By Julia Wilcox, First-year MBA, Marketing
|From left to right: Drew, Paige, John, Joe - the 4 presidential candidates running in class of 2015|
Currently running on a slate, and observing the other three from a distance, it’s inspiring to see how each is a direct reflection of our class, the Class of 2015. There is a drive among us to make Kelley the best it can be. There is a drive that innately requires us to push each other, to make each other better leaders, and to collaborate in a way that is demanding, constructive, and supportive. Kelley’s culture of collaboration can be seen during Slate discussions (and I’m sure in GLOBASE meetings, and the numerous other group projects occurring currently). Kelley Collaboration exists in an environment where we are encouraged to disagree, to challenge each other, and to be opinionated. We are expected to contribute our own thoughts, despite the thoughts of the group. But, we are also expected to live the following: “I disagree, but why not this?” If you are to disagree, you must also contribute a new idea. It is this cycle of ideating that allows us to withstand the constant feedback loop that permeates the Kelley MBA program. And, through this, we ultimately stretch our minds to think in brand new ways. This culture is what differentiates Kelley. It’s what makes Kelley MBAs the some of the world’s most effective and engaging leaders.