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Debrief posted on  Oct 18 2019 [#permalink] Kellogg, Full Time MBA
Off Campus with Alumni Interviewed on: Oct 18 2019

"The interview took place in the Alum's office and he was extremely friendly. Questions: 1) Walk me through your resume 2) Why MBA 3) Why Kellogg 4) Goals 5) How will you differentiate yourself at Kellogg 6) A few specific questions about a previous job I held 7) Tell me about a time when you led a team 8) How will you contribute at Kellogg 9) Which other schools have you applied to For the Why Kellogg question, I happened to mention about how I had reached out to a certain club's president and the interviewer asked me to mention her name and took a note of it."

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Debrief posted on  Oct 19 2019 [#permalink] Kellogg, Full Time MBA
On Campus Interviewed on: Oct 18 2019

"Hi Guys, The interview took place in the ad com's office in the Global Hub and was very relaxed. We talked about the football game happening that night first to kinda break the ice and then got into it. I started off going through my resume but before I even finished talking about it they started asking questions about my leadership experience and teamwork experience. Then came the Why Kellogg question, which I knew was probably the most important so I spent a lot of time talking about that. There were a couple more questions after that and I linked Kellogg back into my answers on those and the interviewer seemed to really like that. After that I asked a few questions and then it was over."

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Debrief posted on  Oct 17 2019 [#permalink] Kellogg, Full Time MBA
On Campus Interviewed on: Oct 17 2019 Final Decision: Interviewed

"Hey guys, Interviewed on campus today at Kellogg, and thought I'd share my experience with you guys. My interview was with two people: Adcom member + student. I think the student was currently in training, as he was leading the interview while the adcom member was pitching in when required. Some of the questions (Not sure of the flow): Walk me through your resume? What exactly are your responsibilities in your current role? Can you explain a little more about the project X? (from resume) What do you like most about your work at Firm X? Goals? Why MBA? Why Kellogg? What is the one thing you think you’ll bring to the Kellogg classroom? What are the three adjectives your friend would use to describe you? Experience you worked with diverse people? What do you think will be your biggest challenge at Kellogg? How does your side venture function without you there? Anything you wished we asked? Any questions? Comments: I was a little taken aback as the flow of the interview seemed to jump between different sections: Resume -> specific firm -> S/T goals -> behavioral question -> Why MBA etc. It might also be because it was a student in training leading the interview, but just a heads up. I was also not expecting the question on "biggest challenge at Kellogg" Overall the interview was pretty conversational, and they cracked a smile a couple of times so that made me feel a little positive. Fingers crossed now! Good luck to everyone still in the application process."

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Debrief posted on  Oct 08 2019 [#permalink] Kellogg, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Oct 08 2019 Final Decision: Interviewed

"Today (Oct 8th), or I should rather say tonight, I gave my Kellogg interview on Skype with an AdCom. This was my first interview of the admissions cycle. I got the invite for the interview on Saturday morning (Oct 5) and was given the option to schedule the same for either Oct 7 or 8. I know it was a short notice. But it had to happen anyway, Right. Better now than never. :) Below is the debrief: Initially the AdCom member explained the process of how she would go about the interview. It was a blind interview. Interview lasted around 40 minutes including a couple questions which I asked the interviewer. Some of the questions that the interviewer asked are mentioned below (note that I am not really sure, if the flow of the questions was the same or not) - Tell me about your current role - How do you think you work in teams - Tell me about an instance you worked "different" (as defined by you) people? How did you tackle it? What was the outcome? - What are your Short-term and Long-term Goals? - What kind of a leader are you? - As a leader what has been your great accomplishments - What is one strength as a leader that you will bring to Kellogg - Why an MBA? - Why Kellogg? - Any other interests/activities that your are planning to be a part of at Kellogg - How would you contribute in the classroom compared to others? - What do you think might be the difficult thing for you at Kellogg? - Anything else which we have not touched upon yet that you would like to discuss. - So, do you have any questions for me? Overall I think it went well. Hope this debrief is helpful. And Good luck to everyone else who are still in the application process. Fell free to drop me message in case you have any other questions related to the process."

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Debrief posted on  Oct 06 2019 [#permalink] Kellogg, Full Time MBA
Off Campus with Alumni Interviewed on: Oct 06 2019 Final Decision: Interviewed

"I was interviewed by an alum and the interviewer was very warm and friendly. The whole interview lasted for 30-40 minutes and he asked me the below standard questions. 1. Walk me through your resume 2. Which was your favorite work experience among all the jobs you held 3. Best achievement at work? 4. The time when you led a team and things did not go well 5. Time when you worked with a diverse team 6. Tell me about the constructive feedback you have received 7. Strengths 8. If you could redo, will you choose a different career path? 9. What do you think your weakness is in the whole application? 10. What type of leader are you? 11. How would your colleagues describe you? in three words? 12. What's your leadership style? 13. Time when you were not a designated team lead but had to lead the team? What were the reasons? 14. Why Kellogg? 15. Short and long term goals? 16. What clubs will you join in Kellogg? 17. How do you see yourself contributing to the class? 18. Do you want to add anything else? 19. Questions for me?"

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Debrief posted on  Oct 04 2019 [#permalink] Kellogg, Full Time MBA
Off Campus with Alumni Interviewed on: Oct 04 2019 Final Decision: Interviewed

"This was my first admissions interview so I can't tell if it was more formal or informal than most off campus alumni interviews but the scripted questions really only covered the following: Why Kellogg? Why MBA? What are your short/long term career goals? Everything else was conversation about life experiences and what caused me to want to move around the country. There were not any questions about working on a team but the interviewer definitely emphasized the environment of Kellogg as being heavily team based. Overall the interview went well and the alumni and I had a lot in common so I'm hopeful for my chances of admission."

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Debrief posted on  Oct 04 2019 [#permalink] Kellogg, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Oct 03 2019

"The interviewer was a second year student. It was pretty conversational from the get-go. The questions were also pretty standard. -He commented on the diversity of jobs I've held and asked me to help him understand my thought process behind each of those decisions -one or two behavioural questions: accomplishment you're most proud of, three strengths -Three different questions on leadership style. This was a little perplexing for me because it felt like he wanted me to give a certain specific answer except I wasn't able to figure out what it might have been. Or maybe I over-analysing this. -A little bit on short term goals, though he was kind enough to say that he'd got a sense of what I want to do based on my responses to previous questions -Alternare career He'd read my CV. The questions were thoughtful. He also took time to patiently answer some of the questions that I had. Overall I'd say it went well but I'm unsure if it would have any real effect on whether or not the adcom deems my app worthy."

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Debrief posted on  Oct 03 2019 [#permalink] Kellogg, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Oct 01 2019 Final Decision: Interviewed

"This was my first interview of the admissions cycle (hopefully not the last), so I was in a heightened state of excitement (and nervousness)! So, here goes the debrief: Scheduling I received an email on Sept. 27 (Friday) asking me to schedule a Skype interview on either Sept 30, Oct 1, or Oct 3. I was honestly not prepared for such short notice, but I figured I'd do it sooner than later. An AdCom member was going to conduct my interview - it was a blind interview, and they had allocated an hour for it. The Interview The interviewer started by explaining the process, mentioning that she'll be taking notes, that her side of the interview should last 30-40 minutes after which she'll give me time to ask any questions that I may have. It was a pretty standard set of MBA interview questions (shared below in their entirety, some of these flowed from my responses to previous questions): - Tell me about your education and then walk me through your resume. - Tell me more about your team and work at your current job. - If I were to ask your team, what are the things they would say about you? - What was your leadership style during your undergraduate and postgraduate, and what is your leadership style now and how do you think it has evolved? - Give me an example of when you took a bold decision as a leader? (This one was a follow-up question from my previous response) - Tell me about a time when you worked with people who were different (she was kind to include that different could be in any sense I wanted to define) than you, and how did it challenge you, and how did you grow from it? Piece of advice: in case you get a question which is made up of sub-questions, please listen well and remember to answer all of those) - What are your short-term and long-term goals, and how will an MBA help you? (I wasn't sure if she expected me to answer "Why Kellogg" along with or not, but either way, I did) - What are the clubs you are interested in at Kellogg? - Is there something I haven’t asked you that you thought I should have asked? (This one got me a bit by surprise, maybe because I was expecting further probing around my goals and was mentally ready to respond to something along those lines. Anyway, I told her that she hadn't asked me about my weaknesses/areas of improvement, to which she smiled and asked me to go on and elaborate. I'd personally recommend responding with something (you can choose not to self-inflict pain like me and list out your weaknesses :P ) rather than telling the interviewer something like "you were pretty comprehensive" or simply going into a prolonged limbo) - Do you have any questions for me? (Standard advice that goes around is to have three, or at most four questions. Her questions ended around the 45-minute mark, and by the time she answered my first two questions, we were past the 55-minute mark. Since she had been quite elaborate and forthcoming with her responses (including sharing her personal stories from the time when she attended Kellogg), I instead chose to converse more about her responses than asking a third question just for the heck of it.) Takeaway: Overall, she was an extremely warm and friendly person who made me comfortable right from the start, and my entire interview proceeded more like an informational conversation. I must add that she seemed to be a seasoned interviewer and was an excellent listener, which made the entire experience pretty enjoyable. In the end, she even acknowledged the timezone difference (I interviewed at past-midnight my time) and wished me a long night of good sleep - a warm, fuzzy gesture that just made the whole experience even more memorable! Final tip - From personal experience, there's a lot of room to be human and to be yourself, don't be afraid to use it! :) I wish the best of luck to everyone else! Now, my watch begins..."

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Debrief posted on  Apr 01 2019 [#permalink] Kellogg, Evening/Weekend MBA
On Campus Interviewed on: Mar 13 2019 Final Decision: Admitted

"Interview was by a senior admissions member who is also an alum. The interview lasted 30 minutes and was really conversational. I enjoyed the conversation. She let me know about what they were looking for, and the process. It was the usual expected questions such as: Walk me through your resume Why MBA now? Why Kellogg? Short-term/Long-term goals with MBA. What role do you play in a group setting/group project? Tell me about a time you lead a team. How would your colleagues describe you? What clubs would you like to join? What do I do when I'm not working? Any questions for her? There was back and forth during the conversation with her trying to dig deeper into my experience as a leader with pointed questions. So, you can't really make up stuff, which is good. The entire process was enjoyable."

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Debrief posted on  Mar 12 2019 [#permalink] Kellogg, Full Time MBA
On Campus Interviewed on: Mar 05 2019

""My Interview happened in the Kellogg Global Hub's Admission Office and was conducted by an Alumni. She was very friendly, escorted me from the Lobby to the room. We talked a little about the weather and the amazing view of the Chicago skyline from the Global Hub building. When we entered the room, she offered me a seat facing the view :D. Total Duration : a little over 45 mins. I have tried my best to remember and put in the questions in the order below along with approx. time." 1. INTRODUCTION (approx. 5-6 mins) -> She didn't really introduce herself but introduced the entire process - how it was a blind interview and how they will proceed. -> Walk me through your Resume/ Tell me about yourself route 2. RESUME IN DEPTH - chronological order (approx. 10-12 mins) -> Why under-graduation from University of Delhi ? Why that specific College? -> Why that course ? Why that stream/ Major ? Questions related to both my Work Experiences : -> Describe your role ? -> Why this organization and this Industry ? -> Why a startup after under-graduation ? -> What was the difference in terms of role & responsibilities in the promotions I got? (since I got really quick promotions in both the startups). -> She would occasionally also pick up a few projects I had mentioned and ask Why did I decide to work on that project and What did I exactly do ? How was it leading a team ? 3. BEHAVIORAL QUESTIONS - following up with my work-ex, but she mentioned that the answers do not need to be limited to my professional experience (approx. 15 mins) -> Tell me about an impact that you made in your surroundings, industry or on people ? -> Tell me about a time you failed? -> Tell me about a time you worked in a team that was truly diverse ? What was the outcome ? -> Tell me about a time in your life when the situation(s) really tested your resilience and how did you overcome it ? -> What's your biggest growth opportunity at this moment ? -> What would you say is your biggest strength ? 4. TRADITIONAL QUESTIONS (approx. 7-8 mins): -> Why MBA ? (Since I hadn't encountered a Goals question yet, I started my answer with my LT goals and transitioned to why MBA) -> Why these Long-term Goals ? -> What if these Long-term Goals did not come to force ? What was my Plan B? -> What were my immediate post-MBA goals ? -> Why right now ? (she still wanted to know why now was the best time ?) -> Why Kellogg ? 5. Any questions you have for me ? (5 mins) 6. What were my plans for the day and how did I plan to spend rest of my days in Chicago ? Overall - It was a really good conversation. It didn't feel stressful, though it did threw me off a little since we had so many questions ! She took a lot of interest in my work experience. It looked like she wanted to understand my thought process under all my decisions. I could answer all questions after a point because I stayed true to my experiences. She would ask small questions here and there to test the validity of the examples and stories. Fingers crossed and wishing all candidates the best !"

shibanis01 from India GMAT 690; WE: 32 months; Other
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Debrief posted on  Feb 19 2019 [#permalink] Kellogg, Full Time MBA
On Campus Interviewed on: Feb 17 2019 Final Decision: Matriculating

"I can never really seem to remember individual questions from my b school interviews, but I wanted to write this debrief to mention that my interviewer (who was very friendly/conversational) asked me a lot of detailed questions about my work/daily duties, which I haven't experienced in any other interviews. Threw me off a little, but I guess it was because my job is a little strange (data steward). So, if your job is outside of the range of things they commonly see, be prepared to discuss your day to day responsibilities in more depth than you probably have so far."

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Debrief posted on  Feb 18 2019 [#permalink] Kellogg, Evening/Weekend MBA
On Campus Interviewed on: Jan 28 2019 Final Decision: Admitted

"My interview was during the polar vortex (-20F) on campus in Chicago, so that created an interesting dynamic and conversation starter! I was interviewed by a senior admissions member for 30 minutes. The interview was very warm and casual. She let me know as soon as we started that the interview was blind, in that she has not seen anything in my application. It started off with the "Tell me about yourself" prompt but quickly became more natural after that. The questions flowed very well with our dialogue. They weren't direct questions since they were leading off from my answers, so I'll try my best to summarize the questions she was asking. Tell me about yourself (I used this to not talk about my resume and more about myself personally). Walk me through your resume (Next four questions were lumped into one answer for me since it was more conversational but I could tell this was what she was interested in). Why MBA now? Why Kellogg? Short-term/Long-term goals with MBA. **What role do you play in a group setting/group project? (I really enjoyed this question since it was different) **Tell me about a time you lead a team. How would your friends describe you? What clubs would you like to join? Any questions for her? **I highly recommend focusing on having strong examples of teamwork and leadership since I could tell this was a huge component of their questions and answers they were looking. Also what sets them apart from other schools. During our banter, I asked several questions naturally between these "questions" and provided information in that direction as well. Such as, what classes I would like to take. I asked her what clubs Kellogg offered that are geared towards the start-up industry, since majority of my background is that, while we were on the "Why Kellogg?" part. She was very interested in the companies I had worked for along with the stories I had so we chatted about that heavily. I was able to naturally add stories in that were able to answer a lot of her questions organically with true enthusiasm due to her natural interest. I definitely recommend emphasizing why you want Kellogg specifically and knowing what makes them stand apart from the others, and coming prepared with questions that show a specific genuine interest deeper than just information you can find online about the program. Find a club or professor/class that interests you! Also knowing what you can contribute and provide to their program as well. I specifically spoke with several Kellogg alumni and attended several events to find the answers to these questions, and to create a better picture of what student life would truly be like if I were to attend. Overall, I was genuinely interested since she was very warm and easy to speak to, so the conversation flowed very well and it was highly enjoyable. One of my more enjoyable interviews from the schools I interviewed at! Good luck, everyone!"

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Debrief posted on  Mar 03 2019 [#permalink] Kellogg, Full Time MBA
Off Campus with Alumni Interviewed on: Jan 19 2019 Final Decision: Denied with Interview

"Got my interview invite about a week after the 2nd round deadline. My interviewer was super responsive to my emails and mentioned during the interview that most of the alum registered to be admission interviewers because they actually enjoy doing it. As mentioned by other people on this platform, the interview was very casual and conversational. It was conducted in a coffee shop (of my choice). The flow of the interview was natural, starting with a standard WMTYR, then a lot of follow-up questions on what I mentioned in the resume, then based on my past experiences, what do I expect to develop in a (Kellogg) MBA. My interviewer was a very nice person and seemed genuinely interested in what I had to say. My questions were as follows: 1. Walk me through your resume. 2. Why did you choose your undergrad major? 3. Some questions about my undergrad extra-curricular, like what was the organization for, what leadership role I had within the organization, what was the composition of my teams, etc. The interviewer was from my industry ((Corporate) Finance) so he asked a lot of detailed questions about some of the academic clubs I was in (for example, "What valuation method did you use for the pricing research?", etc.) 4. Questions about what did/do I do at my jobs. This went on for more than 30 minutes as he was very specific with lots of follow-up about my companies' organization chart, how many people from other departments do I have to interact with on a weekly basis, what reports do I have to produce and on what frequency. You get the idea. 5. Why did I make some career choices (resign/change function, etc.) 6. He noticed a weakness in my past experience (being in large and mature organizations, I have limited chances for big promotions), so a question about what have I done to compensate for that. 7. What is my post-MBA career goal? How can Kellogg help me to achieve that? Why MBA? Why now? Why Kellogg? 8. Any question for him? Overall the interview lasted for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Towards the end my interviewer got very excited when I asked some questions about his personal experience at Kellogg ("It was the best 2 years of my life"). He got me very excited about the school. I left the interview feeling pretty good, even though I felt like I could have done a better job on some questions. Well, that's life. Good luck with your interview!"

Kael from Viet Nam GMAT 770; WE: 60 months; Commercial Banking
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Debrief posted on  Nov 06 2018 [#permalink] Kellogg
Off Campus with Alumni Interviewed on: Oct 24 2018

"Interviewed with a Kellogg alumni at a local coffee shop after work on a weekday. The interview was not very conversational and felt stressful and maybe a little frustrating. The interviewer did not introduce herself at the beginning, so I have no idea about the industry she is in and her stories besides some info I found on Linkedin beforehand. In the interview, she asked many questions about goals, why Kellogg and some behavior questions (teamwork, leadership style and so on), which I thought were normal. What tripped me off is that during the course of the interview, the interviewer almost fell asleep at some point. The whole interview felt like probing (or maybe more like register for an car insurance), with interviewer asking a question, then I talked for 2-5 minutes and then the interview would respond with a quick "ok" and then wrote something down before moving to the next question. Anyway, my advice is to work hard to prepare for the interview and try to schedule the interview over weekends."

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Debrief posted on  Oct 22 2018 [#permalink] Kellogg
Off Campus with Alumni Interviewed on: Oct 22 2018 Final Decision: Admitted from WL

"My alumni interview was very informal. I didn't have to do the "walk me through your resume" but instead my interviewer asked about points on my resume which he was interested in (undergrad majors, my first grad degree, my current company). The only "standard questions" I got were "Why an MBA" and "Why Kellogg." Beyond that, it really felt like a comfortable conversation."

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Debrief posted on  Nov 28 2018 [#permalink] Kellogg
Skype Interviewed on: Sep 26 2018 Final Decision: Admitted

"Kellogg Evening MBA Interview was pretty relaxed, though I thought mine could have been a lot better. It was with a member of the admissions team and also an alumni. It was a blind interview so she never saw my application. Lasted 25 minutes. Questions asked were pretty normal to what others have said on the board. Tell me about yourself. Walk me through your resume. Why MBA. Why Kellogg. What is your leadership style. How will you contribute to Kellogg. What clubs will you participate in. Where I felt I was weak and where I felt I was strong. Most meaningful leadership experience. She asked more than I thought she would based off what my friends told me about their experiences. The one that threw me off was "is there anything i haven't asked but you would like to add input?" I was trying to think of what questions I had prepped but wasn't asked. There were so many to choose from that there ended up being an awkward silence for a bit."

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Debrief posted on  Oct 15 2018 [#permalink] Kellogg
On Campus Interviewed on: Sep 25 2018 Final Decision: Denied with Interview

"I had my interview recently on campus. It was mostly focused on the following: - Initial explanation of my positions. Since I am a nonstandard applicant they wanted details and explanation of selectivity for each position. - Why an MBA - Short and long term goals - How co-workers describe you, good and bad - Extra cirriculars They then switched to ask more leadership questions - How leadership style has changed throughout career - Explain a time where you were resilent as a leader - Anything else we should know. Be prepared for questions on your leadership and have some solid examples of each. Should be easy since you have your whole application to pull from so reinforcing those examples probably would help as it strengthens them with a fresh perspective. The interviewer will not be reviewing your application before or after so keep that in mind as you prepare. Of course who is interviewing you matters too. As long as you practice the questions available from the debriefs from various sites and the ones above you should do great. Best of luck to everyone going for the interview!"

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Debrief posted on  Feb 02 2018 [#permalink] Kellogg
On Campus Interviewed on: Oct 27 2017 Final Decision: Waitlisted with Interview

"I visited Kellogg during Diversity Preview Day (I'm not considered a diversity candidate, but it was the only time I could go). Overall, the programming was great and inspirational. Dean Blount is really something else. I was moved to tears! Hence, I did ask my interviewer what the goals are for Kellogg going forward, what's next and what kind of dean they will be looking for to replace Sally. A lot of this seems to be up in the air, since the search committee was just formed and of course they probably don't have enough information to disclose yet (given that people may post about it online, like I am now). I talked to over 2 dozen students while there and everyone was very good at representing Kellogg and showing me what it's all about. Having spoken to many other students at other schools, I honestly feel like Kellogg is the most cohesively represented school. Not sure how or why, but I was almost a little suspicious because it was starting to sound rehearsed (though I'm sure it's not). As everyone has probably read about, it's very social, fun and student-self-governed. What also really struck me, was the inclusiveness of families and significant others (or JVs they called them). The new global hub is also AMAZING. Interview was very standard behavioral questions that you can certainly prepare for in advance and everyone is very nice throughout it. If you do on campus interviews, you will be interviewed by a student or an admissions person who has not read your application. We're told that once your interviewer submits a report, the committee meets to review your file. By this point, your file will have been read by a student reviewer and a member of the admissions committee. After the interview, everyone (excluding your interviewer if he/she is a student or member of the admissions team - they still never see your files even after the interview) deliberates and comes to a decision."

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Debrief posted on  Feb 02 2018 [#permalink] Kellogg
On Campus Interviewed on: Oct 14 2017 Final Decision: Admitted

"Had my interview on campus. Prepared for an ad com interview but it turned out to be a first year student which threw me off a bit. It was conversational but I got a lot of questions I had never gotten before and I didn’t hit all the points I wanted to on the “why Kellogg” question. I think this is because she combined “why now, short term goal, and why Kellogg” as one question so I lost my focus a bit as I was talking for 5+ minutes. Why Kellogg was covered in the video essay so hopefully I’m good there."

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Debrief posted on  Feb 02 2018 [#permalink] Kellogg
On Campus Interviewed on: Oct 03 2017 Final Decision: Denied with Interview

"Kellogg MMM Program Interview I applied R1, interviewed on campus on 10/3 by adcom. For what it’s worth, I felt like the interview went really well. Below are the questions I got... First one was a request to walk them through my resume. I have some tips for this one. (1) Don't read from your resume and don't repeat bullet points. Try to focus on what you learned at each stage, or what you took away from it. (2) Be intimately familiar with your resume so you don't have to look at it, but hit all the major milestones: college, first job, promotions, etc. They then asked why now? Your resume should be the arrow for this question so I would reference your experience and the next steps and why an MBA gets you into that next part of your path. Why Kellogg? I applied for MMM, but she didn't ask why MMM directly so I ended up adding in my why MMM to the tail end of why Kellogg. She seemed pretty happy with the specificity of my answers here. This is a gimme question for nearly every school so it's OK to sound practiced/rehearsed. Short term goals and backup plans. Lots of people want to work for Google, but obviously only a select few get in. I heard some stories from Kellogg students about applicants that said MBB or bust and that was looked upon unfavorably because it doesn't show a realistic, thought out plan. It doesn't make schools look good if their graduates don't accept positions because they're not the big named firms. Long term goals. Pretty straight forward. Biggest professional achievement. I think a person should approach this in a couple of ways. Definitely explain the impact of your achievement to the overall company. Definitely talk about what you learned about yourself and about your goals with this achievement. Try and loop nearly all your questions back to why this program and an MBA are the RIGHT fits for you. Greatest strength and weakness. I would have 3 top of each practiced for Kellogg. Students that have done interviews told me that sometimes they ask for greatest strength and then top 3 weaknesses or vice versa because everyone only practices one. For your weakness, be genuine. It helps show them you have self awareness. Describe a difficult team/leadership situation and how you handled it and what the outcome was. This will vary person to person. Again, try to show good leadership and collaborative spirit in your story and be genuine. If it got worse or didn't go well, explain why and what you learned. Describe when you faced an obstacle professionally. Again, straightforward. And finally, what do you feel you bring, uniquely, to Kellogg? I had actually practiced version of all of these which is why I felt pretty good about it, but your mileage may vary. I've also heard of applicants that had interviewers that were very friendly and chatty but didn't have much meat in their questions: this is not a good interview. If this happens to you, try to ask a question to bring the convo back around to Kellogg and you. Strangely, I didn't hear anything like this from any other school's I talked to so it might be a side-effect of Kellogg interviewing so many students. Hope that helps shed some light!"

injineer from United States GMAT 710; Manufacturing
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Debrief posted on  Feb 02 2018 [#permalink] Kellogg
Skype Interviewed on: Mar 13 2016 Final Decision: Matriculating

"I've just had an interview with a lady from admissions team via Skype. It lasted roughly 40 minutes and was quite relaxed. First, she asked me to walk her through my resume and my experience at college. Then we talked about my career progression at the current employer, and discussed my strengths and weaknesses. I also got several standard questions on "Why MBA? Why now? Why Kellogg" and also talked about my extracurricular activities. In the end, I was asked if there is anything else I would like to add, and got to ask questions myself. Overall, it was much less scarier experience that I anticipated, with no unexpected questions :wink:"

UlissDA from Russian Federation GMAT 770; Venture Capital
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Debrief posted on  Feb 02 2018 [#permalink] Kellogg
Skype Interviewed on: Mar 13 2016 Final Decision: Admitted

"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 that undergrad school? Why Kellogg? Why MBA? Why now? Your best achievement at work? Why you changed your job? 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"

kvazar GMAT 750; Consulting
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Debrief posted on  Feb 02 2018 [#permalink] Kellogg
On Campus Interviewed on: Feb 23 2016 Final Decision: Denied with Interview

"The Interview lasted about 40 minutes and asked pretty much all the questions you would expect: 1) We moved though the progression of my resume starting with my undergrad school 2) That led into why an MBA 3) Led into why now 4) Why Kellogg 5) Tell me about your leadership styles ---> Tell me about your greatest career accomplishment to date 6) Talk to me about some of your strength and weaknesses 7) What would you be involved in at Kellogg 8) What would you offer to the Kellogg community? 9) What do you feel are some of the strengths and weaknesses of your application? 10) Is there anything else you would like to know? 11) Do you have any questions? What I did was, I got to Chicago Thursday, went to the school Friday and had lunch with some students (this was great, asked a lot of questions and got awesome material for the interview), then I sat in a marketing strategy lecture, and finally did a building tour. Did some practice Saturday and rehearsed a lot Sunday by videotaping myself over and over until I had answers I was satisfied with for each question. I didn't memorize answers, but I had certain points I wanted to hit for each one. Woke up early Monday, rehearsed everything once more, took an Uber to the school and made small-talk with the driver to prepare my vocal cords a bit, and got there about 30 minutes before my interview. I checked in, they asked for a copy of my resume and told me to have a seat. I watched the video I recorded of my answers until it was time to interview. They ended up calling me in about 5 minutes before the scheduled time. I felt like the interview went really well. I was sort of stumped by "What would I offer Kellogg?" but I feel like everything else was pretty much great, and I touched on that question in my follow-up email."

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Debrief posted on  Feb 02 2018 [#permalink] Kellogg
Off Campus with Alumni Interviewed on: Nov 16 2015 Final Decision: Matriculating

"I had my interview scheduled via email from the Kellogg's interview coordinator with details of 1 alumnus in my area, a week after the R1 application deadline. I sent my interviewer an email the very same day to schedule my interview and we found a time slot a week later at 10 AM at his office. I reached the interview location that was located in the downtown, so spent 15 minutes to find a parking spot. I reached exactly on time for my interview and dressing in formals did not help in the slightly humid weather. After the initial greetings, the alumnus introduced himself and provided details about the interview process. We started the actual interview 15 minutes later starting with the resume (the entire interview) revolved around my resume. So make sure you know what you have written in your resume with proper examples to substantiate those 'claims'. After the resume based questions, it was the turn of the usual interview questions: 1. Why MBA 2. Post MBA short term and long term goals 3. Why Kellogg 4. Definition of a leader, example of yourself as a leader and lessons learnt. 5. Failure as a leader and lessons learnt. 6. Extracurricular activities, the reason for those particular activities and how do you plan to continue involving yourself in the community during MBA at Kellogg. 7. Questions for the alumnus. The entire process took 75 minutes with the final 15-20 minutes taken by the interviewer to talk about his experiences at Kellogg and how Kellogg's experience has helped him both personally and professionally. In summary, the interview was very conversational with the interviewer didnt turn it into an interrogation. Alum's experiences were also useful in assessing the fit to the school. So do make sure to listen to what the the interviewer has to say and make sure to have 2-3 intelligent and relevant questions for the interviewer. This will show 2 things: 1. That you have done your homework about the school 2. You are interested in knowing more about the school from an alumnus' standpoint. Final Decision: Admit to the class of 2018. Materials Used: Clearadmit interview archives, Stacy blackman Kellogg interview guide, Clearadmit Kellogg interview guide (you can go for one of the 2 Stacy or Clearadmit guides). Decision to go for an off-campus interview: Good experience. Make sure to show that you are interested in the school and that you are trying to connect with the interviewer."

ENGRTOMBA2018 from India GMAT 750; Aerospace and Defense
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