When you select an MBA program, you are not just choosing your learning environment, but are also committing to becoming part of a community. Each Thursday, we offer a window into life “beyond the MBA classroom” at a top business school.
Students at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management certainly have no shortage of events to keep them entertained throughout the academic year. A series of student-run formal balls pepper the first-year calendar, starting with the CIM Ball at the end of orientation and continuing with the Fall Ball, the Charity Ball and Casino Night (which is essentially another ball). When mbaMission interviewed students about their social calendar, many had trouble placing the names and themes of the balls—most had been to all of them, and the different events had seemingly fused into a single memory. In short, once the school year begins, the average Kellogg student can expect to wear a tuxedo or ball gown more frequently than he or she is typically accustomed to.
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