Kellogg requires all MBA Applicants to request for an Interview. Please bear in mind that requesting for an off-campus interview does not guarantee an invitation for the same. For on-campus Interview, expect a response within 2 Business days. For off-campus Interview, it can take up to eight weeks depending upon the demand and location.
Process: There are two parts for Kellogg MBA Application with the Interview part being the first. While requesting for the interview you have to submit your resume and request for either On-Campus or Off-Campus interview. If an interview is not scheduled within the deadline, the interview will be waived. Your candidacy is evaluated based on GMAT Score, Essays, Recommendation letter and Interview.
Duration: 30 Minutes to 1 Hour
Interview Style: Friendly and conversational
Interview Conducted by: Alumni, Admissions Officer or Current Student (Decision based on feedback from all three sections of the admission committee. Equal priority given to all decision makers)
1) Create an Effective Resume
Kellogg MBA Admission interviews are based completely on your resume. The interviewer does not read your application so you have to highlight your achievements and leadership skills in your resume.
2) Read you resume several times
Since the interview is completely based on your resume. Read it several times and have a story on each section of the resume – achievements, extra-curricular and job details.
3)Bring a Copy/Send resume via e-mail
For on-campus interview, bring a hard copy of your resume, while for off-campus interviews, send a copy via e-mail
4) Be prepared with Leadership and Goal Questions
Kellogg School of Management values leadership. When you describe your job responsibilities focus on your leadership attributes in each of the roles that you have mentioned in your resume.
Kellogg MBA Admissions team is also keen to learn about your short-term and long-term goals. They want to know how your goals fit with what Kellogg MBA can offer.
5) Having a Closing Question
Be prepared and have a good closing question for your MBA Admissions interview. Ask questions about the program that can only be answered by an alumnus/current student or MBA Admissions officer.
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