When Steve Lane ’16 set out to choose a business school, he had one essential question in mind: Which school can get my startup off the ground?
After carefully weighing his options, Steve decided that Kellogg was the best choice for developing his startup FlyHomes.
“Kellogg’s resources are amazing for startups,” Steve says. “FlyHomes would not exist if it wasn’t for professors such as Carter Cast, David Schonthal and Linda Darragh.”
In addition to unwavering support from faculty, Steve cites Kellogg’s alumni network, experiential learning opportunities and coursework as additional factors that helped his startup flourish.
Below, Steve talks in detail about FlyHomes and how Kellogg empowered him to become an entrepreneur. Continue Reading
At Kellogg we recognize applying to business school is a time and labor-intensive process requiring a lot of care and consideration, as well as hours of test prep, interviewing and essay writing. We get lots of questions about how applicants can make their application stand out, so this week we are offering a few suggestions on how you can help us best understand who you are and why you want Kellogg to become a part of your future.
TODAY’S TOPIC: TEST SCORES
Kellogg accepts both the GMAT and GRE, and if you are worried about your score, know that multiple attempts are not discouraged. Taking the tests several times demonstrates your commitment to submitting the best possible application. We like to see people work hard for a goal and achieve it.
Applicants have asked in the past whether we favor one test versus the other. The answer is no. Ultimately what we are looking for is a balanced score set. We place just as much weight on the GRE as the GMAT. We want you to take whichever test is best for you.
The one exception to that is for our JD-MBA applicants. If you are applying to our dual-degree program with the Northwestern School of Law, you are required to take the GMAT. Continue Reading
When Kellogg admissions officers review an application, they evaluate potential students based on six categories. Here, Melissa Rapp, director of admissions for Kellogg’s Full-Time MBA Programs, demystifies what happens once you submit your materials and helps you think about how to formulate the story that will help the Admissions team learn more about you.
TODAY’S TOPIC: INTELLECTUAL ABILITY
Our goal is to be sure you can handle the rigor in the Kellogg classroom. Your undergraduate GPA, course selection and GMAT score help us assess your readiness. But we’re also invested in finding creative thinkers who can solve problems. Qualitative evidence of intellectual ability is going to come out in your essays, your interview and your recommendations. We truly take a holistic look at our applicants rather than only relying on a number.
Hard numbers like GPA and GMAT scores may seem like make-or-break factors, but one great test score doesn’t tell us nearly as much as seeing that you’ve taken challenging classes or broadened your knowledge base. And because each applicant is an individual, we recognize that someone with a liberal arts background may have different results than someone from an engineering background, but both could be competitive candidates. Continue Reading
We say it every year, but today is one of our favorite days in the admissions office.
Today we’re calling each and every one of our Round 2 admits and welcoming them to the Kellogg community. If you received a call from us, CONGRATULATIONS, and WELCOME TO KELLOGG!
Out with a group of JD-MBAs and their Joint Ventures/Co-Counsels for Korean BBQ (Heather and Drew are on the bottom left)
For my partner, Drew, and me, the road to Northwestern had been a long and challenging one.
When Drew applied to Kellogg, we were serving as Peace Corps Volunteers in Benin, a small country in West Africa. We had been waiting for the acceptance call all day when Drew came to find me and told me we needed to talk.
My heart sank.
As I opened the door after him, I looked up and saw him holding a piece of paper that read, “We’re going to Northwestern!” We both immediately started jumping up and down, hugging and laughing – reactions I hope most have.
Drew was invited to pursue a JD-MBA, a dual-degree program at Kellogg and Northwestern Law. We could not wait to get to Chicago for the start of our new adventure.
Today is one of our admissions team’s favorite days. Why? Today we’re calling each and every one of our Round 1 admits. If you received a call from us, CONGRATULATIONS!
WELCOME TO KELLOGG!