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Struggling with video essays, unable to capture voice... need help!!!


I'd reach out to Kira Talent directly to get support....

Also, everyone use the practice option! You can practice as much as you want prior to doing the real thing, I've done so for the past 10-15 minutes, and it's helping me out big time with where I am looking, head bobbing, etc. etc.

Good luck!

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You should receive an email confirmation, probably the servers are busy right now. Don't worry about it, just log in and check the status. And I am the king of paranoid city so I can totally relate to your situation :) Good Luck!
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Submitted!!!

Ok, question:

I haven't received an e-mail confirmation from the school saying that the application has been 'submitted'. I just checked my application again on the site and it says 'submitted', but I haven't received an email confirmation from the school which is weird because the other schools do it and someone on this thread said he did!!! Does it take some time after you've submitted your application to receive an e-mail from the school confirming the submission for round 1? Or I'm being a paranoid idiot?




Thanks! Still no acknowledgment e-mail but it says "submitted" on the site so will have to live with that! Good luck!

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jugglerG2 wrote:
Struggling with video essays, unable to capture voice... need help!!!


I'd reach out to Kira Talent directly to get support....

Also, everyone use the practice option! You can practice as much as you want prior to doing the real thing, I've done so for the past 10-15 minutes, and it's helping me out big time with where I am looking, head bobbing, etc. etc.

Good luck!


I had a chat with Kira Talent support lady, she gave me all those options that I could find on video essay page itself. At the end she asked me to drop a mail to Kira Talent, will try that today, not sure what is SLA for them to reploy.
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Wait, I thought the second question was going to be "What path are you interested in pursuing, how will you get there, and why is this program right for you?"
Isn't that the case?
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1. Why MBA
2. Why Kellogg

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Wait, I thought the second question was going to be "What path are you interested in pursuing, how will you get there, and why is this program right for you?"
Isn't that the case?
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Video essay questions were

1. Why MBA
2. Why Kellogg


And first is a random personal question with no right answers. Also very confused o_O
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Wait, I thought the second question was going to be "What path are you interested in pursuing, how will you get there, and why is this program right for you?"
Isn't that the case?
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Video essay questions were

1. Why MBA
2. Why Kellogg


And first is a random personal question with no right answers. Also very confused o_O



Yea I would say go with what it says verbatim on the Kellogg website:

"..The second question will be about Kellogg. And to make this even less mysterious we are going to give you the question. Seriously. Here it is: “What path are you interested in pursuing, how will you get there, and why is this program right for you?”

It would be some serious tom-foolery for them to say this and it not be the actual question IMO.

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Wait, I thought the second question was going to be "What path are you interested in pursuing, how will you get there, and why is this program right for you?"
Isn't that the case?
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Video essay questions were

1. Why MBA
2. Why Kellogg


And first is a random personal question with no right answers. Also very confused o_O



Can anyone who has done the video essays shed some light on this? I agree that it would be pretty shady to switch the question (even just the phrasing) when they are so explicit that they are giving us the exact question.

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Can anyone who has done the video essays shed some light on this? I agree that it would be pretty shady to switch the question (even just the phrasing) when they are so explicit that they are giving us the exact question



Don't panic, this is the exact question asked in the video. You can rehearse the answer. :)

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Can anyone who has done the video essays shed some light on this? I agree that it would be pretty shady to switch the question (even just the phrasing) when they are so explicit that they are giving us the exact question



Don't panic, this is the exact question asked in the video. You can rehearse the answer. :)


Awesome, thanks for letting everyone know! Collectively, I believe will be a huge sigh of relief....

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Thanks man, that really makes things clearer :D
Was the other one a random personal question or a standard one like why MBA?

panoramix wrote:
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Can anyone who has done the video essays shed some light on this? I agree that it would be pretty shady to switch the question (even just the phrasing) when they are so explicit that they are giving us the exact question



Don't panic, this is the exact question asked in the video. You can rehearse the answer. :)

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Right, the first question is personal, not mba related.

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video essay complete!

my question was "Who was someone you looked up to growing up?"

The second question was indeed what was expected.

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FROM Kellogg MBA Blog: What should Volkswagen do? | MBA Learnings
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Second-year student Rohan Rajiv is blogging once a week about important lessons he is learning at Kellogg. Read more of his posts here.

We started our second year with a one week pre-term course on Leading and Managing Crises. We discussed responses to multiple crises – both good and bad. And, as I was on the lookout for a new crisis to apply my learning, Volkswagen appeared in the news for what has to rank among the dumbest decisions of all time.

How Volkswagen thought they could get away with a program that cheats the emissions test is anyone’s guess. But common sense isn’t very common, and this is a good illustration that groups of people in “good” companies can make some really bad decisions.

A framework we used for discussing crisis response was called “The Trust Radar.”

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The rationale behind the framework is that crises are not just disasters that need to be managed. Instead, they need to be viewed as turning points: manage them well, for example, and you could win significant trust. In all star examples of crisis management — the 1980s Tylenol crisis or the 2005 Southwest crisis when a plane slid off the ice, crashed into a car and killed a 6-year old boy — leadership scored high on each of the four components of the trust radar.

First, they demonstrated transparency by getting on the scene quickly and being very clear about what they knew, what they didn’t know and what they were doing to get the information. This is in contrast to British Petroleum’s (BP) response to the 2010 oil spill. No one seemed to have a clue as to what was going on.

Second, they demonstrate expertise where necessary. In crises that involve technical issues, it is critical that the public feels the company knows what’s going on and how it can be fixed. Again, BP spent more time trying to siphon blame than fixing the problem in the immediate aftermath of the spill.

Third, they show commitment. Often, the first step here is by simply making sure the CEO shows up. There is often nothing more important than reputation, and the CEO’s presence underlines that. However, the best show of commitment is doing what it takes to fix the problem. This generally involves a huge investment into product recalls and compensation for damages.

Finally, they demonstrate empathy. Company’s and executives aren’t trusted by the public, so this step is critical to make sure the people in the affected area understand they are cared for.

So that leads us to – what can Volkswagen do?

Firing the CEO was a first step. It shows commitment. However, they have a long way to go.

Among the four radar components, commitment is the one that requires the most attention. Being transparent and empathetic will help, but to a lesser extent. And it is clear they have technical expertise – too much of it, some might argue. Aside from investing in product recalls and fines, I think a critical step toward demonstrating commitment to fixing the problem would be to conduct a thorough investigation into the groups that recommended and decided to make this decision (it can’t just be the CEO). They need to be fired/fined and punished in some way. Such decisions show a failure of ethics in the organization, and hard measures are required.

While the new CEO will definitely need to attempt to score as high as possible on the four components of the trust radar, the Volkswagen case illustrates one of the hardest challenges of rebuilding reputation – you cannot talk yourself out of a problem that you’ve acted yourself into.

Companies, like humans, are trusted because of the character they exhibit. And demonstrating good character is a long-term game. Volkswagen has a long and painful road ahead.

Rohan Rajiv is a second-year student in Kellogg’s Full-Time Two-Year Program. Prior to Kellogg he worked at a-connect serving clients on consulting projects across 14 countries in Europe, Asia, Australia and South America. He blogs a learning every day, including his MBA Learnings series, on www.ALearningaDay.com.

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Wait, I thought the second question was going to be "What path are you interested in pursuing, how will you get there, and why is this program right for you?"
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Video essay questions were

1. Why MBA
2. Why Kellogg



Yup the exact wording was what you mentioned, I just shortened it :-D :-D
I dint get any personal question, just why MBA

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Just done with my video essays -- Completed in my pyjamas :D

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Hi everyone,

Can someone help me clarifying the first part of the question : "What path are you interested in pursuing?". Does this relate with professional path (after mba), or is it a path while at Kellogg? This sounds ambiguous to me...


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Wait, I thought the second question was going to be "What path are you interested in pursuing, how will you get there, and why is this program right for you?"
Isn't that the case?
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Video essay questions were

1. Why MBA
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I had the same doubts. I found this resource to be useful
http://fxmbaconsulting.com/kellogg-vide ... cing-here/
And I went with what I want to do after Kellogg and how Kellogg would help get to that position. Don't forget to include why Kellogg is the right fit for you (maybe a line or two about that).
One thing I would like to say, keep a lookout for the time, I was unable to finish my last sentence and was cut midway which really isn't a good thing.
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Can someone help me clarifying the first part of the question : "What path are you interested in pursuing?". Does this relate with professional path (after mba), or is it a path while at Kellogg? This sounds ambiguous to me...


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Wait, I thought the second question was going to be "What path are you interested in pursuing, how will you get there, and why is this program right for you?"
Isn't that the case?
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2. Why Kellogg

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New post 26 Sep 2015, 11:47
thank you MV23, will try to combine my answer using your insights. Best wishes on your apps!

if still of any help to other applicants, this link provides some insights on paths to follow with at Kellogg (https://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/pr ... hways.aspx)

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Don't fret about the video essays. I was pretty nervous about it but it ended up being really natural and easy.

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Done with video essay and it went really well.

Night and day compared with the Yale VE.

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