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  • Thoughts on the social enterprise revolution, education matters, yoga and changing everything. | JEREMYCWILSON.COM
    Anderson Just a few weeks ago I organized and hosted the April session for Revive the Dream Our 2013 Fellows were lucky to spend the evening with Josh Anderson a long time Executive Director of Teach for America The topic of the evening was talent in the education field More Thursday May 1st 2014 Careers Education Revive the Dream No Comments Revive the Dream Session 6 with OneGoal and Sarah Berghorst Just a few hours ago I hosted the March session for the Revive the Dream Program The RTD program fellows were lucky to spend the evening with Sarah Berghorst Executive Director of OneGoal in Chicago The topic of the evening was college persistence particularly in Chicago More Tuesday March 18th 2014 Diversity Education No Comments Yoga Gratitude and the Lottery One of my heroes and former colleague last summer Seth Godin once told a story about the importance of being grateful The story reminded me a lot of the Yama Aparigraha which is being grateful for what we have The story went something like this More Sunday March 9th 2014 Business School No Comments Practice everyday Shun the non believers Since starting the 100 Day Challenge I ve run into skeptical people including just a few days ago which prompted this post People skeptical about the idea of 100 days More Saturday February 22nd 2014 Leadership Yoga No Comments Revive the Dream Session 5 with Melinda Spooner and Melissa Zaikos Just yesterday we hosted the fifth session for the Revive the Dream Fellows Program Our Fellows were lucky to spend the evening with Melinda Spooner Executive Director of Achievement Network and Melissa Zaikos CEO of Intrinsic Charter Schools The topic of the evening was Technology and the Common Core More Wednesday February 19th 2014 Education Events Revive the Dream No Comments Yoga 100 Challenge 1 Week Down A quick update on our Yoga 100 project More Monday February 10th 2014 Yoga No Comments The power of once a day Drip by drip Once a day is easier said than done of course There are over 360 days and more than 200 working days a year No matter how you slice it it s a lot and it s way more than the 21 days they say it take to create a habit Basically in our 100 days of yoga we re creating a habit 5 times over More Thursday February 6th 2014 Yoga 1 Comment Generosity matters more than ever Ironically during times of change and moments turmoil most people usually do just the opposite Think about it More Tuesday February 4th 2014 Leadership No Comments Secret office I just got back from a trip to Costa Rica The trip was extraordinary Not only because the country is beautiful and the weather was warm but also because I thought more about my secret office More Saturday January 25th 2014 Entrepreneurship Leadership Yoga 1 Comment 100 Days of yoga blog is live and ready to share How can we be

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  • About My Blog - JEREMYCWILSON.COM | JEREMYCWILSON.COM
    the way we found that having access to information also made a really big difference Not knowing enough about the college application process I only applied to Stanford because one of my best friends applied Luckily I was able to get accepted But I chose my major at Stanford Anthropology based on interest but little did I know that wasn t good enough for some job applications Two years later I couldn t even get first round interviews at any of the big banks when many of my friends and house mates got multiple interviews with their economics degrees I came to find that selecting the right major and taking the right classes just like picking the right school played a big role in determining what opportunities were possible at the time This is what compelled me to start my blog Today my biggest takeaway so far is that while sometimes raw intelligence and unique skills can be enough for admission into your top school or landing your dream job taking your career to the next level is also about having good timing finding committed mentors and most importantly having access to information during critical transition points So in high school when you re applying to college in college when you re looking for a job and after college when you re applying to grad school And so I want to use my site as a way to be a voice for those who seek it and over time to become a venue to democratize access to this information that for many is so hard to find and for others who didn t even know to look And my readers benefit immensely because many come from diverse backgrounds and from families where access is limited I have done all of this through the lens of a Northwestern JD MBA student I think this will continue to be useful to grow the wonderful JD MBA program here at Northwestern as well as to demystify the application process for the program It will also be useful more generally as people begin to see the different values that both degrees have and how all of those factors look at Northwestern versus other institutions Since I ve been blogging I have proudly taken part in helping people get admitted to great business and law schools and motivating people to pursue their Wildly Important Goals I ve also engaged in conversations about the education system and articulated my beliefs about what works and what does not work in business and in business school But it doesn t all end here A lot of work still need to be done in 2013 Access to education in disadvantaged communities is not changing The cost of education is on the rise And the gap between high and low income students is higher than ever before I look forward to not only blogging about these issues but also working on them and many others this year Among other things

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  • #AskJeremy - JEREMYCWILSON.COM | JEREMYCWILSON.COM
    know if you have any specific questions about any of the programs Best Jeremy Kiran Menon March 14 2013 Hello Jeremy Thank you for taking your time and noticing my message I m an aspirant of JD MBA and I have narrowed down certain colleges which are considered among the best in what it caters to JD aspirants I m 28 years old and I m a full time trader Money Manager in Capital markets and I m still on my path in order to save some amount that would satisfy the 200 000 average expenses that is required typically to study for JD It is not easy for someone to save even upto half of the aforementioned amount as I m based in India and when a weaker currency is denominated into US Dollars a lot of sacrifices have to be made However this is not my main concern My main concern is would the school even consider my work experience as a Trader registered money manager such as myself as a pre requisite and considering I have already put in 7 years of my life into it will it serve to my advantage while applying to these colleges Secondly I could get an oppurtunity in US to work but that would again be for a Trader however I would be simultaneously looking to get an under Grad Degree in Mathematics in order to strengthen my chances to get into these schools but it would result into waiting some more years before JD happens will age matter while applying for these course By the way I m a CFA Level 3 candidate and I want to take up mathematics so that it would be relatively easier for me to even later on apply for courses in mathematical finance econometrics

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  • Reader Comments - JEREMYCWILSON.COM | JEREMYCWILSON.COM
    Kaneisha Grayson founder of The Art of Applying http theartofapplying com 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 Hi Jeremy 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 Hello Jeremy 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 Hi Jeremy 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 Hi Jeremy 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 Jeremy 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 Name Wow 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 Hi Jeremy 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 Name Hello Jeremy 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 Jeremy 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 Take care Name 2013 Message Body 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 Best regards MC 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 Hashima C 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 Glen 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 Michelle Hi Jeremy 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 Best Felipe 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 PC 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 Gordon T 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 Mick Gupta 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

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  • Please vote - JEREMYCWILSON.COM | JEREMYCWILSON.COM
    state is already determined then you might want to think again Because if everyone felt that exact way then the numbers could swing in either direction very quickly It s the voters paradox More importantly the margin of victory in your district could still be a factor in the momentum any candidate gets during the election If you don t vote because you don t have the time then make the time I m busy too but spending a few minutes to register and vote is well worth the time If you don t vote because you don t like the game of politics I understand but don t agree Half of the game of politics is a ploy by the news channels to get more eyeballs and make more money Another part is paid TV ads trying to get their party an advantage over the other But nothing unexpected given what s at stake in two weeks The good thing about voting is this Voting is free Or the price of a stamp if you mail your ballot in You can vote from anywhere and send in an absentee ballot if need be You can take part in the outcome You can help shape the next four years of our nation or of your local geography in other elections You can join the other thousands of people that will be doing the same You can influence other people in your community to vote You can exercise a right that people have fought and died for You can get smart about the issues You can take a stand for what you believe in You can get started learning and have a stronger voice next time The candidates are different So are their policies motivations and stories Every single person in

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  • A month in at Winston & Strawn - JEREMYCWILSON.COM | JEREMYCWILSON.COM
    more general but the industry is more specific In general I help represent 1 technology companies in a full range of activities including raising money exit IP general matters and also 2 non tech companies who undertake certain tech based activities such as licensing joint venture agreements etc 3 Finally we also help represent investors in those companies which could be angel or venture investors I ve been on a few projects and deals thus far and everything has gone smoothly One lesson I ve learned for a second time now is that it does take time to get fully integrated like it would anywhere I ve had a few interesting things going already but I know there is a whole lot more to come over the next year Once a few interesting things start popping up I ll do my best to share any lessons learned along the way One thing I like about the role and sought out is that I am part of a small team since I really just work with the one person in each group In a big firm it can be easy to get lost so I purposely sought out working with micro teams The benefits here are very clear a smaller heirarchy few people you rely on easier to have discussions and more speed and innovation than you could have in a big team This means that work can happen faster feedback can be better and communication with the client can be more seamless It s also good because there s more alignment with workstream and scheduling leading to greater happiness of the team members My one piece of advice to anyone reading is to seek that out Ever smaller teams where each person has ever more responsibility Stay tuned to hear

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  • 365 Days of Yoga. What I learned? And why I kept going? - JEREMYCWILSON.COM | JEREMYCWILSON.COM
    t want others to see I couldn t do it perfectly yet So instead I d practice at home so nobody would see me fall And then the same thing happened with handstand I didn t try my first one until about 10 months in Even today it happens with Feathered Peacock My shoulders are naturally tight and so the pose still challenges me in ways that no other pose does so often times I won t try it in class And then again it happened on Day 366 when I decided to keep the streak going After an incredible practice on day 365 day 366 may have been the hardest day I ve had as a student I got tired and came to my knees 5 minutes into class I left class to get water and I had to take more than a few timeouts The irony is that I felt great before the class far better than the last few weeks Further the classes in the days before were far more challenging So why did I get tired this class It was mental I listened to the voice that told me I was tired even when I had more in me That told me I was finished after 365 so I didn t have to get through class today Sure we should all listen to our bodies in yoga but I was listening to my head The challenge and opportunity with yoga then is to quiet the resistance which I ve gotten a lot better at since Day 1 It s been a gift Patience Further to the point above through the yoga postures I am also learning to be more patient You have to Changes don t usually happen right away It takes time for change to settle in This is true for most things but especially when you practice yoga regularly In the beginning you see the physical changes rapidly and for me that was a great motivation to keep going But later the changes starting happening much slower and it started taking far more time and dedication Unlike many sports e g track basketball or baseball where you can measure results based on statistics and percentages your yoga practice is more fluid and harder to measure One day your body might feel great and you land a handstand but the next day you might not be as open and you might struggle with basic postures I ve had no choice but to be patient and trust the process To be patient and OK with where my edge might be on any given day The good news is that patience and calmness has had a way of seeping into other things For me and most people I talk to it helps with our jobs our reactions with family members interactions with significant others and yoga partners I haven t always been naturally patient but the last 365 days have done wonders for me and for that

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  • Exactly one year ago. Seth Godin. And working on a project that mattered. [Video] - JEREMYCWILSON.COM | JEREMYCWILSON.COM
    important to sustain an argument than it is to write and memorize facts And to do that in front of people whose opinions you care about 4 Stop hiding and ship Most of us spend a lot of time hiding Not sending out our work not sharing our ideas and afraid to put stuff out into the world This is the resistance Seth encouraged us to stop hiding and to ship To show our work get feedback share and connect with others All 3 000 of your Facebook friends will still like you no matter how it turns out 5 Find the critical path According to Seth The longest string of dependent non compressible tasks is the critical path Every complicated project has it a lot of people working on many elements some of which are dependent on others The critical path is the most important variable which many things depend on Focus on that 6 Focus on the hard part Ask yourself What s hard Why are you stuck What s in the way of where you are now and where you want to go And talk about it openly and honestly Then leap forward 7 Rush early not late It s better to set aggressive deadlines early To change change again and change again when you re starting out It s cheaper that way The cost of changing is lower And it s better for your peace of mind 8 Shun the skeptics There are a lot of people who won t believe in your idea no matter what They ll encourage you to give up or do something that s safe The best way to deal with skeptics is to ignore them And for the thoughtful generous skeptics the best thing to do is to understand their

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