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Kellogg Fall 2010 Applicants:

Total GMATClub Stats:
Total Applicants 241
Kellogg Class of 2012 (and 2011 1Y): 5
Admits: 80
Waitlist: 33
Dings: 128

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Round 1 GMATClub Stats:
Total Applicants 77
Kellogg Class of 2012 (and 2011 1Y): 2
Admits: 28
Waitlist: 9
Dings: 40
Unknown:


dv450 - ACCEPTED 12/9, Matriculating
TheDreamChaser - ACCEPTED 12/15, Matriculating

hoping42010* - ACCEPTED 12/7
stopper5 - ACCEPTED 12/8
energymba* - ACCEPTED 12/9
cacky1983* - ACCEPTED 12/9
aadmi* - ACCEPTED 12/9
Looking4MBA - ACCEPTED 12/9
pranavc* - ACCEPTED 12/9
laurenbcn* - ACCEPTED w/ $$$ 12/10
mm1234* ACCEPTED 12/10
fingercrosser* - ACCEPTED
cmozz*(MMM) - ACCEPTED 12/10
babybyme* (MMM) - ACCEPTED 12/10
liquidice* (REAPP) - ACCEPTED 12/10
river* - ACCEPTED 12/10
averaz* (1Y) - ACCEPTED 12/14
MarieLA* - ACCEPTED 12/14
kohlia* - ACCEPTED 12/14 (WITHDRAWN for HBS)
cesc4* - ACCEPTED 12/14
ChicagoGurl2012 - ACCEPTED 12/14
sid325 (MMM) - ACCEPTED 12/14
JamesT* - ACCEPTED 12/15
wiseguyMBA - ACCEPTED 12/15
oompm* - ACCEPTED 12/15
aditi123 - ACCEPTED 12/18
2010HereICome* - ACCEPTED 1/29 (Waitlist)
uclakevin* - ACCEPTED 2/2 (Waitlist)

gtb2009* - Waitlist 12/17
thescientist - Waitlist 12/17 - Ding 3/2
DuckPond - Waitlist 12/17 - Ding
mavaali - Waitlist 12/17 - Ding 4/1
cozmo8 - Waitlist 12/17
bpr81 - Waitlist 12/17 (WITHDRAWN for Cornell)
viekjon* - Waitlist 12/17
SBChargers* - Waitlist 12/18 (WITHDRAWN for CBS)
Kiki723* - Waitlist 12/18
gtg450g - Waitlist 12/18
mba4me2010 - Waitlist 12/18
tuck20xx (JD-MBA) - Waitlist 1/5 - Ding 3/31
ultraeasy* - Waitlist (WITHDRAWN for Booth)
Al020410* - Waitlist


ACNguy - Ding 12/7
n8jg4s202* - Ding 12/7
sjtoby23* - Ding 12/7
highhopes - Ding 12/7
bandit - Ding 12/8
lbiggs* - Ding 12/8
javaexe - Ding 12/9
mohater - Ding 12/9
justincase49* - Ding 12/9
TheDream* - Ding 12/9
Deepauk - Ding 12/9
hemantsood - Ding 12/9
Pre777 - Ding 12/10
Pook - Ding 12/10
LetsGoMets* - Ding 12/10
albyman32 - Ding 12/10
rusty1212* - Ding 12/10
xpiano1978 (MMM) - Ding 12/10
billyjeans - Ding 12/10
Hoping4best* - Ding 12/10
gregarious (MMM) - Ding 12/11
davidbrent (MMM) - Ding 12/11
dr2005 - Ding 12/11
PBateman (JD/MBA) - Ding 12/14
collegelogic* - Ding 12/14
eteusch1 - Ding 12/14
2010app* -Ding 12/14
NCMBA2012 - Ding 12/14
hokiegenius - Ding 12/15
Twinks* - Ding 12/15
dalecooper09 - Ding 12/15
cublu2* - Ding 12/15
axat - Ding 12/18
24 - Ding
atldude - Ding



claire84
forzviol
infanteed
johndough
keylime
levfin2003
maddee
popper
Skye10
steppenwolf
ubuntu
zonialau (zonia) (JD/MBA)

Round 2 GMATClub Stats:
Total Applicants 164
Kellogg Class of 2012 (and 2011 1Y): 5
Admits: 52
Waitlist: 24
Dings: 88


boogs -ACCEPTED 3/10, Matriculating
jjdubles - ACCEPTED 3/25, Matriculating
Mystik742 - ACCEPTED 3/11, Matriculating
unhedged - ACCEPTED 3/9, Matriculating
unplugged (MMM) - ACCEPTED 3/24, Matriculating



2010Hopes - ACCEPTED 3/16
2010MBAmaybe - ACCEPTED 3/9
banyan (MMM)* - ACCEPTED 3/29
bottlegreen - ACCEPTED 3/10
bsyde* - ACCEPTED 3/22
bunny27* - ACCEPTED (Austin) 3/12
contestant1 - ACCEPTED 3/9
coolanchi* - ACCEPTED 3/24
DCMBAapp* - ACCEPTED (Austin) 3/12
DCMBAApplicant - ACCEPTED 3/29
eeeeeee* - ACCEPTED 3/16
frostytile* - ACCEPTED 3/12
gmatbschool - ACCEPTED 3/24 (WITHDRAWN for MIT)
goldenspaceship - ACCEPTED 3/10
happy2010* - ACCEPTED 3/29 (WITHDRAWN)
highhopes09 - ACCEPTED 3/26
janenyc - ACCEPTED 3/9
jenzy - ACCEPTED 3/9
jtrizi* - ACCEPTED 3/16
KarBare33 - ACCEPTED 3/17
KBCalifornia* - ACCEPTED 3/12
KEldredge* - ACCEPTED 3/16
kjumbala* - ACCEPTED 3/29
largeman* - ACCEPTED 3/26
lomba* - ACCEPTED 3/18
machg400 - ACCEPTED 3/18
MarathonMBA* - ACCEPTED 3/15
marcioguilherme* - ACCEPTED 3/18
MatthewF - ACCEPTED 3/23
MBA2010uv* - ACCEPTED 3/12
mbasc2010* - ACCEPTED ($) 3/24
meridian17 (JD/MBA) - ACCEPTED 3/25
NephewD343 - ACCEPTED 3/10
nlt22* - ACCEPTED 3/15
nycilley02 (JD/MBA)* - ACCEPTED 3/26
passivation - ACCEPTED 3/24 (WITHDRAWN for Booth)
PleaseOhPlease - ACCEPTED 3/10
polarscare* - ACCEPTED 3/25
sahana - ACCEPTED 3/18
sarmlove* - ACCEPTED 3/12
SirMixalot* - ACCEPTED 3/24
stonana (MMM) - ACCEPTED 3/9
SuperDewey* - ACCEPTED 3/11
trendsetter* - ACCEPTED (Austin) 3/12
Vamoots - ACCEPTED 3/12
Yankees2008 (JD/MBA)* - ACCEPTED 3/26
zonia (JD/MBA)* - ACCEPTED 3/26



2012dreams - WL 3/24 (WITHDRAWN for Wharton)
andrewcs (JD/MBA) - WL 3/25 - Ding 5/10
appl2010* - WL 3/29
argifontez - WL 3/23
Atsushi - WL 3/22 - Ding 5/11
chicagogirl888 - WL 3/23
dli1981 - WL 3/23
drmang7 - WL 3/23
edman688 - WL 3/25
hoping2010 - WL 3/25
Hopper39 (JD/MBA) - WL 3/25 - Ding 5/10
jbourne - WL 3/25 - Ding 4/29
jimmyfunk - WL 3/24 - Ding 4/12
KatUT11* - WL 3/24
lewi - WL 3/29
luangm (JD/MBA) - WL 3/25
luna - WL 3/23
manasa (MMM) - WL 3/29
mba12tech - WL 3/23 - Ding 5/10
Meggieski - WL 3/23
moonch776* - WL 3/24
nhadpc* - WL - Ding 5/10
Oaks (JD/MBA)* - WL 3/25
PercyJ - WL 3/23
rj1161 - WL 3/24
RoyMcAvoy - WL 3/25 (WITHDRAWN for Booth)
shana22 - WL 3/24
SLSS - WL 3/22 - Ding 5/10
snowrider1234 - WL 3/22
Tech81 (JD/MBA)* - WL 3/25
thisisgettingtome - WL 3/23
tihor (MMM) - WL 3/29
ykostyuk - SUMMER WL 3/24



anxious2010 - Ding 3/16
balboa - Ding 3/9
baobabt - Ding 3/9
bankingassoc84* - Ding 3/12
Baz - Ding 3/24
blitz85 - Ding 3/11
Case2010 - Ding 3/11
cavorter - Ding 3/24
Chewie123 - Ding 3/17
Codex - Ding 3/12
con - Ding 3/15
Diaspora2006 - Ding 3/24
Dogg2012 - Ding 3/16
dreamer2achiever - Ding 3/11
duderanch* - Ding 3/22
elleish8705 - Ding 3/18
elosorusso - Ding 3/10
ezekiel2517 - Ding 3/8
galt2010 - Ding 3/10
Ginetta - Ding 3/11
GoalMBA2010* - Ding 3/18
GoBruins - Ding 3/8
gravity1914 - Ding 3/11
hankpunk - Ding 3/22
hatchi4u (MMM) - Ding 3/17
InLikeFlynn - Ding 3/23
inTuna - Ding 3/10
jjiliu1234* - Ding 3/22
johndoe123456* - Ding 3/17
johnngalt (REAPP) - Ding 3/11
joebloggs1* - Ding 3/16
jr513 - Ding 3/11
kaps25 - Ding 3/16
kerm - Ding 3/11
kinokosarada - Ding 3/23
lakai777 - Ding 3/22
lesdeux - Ding 3/9
limegreen* - Ding 3/18
lunkerb99 - Ding 3/18
Marcus - Ding 3/10
mashazee - Ding 3/19
mba2010please - Ding 3/11
MBA2121 - Ding 3/15
mbaafterphd - Ding 3/12
MbaDavid2012 - Ding 3/12
MBAFingersCrossed - Ding 3/17
MBAjourney* - Ding 3/16
milias - Ding 3/11
mustafaj - Ding 3/10
nath99* - Ding 3/18
niraja - Ding 3/11
nishantg - Ding 3/23
Notagoodfeeling - Ding 3/23
pantallica - Ding 3/16
phboom* - Ding 3/11
planet51 - Ding 3/12
preeyahh* (REAPP) - Ding 3/17
pudgethefish - Ding 3/18
pulandasu (JD/MBA) - Ding 3/26
Reality - Ding 3/19
repo - Ding 3/15
robertrdzak - Ding 3/18
SB2012 - Ding 3/19
sc476 - Ding 3/9
serenityprayer - Ding 3/15
shamil623 - Ding 3/25
shr30 - Ding 3/25
stutis - Ding 3/19
theburgh - Ding 3/19
Thr33 - Ding 3/19
tjm4758 - Ding 3/10
whirlwind - Ding 3/16
WithHopesToWin (JD/MBA) - Ding 3/25
wynthia88 - Ding 3/23


aaj
AceofSpades
acesp14519 (JD/MBA)
AG2010
all
Ari123
babybeme
bschbound
ciscobrand
destinationmba2010
Dorset2010
fordfirestone
FromMoscow
hopingfork
hwshws
indaclub2012
joaonorona (MMM)
JoeMahmah (JDMBA)
joshcooke2001
kaushikb
kchatterjee
keatsol
kk85
kkr
krnguy228
Maca
mba83
mbaDreamBig
neverbloggeduntilnow
niceguy22
nutmba
prasanna0208 (JD/MBA)
ricogirl
schnellv
slingfox
sudeep
USMCCommO
WaitingOn6
weeksuper


2010 Application Essay Questions
http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/Programs/FullTimeMBA/Applying/EssayQuestions.aspx
Essay #1 –
a) MBA Program applicants
- Briefly assess your career progress to date. Elaborate on your future career plans and your motivation for pursuing a graduate degree at Kellogg. (600 word limit)

b) MMM Program applicants - Briefly assess your career progress to date. How does the MMM Program meet your educational needs and career goals? (600 word limit)

Essay #2 – Describe your key leadership experiences and evaluate what leadership areas you hope to develop through your MBA experiences (600 word limit)

Essay #3 – Assume you are evaluating your application from the perspective of a student member of the Kellogg Admissions Committee. Why would your peers select you to become a member of the Kellogg community? (600 word limit)

Essay #4 - Complete one of the following three questions or statements. (400 word limit)
Re-applicants have the option to answer a question from this grouping, but this is not required.
a) Describe a time when you had to make an unpopular decision.
b) People may be surprised to learn that I….
c) I wish the admissions committee had asked me……

Required essay for re-applicants only - Since your previous application, what steps have you taken to strengthen your candidacy? (400 word limit)

2010 Deadlines
Round 1
Deadline (Part 2): October 15, 2009
Decision date: January 11, 2010

Round 2
Deadline (Part 2): January 14, 2010
Decision date: March 29, 2010

Round 3
Deadline (Part 2): March 4, 2010
Decision date: May 17, 2010

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GMATclub threads
Kellogg Ambassador Thread 128-t62139
Application Information (essays, dates, etc...) post486357.html#p486357
2009 Applicants Thread calling-all-kellogg-fall-2009-applicants-67009.html

Class of 2011 Profile: http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/Pro ... ofile.aspx

Faculty Experts (who specializes in what): http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/Fac ... Guide.aspx

09-10 Facts and Figures (Class Profile): http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/Pro ... es-09.ashx
08-09 Facts and Figures (Class Profile): https://www20.kellogg.northwestern.edu/ ... igures.pdf

Employment Reports (very detailed):
2008: http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/car ... t_2008.pdf
2007: http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/car ... t_2007.pdf

Course Catalog: http://www20.kellogg.northwestern.edu/dpco/catalog.asp

Online application: https://apply.embark.com/MBAEdge/Kellogg/


Kellogg Class of 2011
Jerz
cs11
gil
domtri33 (MMM)
yellowjacket
jb32
OhThatMBA
balki1867
familyman
monkbent (MMM)
ashaker
maverick2011
shayne
wincew
coolrun
isa
chifootball
1yrmba
Rubashov1 (1Y)
vijapp
hd54321


Kellogg Class of 2010
RiverRipper
mba2010
faceman
ApolloLuna
CfaMiami
steel
MGOBLUE2
SkiC
futuredukemba
ghgirl
nervousgmat
bee186
jenjen
lebcar

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Re: Calling all Kellogg Fall 2010 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2010, 13:51
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Here are the stats from R2 so far...
(Week 1, Mon: 3/8) Admit: 0, Ding: 1, WL: 0
(Week 1, Tues: 3/9) Admit: 6, Ding: 3, WL: 0
(Week 1, Wed: 3/10) Admit: 3, Ding: 5, WL: 0
[TOTAL Admit: 9, Ding: 9, WL: 0, Unknown: 40] = 58ish

With 60 total applicants (20%-30%) acceptance rate from GC, we expect total of 12-18 admits
With 70 total applicants (20%-30%) acceptance rate from GC, we expect total of 14-21 admits
With 80 total applicants (20%-30%) acceptance rate from GC, we expect total of 16-24 admits

With 60 total applicants and 9 admits, they have admitted approximately 50%-70%
With 70 total applicants and 9 admits, they have admitted approximately 43%-64%
With 80 total applicants and 9 admits, they have admitted approximately 38%-56%

This is why the lurkers should announce themselves so we know the total count and figure out approximately how many accepts we expect to hear from admissions...

Count below is revised...
Here are the stats from R1,
(Week 1, Mon: 12/7) Admit: 1, Ding: 3, WL: 0 %Total_Admitted: 4%
(Week 1, Tues: 12/8) Admit: 2, Ding: 1, WL: 0 %Total_Admitted: 12%
(Week 1, Wed: 12/9) Admit: 5, Ding: 7, WL: 0 %Total_Admitted: 31%
(Week 1, Thurs: 12/10) Admit: 5, Ding: 9, WL: 0 %Total_Admitted: 50% --HALFWAY MARK
(Week 1, Fri: 12/11) Admit: 0, Ding: 3, WL: 0 %Total_Admitted: 50%
(Week 2, Mon: 12/14) Admit: 6, Ding: 5, WL: 0 %Total_Admitted: 73%
(Week 2, Tues: 12/15) Admit: 3, Ding: 5, WL: 0 %Total_Admitted: 85%
(Week 2, Wed: 12/16) Admit: 0, Ding: 0, WL: 0 %Total_Admitted: 85%
(Week 2, Thurs: 12/17) Admit: 0, Ding: 0, WL: 7 %Total_Admitted: 85%
(Week 2, Fri: 12/18) Admit: 2, Ding: 1, WL: 3 %Total_Admitted: 92%
(From 12/18 to 1/11 Admit: 2, Ding: 1, WL: 2 %Total_Admitted: 100%
[TOTAL Admit: 26, Ding: 35, WL: 12, Unknown: 11] = 84
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Are these helpful? I can stop cluttering the boards if no one cares about this data.

Here are the stats from R2 so far...
(Week 1, Mon: 3/8) Admit: 0, Ding: 2, WL: 0
(Week 1, Tues: 3/9) Admit: 6, Ding: 4, WL: 0
(Week 1, Wed: 3/10) Admit: 5, Ding: 6, WL: 0
(Week 1, Thur: 3/11) Admit: 2, Ding: 11, WL: 0
(Week 1, Fri: 3/12) Admit: 8, Ding: 4, WL: 0

(Week 2, Mon: 3/15) Admit: 1, Ding: 3, WL: 0
(Week 2, Mon: 3/16) Admit: 3, Ding: 4, WL: 0

(Current R2 Stats) Admit: 25, Ding: 34, WL: 0, Waiting: 74, Total: 133), 19% admit rate
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Here are the stats from R1,

(Week 1, Mon: 12/7) Admit: 1, Ding: 3, WL: 0
(Week 1, Tues: 12/8) Admit: 2, Ding: 1, WL: 0
(Week 1, Wed: 12/9) Admit: 7, Ding: 7, WL: 0
(Week 1, Thurs: 12/10) Admit: 5, Ding: 9, WL: 0
(Week 1, Fri: 12/11) Admit: 0, Ding: 3, WL: 0

(Week 2, Mon: 12/14) Admit: 6, Ding: 5, WL: 0
(Week 2, Tues: 12/15) Admit: 6, Ding: 5, WL: 0
(Week 2, Wed: 12/16) Admit: 0, Ding: 0, WL: 0
(Week 2, Thurs: 12/17) Admit: 0, Ding: 0, WL: 7
(Week 2, Fri: 12/18) Admit: 2, Ding: 1, WL: 3
(From 12/18 to 1/11 Admit: 2, Ding: 1, WL: 2

[TOTAL Admit: 26, Ding: 35, WL: 12, Unknown: 11] = 84


Here are the stats from R2 so far...
(Week 1, Mon: 3/8) Admit: 0, Ding: 1, WL: 0
(Week 1, Tues: 3/9) Admit: 6, Ding: 3, WL: 0

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Jerz wrote:
pmenon wrote:
Im dying with the 600 word limit. How do you take 5 years of work experience, with significant accomplishments, and squeeze it in 140 words ? :)


The same way I captured 7 years of work experience in 140 words: be concise. And as nink suggested, think big picture. You don't have to fit every accomplishment in your career into this essay. You also have a CV, 3 other essays and a 45 minute interview to talk about your accomplishments.

pmenon wrote:
I guess I need to really nail down what 'assess' means. Im afraid that if I skim over my roles, then I lose out on the opportunity to really sell what Ive done to the adcom.


I wouldn't try to talk too much about accomplishments in this essay. Instead I'd focus on summarizing what you've learned or skills you've gained from your experience and how that's prepared you for MBA and your career goals. Remember, you're assessing your career progress (in the context of your goals and why you need an MBA), not summarizing or explaining your career progression.


I think you should step back a bit before talking about word limits and how to fit the template set out by the fine predecessors on this board. While I agree with the advice given in general, the proportion with which you dedicate to a particular part of this essay really needs to be considered with respect to your goals for this essay within the context of the rest of the essays and vis a vis how you want to position yourself with Kellogg.

Particularly, do you see your work experience, your vision, or your need to convince Kellogg that you're a good fit with the school to be your primary goal of the essay? Which piece of this puzzle won't you be able to address elsewhere?

I for one, as younger applicant at the time, used this essay to delve into the quality of my work experience and talked for over half the essay about it. Obviously, this is not as important a bar to convince with the more work experience you have (or the level of detail might be different).

My point is craft this balance based on the entirety of your application (the same way a reader will read your application), not on this essay in its own. Answer the question in its entirety - but focus based on the totality of your app.
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hankpunk, please continue providing the data! Perhaps, you have already mentioned this, but I was interested in knowing if you knew what the admit rate R2 last year was for Gmatclub participants. If it was less than 20%, then there will probably be very few additional admits in the next few weeks. Still, it seems that not even one JD/MBA candidate has been admitted in R2. Perhaps, JD/MBAs are reviewed last in the cue since the final two notifications in R1 were for JD/MBA candidates. While I simply love Kellogg, the student culture, and the post-MBA opportunities that the school provides, trying to decipher this admissions decision madness has made most of us, including me, worthy of being institutionalized. :2gunfire: :thanks


Well, I'll just state the facts and let people interpret them..

[EDIT: JD info deleted, didn't realize it was 3 year program..]

As for R2 last year, the admission rate for GC was 22%.. we're at 19% right now.

My best advice is to just focus on something that you can affect... I have prep for another interview..

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when talking about themes, any advice on which specific themes to pull out of the arsenal for Kellogg specifically ?


Execution is the key here. You have to craft a well written essay that conveys many factors including:

1) Individuality - You have to stand out as an applicant, classmate, future student, professional etc etc. You have to somehow convey your uniqueness while proving that you can be an asset to the program, to fellow classmates, and to your own future.

2) Be positive, even when discussing events in your life with negative tone. Avoid expressing anything extreme.

3) Make sure that you emphasize the value of teamwork, and that you are a team player. A good team player understands that he or she isn't always right. He or she has to contribute what he or she can, but let others contribute as well. Team works the best when everyone can bring something to the table. If one member is weak in one area, another member should be able to make up for that weakness by adding his or her own strength. In the meantime, you can also learn from your teammates and apply what you've learned in the future.

4) When crafting your essay, don't write like a lawyer drafting a legal contract. If you need to adopt a writing style, pick up a newspaper or a magazine (or even web article) and read your favorite columnist. He or she has a specific writing style that captures your attention. Pick up that style of writing and apply to your essays.

5) Be honest with yourself - when evaluating your past accomplishments, future goals, etc etc. Look inside yourself and write your essays honestly. Don't try to be someone else. After all, there's no point of applying to any school if you can't present yourself in your essays the way you are. If you try to be someone that you are not, then the adcom will evaluate your application with someone else's goals/identity/traits etc. Most applicants try to craft themselves as a perfect applicant. There are very few perfect applicants, if any exist at all. Bschools don't want to shape their incoming class with robots with similar backgrounds (or perfect candidates). They want diversity.

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Re: Calling all Kellogg Fall 2010 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2009, 19:13
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If I was evaluating someone to be my classmate I wouldnt care as much about what someone accomplished in their job or in volunteer activities. I would want to know more about their personality. Would I want to sit in a small study room and work with this person for countless hours, are they a good team player and a fun person to deal with or will I want to climb over the table and smack them upside the head. Honestly if they are asking about you being a member of the community I could care less what you did at your job. Chances are that its not going to directly apply in a class for more than a case or two and chances are you would wave out of any class you would bring incredible value academically to, for like an IB in Fin 1 or a CPA in accounting. Besides I would rather be in a group that works well together but struggles to get the right answers than be in a group with a ringer that does all the work and the rest of us get nothing out of it.

If its asking about you being a member of the community you would be much better attacking it from the angle of why would someone want to spend two years with you as a person and not what you as an individual have accomplished at a job. How you behave at your job is perfectly acceptable, especially if your office has a similar teamwork environment. I wouldnt force accomplishments into the essay but if they flow in thats great. You know the whole we were a very diverse team but we pulled together and created this great project blah blah blah. Talk about how fun of a human being you are, heck talk about playing basketball on your company team and love the fact that kellogg has ridiculously competitive sporting competitions between sections. Talk about how you love to dress as a woman and want to set a new standard at the drag TG.


That is one essay I think you should try to have a little more fun with and let your personality sell you not what you have done. Kellogg likes folks who are not only smart and accomplished but are comfortable in their own skin and will bring enjoyment to their classmates experience...we wont want you as a member of our community even if you climbed mount Everest after you played 4 years in the NBA and then went on to spend two years are KKR where you led a 50 billion dollar deal if you are a complete jerk.
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Can someone please post the recommender questions? I'm not applying until RD 2 so I'm not opening an app yet, but I'd like to put together a recommender packet early on and I want to give them a heads up on what they will be asked. Thanks.


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hankpunk, i applied R1. ~99% of all admits got phone calls in R1 as reported on forums. i think the 1% fraction who didn't were exceptions to the rule and were folks who were international or not contactable for whatever reason. The WLs and Dings all got emails. The acceptance trend was basically as follows:

Early on in the notification season, most of the decisions rendered were admit (phone calls) or ding (emails).

Later on in the notification season, the number of dings decreased and the decisions shifted primarily to admits (phone calls) and waitlist (email).

Hope that helps! Good luck!
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OK, wearing my moderator hat now. If you are new to the board, before you ask everyone to post their status and background, read through the thread. This information is already there (hint: check the first page), and asking everyone to repost is pretty close to spamming the boards.
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OK, wearing my moderator hat now. If you are new to the board, before you ask everyone to post their status and background, read through the thread. This information is already there (hint: check the first page), and asking everyone to repost is pretty close to spamming the boards.


Just to follow up on this, this board is WAY to much like BW for my liking, and, quite frankly, has a much different tone than past years. Obvious questions are asked again and again ($$ only in first call?), and the "congrats , bschbound! Can you please share your industry/stats?" posts make my skin crawl.

Now, I don't have much experience in GMAT Club outside of the Kellogg threads and way too much time in chat, primarily last year, but there was definitely a vibe in those threads that mirrors a lot of the Kellogg culture. Namely, pulling your weight (reading up on stuff instead of asking questions that have been asked a million times), genuinely supporting a teammate (congratulating without selfishly mining for info for yourself), and being receptive to the truth, no matter how unpleasant (it's random rolling admissions - THERE IS NO PATTERN).

The board this year is increasingly nothing like that, and that's a shame.

(I know it's probably because GMAT Club is getting every bigger, but that doesn't mean I have to like it, or keep visiting - except when procrastinating during finals that is!)

EDIT: Update http://gmatclub.com/forum/calling-all-kellogg-fall-2010-applicants-78734.html?view-post=701549#p701549.
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Per my count...

Round 2 GMATClub Stats:
Total Applicants 166
Kellogg Class of 2012 (2011 1Y, 2013 JD/MBA): 0
Admits: 32 (19%)
Waitlist: 0
Dings: 53
Unknown: 81

(Week 1, Mon: 3/8) Admit: 0, Ding: 2, WL: 0
(Week 1, Tues: 3/9) Admit: 6, Ding: 4, WL: 0
(Week 1, Wed: 3/10) Admit: 5, Ding: 6, WL: 0
(Week 1, Thur: 3/11) Admit: 2, Ding: 12, WL: 0
(Week 1, Fri: 3/12) Admit: 8, Ding: 5, WL: 0

(Week 2, Mon: 3/15) Admit: 2, Ding: 4, WL: 0
(Week 2, Tues: 3/16) Admit: 3, Ding: 7, WL: 0
(Week 2, Wed: 3/17) Admit: 2, Ding: 4, WL: 0
(Week 2, Thur: 3/18) Admit: 4, Ding: 7, WL: 0
(Week 2, Fri: 3/19) Admit: 0, Ding: 2, WL: 0

(Week 3, Mon: 3/22) Admit: 0, Ding: 0, WL: 0
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Just checked my status and got WL - oh well, I guess it was the best I was expecting at this point. Still hurts though.
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Ding (R1 waitlist) - pretty stinky April Fools joke. Now I only have Wharton left.

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If you have previously talked to your admission manager and feel you know her, then you can use words such as "dear". If not, I think it's best to be professional(Ms, Sincerely etc) in the WL letter. Good luck!


The etiquette for a business/professional letter is for the salutation to be "Dear Mr./Ms. _________:" Once there is a better familiarity, it's acceptable to start using "Dear Firstname:" In this case, I'd go with the "Dear Ms. _______:" approach. It's always better to err on the side of being too formal rather than too informal.
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Woohoo, first to reply ! Add my name to the list .... although Im having one heck of a time trying to craft decent essays :( ... and before you all jump, Im just using last year's essays as reference; the questions for 2010 havent been released yet :-D

Good luck...their essays have been pretty steady for the last few years so you should be alright.

On a good note, the administration has heard the complaints about admissions loud and clear and is planning to revamp some stuff. No word on what that is...whether they change anything big like interview policy or of it its more along the lines of events and how responsive the staff is expected to be.
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Count me in .... now need to get down to these wretched essays ... any idea folks on really getting started.

Should I go GMAT style .... 1.5-2 hours everyday for the next several months?

I am looking at my 6-7 school list and the sheer number of essays is sending shivers through my spine. It almost reminds me of the 20+ essays I authored for UG!!


Are you planning 6-7 schools for R1?! If I were you I'd look to trim that down to 4-5 in R1 and save the others for R2. In terms of how to get started, I wouldn't suggest working on essays everyday between now and October, you'll go insane way before the application deadlines. I would focus first on creating an outline of the Goals/Why MBA essay since almost every school will ask some form of that: what are your career goals and why? Why do you need an MBA to achieve those goals. Then focus on thinking about what main themes you want to convey to the adcom about yourself. What makes you a unique candidate that they'll want to admit to their school? Think about some stories that convey those themes and make note of those. Last, think about why you're applying to the schools you've chosen. What about them makes you think they're a good fit for you and your goals? Once you have those 3 outlines, I think you'll find it much easier to plan out how to tackle the essay questions.

And don't sweat it too much, you've still got 4 months until the R1 deadlines. Last year I started seriously writing essays in early August and was able to apply to 5 schools in R1.
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When tackling an essay like this, is it wise to focus on one core idea as to why you'll make a great fit at Kellogg, or is to ramble of a number of reasons? To me, I feel like it would be wise in such a short essay to find one really strong core reason that makes you valuable, but i dont know if they're looking for more I'll be active in this and this, i'm strong analytically, i've got motivation for miles, etc. etc.

What do you guys think?


I took a slightly different approach - I talked about 1 theme in this essay last year. I positioned this theme as something I am passionate about, gave a few examples to demonstrate instances where I've gotten involved in this area in the past, then talked about examples of how I would continue to get involved in this area at Kellogg. In terms of proportion, probably about 60% how I'd been involved in the past, 40% what I'd do at Kellogg.

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when talking about themes, any advice on which specific themes to pull out of the arsenal for Kellogg specifically ?


In terms of themes, the most important criteria is that they are authentic to who you are as a person. Writing what you think the adcom wants to hear is a great way to get dinged. That said, Kellogg is very proud of it's student driven and collaborative culture. It probably wouldn't hurt at some point in the application to show that you fit in and thrive in that sort of environment.
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Thanks for the tips River!

I'm struggling with that on essay three too. Both accepted.com and clear admit have suggested there shouldn't really be anything new in the essay, but really most of the stuff in your goals essay probably doesn't apply to this question, the way I've drafted my second essay, I would only slightly touch on it in the third essay, which means I feel like I need to bring up new information to get across everything that I want to.

I think I'm going to go with the approach of putting what I want to in essay 3, but making sure it's an expansion on something else that I've at least mentioned somewhere in my app, even if only briefly (or that I'll make a point to mention in the interview).


So question three used to be something to the effect of "what makes you unique and why would this add value to the Kellogg community". While question 3 is now worded differently, I think its still trying to get to the heart of the same question - what makes you tick and why are you unique to the point that Kellogg should admit you (and why would your fellow students see this as valuable rather than someone else)? I think this is where you can dive into something that is unique about you - whether its something in your work experience, interests, extra curriculars, the way you think, values, etc.
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