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Calling all Kellogg Fall'08 applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2007, 15:15
GMATclubbers in the class of 2010: Tally = 14
RiverRipper http://gmatclub.com/forum/p381183#p381183
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Kellogg R1: 29 applicants
Tally: Admits: 11 Dings: 13 Waitlist: 5
GMATclubbers in the class of 2010: 10
RiverRipper: ACCEPTED and Matriculating
mba2010: ACCEPTED and Matriculating
faceman: ACCEPTED and Matriculating
ApolloLuna: ACCEPTED and Matriculating
CfaMiami: ACCEPTED and Matriculating
steel: ACCEPTED and Matriculating
MGOBLUE2: ACCEPTED and Matriculating
nervousgmat: ACCEPTED and Matriculating
jenjen: ACCEPTED and Matriculating
lebcar: ACCEPTED and Matriculating
BCC145: ACCEPTED Withdrawn for Wharton
forcefeed: Waitlisted Dinged
burger2001: Waitlisted
g.matter: Waitlisted
Irishfan: Waitlisted
JJGooden: Waitlisted
KingKreep: Dinged
grad_mba: Dinged
toDoorNot: Dinged
shmegs: Dinged
Vij101: Dinged
svrider: Dinged
tsaditya: Dinged
R.E.D.: Dinged
murali83: Dinged
red_s4: Dinged
duuuma: Dinged
tauslu: Dinged 1Y
ut710: Dinged MMM

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Kellogg R2: 34 applicants
Tally: Admits: 9 Dings: 17 Waitlist: 4 unknown: 3
GMATclubbers in the class of 2010: 4
SkiC: ACCEPTED and Matriculating
futuredukemba: ACCEPTED and Matriculating
ghgirl: ACCEPTED and Matriculating
bee186: ACCEPTED and Matriculating
TJ: ACCEPTED Withdrawn for Sloan
businessdocn08: ACCEPTED Withdrawn for Columbia
ujjib: ACCEPTED Withdrawn for GSB
kryzak: ACCEPTED Withdrew for Haas
terry12: ACCEPTED Withdrew for Stanford
mst: Waitlisted
zmfatla: Waitlisted
bewakoof: Waitlisted
livehard: Waitlisted
branson: Dinged
pandeyrav: Dinged
westcoastMBA: Dinged
ryguy904: Dinged
sperinko: Dinged
nupurgupt: Dinged
echelon: Dinged
bkk145: Dinged
malumier: Dinged
majosan: Dinged
JDMBA: Dinged
trojan812: Dinged
dosa_don: Dinged
kalia2480: Dinged
togafoot: Dinged
Octane: Dinged
CerealsMBA: Dinged
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2007, 15:33
I think that warning may stem from the problems that I read about all over the BW forum this spring about recent grads getting hired but then not getting visas. I am not an international applicant so its not an issue with me though I could see someone being scared off by that. I dont think they are telling you they wont accept you...they are just warning you that you may take 125K of debt and will have to leave the country for your home country where the pay will be far less.

I am planning a trip to Chicago this fall to visit both Kellogg and Chicago. I haven't decided if I am going to apply to one or both yet. Though I have found some courses at Kellogg that are really appealing for what I want to do.

As of right now I am working on my Kellogg R1 application. I am glad I got my GMAT out of the way right around when all the applications were released...now I just have to keep plugging away. The people I have volunteered to be my essay editors are going to be helpful so I dont want to load them up all at once.
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Re: Calling all Kellogg Fall'08 applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2007, 15:47
grad_mba wrote:

Anyway who all are in for rnd1 ? :)


im in for r1..and chicago
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2007, 16:30
I'm also in for R1
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2007, 18:07
I'm in as well. Also in for Chicago.
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Re: Calling all Kellogg Fall'08 applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2007, 18:17
grad_mba wrote:
I stumbled upon this at the Kellogg website - I feel this is just a disclaimer or is it true @ Kellogg ?

"International students who wish to work in the United States should understand that few positions are available for people without a permanent work visa. Most U.S. firms are not in a position to hire a person who has only a training period remaining on a student visa. "

Its an Ultra Elite afterall -so does the above really matter ?

Anyway who all are in for rnd1 ? :)


This is quite true. When H1B visas are gone, they are gone, doesn't matter which school you graduated from. I have a couple of PhD friends who don't have jobs because by the time they graduated, all work visas until FY 2008 were gone.
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2007, 20:51
Ok now that is B****Y scary !

leave a stable job - get a debt - get a MBA - go back home ! Really gets me thinking !
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2007, 21:08
grad_mba wrote:
Ok now that is B****Y scary !

leave a stable job - get a debt - get a MBA - go back home ! Really gets me thinking !


Yes it is. I have a friend who returned to India with 120 K debt and was forced to declare bankruptcy and that ruined his almost entire life. This guy was working with an MNC in India and after he came back to India with a Kellog MBA, he was offered positions at almost the same level.

I guess for Indian applicants, the risk is certainly there so what I did was get Australian immigration first and now going to US for MBA with back up in hand. I can at least pay off my debt if I don't get a work visa.

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 [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2007, 21:10
jeez ! which school did ur friend graduate from ?
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2007, 21:19
grad_mba wrote:
jeez ! which school did ur friend graduate from ?


Kellogg which happens to be in Top 3 schools.
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2007, 21:27
Australia has a separate work visa scheme with the US. If you are a citizen, you can investigate the E3 visa. There are 20,000 of these available only to Australian citizens.

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grad_mba wrote:
Ok now that is B****Y scary !

leave a stable job - get a debt - get a MBA - go back home ! Really gets me thinking !


Yes it is. I have a friend who returned to India with 120 K debt and was forced to declare bankruptcy and that ruined his almost entire life. This guy was working with an MNC in India and after he came back to India with a Kellog MBA, he was offered positions at almost the same level.

I guess for Indian applicants, the risk is certainly there so what I did was get Australian immigration first and now going to US for MBA with back up in hand. I can at least pay off my debt if I don't get a work visa.

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 [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2007, 21:59
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Australia has a separate work visa scheme with the US. If you are a citizen, you can investigate the E3 visa. There are 20,000 of these available only to Australian citizens.



No I am a resident and not a citizen and will probably never be able to stay here to 2 yrs continuously to get an Australian Passport.

Are you in Australia currently or in US?

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 [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2007, 22:15
I am in australia.

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bsd_lover wrote:
Australia has a separate work visa scheme with the US. If you are a citizen, you can investigate the E3 visa. There are 20,000 of these available only to Australian citizens.



No I am a resident and not a citizen and will probably never be able to stay here to 2 yrs continuously to get an Australian Passport.

Are you in Australia currently or in US?

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 [#permalink] New post 27 Jul 2007, 00:50
I'm in either for Chicago or Kellogg for R2 most likely. I want to do them R1, but 10/20 submit date is just way too early
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Jul 2007, 02:23
Do any of you guys think that some body with a market research background, with experience at one of the top firms, will have some preference at Kellogg?
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Jul 2007, 04:06
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Do any of you guys think that some body with a market research background, with experience at one of the top firms, will have some preference at Kellogg?


Not sure about preference but he will have competition from Retail/FMCG guys.. one of the most competitive sector.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Jul 2007, 04:22
Count me in for R2. Would have liked to make it for R1 but I doubt I can make it on time.

BTW, anyone can confirm that Kellogg has a rolling admission process ? That's what an alumnus told me and I wanted to have that confirmed.

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 [#permalink] New post 27 Jul 2007, 04:45
aurobindo wrote:
Do any of you guys think that some body with a market research background, with experience at one of the top firms, will have some preference at Kellogg?


I would think that anything related to marketing would be a tougher segment to apply out of. Since Kellogg is considered the best marketing school in the world chances are that it recieves a lot of very qualified people from that field. Though it definitely makes it easier to answer why Kellogg...plus they can safely assume for a lot of those people they are the top choice.
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Count me in for R2. Would have liked to make it for R1 but I doubt I can make it on time.

BTW, anyone can confirm that Kellogg has a rolling admission process ? That's what an alumnus told me and I wanted to have that confirmed.

Cheers.


Think of it more as a "rolling decisions process". They hold a deadline by which you need to apply/they render their decision, but will let you know in advance if they're at that point.

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 [#permalink] New post 27 Jul 2007, 07:10
kharma wrote:
Think of it more as a "rolling decisions process". They hold a deadline by which you need to apply/they render their decision, but will let you know in advance if they're at that point.

(kellogg admit)


Hopefully lots of schools do this. It would be nice to get accepted by a top school quickly in R1 so then R2 I wouldn't have to worry about my backup schools or even any schools at all.
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