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A Conversation with Northwestern MSC student Ashley Polk

Ashley Polk currently works for Northwestern Memorial Hospital in the corporate building and supply chain as a purchasing agent in charge of cardiology and radiology. She entered the program in January of 2017, five years after completing her undergraduate degree in communications from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.Why did you choose to attend the

Learning Themes: What Does Communication Mean To Us?

Any master’s degree program should be able to explain in not-so-many words how it’s curriculum is designed. We can explain our curriculum in two words “Learning Themes”. Our curriculum is anchored by three learning themes – Managing Complexity, Collaborative Leadership and Elegant Communication.  The Master of Science in Communication program curriculum is deliberate and unique. We

Alumni Spotlight: Lauren M. Pacheco’s (’16) Work Selected as Finalist in Downtown Gary Public Art Competition

Lauren M. Pacheco graduated from the MSC program in 2016. Her project, Destination Gary: Art | Park, was recently selected as a finalist in the Downtown Gary Public Art Competition.Lauren is an arts administrator and community organizer working at the intersections of social practice and social strategy. She is a third-generation Mexican-American born and raised in

Friday Roundup: 7/14/17

Our weekly roundup highlights links to articles and talks to help you be a more effective leader.The Ways Your Brain Manages Overload, and How to Improve Them (HBR)“At the core of managing information overload is the ability to know which function to use, and how and when to use it. The six principles below can

Friday Roundup: 7/7/17

Our weekly roundup highlights links to articles and talks to help you be a more effective leader.Yoplait Learns to Manufacture Authenticity to Go With Its Yogurt (NYT)“Eventually a choice was needed. Yoplait, based in Minneapolis, is part of General Mills, the huge international food conglomerate, which prides itself on cleareyed, data-driven decision-making. Cold, hard numbers —

Friday Roundup: 6/30/17

Our weekly roundup highlights links to articles and talks to help you be a more effective leader.The unexpected benefit of celebrating failure (TED)“We use the word “moonshots” to remind us to keep our visions big — to keep dreaming. And we use the word “factory” to remind ourselves that we want to have concrete visions

A Conversation with Northwestern MSC Alumna, Jeanne Sparrow

Jeanne was most recently a host of a television morning news talk show in Chicago for nearly 8 years and has had a 30-year career in radio and television. Her passion for media began in high school and continued at WNUR radio during her undergraduate degree at Northwestern. Jeanne believes in the importance of integrating

Friday Roundup: 6/23/17

Our weekly roundup highlights links to articles and talks to help you be a more effective leader.5 Stories That Will Make You Rethink Your Leadership Style (Entrepreneur)CEOs speak candidly of times they fumbled on the job, and what they learned in the process.How Cultures Across the World Approach Leadership (HBR)The importance of thinking about attitudes

Friday Roundup: 6/16/17

Our weekly roundup highlights links to articles and talks to help you be a more effective leader.If everything is a network, nothing is a network (visualisingadvocacy.org)“There’s something very attractive about seeing everything as connected; it serves a basic need to rationalise everything in terms of cause and effect. It offers the mechanics of countless feedback

A Conversation with Northwestern MSC Student, Gretchen Baker

Gretchen Baker is an Executive Development Advisor for Executive Education for the  Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She advises professionals who are interested in attending executive education programs on marketing, sales, and leadership that can support their career development. She is also responsible for marketing the programs and driving enrollment. Gretchen values building diverse cohorts and believes in