Wednesday, September 9

Kellogg Reception

Attended the Kellogg reception yesterday, one adcom officer and 3 alums were there to guide the applicants.

1. The presentation given by adcom officer was very simple and yet impactful,
2. K is not only a marketing school but also a great place if you are interested in Strategy,
3. largest population of the class {46%) falls in the GMAT range of 700-740, {only 16% is 750 and above}
4. Kellogg focuses a lot on one's career progression, experiences and learnings
5. K students are humble and team workers
6. There's a bidding system which allows students to choose various courses in which they are interested {this was something interesting}
7. GIM -- A great program for those who want to develop a global perspective
8. All the applicants are automatically considered for scholarships and approx 75% of the class receives some kind of financial aid {varying from 15k $ to full tuition waiver}
9. Good news for international students -- No US cosigner is needed for loans, a lot of options are available to finance one's MBA
10. DEMONSTRATED LEADERSHIP -- K adcom looks for leadership potential and one has to back his/her application with examples where he/she demonstrated leadership traits
11. 100% of the class of 2010 got internship offers {not bad in such challenging times ;}
12. ITS RIGOROUS -- Adcom officer was very blunt in stating that once you land up in K you will soon get those dark circles under your eyes, if one gets 3-4 hours sleep/day then its a luxury

Lastly, the snacks were good {i had gone to the reception for this feast only :) }, some of the applicants were too smart and had done a lot of research while some were too dumb {including me}. One question post which there was a silence in the room was "why FT has ranked ISB above Kellogg".

6 comments:

IceMan said...

Hi,

Nice to see someone bloggin the admission events. Seems like we both have been attending the same events. Lets catch up the Tuck event (Hope you are attending it)...will share my details later.

One thing, which i wanted to ask was - do you remember the names of the father-son duo, who had attened the admissions event

Thanks

Braveheart said...

Hi Iceman..thnx for reading my blog...if i am in Delhi then i will attend the Tuck's reception for sure...

I might have the names of father-son duo...will check my diary and let you know...

Anonymous said...

hey braveheart,
i am sjed from PG!
just read ur kellogg post and came to know of ur presence @ tuck on 31st oct!, I am also attending it! will be great to see u, pm me on PG

rgdrds,
sjed

IceMan said...

Hi,

Wanted to check if you were able to find the names of the father son duo.

Thanks

Braveheart said...

@iceman -- yes i found out their names..wats ur mail id??

IceMan said...

Hi,

Can you mail me the details at equitybaron@gmail.com

Thx