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Calling all Kellogg Applicants (2015 Intake) Class of 2017 !

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It's strange not knowing where we stand with Kellogg. The other schools I've applied to have either invited me to interview (and I feel like I have a pretty good chance at acceptance) or didn't invite me to interview (I was prepared for the Stanford ding and I'm expecting a ding from Berkeley at this point), but with Kellogg's essentially meaningless interview invite, I have absolutely no idea what my chances are of acceptance. I feel like I'm just waiting on a surprise decision in two weeks. I love that they try to interview everyone, but it is unnerving not having any indication of interest from them! Anyone else feeling uneasy about this?


Definitely! I feel like November went really fast, but these past two days feel like they are creeping by. I just want to know! They probably have made all the decisions anyways.


Same here! November was a blur and now that it's December I've grown impatient. Only two more weeks of waiting, though, except for Berkeley...


We could go back to speculating what the video essay submission date changes mean to pass the time!
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I had a date change 11/28/14.
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Definitely! I feel like November went really fast, but these past two days feel like they are creeping by. I just want to know! They probably have made all the decisions anyways.


Same here! November was a blur and now that it's December I've grown impatient. Only two more weeks of waiting, though, except for Berkeley...


We could go back to speculating what the video essay submission date changes mean to pass the time!


Or freak out about the red highlights??
I keep trying not to think about it.... but everytime I stumble on a calendar I cant help but thinking "only xx days left", specially since December started...
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secondtimesthecharm wrote:
It's strange not knowing where we stand with Kellogg. The other schools I've applied to have either invited me to interview (and I feel like I have a pretty good chance at acceptance) or didn't invite me to interview (I was prepared for the Stanford ding and I'm expecting a ding from Berkeley at this point), but with Kellogg's essentially meaningless interview invite, I have absolutely no idea what my chances are of acceptance. I feel like I'm just waiting on a surprise decision in two weeks. I love that they try to interview everyone, but it is unnerving not having any indication of interest from them! Anyone else feeling uneasy about this?


Agreed. This limbo that folks who received waivers are in is tough, and seems like a real weakness in Kellogg's admission process. As an applicant, I would much prefer to have a hard interview decision deadline a la HBS, Ross vs. waiting until the day before acceptances are sent out to potentially hear something. Moreover, if there really haven't been any invites for the candidates with waivers, then I would have positioned my candidacy differently (gone to Evanston for an interview, listed my location in a larger metropolitan area).

Having said that, there is still time for us to hear something. But it's looking less and less likely.
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It's strange not knowing where we stand with Kellogg. The other schools I've applied to have either invited me to interview (and I feel like I have a pretty good chance at acceptance) or didn't invite me to interview (I was prepared for the Stanford ding and I'm expecting a ding from Berkeley at this point), but with Kellogg's essentially meaningless interview invite, I have absolutely no idea what my chances are of acceptance. I feel like I'm just waiting on a surprise decision in two weeks. I love that they try to interview everyone, but it is unnerving not having any indication of interest from them! Anyone else feeling uneasy about this?


Agreed. This limbo that folks who received waivers are in is tough, and seems like a real weakness in Kellogg's admission process. As an applicant, I would much prefer to have a hard interview decision deadline a la HBS, Ross vs. waiting until the day before acceptances are sent out to potentially hear something. Moreover, if there really haven't been any invites for the candidates with waivers, then I would have positioned my candidacy differently (gone to Evanston for an interview, listed my location in a larger metropolitan area).

Having said that, there is still time for us to hear something. But it's looking less and less likely.


Yeah. I wonder if those of you who have received waivers will end up on the waitlist and then invited to interview later. It would be nice if they would extend invites to the candidates they expect to accept before the decision deadline, but given that no one (that we know of) has received an invite post-waiver, that seems less and less likely.

That said, I personally believe that the waiver doesn't help or hurt you. If they let accessibility of candidates influence their admissions decisions, they're doing something wrong. It's unfortunate that they have been so disorganized with the waiver process, but I'd like to think that they will find a way to interview you if your application was strong enough for admission. I hope you hear from them sooner rather than later!
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For anyone who sent a thank you email or letter after your interview, did you receive any indication that it was received by the school or your interviewer?
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I sent a letter, but didn't get any acknowledgement or response
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I sent a thank you letter to my interviewer (an alumnus) and she responded back. However, I doubt that is a sign of anything good or bad, since there are such a large amount of interviewers
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Alumnus seems to be better at responding to "thank you" letters. Admins don't seem to respond at all?
Or did I just not receive one X_X
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I did an off campus interview in the UK. Interviewed with an alum long time back in October. Sent a thank you note to my interviewer but did not get a response back. Also unlike some of the others, my video essay date has not changed since early November. Not reading too much but hopefully it's not a sign of things to come....
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I sent a thank you email to my on campus interviewer and received a response. Trying not to read too much into it though as I'm sure it just has to do with your particular interviewer.
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I dont think the thank you note will have to do with anything. I had an on campus with a 2nd year student (I got a response back).

The VIDEO ESSAY date MIGHT.
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Ya the video essay definitely has me thinking, the date has changed for me several times, the latest on 11/30 and then on 12/1. Who knows what it actually means
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Ya the video essay definitely has me thinking, the date has changed for me several times, the latest on 11/30 and then on 12/1. Who knows what it actually means


When did you complete your interview? Mine changed a couple of times after my interview but it hasn't changed since...
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Ya the video essay definitely has me thinking, the date has changed for me several times, the latest on 11/30 and then on 12/1. Who knows what it actually means


When did you complete your interview? Mine changed a couple of times after my interview but it hasn't changed since...


I interviewed on 11/15. The date changed to 11/17, then again to 11/30, and then 12/1.
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Ya the video essay definitely has me thinking, the date has changed for me several times, the latest on 11/30 and then on 12/1. Who knows what it actually means


When did you complete your interview? Mine changed a couple of times after my interview but it hasn't changed since...


I interviewed on 11/15. The date changed to 11/17, then again to 11/30, and then 12/1.



Since we are playing that game again-- 10/30 to 11/24 to 12/02 !!
Super Vague theories anyone? :lol: :lol:
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When Kellogg admissions officers review an application, they evaluate potential students based on six categories. Here, Beth Tidmarsh, director of admissions for Kellogg’s full-time MBA programs, demystifies what happens once you submit your materials and helps you think about how to formulate the story that will help the admissions team learn more about you.

TODAY’S TOPIC: INTELLECTUAL ABILITY

Our goal is to be sure you can handle the rigor in the Kellogg classroom. Your undergraduate GPA, course selection and GMAT score help us assess your readiness. But we’re also invested in finding creative thinkers who can solve problems. Qualitative evidence of intellectual ability is going to come out in your essays, your interview and your recommendations. We truly take a holistic look at our applicants rather than relying only on a number.

Hard numbers like GPA and GMAT scores may seem like make-or-break factors, but one great test score doesn’t tell us nearly as much as seeing that you’ve taken challenging classes or broadened your knowledge base. And because each applicant is an individual, we recognize that someone with a liberal arts background may have different results than someone from an engineering background, but both could be wonderful candidates.

We look for applicants who are well-rounded, and who have demonstrated academic success. If your scores or grades seem a little lopsided, we dig deeper into your application to look for evidence that you’ve taken steps to develop those skills. That tells us if you’ve taken charge of balancing out your skill set. If you feel any of your grades or scores require further explanation or context, please feel free to include that information. Standardized test scores are also valid for five years, and we accept both the GMAT and the GRE for the One-Year, Two-Year, and MMM Programs. (JDMBA applicants can only submit a GMAT score.)

Read Beth Tidmarsh’s previous series on “Tips for applying to Kellogg”

Beth Tidmarsh ’03 is the director of admissions for full-time MBA programs at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. As a vice president at Jones Lang LaSalle, she led and executed tenant representation and corporate solutions work for companies such as Xerox, KPMG and Huron Consulting Group. Prior to attending Kellogg, Beth spent six years in consulting for Accenture based out of Chicago and Sydney.

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When Kellogg admissions officers review an application, they evaluate potential students based on six categories. Here, Beth Tidmarsh, director of admissions for Kellogg’s full-time MBA programs, demystifies what happens once you submit your materials and helps you think about how to formulate the story that will help the admissions team learn more about you.

TODAY’S TOPIC: WORK EXPERIENCE

PREVIOUS TOPICS: Intellectual ability

One thing that makes the Kellogg experience so rich is the wide variety of backgrounds — both personal and professional — in our student body. We admit applicants from diverse fields, with varying years of experience. We also analyze each applicant within the context of his or her own career path, rather than against each other. Our admissions officers are looking to understand how you’ve progressed and why what you’ve done is significant. Are you progressing faster than others at your same level? Did you get promoted more quickly? Have you taken on additional responsibilities?

The quality of your professional experience, regardless of where you are in your career, is what will stand out. A great way to make your application pop is to help us understand what the standards are within your industry and your particular company or organization. Some workplaces or careers are very structured about how someone can advance through the ranks, while others provide opportunities for leadership in other, less formal ways. One tip we will share: Think about how you would explain your job to a 10-year-old or your grandmother. Jargon and acronyms will often create confusion, so avoid them whenever you can. This is a great place to show us how you can communicate ideas across fields and disciplines.

By including your resume, you’re giving us a quick overview that highlights a few significant achievements of your work experience. Within your application, you can specify more about your day-to-day responsibilities, the nitty-gritty of how you operate in the working world. Capitalize on that extra space and don’t just copy your resume into the input fields! You have many chances to tell more about your career, so seize every one and make each part count in its own way.

Read Beth Tidmarsh’s previous series on “Tips for applying to Kellogg”

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My doubt comes from why they would need to look at the video essay so many times. A couple times makes sense. But they are pretty short and the questions weren't that revealing. It seemed like more of a way to see if you can reasonably present yourself. Once they check the box, what's the point of continuing to watch.
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My doubt comes from why they would need to look at the video essay so many times. A couple times makes sense. But they are pretty short and the questions weren't that revealing. It seemed like more of a way to see if you can reasonably present yourself. Once they check the box, what's the point of continuing to watch.


I agree, Unless they want a bunch of people looking at it to make a final decision .Or its just that some videos are so fun that the same person does re -runs( for whatever reason lol)
I am not even sure what weight the V essay carries for those who have interviewed already.
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