The following Northwestern / Kellogg interview report was submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 2 applicant. Good luck to them!
Met with an alumni in Toronto, Canada at his office. The interview was blind (the alumni had only seen my résumé). The whole experience was very relaxed.
The interviewer had a different style than what I expected. He started at the bottom of my résumé asking about college: How I selected that school, favorite and least favorite classes, teaching method of the school.
I did not expect so many college related questions since I have 9 years of work experience. Really tested my memory. Then he moved on to discuss how I got my first job, why I got the job? Then we moved all way up all the way to my most recent position.
Throughout he asked random questions he had about the job or my decision. No leadership question or typical behavioral questions were asked, which I thought was a negative because it hindered my ability to highlight some of my achievements.
I had infused why Kellogg along the way and connected my experiences and objectives to the school. So when we finally got through my résumé, he said you’ve already said why Kellogg but I gave a quick recap of my reasons. He proceeded by asking how I’d contribute to the school, what companies I’d like to work for or intern at, what role I see myself in post-MBA. Then gave me the chance to ask questions.
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