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  • discussion for the next 90 minutes The discussion around college persistence among low income students is always a good one The discussion tends to go something like this On the positive side going to college is an extremely important option for low income students Historically going to college has been the best way to change the trajectory of the lives of first generation students It gives students access to things they ve never seen before It prepares students to succeed professionally and live a more fulfilling life And it provides them with a more legitimate chance to compete in our ever changing but ever more unequal economy On the other hand many people think that this is easier said than done That low income students facing larger hurdles when trying to get to college That money may be better spent in early education if you want to maximize the statistical impact And that the value of college is changing that a college degree is no longer a clear predictor of success These are all tough questions but also questions that Sarah fielded and the fellows discussed Thanks to people like Sarah and my friend Jeff Nelson founder of OneGoal who are working on these issues not just in Chicago but beyond Chicago as well And thanks again for supporting the RTD program As a side note please consider attending OneGoal s Gala on May 6 2014 I plan to be there Tuesday March 18th 2014 Diversity Education No Comments Join the conversation AskJeremy Jeremy C Wilson is a JD MBA alumni using his site to share information on education the social enterprise revolution entrepreneurship and doing things differently Feel free to send along questions or comments as you read EducationMatters Share your education story Thank you Chicago for the nomination

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    among low income students is always a good one The discussion tends to go something like this On the positive side going to college is an extremely important option for low income students Historically going to college has been the best way to change the trajectory of the lives of first generation students It gives students access to things they ve never seen before It prepares students to succeed professionally and live a more fulfilling life And it provides them with a more legitimate chance to compete in our ever changing but ever more unequal economy On the other hand many people think that this is easier said than done That low income students facing larger hurdles when trying to get to college That money may be better spent in early education if you want to maximize the statistical impact And that the value of college is changing that a college degree is no longer a clear predictor of success These are all tough questions but also questions that Sarah fielded and the fellows discussed Thanks to people like Sarah and my friend Jeff Nelson founder of OneGoal who are working on these issues not just in Chicago but beyond Chicago as well And thanks again for supporting the RTD program As a side note please consider attending OneGoal s Gala on May 6 2014 I plan to be there Tuesday March 18th 2014 Diversity Education No comments yet Leave a comment Name required Mail will not be published required Website Message Sign me up for the newsletter Join the conversation AskJeremy Jeremy C Wilson is a JD MBA alumni using his site to share information on education the social enterprise revolution entrepreneurship and doing things differently Feel free to send along questions or comments as you read EducationMatters Share

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    the importance of not always discussing careers and salaries during KWEST throwing our pre conceived notions out the door We ve learned what it feels like when our most prized establishment temporarily shuts down e g mandatory KEG reference We ve learned and experienced the ups and downs of recruiting and we ve made it through with flying colors And finally we ve learned the value that Kellogg places on thinking bravely whether you like the motto or not See the question is NOT whether we will do well after Kellogg or during summer internships for 1 st years Kellogg students always do The question is what we will do with our great education Whether we ll step up to the plate and try something new And if we ll work to come up with game changing innovative solutions rather than just work for that paycheck Because with our Kellogg education we will have that opportunity within our grasp more than ever before The problem is that many organizations may teach us to do the opposite They will do things by the book They will prioritize consistency over change And they are organized to put your head down and say that is not my job The reason for this is that oftentimes bravery in the typical work environment is often punished not rewarded Most places today are organized around avoiding risks and instead doing what they can to keep their sustainable revenues That s why nearly every top business school turns out management consultants in far greater numbers than it develops successful entrepreneurs And why law schools produce lawyers who are phenomenal at giving options but not so great at providing real here s what I would do recommendations Think about it how often do we hear stories from those who have changed the world telling us that they learned how to become brave and did something new because of work rather than despite work Not many And that is precisely why a Kellogg education matters During times of change the great leaders are those that want actually need to change things And that only happens when an organization encourages individuals to take brave steps forward When they are compelled to do things differently And when they have a great education to help them take that first step And that is exactly what Kellogg promotes In a recent talk I had a few weeks ago Carter Cast Kellogg advisor and former CEO of Walmart com said the same thing That it is important to understand your purpose to use your time at school to learn what your true north is and be sure to working towards it even when you re asked to change the business model He ended by saying Who cares if some people don t believe in your idea Do it anyways Megan Kashner founder of Benelovent com in Chicago reiterated the same thing on her panel at the Social Impact Conference She shared how she worked in nonprofit from a young age and went straight into the industry after getting an MBA And unlike the advice of her fellow panelists she said You don t have to wait You can go work at a nonprofit right away after business school In short be brave And it is no coincidence that both pieces of advice come from Kellogg alumni Why because Kellogg opens up new possibilities Possibilities that only a great education could make available Don t get me wrong Many Kellogg students will also lead highly successful lives at traditional jobs and that is fantastic The world needs us to think bravely in those roles as well We need CEOs to lead their companies where they have never gone before We need socially minded bankers to work on deals that could change the landscape of the industry And we need investors to take risks on the next big company that will also provide social value And Kellogg gives them the tools to think of new models create new types of teams and come up with new ways to solve problems On the other hand Kellogg s new campaign gives us a platform to also be brave with our career choices Whether it is starting a business joining a nonprofit or running for office it teaches us to remember that even though making your mark on the world is hard that with patience commitment and courage we can take what we learn to do really big things So to the graduating class of 2012 let s embrace the idea of how much a Kellogg Education Matters And as we graduate let s reach back convince another budding MBA to come to Kellogg too And if you have leveraged your degree in areas where we need more MBAs like social enterprise entrepreneurship and government reach back and persuade another student to do the same If you are going into industries where we need more Kellogg alumni reach back hire someone from Kellogg and be a mentor for them Now more than ever the world needs Kellogg students to help bridge the gap between what business is today and what business could and should be America needs Kellogg MBAs to reach higher and dream more And if we all agree to set a better example not only will we succeed but that through Kellogg our businesses will all become a beacon of light to business people in every corner of the globe So as the year ends let s be sure to remember how much KelloggMatters and let s be sure to show the world just how much EducationMatters That today it gives us the privilege and opportunity to take on leading roles in society So we should treat it as such We should use it as a platform A way to give back to those that helped us And a way to improve access in our communities For every one of us that got into school there are tens of thousands of people across the world who would love that same chance the chance to take that exam we complained about The chance to have a conversation with a fellow classmate The chance to have a seat in a classroom as a proud Kellogg student So let s show the world we were the right people for those seats For those interested you can learn more about the Education Matters national campaign here www educationmattersproject org Friday June 1st 2012 Business School Diversity Education 9 Comments MLT Support Education Matters Campaign I spend a lot of time talking about one non profit I am part of Management Leadership for Tomorrow MLT MLT is a great organization and our Education Matters campaign is working closely with them Not only because we share a similar mission but also because MLT is one of our strongest allies MLT is committed to preparing minority students for careers in business by prepping them for college graduate school and beyond By providing students with networking opportunities and career coaching MLT is making leadership positions available to a much more diverse group of people A few weeks ago we attended an MLT conference in Houston to talk about grad school with up and coming fellows as well as to talk more about the education matters campaign At the conference we collected videos from some MLT s rising stars who shared not only their own personal stories but they also answered the question that everyone answers why does education matter to you See below for the video And as always visit http www ml4t org to learn more about how you can get involved with MLT Tags education MBA MLT Sunday May 13th 2012 Business School Diversity Education No Comments Rosario Dawson and Voto Latino on Why Education Matters to them Rosario Dawson is not just a beautiful actress she also co founded Voto Latino a non partisan group that advocates for Hispanic voters and voter education She recently held her 1st annual Power Summit Conference out in Los Angeles where she talked about voter education and bringing people in the community together She and some of her friends supporters were also kind enough to give their thoughts on why education matters This activist credits education with everything she has The more I know the more choices I have the more things I can experience and enjoy understand compare the richer my life becomes Dawson says Dawson is not satisfied to just sit back and enjoy a celebrity lifestyle rather she uses her status to promote multiple causes and ensure that everyone has the opportunity to reach the same heights she was able to reach See below for her EducationMatters video And below that for a few other videos Rosario Dawson David Hernandez Jennifer Castilla Steve Alvacan Thank you Rosario and Voto Latino for sharing your ideas with us Thursday May 3rd 2012 Diversity Education No Comments The Education Matters Project Joins Rosario Dawson and Voto Latino at Power Summit Just a few hours from now more than more than 300 participants will come together in downtown Los Angeles California in an event that most will consider an amazing opportunity A chance where many of the attendees will not only leave the weekend with new friends and new ideas but many will also leave with inspiration and hope to take action in their communities The Voto Latino conference that is taking place this weekend in Southern California So I m spending the weekend out in Los Angeles CA along with the Education Matters Project to speak on a panel at Voto Latino s Power Summit As the 2012 election campaign season is under way VotoLatino is launching their first annual conference to give participants the skills they need to organize Organized by Rosario Dawson and Maria Theresa Kumar VotoLatino s goal is to empowers American Latinos to claim a better future by voting and bringing their voices into the political process This two day event at the University of Southern California s Davidson Conference Center will educate engage and empower young Latinos from across the country to create positive change in their communities Leaders will receive training from public officials artists grassroots organizers and business leaders in new media public speaking activism and community organizing Participants will also be the first to preview our new technology that will revolutionize the voter registration process With the election campaign in full force there s never been a better time to bring everyone together to discuss voting having a voice and the education matters campaign Saturday April 14th 2012 Diversity Education No Comments Early Voices from the Education Matters Project Video Our educational system needs to be fixed Everyone is thinking about it today But now more than ever we need to do something about it We need to rally around people who care and figure out a plan to take action According to some of our early videos I ll share with you a few reasons why education matters to people around the world The skills and needs of today s graduates are radically changing Our society needs to think more about the way we prepare our next generation And to start doing that it is important to hear the many voices who fundamentally believe in the importance of education Here is why education matters to some people around It s really critical to achieving you life goals It represents freedom from financial stress It gives people opportunities they never knew existed It s a great way to accelerate your mind It allows you to go to the next level It gives you option to do whatever you want It allows you to do things can go down in history Thursday March 29th 2012 Diversity Education 2 Comments 2012 MLT MBA Prep Kick Off Conference I m not surprised that MBA applicants MLT are feeling better than ever Not only is MLT getting better and better ever year but the crop of students is also getting better The students are more driven than ever The coaches are excited to work with them And John Rice has as good of advice as ever And all those things came to pass this weekend at MLT s Kick off conference in Houston At long last the newest class of MLT s MBA Prep Program was finally welcomed in person at the 2012 kick off event Just like two years ago the event took place at Rice University and the good news was that I was able to get a sneak peak at this year s new class I flew out on Friday for the conference and spoke to a number of fellows and alumni this weekend I spent time with Michael Pages a friend from my MLT fellowship class of 2009 we spoke with a good number of people at lunch and between sessions I also worked with a small group of MLT alum on Saturday to discuss application myths and took part in a Q A panel Even though I ve been out of the program for a few years it still feels great to come back and meet the new Fellows Most were anxious Some were nervous And all of them quite excited And I m sure they will all do well in the MBA application process this year Best of luck to the new Fellows in the program And best of luck to MLT with your new set of fellows this year Saturday March 17th 2012 Admissions Business School Diversity 2 Comments Invitation to the Chicago LOFT STEM Symposium on 4 5 Just a quick post to spread the word that our first LOFT training in Chicago the Chicago LOFT STEM Leadership Symposium I wanted to be sure to invite all my readers to this FREE event In past cases this event has filled up quickly but we d love to have all of you attend that are available on Thursday 4 5 at 530pm Our goal is to have 75 student participants and the event is open to high school college and young professionals interested in learning about STEM careers Although our focus in Latinos we are very open to multicultural participants as well So please feel free to spread the word for this event with your professional networks in Chicago As a Board Advisor for LOFT I will be at the event So hopefully I will see you there See below for more information about the event University of Illinois at Chicago UIC Student Center West Thompson Rooms A B 2nd Floor Lobby 828 S Wolcott Ave Chicago IL 60612 Thursday April 5th 2012 5 30pm 8 30pm This is an exciting opportunity for students in high school college and young professionals to network with Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics STEM professionals from Fortune 500 companies and learn about the diverse career opportunities available within the STEM Industry Come prepared to engage in A dynamic and exclusive Leadership Training led by the U S Army This Leadership training is designed to help student leaders define their role within their respective organizations and encourage them to seek out leadership roles in their schools and communities An insightful panel of STEM professionals showcasing their different careers paths and the different resources and opportunities available for Latinos to enter the STEM fields An opportunity to Network with STEM professionals and other emerging Latino leaders interested in STEM Sponsor Give Aways Raffle All attendees will enter a raffle to win a free Round trip Southwest ticket to any Southwest destination of your choice The winner will be announced during the coffee break Additional sponsor give aways will also take place Seating is limited Please RSVP promptly at http bit ly x7zcaj and email your resume to resume loftinstitute org Attendees will receive an event confirmation post registration There is no cost to register for the event Dress code business casual Food and refreshments will be provided Agenda 5 30 6 00 pm Registration Welcome Reception 6 00 6 10 pm Opening remarks 6 10 6 40 pm Army Leadership Presentation 6 40 6 55 pm Coffee Break Career Table Networking 6 55 7 55 pm STEM Panel Presentation 7 55 8 00 pm Participant Survey 8 00 8 02 pm Closing remarks 8 02 8 30 pm Networking Event Closes Participating sponsors The U S Army CVS Caremark Workforce Initiatives Southwest Airlines University of Phoenix Contact Jessica Barajas at Jessica hispanicheritage org Thursday March 15th 2012 Careers Diversity No Comments Merger Article 2012 The Year of Movements Just a few weeks ago I was asked to write an article for Kellogg s newspaper the Merger There were a lot of good articles submitted some about Ski Trip others describing the Photo contest and others about DAK But like most editions I was tapped to write something a little more serious I was asked to write the inspirational New Years article So I considered possible topics pondered New Years resolutions and surveyed the past few months to come up with ideas And upon reflection I propose that 2012 will be the year of movements See below for my article Three years ago I HAD A DREAM I was about to submit my application to Northwestern and I had just talked to my friend Leland Cheung about his successful City Council campaign He told me how he leveraged momentum from the Obama election to build a movement himself As an aspiring social change agent I was in awe and wanted to do something similar I dreamt that I could also start a social movement In fact my dream nearly took me away from Northwestern to his program MIT Sloan and Harvard Kennedy joint program Then the following year I watched an even bigger movement take place when my friend built a social network and then ran for Congress in California He brought together a great team raised a lot of money and

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  • Yoga, Gratitude and the Lottery - JEREMYCWILSON.COM | JEREMYCWILSON.COM
    if you are reading this blog post online right now it s likely that you had a pretty good ticket Further if you practice yoga at a studio here in the US the same thing is probably true But if you think about the entire world the probability of you drawing a good ticket would seem improbable The chance of you being born in a city US with an average IQ normal income good health good parents is 1 in a billion Let alone having internet attending college and belonging to a yoga studio When you look at it this way practicing gratitude becomes way more obvious And while it isn t something I m always good at it has proven me to be one of the most extraordinary ways of living a better life Helping me to not just be content but also to be more generous to everyone around me So I am going to dedicate the next part of the 100 days to being grateful And I hope a few others will join me Let us spread gratitude for the generous ticket we ve been offered Let us be grateful for the time and space to practice yoga And let our light shine so others can do the same Namaste Sunday March 9th 2014 Business School No comments yet Leave a comment Name required Mail will not be published required Website Message Sign me up for the newsletter Join the conversation AskJeremy Jeremy C Wilson is a JD MBA alumni using his site to share information on education the social enterprise revolution entrepreneurship and doing things differently Feel free to send along questions or comments as you read EducationMatters Share your education story Thank you Chicago for the nomination Apply to Join MLT Apply to Join NLC

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    I m afraid I can t do it Then you d be in extraordinary company Many people I know have been afraid And most people who dare to do big things feel the same way To that end a better question might be how will I respond after I am afraid Will I respond with courage or fear One of the best ways to find change is to do things we haven t done before things that are scray and things that might not work If you do you will be one step closer to not just succeeding but to succeeding in a really big way Coming up with a new idea for the next big startup the next blog post that moves people or the next movement in your community More importantly you will be wiser and stronger no matter what the outcome is Many people in the world shy away from things they are afraid of On the other hand people who get courage and go after the things they are initially afraid are the ones who find change A few people have mentioned that they are nervous they can t finish a 100 day yoga challenge You ll never know if you don t try Please consider joining on 2 1 14 Monday January 13th 2014 Inspiration Leadership No Comments Inspirational video on never giving up This is a must see video I love stories like this ones that help us understand what we could we accomplish in our lives if we didn t give up More people need to see this But be warned it s a tear jerker I love this video because it s about the triumph of the human spirit About working toward your Wildly Important Goal even when others tell you that it s impossible Another reason I love this video is because it shows yoga can create change This is great inspiration as we head into our second 100 day yoga challenge starting on 2 1 Stay tuned for a blog being built for the challenge Thanks to my friend Kim Lampaglia for sending me this video this weekend They said I d never walk again Show d THEM Arthur Boorman was a disabled veteran of the Gulf War for 15 years and was told by his doctors that he would never be able to walk on his own ever again Tags inspiration yoga Monday January 6th 2014 Inspiration Yoga No Comments AskJeremy Advice on Real Estate Programs and the GMAT In a recent question a reader in New York asked me asked a question about real estate programs and the GMAT As usual I did this during my first take Given the size of the question I kept my response fairly brief If anyone has any follow up questions feel free to send them my way See below for the question and below that for my response Good day Jeremy Wilson this is Ezra Hope your Thanksgiving week went well

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  • time to respond to someone who needs your help Talking to them about your job your industry or your school Taking time to ask questions rather than talk about yourself To not just listen but hear their story and show empathy Taking time to help someone open a door or let someone pass you in line when they are in a hurry It turns out that when you do these things naturally not for a reward people will gravitate to you And they ll do it quickly In today s internet driven world this is even easier since we are more connected to people but as a result more disconnected than ever Giving someone the gift of your time and attention will help you stand out help create a real connection make people feel more human and give you the potential to make more change than ever So why not give it a try Invite someone to an event you re hosting as a special guest Share information on a new project you re working on that might delight them Create a community of people in your town to come together and find change Listen to more people s stories Hold the door open for someone It doesn t always matter what you do but sometimes the smallest things sometimes make the biggest difference So start small Today is a perfect day for small acts of generosity Just a thought Tuesday February 4th 2014 Leadership No Comments Join the conversation AskJeremy Jeremy C Wilson is a JD MBA alumni using his site to share information on education the social enterprise revolution entrepreneurship and doing things differently Feel free to send along questions or comments as you read EducationMatters Share your education story Thank you Chicago for the nomination Apply to

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  • floss every day Check Facebook less Or call friends more often The reason they don t work is that I didn t change habits But committing to doing things up front does wonders I recently did my first 100 days of yoga at the end of 2013 Within a week of starting I knew I wouldn t be giving it up anytime soon and committed to it The first 75 days were really hard I scrambled to the studio most days barely made it into class and still forgot my towel half the time But by day 76 everything was exactly the opposite It was a lot harder to not go to class To miss how good I felt To mess up my routine And after taking just a single day off I went 50 more days in a row leading up to this challenge All because I committed up front In the end I learned that you don t all of a sudden get new habits you build them One day at a time One asana at a time One drip of sweat at a time The yoga isn t the hard part especially for the amazing Yogi s participating here it s the commitment Making time Going once a day Drip drip drip Thursday February 6th 2014 Yoga 1 Comment Join the conversation AskJeremy Jeremy C Wilson is a JD MBA alumni using his site to share information on education the social enterprise revolution entrepreneurship and doing things differently Feel free to send along questions or comments as you read EducationMatters Share your education story Thank you Chicago for the nomination Apply to Join MLT Apply to Join NLC Learn about the JD MBA program Please Vote Recent Posts Please vote A month in at Winston Strawn 365

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  • Dominika our most prolific blogger so far showing that the snow cannot stop her Christine s Home Space Away from Home Darrah practicing with a few friends Andrea excited to get started on Day 1 Michelle practicing at DFW Very nice Leigh Hector and Vivian having some acro fun on Day 7 Carla practicing on Day 1 We found you Maggie defying gravity Kim doing yoga or flying Mariel showing us what is possible on day 101 Well maybe for you More to come later Original post here on our YOGA 100 BLOG Monday February 10th 2014 Yoga No Comments Join the conversation AskJeremy Jeremy C Wilson is a JD MBA alumni using his site to share information on education the social enterprise revolution entrepreneurship and doing things differently Feel free to send along questions or comments as you read EducationMatters Share your education story Thank you Chicago for the nomination Apply to Join MLT Apply to Join NLC Learn about the JD MBA program Please Vote Recent Posts Please vote A month in at Winston Strawn 365 Days of Yoga What I learned And why I kept going Exactly one year ago Seth Godin And working on a project

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