So often in my life I have been working towards the next big thing. I become so fixated and bogged down on what’s next and working towards the steps to get there, that I often lose sight of my life in the moment. As much as this mindset has pushed me to pursue so many [...]
Come August 3rd, MSC students will not be receiving degrees from Northwestern University.
We will have earned them.
Although the Program is relatively short, it is not easy. In fact, its speed is one of the most significant challenges as we strive to glean everything we can from our courses while juggling work and family commitments. The [...]
When asked, “How do you like school?”
I’ll answer, “I LOVE it!”
“You love it? Really? Wow. People don’t usually love school.”
But I do.
And, I am not the only one. I asked my cohort (via Facebook), “What do you love about the MSC Program?” They replied:
“The campus, the Allen Center, Arnston, Lake Michigan, The Old Buffalo, Arnston, [...]
Second quarter has started decidedly faster than the first. The first paper for our core course is due in two weeks. Groups are already forming and topics are being determined for group projects in my elective.
Fortunately, first quarter helped me become a better and more efficient student. My study skills are sharper. I’m now reading [...]
With the holiday season behind us and the New Year underway, it is a perfect time to take stock in our gifts. Not the gifts we gave or received, but the skills and talents we can share with our coworkers, friends, family and community.
Through the MSC Program, I’ve learned to view my skills and talents [...]
Parkinson’s Law tells us that work expands to fill the time available for its completion. Since I devoted a large part of Thanksgiving weekend to my final paper for Change Management as well as reading for Leadership and Decision Making, my husband inquired if I wasn’t spending more time on my homework because I had [...]
One of the more intriguing concepts I picked up last quarter came from my Managing Workplace Diversity and Inclusion class with Prof. Kathleen Galvin. We spoke in class about minority mentoring (both traditional and reverse), and also evaluated their effectiveness in affecting workplace mobility. The conclusion – Not very effective, but generally a good opportunity [...]
One of the unique aspects of the MSC is that you’re not bunched in with a lot of current, or to be peers, in the same industry or space. To find that type of education, try an MBA in Healthcare or a MS in Finance. Rather, the MSC pools practitioners from a variety of different [...]
In the MSC, as with all graduate programs, the onus IS on the student and the instructors to navigate professional development well. To help, quarterly events are provided by the MSC office on different facets of cohort need. Past events have included dealing with recruiters, managing online presence, and strategies for continued career success. These [...]
Tomorrow, the 80+ of us in this program will again head to Francis Searle (the communication building at NU) for two classes. In the first, teams of 3 will present their work over the past weeks auditing an innovation process at a company, and in the second, we’ll be broken up by elective class presumably [...]