Kazu Maeda, MBA’21
After my first semester at Kelly, I’ve found that it has provided me with a bunch of great opportunities that I have never had before. Everything I have experienced here so far is far beyond my expectations. Among them, Integrated Core and Study Abroad.
Integrated Core Classes
In the first semester, we learned basic knowledge and skills about business overall (called Integrated Core). Each topic is made to mutually connect one another, so we could gain a holistic understanding of the entire business process, which is practical for our future jobs.
Throughout the Core classes, each student is assigned to a fixed group of four or five members. Kelley is well-known for its collaborative culture, and it was especially true for my Core team members. My team was quite supportive, and I believe we are the best Core team among all groups. In the final case competition, we got an award for our presentation as a team.
Exchange program in Winter break
This winter break, I went to Singapore as part of study abroad program. It was a one-week immersive program where I learned about technology, entrepreneurship, and the economy in Asia. We took great classes by NUS faculty, visited companies in Singapore, and interacted with 40 students coming from 15 different business schools around the world. It was a great opportunity to get a look at the business world from a different perspective than the U.S.
I look forward to continued learning and challenge in the next semester!