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I am from Bangalore. Got interviewed on skype. I think yours will be coming soon as well :)

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FROM Kellogg MBA Blog: Reflecting on my summer internship | 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.

I was very curious about the graduate student internship experience. After a few years of work experience as a full-timer, I figured it might be a bit strange to go back with the intern badge. I also wondered what elements of my approach to work would be different after a year in business school.

First up, wearing the intern badge wasn’t strange at all. It helped that we had about 25 other MBA interns as part of our intern class this summer at LinkedIn. In fact, it regularly felt like a place of privilege – we were treated incredibly well, and I regularly felt very fortunate to be given the opportunity to do what I was doing.

My approach to work did feel different. Here are three things that stood out:

1. I adapted my productivity system from school for work purposes.

I previously wrote about a simple system I used through my first year  – in a nutshell, it involves color coding my calendar based on the four priorities at school (career, academics, extra-curricular and social) and doing a weekly review to check how I was doing. I ported the system to my internship. The new priorities were:

  • Core project
  • Other projects
  • People
  • Intern events
I found it to be just as useful in facilitating an intentional and reflective approach to work.

I don’t think I experienced the full power of the system because my “core projects” were fairly well scoped out. I think the system’s benefits really show up when there’s a multitude of priorities pulling you in different directions. I’m looking forward to continue to refine this system for work purposes when I’m back at work after school.

2. I proactively met people.

One of the beautiful parts of graduate school is setting up time for a quick coffee/walk when you want to get to know someone. As I generally avoid the big bar/party settings, I did plenty of these “coffee” catch ups through my first year. This was a very helpful habit going into the internship as I got to both know, and learn, from people I didn’t directly work with. It is something I should continue to do when I get back to work next year.

3. I worked off a more solid foundation.

Many times, I felt grateful for my core courses and the fact that I could call on my professors if I needed help (and I did). The best way to describe the benefits of a good graduate business education is that it gives you a set of basic tools that helps you be more effective. I liken education to wearing a different pair of glasses. It fundamentally changes the way you see the world without you realizing it.

I did also walk away with a sense of urgency in terms of things I needed to learn.

That brings me to next steps. I took away three next steps from my internship experience:

1. Take the time to understand what you will need to be successful at your chosen craft in 3-5 years.

This is part of an ongoing and iterative process in my case. I’ve decided to go back to LinkedIn and plan on working my way toward building and managing web/mobile products in the next three-to-five years. And I am currently focused on understanding what skills I need to develop in the coming year to give myself a good start.

2. Take courses that will be relevant.

While I’m grateful for the core courses, I’m also really excited about taking courses that are relevant. For instance, I’m taking two courses from our cutting edge ‘Big Data & Analytics’ curriculum, and I intend to continue exploring courses that will be relevant to my journey.

3. Enjoy student life.

My time away from school made me appreciate the joys of student life. As this is likely my last ever year of student life, I intend to make the most of it. Among other things, that means taking time to have many more wonderful conversations with friends and plenty of afternoon naps.

Looking forward.

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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Does anyone have an idea on the text of the report sent by the interviewer to the school? I mean is it subjective, or objective or detailed or just a recommendation on whether the interviewer recommends the candidate or not?


There really isn't very much info online pertaining to what is contained in the alumni reports. I would bet that there is a confidentiality clause that the interviewers must abide by so as not to skew future interviewee's behavior. I imagine the interviewer's feedback is like a trustworthy letter of rec, which might include some subjective info, plus maybe a handful of 1-10 rankings, giving an overall objective flavor.

I could be way off on the particulars of my speculation, but that kind of evaluation seems like it would help round out the other info submitted with the Kellogg app.




During my interview(and probably during other's as well), the interviewer emphasized a lot on the point that 'this wasn't a formal interview' and a conversation to know me better as a person.
So my guess is the same.. They are just trying to know us as a person and probably write about us in the same way. Maybe some questions and rankings etc. Two things that probably are interpreted by the adcom from this :
1. ranking - whether these match with the type of content and reco's they get. Obviously they trust their alumni more than the face value of our essays and recos.
2. They understand what kind of people we are. :P like the first impressions etc. Good to talk to, pleasing and humorous nature etc etc.

Thats what I could understand from my 'research' on specifically Kellogg interviews. May not apply to other interviews. Maybe im wrong for Kellogg also!!
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Does anyone have an idea as to when we will be told about interview waivers?


From what I have read in various posts, my understanding is that they wont tell you if its a waiver or not.
They seem to divide the list (of applicants), and send interview invites to 'one' bunch of candidates, and meanwhile start reading the 'other' bunch's applications.
So the 'first' bunch becomes the Invited to interview bunch. and the second becomes the waiver bunch, if they cant get kellogg alumni's to take their interviews. If alumni's are available, they send invites to candidates from the other bunch as well.
However, even if you are in the waiver bunch, they don't tell you explicitly. The application is just read first, and then they decide whether to invite for interview or not.
It's then that you'll come to know/hear anything from them. (i.e. the final decision)

So, to answer your question, I dont think they send out any such notification for waivers.
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There really isn't very much info online pertaining to what is contained in the alumni reports. I would bet that there is a confidentiality clause that the interviewers must abide by so as not to skew future interviewee's behavior. I imagine the interviewer's feedback is like a trustworthy letter of rec, which might include some subjective info, plus maybe a handful of 1-10 rankings, giving an overall objective flavor.

I could be way off on the particulars of my speculation, but that kind of evaluation seems like it would help round out the other info submitted with the Kellogg app.




During my interview(and probably during other's as well), the interviewer emphasized a lot on the point that 'this wasn't a formal interview' and a conversation to know me better as a person.
So my guess is the same.. They are just trying to know us as a person and probably write about us in the same way. Maybe some questions and rankings etc. Two things that probably are interpreted by the adcom from this :
1. ranking - whether these match with the type of content and reco's they get. Obviously they trust their alumni more than the face value of our essays and recos.
2. They understand what kind of people we are. :P like the first impressions etc. Good to talk to, pleasing and humorous nature etc etc.

Thats what I could understand from my 'research' on specifically Kellogg interviews. May not apply to other interviews. Maybe im wrong for Kellogg also!!


Agreed SherLocked2018. Kellogg has poured a ton of effort into recruiting sharp interpersonal abilities into their program. Because Kellogg holds an applicant's people skills as one of the most important profile attributes, it makes sense they would want one of their own to screen every applicant and not miss any great potentials.

You can read about how the man with the vision, former Dean Don Jacobs, pioneered the b-school interview process here:
http://www.nytimes.com/2000/05/03/busin ... wanted=all

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Had my interview today.
Interviewer was a very nice lady. Went to a Business Strategy class later and it was really cool. There was a lot of cold calling and a lot more jokes. I felt students were well engaged in the class as well.
Back to the interview,
Usual questions...
Why MBA?
What did you do at your work - and a lot of discussion about that?
What qualities do you think should a leader have?
Why not the MMM program? (this question arose since my stated goals for MBA fit well with the MMM program)
Any weakness's you want to overcome?
What would your co-workers say about you?
Were you in any situation where you had to deal with a challenging person?
What courses would you take at Kellogg? ( A variation of this)
What's the most challenging thing in your job?
What clubs would you take part in at Kellogg?
What unique experiences would you bring to your class? - I fumbled here
Do you want to add anything else? I said No which I now realize is a mistake :D
Any questions for me?

Also, for the people going for an on-campus interview, go in at least an hour early, it's very difficult to find parking (I got a $100 parking ticket as a souvenir). And FYI 1.6 miles in Evanston is >15 mins which sucks.

The campus was very beautiful this time of the year. You could spend a day just walking around or by the boardwalk.

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Had my interview today.
Interviewer was a very nice lady. Went to a Business Strategy class later and it was really cool. There was a lot of cold calling and a lot more jokes. I felt students were well engaged in the class as well.
Back to the interview,
Usual questions...
Why MBA?
What did you do at your work - and a lot of discussion about that?
What qualities do you think should a leader have?
Why not the MMM program? (this question arose since my stated goals for MBA fit well with the MMM program)
Any weakness's you want to overcome?
What would your co-workers say about you?
Were you in any situation where you had to deal with a challenging person?
What courses would you take at Kellogg? ( A variation of this)
What's the most challenging thing in your job?
What clubs would you take part in at Kellogg?
What unique experiences would you bring to your class? - I fumbled here
Do you want to add anything else? I said No which I now realize is a mistake :D
Any questions for me?

Also, for the people going for an on-campus interview, go in at least an hour early, it's very difficult to find parking (I got a $100 parking ticket as a souvenir). And FYI 1.6 miles in Evanston is >15 mins which sucks.

The campus was very beautiful this time of the year. You could spend a day just walking around or by the boardwalk.


I had my interview today as well and second the parking situation. Highly recommend to cab or uber.

MV23 - Best of luck in December

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I am from Bangalore. Got interviewed on skype. I think yours will be coming soon as well :)


Tavish, congratulations on completing your interview!

When did you get the interview invite? Did your interviewer have the same professional profile (or background) as yours? One last question, when had you submitted your application?

Thank you!

And, all the best with the results :)

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No communication yet. Nervous.
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Anybody from Chennai interviewed yet? Anxious :(

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Anybody from Chennai interviewed yet? Anxious :(


Chennai too and no invite! I guess there are abt three of us in the forum :(

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Anybody from Chennai interviewed yet? Anxious :(


Chennai too and no invite! I guess there are abt three of us in the forum :(


A Kellogg Alum sitting right in this building! Yet :roll:

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Anybody from Chennai interviewed yet? Anxious :(


Chennai too and no invite! I guess there are abt three of us in the forum :(


A Kellogg Alum sitting right in this building! Yet :roll:


And where is that? :O anyways oly hope is to stay calm :/

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Anyone of you applied with your spouse (as a couple) and got interview invites for both? Or one of you ?
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Anybody from Chennai interviewed yet? Anxious :([/quote]

A Kellogg Alum sitting right in this building! Yet :roll:[/quote]

And where is that? :O anyways oly hope is to stay calm :/[/quote]


If you guys look at the last year's forum, invites continued to be sent deep into the month of november. Not just 1 or 2, but in bulk. Kellogg generally invites most of the candidates for the interview, as we all know. Thus, it's way too early to give up hope. Kellogg is very different from the rest of the schools in inviting candidates for the interviews. I guess Tuck is another that comes close in adopting a similar strategy for interview invites.

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Anyone from Hyderabad interviewed yet?

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Anyone from Hyderabad interviewed yet?



I am from Hyderabad- nothing yet.

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Anyone from Hyderabad interviewed yet?


Hyderabadi here as well. Nada ...
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Hyderabadi here as well. Nada ...


Also from Hyderabad, no interview yet.
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