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Last Updated Jun 30, 2017 by

Northwestern / Kellogg Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018

Now that Northwestern has announced the Kellogg essay topics for the 2017-2018 admissions season, we wanted to offer our advice to applicants who are targeting that program’s Class of 2020. The format for Kellogg’s essays remains the same as last year’s: applicants will respond to two required essays in a... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 9, 2016 by

Northwestern / Kellogg Essay Topic Analysis 2016-2017

Now that Northwestern has announced the Kellogg essay topics for the 2016-2017 admissions season, we wanted to offer our advice to applicants who are targeting that program’s Class of 2019. The format and content for Kellogg’s essays remains the same as last year’s: applicants will respond to two required essays... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 10, 2015 by

Northwestern / Kellogg 2015-2016 Essay Topic Analysis

Now that Northwestern has announced the Kellogg MBA essay topics for the 2015-2016 admissions season, we wanted to offer our advice to applicants who are targeting that program’s Class of 2018. The format for Kellogg’s essays remains the same as last year’s: applicants will respond to two required essays in... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 24, 2014 by

Northwestern / Kellogg Essay Topic Analysis 2014-2015

Following up on the announcement of the Kellogg essay questions for 2014-15, we wanted to offer some thoughts on how aspiring Northwestern MBA students might approach this element of the application. Kellogg’s essay set this season consists of just two required responses totaling 900 words, in contrast to its three... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 18, 2013 by

Northwestern / Kellogg Essay Topic Analysis 2013-2014

Following up on Kellogg’s release of its 2013-2014 essay topics, we wanted to take a closer look at how this year’s prompts have changed from last year and provide applicants with some insight into how to approach each question. Like several other top business schools, Kellogg has reduced the length... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 12, 2012 by

Northwestern / Kellogg Essay Topic Analysis 2012-2013

Now that Northwestern / Kellogg has announced its essay topics for the 2012-2013 admissions season, we’d like to take the opportunity to consider each of the school’s essays and offer some guidance to this year’s applicants.  Although the Kellogg adcom has made quite a few changes to the essay topics,... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 12, 2011 by

Clear Admit Provides Essay Analysis for Beat the GMAT’s “Write Like an Expert” Series

Clear Admit and Beat The GMAT (BTG) are working together to provide prospective applicants with detailed analysis of the essay questions from nine of the top business school programs as part of BTG’s 2011 “Write Like an Expert” series. The free series of online events debuts next Tuesday and Wednesday... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 5, 2011 by

Northwestern / Kellogg Essay Topic Analysis 2011-2012

Following up on the announcement of Kellogg’s 2011-2012 essay topics last week, we’d like to take some time to consider each of the school’s essays and offer some guidance to this season’s applicants.  Four of Kellogg’s six essay topics remain identical to those of last year’s application, reflecting a continued... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 4, 2011 by

Analysis of Northwestern / Kellogg Essay 4, Option C: The riskiest personal or professional decision I ever made was…

The riskiest personal or professional decision I ever made was… (400 word limit) Similar to last year’s prompt about the “best mistake” the candidate had ever made, this essay asks applicants to discuss a time they took a major gamble. Unlike the mistake prompt, this year’s formulation also allows one... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 4, 2011 by

Analysis of Northwestern / Kellogg Essay 4, Option A: Describe a time you had to inspire a reluctant individual or group.

Describe a time you had to inspire a reluctant individual or group. (400 word limit) This prompt is a slightly gentler version of an option that appeared here last year; whereas applicants were previously asked about “resistance,” this season’s inquiry centers on “reluctance.” This change opens this essay up to... Read more »

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Analysis of Northwestern / Kellogg Essay 4, Option B: People may be surprised to learn that I…

People may be surprised to learn that I… (400 word limit) This essay prompt enables candidates to discuss some element of their backgrounds that will show a new and interesting side of themselves that doesn’t come across in the rest of their application materials, and which might make them more... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 3, 2011 by

Analysis of Northwestern / Kellogg Essay 3: Assume you are evaluating your application from the perspective of a student member of the Kellogg Admissions Committee. Why would you and your peers select you for admission, and what impact would you make as a member of the Kellogg community?

Assume you are evaluating your application from the perspective of a student member of the Kellogg Admissions Committee. Why would you and your peers select you for admission, and what impact would you make as a member of the Kellogg community? (600 word limit) This is one of the trickier... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 2, 2011 by

Analysis of Northwestern / Kellogg Essay 2: Describe your key leadership experiences and evaluate what leadership areas you hope to develop through your MBA experiences.

Describe your key leadership experiences and evaluate what leadership areas you hope to develop through your MBA experiences. (600 word limit) This essay is a great opportunity to showcase the various leadership roles you have taken on in college and afterward. Given the number of subjects that need to be... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 1, 2011 by

Analysis of Northwestern / Kellogg Essay 1: Briefly assess your career progress to date. Elaborate on your future career plans and your motivation for pursuing an MBA.

Briefly assess your career progress to date. Elaborate on your future career plans and your motivation for pursuing an MBA. (600 word limit) This is a fairly standard career goals/why MBA essay. As usual, it’s important to remember that specificity of goals is key, and keep in mind that the... Read more »

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