Joined: Apr 22, 2015
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This review is for Kellogg
Program Full Time MBA
Class of 2018
When I applied to business schools, I knew I was looking for a few key things (not necessarily in order):
-- Success with placing students into good consulting careers
-- Supportive/friendly environment
-- Strong brand recognition
-- International opportunities
Kellogg has met my expectations on these criteria and exceeded it in others. Several of the above are things that you can pick up from reading the internet, but to experience it is an entirely different thing.
Sure, Kellogg has great stats when it comes to placing folks into good consulting jobs. However, I didn't realize HOW this happened before coming. The school does a great job of offering equal opportunities for success (particularly through the "bid" system, whereby you can bid "points" to get an interview with a company even if they didn't choose you). Further, the student body is incredibly supportive -- numerous people have gone out of their way to help me prepare for my interviews. Thanks to this system and environment, I was able to get a job with one of my most desired consulting firms!
The international opportunities have been numerous and incredible. At a certain point there happens to be TOO MANY (if you can believe it) opportunities to travel -- you have to be selective about how you spend your time/money!
But beyond these things, its simply a wonderful community. I've learned a ton from my classes and peers. I've met an incredible number of friendly people who are extraordinarily accomplished already. We had a terrible building (the Jake), but now we're in a wonderful new building (the Global Hub) which is a great environment for working and collaborating.
For future applicants, I would advise you to visit campus and get to understand what the school is alike. Reach out to current students who share your interests and get an idea of what they're getting (or not getting) out of their Kellogg experience. Make sure you understand the unique value proposition of a Kellogg MBA.
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