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# Calling all Kellogg Fall 2009 Applicants!

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30 Jul 2008, 05:22
I don't think it makes much of a difference, especially if you have already visited the campus. But even if you haven't, the school recognizes that financial constraints limit all applicants from visiting.

For the record, I interviewed with an alum

sonibubu wrote:
Does it make any difference whether one interviews on campus or off at Kellogg? I have heard a couple things:

-On-campus interviews are more predictable (alumni can be moody, biased, etc)
-Off-campus interviews are OK if you have already visited the school
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30 Jul 2008, 10:11
I asked about that when I was at Kellogg last week - the adcom said that if you're "within reasonable driving distance" of the campus, she recommends doing an on campus interview. If you have to fly in, she recommended "using your judgement".
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sonibubu wrote:
Does it make any difference whether one interviews on campus or off at Kellogg? I have heard a couple things:

-On-campus interviews are more predictable (alumni can be moody, biased, etc)
-Off-campus interviews are OK if you have already visited the school
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31 Jul 2008, 08:38
anyone know when the essays will be posted?? i m applying R1 as well..
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31 Jul 2008, 08:41
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03 Aug 2008, 14:09
So there are a few options for question 4 of the essays. Which ones are you all planning on answering? I'm thinking 4A for sure and possibly 4C....
Also do you think 4B is intended to be the "explain deficiencies in your profile" essay?
cheerio,
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4.) Applicants must answer two of the below essays, limit two double spaced paragraphs for each question. (Re-applicants must answer question 4D and 1 other essay).
4A - Describe a time when you had to motivate a reluctant individual or group.
4D - For re-applicants only: Since your previous application
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05 Aug 2008, 02:19
I'm falling for Kellogg in a bad way. I think it just might be the perfect fit for me. (in part due to rivers many insightful posts).

Definitely count me in for R1.
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05 Aug 2008, 05:11
fooFighter wrote:
I'm falling for Kellogg in a bad way. I think it just might be the perfect fit for me. (in part due to rivers many insightful posts).

Definitely count me in for R1.

Same here! It scares me though because I don't want to get my heart set on one school. (Even though I'm applying to 6)
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05 Aug 2008, 05:20
cpgmba wrote:
fooFighter wrote:
I'm falling for Kellogg in a bad way. I think it just might be the perfect fit for me. (in part due to rivers many insightful posts).

Definitely count me in for R1.

Same here! It scares me though because I don't want to get my heart set on one school. (Even though I'm applying to 6)

haha yeah its like a high school crush but in the case of kellogg it'll last a lifetime
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05 Aug 2008, 13:19
better to spread out the "crush" this way you won't be too devastated that you "only" got into MIT or Chicago or Wharton
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05 Aug 2008, 14:38
I think generally people lean towards one school far in advance due to fit. Even if you dont get in there and end up somewhere else you will still love your experience no matter where they go. I have only met a few bitter seeming people in the whole process and I think it was just their personality.
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05 Aug 2008, 15:23
riverripper wrote:
I think generally people lean towards one school far in advance due to fit. Even if you dont get in there and end up somewhere else you will still love your experience no matter where they go. I have only met a few bitter seeming people in the whole process and I think it was just their personality.

Unless you're out of your mind and only applying to two schools. If I don't get into Kellogg, I'm going to be a very disappointed guy.
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05 Aug 2008, 17:53
ac8706 wrote:
So there are a few options for question 4 of the essays. Which ones are you all planning on answering? I'm thinking 4A for sure and possibly 4C....
Also do you think 4B is intended to be the "explain deficiencies in your profile" essay?
cheerio,
ac.

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4.) Applicants must answer two of the below essays, limit two double spaced paragraphs for each question. (Re-applicants must answer question 4D and 1 other essay).
4A - Describe a time when you had to motivate a reluctant individual or group.
4D - For re-applicants only: Since your previous application

Is 4B where you put include why no recs are from current manager? I was thinking Kellogg has an optional essay maybe in the application (and wasn't posted with the other essay questions)?
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05 Aug 2008, 18:55
Kellogg accepts optional essays from what I remember...that may have changed but you could ask the adcoms to be sure.
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05 Aug 2008, 19:11
was thinking that as well - I looked and didn't see anything about an optional essay....

sonibubu wrote:
ac8706 wrote:
So there are a few options for question 4 of the essays. Which ones are you all planning on answering? I'm thinking 4A for sure and possibly 4C....
Also do you think 4B is intended to be the "explain deficiencies in your profile" essay?
cheerio,
ac.

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4.) Applicants must answer two of the below essays, limit two double spaced paragraphs for each question. (Re-applicants must answer question 4D and 1 other essay).
4A - Describe a time when you had to motivate a reluctant individual or group.
4D - For re-applicants only: Since your previous application

Is 4B where you put include why no recs are from current manager? I was thinking Kellogg has an optional essay maybe in the application (and wasn't posted with the other essay questions)?
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06 Aug 2008, 08:38
Some things you guys may find helpful.

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

07-08 Facts and Figures (Class Profile): http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/admissions/images/FactsFigures-07_web.pdf

2007 Employment Report (very detailed): http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/career_employer/employment/2007/Employment_Report_2007.pdf

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

Online application: https://apply.embark.com/MBAEdge/Kellogg/
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06 Aug 2008, 08:53
Gonna be visiting Kellogg next week~

I plan to visit a class and then join the info session in the afternoon.
I am wondering if there is any other thing that I should be aware of.
Kellogg seems to be more personable than most schools, from what I've seen so far.
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06 Aug 2008, 08:57
Be aware that it is only 1Ys there, they havent really experienced the school yet like it will be in the winter. There are only like 75, 1Ys while there are 575 other students set to start in another month...and of course all the returning second years. There probably will be some incoming students wandering around just as lost as you will be too.
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06 Aug 2008, 09:11
fatb wrote:
Gonna be visiting Kellogg next week~

I plan to visit a class and then join the info session in the afternoon.
I am wondering if there is any other thing that I should be aware of.
Kellogg seems to be more personable than most schools, from what I've seen so far.

one thing that may seem obvious - be on time to the info session and sign in at the desk. The Adcom got really annoyed with the three people who wandered in late (5 mins, 10mins, 30 mins each) and also got annoyed with the handful of people who hadn't signed in with the receptionist.
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06 Aug 2008, 10:10
Thanks river & ac8706 for the advice

I am wondering.. how big will the info session be?
Seeing that there is one everyday, I don't think the group will be that big.

As far as timing is concerned, I hope that by visiting during the summer I'll get more "face time" by the virtue of fewer people around....
As for the winter I heard it's much worse than NY. I think I'll just stay indoor 24-7
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06 Aug 2008, 14:46
I had about 15 people at the info session I attended. I imagine that once school is open and more prospectives start visiting, the session size will increase...

The winter is not too much worse than NY - just a bit more snow and windier

fatb wrote:
Thanks river & ac8706 for the advice

I am wondering.. how big will the info session be?
Seeing that there is one everyday, I don't think the group will be that big.

As far as timing is concerned, I hope that by visiting during the summer I'll get more "face time" by the virtue of fewer people around....
As for the winter I heard it's much worse than NY. I think I'll just stay indoor 24-7
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