Friday, March 6, 2009

2009 Day at Kellogg 1 Digest


20090206_DAK1_thekeg1, originally uploaded by oneillo.

Although I had pretty much decided on Kellogg when I attended DAK, the weekend was still a great way of affirming my decision. I left Evanston with a warm feeling in my chest, having spent two full days wrapped in the warmth of the ultimate Kellogg Snuggie.

I won't provide an in-depth review of DAK, as D.G. and Soni have already done a bang-up job of covering the weekend, so here are some of my highlights and thoughts on the weekend.
  • The first person I met at DAK was D.G., whose blog I had been secretly following for some time (small world)
  • I previously and unexpectedly met my DAK roommate (great guy) at the Super Saturday Berkeley interview event (smaller world)
  • I was shocked to find another Austinite at the event
  • I asked the keynote speaker the first question after overhearing a girl a few rows back say "Oh god. I hope someone asks him a question." I don't remember the particulars of the question, but it had to do with changing one's approach to tackling difficult situations
  • One of the technology management professors was refreshingly candid when he told me that the curriculum would probably be much easier than the engineering undergrad
  • I know I look young for my age, but Northwestern undergrad students look like they are 10. I was waiting to see one slip a protective sipper lid over their beer
  • From what I understand, KWEST is the best thing ever....ever....seriously.....ever
  • I was pleased to see myself in the DAK wrap-up video multiple times; I didn't count, but it was 3 times total
To see my videos and pictures from the event, head on over to http://www.flickr.com/photos/oneillo/sets/72157614364199959/. I'll leave you with a video of a great guitar solo by Shahid Hussain, of MBA blogdom fame.

2 comments:

  1. Orlando, thanks for the nod - I'm really glad you enjoyed the night. :) If you're back in Evanston at all before the end of the year, let me know!

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  2. KWEST is pretty awesome. word of advice though: go somewhere within the americas... minimize airplane/airport time and maximize destination time. and no jetlag!

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