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Northwestern / Kellogg MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumnus / Off-Campus Coffee Shop in San Francisco

Northwestern / Kellogg mba

My interview at Kellogg was a super relaxed, natural interview. I had grabbed a table at the coffee shop for the 1 o clock interview. He came in, we shook hands, and he went and grabbed us each a coffee.

He then came over, sat down, we chatted pleasantries for a bit and he was straight forward with how it’s going to go: Some scripted questions, some free flowing questions, really just a conversation. I handed him my resume and he thanked me, folded it up, and said he’d take a look when he gets home but he doesn’t want to read it now and guide his opinion.


  1. He gave me the rundown on himself then asked me about myself (I took this as the opportunity to give the resume walk through)
  2. Why b school?
  3. Why now?
  4. What do you want to do next?
  5. What if that doesn’t pan out?
  6. What do you want to do long term?
  7. Why Northwestern?
  8. What could you bring to the Northwestern community?
  9. What is your strength in a team?
  10. What is your weakness in a team?
  11. What is your leadership style?
  12. Give a time about a project you led that had an unproductive teammate? How did you deal with that person?
  13. What clubs interest you?

The above took a good 30 minutes or so. We talked about the startup I was apart of for another 20 minutes throughout the interview, and then for the last 10 minutes he really tried to sell Northwestern. The whole interview took an hour on the dot but flew by.

Apart from him not looking at the resume the interview didn’t really surprise me. Maybe how much he was interested in the tech behind the startup or how hard he tried to sell me on the school, but overall it was a very genuine conversation with no left-field questions.

I’d conclude that the alumni base is fervent for good people to join them and that those who attended are very proud for having done so (and they should be!).

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