated Student Experience

Gies Plaza

August 28 |4:15pm - 5:30pm

Culture Box with Pods

Culture Box is one of the first opportunities students experience towards building connection with their classmates via the pod group. Focusing on the major or high-level influences in one's life story, Culture Box is an opportunity to reflect and discuss how our experiences are similar and different. Goals of this exercise include increasing self-awareness and intercultural capacity, perspective taking, and better understanding the forces that shape our individual motivations. Pre-work Assignment here

Various Loactions

August 28 |6:00pm - 8:00pm

Student & JV Section Connection (Off-Campus)

Students and JVs are invited to join the inaugural section connection for the class of 2025. Get to know the other students and JVs in your student's section and begin your section journey together.

Various Locations in Evanston