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Hi everyone,

One of my mentors has their MBA from Kellogg and I wanted to know if there was anything they could do on my behalf, like write to the admissions committee or something along those lines, that would help add to my application? They've been extremely helpful in talking about their experience and how Kellogg has helped them in their career and they said they would be willing to help me in anyway that I can, so I'm just wondering if there was anything else they could do.

Thanks for your help!
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Hi,

I would like to mention that this is a great thing that you have an alumnus as your close mentor who is willing to help you get into the B-school. If you have worked with the alum, I would say surely discuss about sending a letter of recommendation from his/her side to Kellogg after you are done with your application. Moreover, do explore the possibility of using him as one of your official recommenders if you have worked closely with him/her. Schools really appreciate if a current student or an alum can vouch for you to be a part of their community.

Hope that helps, Good Luck!

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Hi everyone,

One of my mentors has their MBA from Kellogg and I wanted to know if there was anything they could do on my behalf, like write to the admissions committee or something along those lines, that would help add to my application? They've been extremely helpful in talking about their experience and how Kellogg has helped them in their career and they said they would be willing to help me in anyway that I can, so I'm just wondering if there was anything else they could do.

Thanks for your help!
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vg9 wrote:
Hi,

I would like to mention that this is a great thing that you have an alumnus as your close mentor who is willing to help you get into the B-school. If you have worked with the alum, I would say surely discuss about sending a letter of recommendation from his/her side to Kellogg after you are done with your application. Moreover, do explore the possibility of using him as one of your official recommenders if you have worked closely with him/her. Schools really appreciate if a current student or an alum can vouch for you to be a part of their community.

Hope that helps, Good Luck!
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Hi, thanks for the advice! Unfortunately I haven't worked with them in a professional capacity, so I don't think having them as one of my official recommenders will work, but I will definitely look into having them send a letter after I've applied.
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vg9 wrote:
Hi,

I would like to mention that this is a great thing that you have an alumnus as your close mentor who is willing to help you get into the B-school. If you have worked with the alum, I would say surely discuss about sending a letter of recommendation from his/her side to Kellogg after you are done with your application. Moreover, do explore the possibility of using him as one of your official recommenders if you have worked closely with him/her. Schools really appreciate if a current student or an alum can vouch for you to be a part of their community.

Hope that helps, Good Luck!



Hi,

What if a family member is an alumus? My mother, uncle, and grandpa all did their MBA/Exec MBA at Kellogg, and I figured that a recommendation from them wouldn't carry much merit.

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Hi Fellow prospective MBA candidate,

This is such interesting thing to have an alumni of your B-School of dream very close to you if that is the case or at least to be interacting with. As far I'm concern, I think he will be a valuable support for letter of recommendation, for career advice, and also for campus visit planning. I mention campus visit because before that trip you should be prepared to mention some detailed information you can't find on websites that make sometimes difference in B-School. I encourage you to prepare carefully each lunch or meeting with this alumni. He can help you save money (To reduce the cost not to eliminate) from hiring expensive admissions experts or buying Admissions guide books.
I can tell you I'm also interested in Kellog but in the One-year MBA program.

I wish you the best in this interaction,

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jaja231 have this person write a "letter of support"
https://www.clearadmit.com/mba-admissions-tips/admissions-tip-letters-of-support/

jaja231 wrote:
Hi everyone,

One of my mentors has their MBA from Kellogg and I wanted to know if there was anything they could do on my behalf, like write to the admissions committee or something along those lines, that would help add to my application? They've been extremely helpful in talking about their experience and how Kellogg has helped them in their career and they said they would be willing to help me in anyway that I can, so I'm just wondering if there was anything else they could do.

Thanks for your help!

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