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# Calling all Kellogg Applicants (2016 Intake) Class of 2018!!

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09 Oct 2015, 12:49
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I am copying a post from last year's thread, hope this will be helpful to Indian applicants (note that this is not my insight but of the guy who posted this):

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To everyone applying from India. I am a reapplicant and hence am acquainted with how the process works. Let me detail it as I am sure it will calm some nerves:

1. Kellogg, by design, interviews each applicant. However, in areas of high demand of interviews such as India, it is not possible for them to match their alumni to each applicant as each alumni can do only as many interviews
2. Once both Part 1 and Part 2 are submitted, one of the following three scenarios will occur:

i. You will be invited to interview on a day in late Oct/Early Nov. This is essentially an interview day - many alumni will gather at a hotel and many applicants will be interviewed. No clear formula on how the invitees are decided, but I think it depends on who submtited Part 1 earlier as from Kellogg's vantage point everyone has to be interviewed and hence no one is at a higher or lower priority at that point. Once the interview has been completed, the adcom will review your essays and recommendations and you then sit tight until the decision date to hear back from them.

ii. You will get an interview waiver. The Kellogg team does NOT read an applicant's file until their interview is complete. Hence, to avoid delays, they start reading the application first for those in India who weren't sent invited in the first go. The waiver does NOT affect your application negatively - it just means that they are waiving your interview in order to begin reviewing your application

iii. If they like your application, you will receive an invitation to interview. This will be a one to one with an alumnus here, or a Skype with the adcom in Chicago

iv. It may also happen that you don't get this invite after the waiver, in which case it is safe to assume you have been dinged

3. Hence, unlike other countries, in India Kellogg does NOT interview everyone. Also, most people receive a waiver which can then convert/not convert into an interview invite at a later stage.
4. You will NOT be admitted to the program without an interview. Hence, if after the waiver you do not receive an invite, it means you have been dinged.
5. Dates: Please read last year's thread. If I recall correctly, people received the first invites 2 weeks after the Part 2 deadline. People who first received a waiver and then an invite (such as me) kept hearing throughout November. I got my invite around Mid Nov.
6. Hence, if by end Nov you haven't heard from them after a waiver, safe to move on to alternate plans
7. Most people in India will get a waiver - it will test your nerves (tested mine) but it is actually a blessing in disguise. If you receive an invite after a waiver, that means the adcom liked your application and wants to know more - that is a positive sign any day of the year

Hope this answers your queries. Indian applicants should NOT compare their interview timeline to foreign applicants.
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09 Oct 2015, 14:55
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I am copying a post from last year's thread, hope this will be helpful to Indian applicants (note that this is not my insight but of the guy who posted this):

Thank you so much! This helps

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To everyone applying from India. I am a reapplicant and hence am acquainted with how the process works. Let me detail it as I am sure it will calm some nerves:

1. Kellogg, by design, interviews each applicant. However, in areas of high demand of interviews such as India, it is not possible for them to match their alumni to each applicant as each alumni can do only as many interviews
2. Once both Part 1 and Part 2 are submitted, one of the following three scenarios will occur:

i. You will be invited to interview on a day in late Oct/Early Nov. This is essentially an interview day - many alumni will gather at a hotel and many applicants will be interviewed. No clear formula on how the invitees are decided, but I think it depends on who submtited Part 1 earlier as from Kellogg's vantage point everyone has to be interviewed and hence no one is at a higher or lower priority at that point. Once the interview has been completed, the adcom will review your essays and recommendations and you then sit tight until the decision date to hear back from them.

ii. You will get an interview waiver. The Kellogg team does NOT read an applicant's file until their interview is complete. Hence, to avoid delays, they start reading the application first for those in India who weren't sent invited in the first go. The waiver does NOT affect your application negatively - it just means that they are waiving your interview in order to begin reviewing your application

iii. If they like your application, you will receive an invitation to interview. This will be a one to one with an alumnus here, or a Skype with the adcom in Chicago

iv. It may also happen that you don't get this invite after the waiver, in which case it is safe to assume you have been dinged

3. Hence, unlike other countries, in India Kellogg does NOT interview everyone. Also, most people receive a waiver which can then convert/not convert into an interview invite at a later stage.
4. You will NOT be admitted to the program without an interview. Hence, if after the waiver you do not receive an invite, it means you have been dinged.
5. Dates: Please read last year's thread. If I recall correctly, people received the first invites 2 weeks after the Part 2 deadline. People who first received a waiver and then an invite (such as me) kept hearing throughout November. I got my invite around Mid Nov.
6. Hence, if by end Nov you haven't heard from them after a waiver, safe to move on to alternate plans
7. Most people in India will get a waiver - it will test your nerves (tested mine) but it is actually a blessing in disguise. If you receive an invite after a waiver, that means the adcom liked your application and wants to know more - that is a positive sign any day of the year

Hope this answers your queries. Indian applicants should NOT compare their interview timeline to foreign applicants.
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Updated on: 11 Oct 2015, 14:27
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Hey guys! Just had my interview, I really liked the style, but unfortunately we started a bit late (they had technical problems) and I didn't have an opportunity to ask questions about Kellogg that I had. It was a Skype interview with the adcom, very nice lady.
Duration: 45 minutes.
Questions: Why that major?
Why Kellogg?
Why MBA?
Why now?

Edited: "Is there anything else about yourself you want to tell me?"

I felt like I spoke a bit too much, but this was very unusual format to me )
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Originally posted by kvazar on 09 Oct 2015, 15:21.
Last edited by kvazar on 11 Oct 2015, 14:27, edited 1 time in total.
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11 Oct 2015, 12:02
For those that are coming in for on-campus interviews, are you guys planning on doing any of the campus events (tours, lunch with students, class visits)? I'm trying to decide if I want to fly in early to do the lunch with students/class visits since I've already toured the campus and went to information session.
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11 Oct 2015, 12:20
I have an early interview, I signed up for lunch with students and a class in the evening. I didn't receive any confirmation though.
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For those that are coming in for on-campus interviews, are you guys planning on doing any of the campus events (tours, lunch with students, class visits)? I'm trying to decide if I want to fly in early to do the lunch with students/class visits since I've already toured the campus and went to information session.
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11 Oct 2015, 12:40
R1Hopeful wrote:
For those that are coming in for on-campus interviews, are you guys planning on doing any of the campus events (tours, lunch with students, class visits)? I'm trying to decide if I want to fly in early to do the lunch with students/class visits since I've already toured the campus and went to information session.

I signed up for those events on the same day as my interview. I have never been to Kellogg so I figured it would be stupid not to take advantage of it. (In the off chance that I get into both Chicago Booth and Kellogg, the on campus visits will likely sway my decision).

If you've already gone to campus before you could probably skip it. Although talking to more students would probably be interesting.
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11 Oct 2015, 20:24
Guys, will everyone who applied for Kellogg get at least an interview waived notification after submitting application? I saw Gmatclub statistics showing 50% candidates got interviewed last year.
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12 Oct 2015, 10:22
Que Sera, Sera....
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12 Oct 2015, 22:23
alliatjtj wrote:
Guys, will everyone who applied for Kellogg get at least an interview waived notification after submitting application? I saw Gmatclub statistics showing 50% candidates got interviewed last year.

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12 Oct 2015, 23:09
alliatjtj wrote:
Guys, will everyone who applied for Kellogg get at least an interview waived notification after submitting application? I saw Gmatclub statistics showing 50% candidates got interviewed last year.

Hi, though they don't explicitly state that everyone will receive one or another, I think it's fair to assume that. Basically waiver means that they will review your application without interviewing you, hence they send them before actually reading your file.
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13 Oct 2015, 10:24
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GOD!!! Does anyone else think that waiting for these invitations to come through is more stressful than the 'normal' process followed by other schools who only send out invites to people they're interested in?! The time period for the latter usually lasts 1-2 weeks and you have a start and end-date in mind. This one seems to take aggggesss.
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14 Oct 2015, 05:20
Does anyone know on-campus interview is from student or AO?
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14 Oct 2015, 05:47
woshichailin wrote:
Does anyone know on-campus interview is from student or AO?

It could be both. When I visited the campus, I saw interviews were conducted by both 2nd yr students and AO's
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14 Oct 2015, 10:00
 FROM Kellogg MBA Blog: Can you be happy and successful? Will Harper ’14 entered graduate school like many 20-somethings, eager to learn and searching for his life’s purpose. While at Kellogg, Harper organized a five-person team under the direction of Harry Kraemer ’79, clinical professor of strategy, and turned his personal journey into a six-month research project focused on understanding the components of happiness.Two years later, that six-month project has evolved into a business in which Harper consults with companies and works with business leaders to build happiness and fulfillment — for themselves and their employees — into their strategies for success.In a talk hosted by the Kellogg Business Leadership Club on Oct. 2, Harper spoke with students about the need to build fulfillment in their lives while finding career success.Barriers to happinessWhile developing his business after graduation, Harper quickly learned that many professionals were so focused on being efficient and successful, they found themselves unfulfilled and struggling to find their purpose. So in his talk to students, Harper started with a few basic questions to get the conversation moving: “What are my skills?” “What am I good at?” “What do I love?” and “What are my values?”“Where those things intersect, that’s the most powerful version of you,” he said. “And if we apply that powerful version of you to the needs in the world, that’s where you get the biggest impact. It’s also where you get the most happiness.”Read more about Harper’s talk to Kellogg students.Learn more about Kellogg’s Full-Time MBA program.Filed under: Academics, Student Life Tagged: alumni, business leadership, guest speakers, happiness, leadership
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14 Oct 2015, 22:37
So quite these days? Anyone got invite?
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15 Oct 2015, 08:00
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15 Oct 2015, 18:08
Anyone flying in to O'Hare early morning of the 23rd to interview / take part in some on campus sessions/tours/Q&A/classes? My flight arrives around 8 AM CST, if anyone else will be around, I'd love to share a cab or make my way to Evanston with someone to chat with
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15 Oct 2015, 18:39
I'll be flying in on the 22nd. On 23rd, I am planning to attend the afternoon class, student hosted lunch and probably the tour.
We can meet up if you are attending any of those events.
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Anyone flying in to O'Hare early morning of the 23rd to interview / take part in some on campus sessions/tours/Q&A/classes? My flight arrives around 8 AM CST, if anyone else will be around, I'd love to share a cab or make my way to Evanston with someone to chat with
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15 Oct 2015, 21:39
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Had my interview yesterday on Skype...indian applicant..it was quite conversational. Same questions...tell me about yourself? Challenging task? Situation when you managed a difficult team? Strength weakness? One question on leadership? Short term and long term? Why mba? Why Kellogg? What will you contribute to Kellogg? Questions for us?
Interviewer was super friendly and she was from adcom. And I think the choice of who gets an invite for interview from Kellogg is completely random, as she said this is a blind interview and they have not even seen my application. I would believe them so people who get a waiver..sit tight ur invite will be on the way
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16 Oct 2015, 07:17
I have done mine as well, with an alumni.

Anyone know how we can see if they submitted the report? Has anyone's application status page from simply "payment received"?
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