Purposeful Pathways: Values + Purpose

Tuesday, August 29

August 29 | 8:00am - 8:45am

Breakfast & Coffee

Begin your day with breakfast and coffee at the Global Hub!

East Gies Plaza & Marketplace

August 29 | 8:45am - 9:00am

Daily Reflection & Intention, Crucible Moment Reflection

MC led session to set your intention for the day, then listen to a second year CIM Exec, Yanju Folarin, recount his culture box.

Gies Plaza

August 29 | 9:00am - 9:30am

Intro to Academics

MMM, MDMBA, JDMBA optional

Professor David Besanko will share information about how to make the most of your Kellogg academic experience.

Gies Plaza

August 29 | 9:30am - 10:30am

Intro to Academic Experience

MMM, MDMBA, JDMBA optional

Amy Gingold will share information to lay the groundwork for your academic journey, covering topics ranging from how you will choose your electives to preparing for course bidding to requirements for graduating two years from now! And because we know you will need support, you will also learn about the services offered by your personal Academic Advisor and the Academic Experience team.

Gies Plaza

August 29 | 10:30am - 10:45am


August 29 | 10:45am - 11:45am

Wellness at Kellogg & NU

Go through a great "Wellness at Kellogg & Northwestern University" session with Prof. Carter Cast

Gies Plaza

August 29 | 11:45am - 12:30pm

Lunch with Sections

Enjoy lunch with your section!

Section Rooms

August 29 | 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Section Time

Collaborate with your section in group games known as the section competition!

Section Rooms

August 29 | 1:30pm - 1:45pm


August 29 | 1:45pm - 2:45pm

Your Personal Brand

A lot of things must come together to have a successful run at a company: You must have supportive managers and good opportunities, and then you have to do great work and capably lead teams. The most important thing, however, is building a strong personal brand. Professor McTigue will walk us through how you can put your best foot forward as you start your Kellogg Leader journey.

Gies Plaza

August 29 | 2:45pm - 3:00pm


August 29 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Why Inclusion Matters: Building a Leadership Profile for Kellogg and Beyond

An interactive conversation with Alvin Tillery that challenges and equips incoming Kellogg students to better understand the diversity in their midst, accelerate inclusion in the Kellogg community, and lead through the lens of equity.

Gies Plaza

August 29 | 6:30pm

Crucible Moments Dinner

Dinner off campus with up to 7 members of your section to share your creative representation of your journey that reflects an understanding of the crucible events that have transpired along the way. Pre-work Assignment here

Off-campus Location TBA