Kellogg Can Facilitate an Interview Experience

Kellogg can facilitate an interview experience that best connects your organization with Kellogg talent, whether that is on or off campus.


On-Campus

These interviews are partnerships between your organization and the Career Management Center. By using the Kellogg on-campus system, you gain access to our interview rooms and amenities. The Career Management Team manages the communication and scheduling process for student applicants.

Sign up for an interview

Welcome to on-campus interviews! On-campus interviews take place from mid-October to early November for those companies seeking to hire students in the graduating class for full-time roles. Internship on-campus interviews begin in mid-January and end in mid-February.

Requests for on-campus interview schedules being the preceding May, along with the reservations for all on-campus recruiting activities. If you need assistance during the reservation process, do not hesitate to reach out to your CMC partner.

Submit Job Descriptions

After on-campus interview dates are confirmed by the CMC team, we will ask for participating companies to submit job descriptions (August due date for full-time roles, October dues date for internship roles). Students use the information provided in job descriptions to research and evaluate job opportunities being offered through on-campus interviews. The information companies are asked to provide include: job description, qualifications, job function(s), job location(s) and work authorization information. Additionally, if you are not satisfied with the default student application deadline, you can work with your CMC partner to select a company-specific deadline by which you would like students to submit resumes for consideration.

Manage Schedules & Invites

Each week of on-campus interviews constitutes an interview “round” (not to be confused with a candidate progressing through a singular company’s rounds in the interview process). The round in which your company’s on-campus interviews are scheduled will determine deadlines associated with your interviews.

Each on-campus interview at Kellogg will be composed of Closed and Open interview slots:

  • Closed interview slots are filled by students selected by the company to be placed on the interview schedule.
  • Open interview slots are filled by students who engage in a competitive bidding process to be placed on the interview schedule

    The minimum ratio of Closed to Open slots for any on-campus interview participant is 80:20.

Closed Interview requests and invitations

Students will submit requests for a Closed interview slot through the online system. You will be able to view these requests through the Career Management System (CMS) for Employers. The system allows you to view, print and forward to colleagues the cover letters and resumes of interested students.

Once you have selected the candidates you wish to invite, they can be marked as invited through the system, up to the number of slots you have available. The CMS for Employers will list exact invite numbers for your Closed interviews. (See charts below.) In addition, companies are welcome to conduct 100 percent Open interview or 50 percent Closed and 50 percent Open interviews.

80% Closed / 20% Open - Full-Time & Internship Interviews

30 min 45 min 60 min 90 min 30 min B2B* 45 min B2B*
One full schedule 12 8 7 5 14 10
Close slots 9 6 5 4 11 8
Open slots 3 2 2 1 3 2
*B2B = Back-to-back (always in pairs, numbers above reflect two schedules)

You can interview students who did not apply for your position. If you have seen a student's resume in the resume database or met a student at an event and find them to be a good fit for the position, you can search for them by last name in the CMS for Employers and invite them to your schedule.

The Career Management Center will schedule all interview times through the online CMS for Employers. If you would like to make changes to the times on your schedule please contact your Industry Relationship Manager before students have been slotted into times. Students have the ability to change timeslots with each other up until two business days before the interview.

If you are interested in more students than invites allowed, please identify these students as alternates (in order of preference). Alternates are automatically added to your schedule if cancellations occur.

Once you have finalized your closed list invitations through the CMS system, students are automatically notified of your invitation, though companies may also elect to notify candidates directly.

For the Closed List Due Dates, consult the Recruiting Calendar.


Managing your schedule

The CMC is dedicated to helping your recruiting experience at Kellogg run smoothly. We have a few suggestions that should help you manage your schedules and interviews efficiently.

 

a month prior to on-campus interview dates:
Please confirm your recruiter's interview-day availability before bidding ends for the round in which you are recruiting. While it is very easy for us to make changes to your interview schedule times before bidding ends, it is difficult to do once bidding is over. Interview-time changes requested after bidding ends can only be made by an Industry Relationship Manager with the student's consent. This is also a good time to confirm flight and hotel reservations for the recruiting team.

 

48 hours prior to interview date:
Two business days before your recruiting date, we will send you an email letting you know that your final schedules are ready to view/print through the online system. These will include the names, telephone numbers and email addresses of the students you will be meeting. It may also include the names of interested students who were unable to obtain an interview slot and are on the waitlist. The online system also allows you to view and print the resumes of the students on your schedule.

 

Day of interview:
Your recruiter will receive a packet containing this schedule (with any last-minute changes) and the corresponding resumes when they arrive on the scheduled interview day. The packet will also contain the resumes of students who were interested in your opportunity but were waitlisted.

Any changes to the final schedule(s) must be approved and executed by your Industry Relationship Manager in the Kellogg Career Management Center.

 

Last minute scheduling changes:
Should any emergency issues arise once your interview schedules are filled (travel cancellations due to inclement weather, recruiter illness, etc.), please contact your Industry Relationship Manager as soon as possible. Rather than cancelling your interviews, we may be able to offer options that will satisfy the needs of both your recruiters and the students.

Your interview day at Kellogg

The Career Management Center opens at 7:30 a.m. during the on-campus interview season. Our standard interview schedules begin between 8:00 and 8:15 a.m. and finish between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m.

Please plan to arrive at the Career Management Center at least 15 minutes in advance of your first scheduled interview.

Maps, directions and hospitality information

The office is located on the second floor of the Kellogg Global Hub, 2211 Campus Drive in Evanston.

Meals/Refreshments

Each day of the on-campus interview season, the Career Management Center provides breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack to recruiters free of charge. If you prefer to make individual lunch arrangements or to meet with members of the faculty, please feel free to do so on your own.

Kellogg Interview Rooms

The size of the interview rooms in our new home, the Kellogg Global Hub, has increased relative to what was available at Jacobs. However, the assumption remains that one interviewer is sent for each interview schedule. If your company plans to engage in two-on-one interviews (or another formation) please let us know in advance so that we may have the appropriate number of materials prepped.

Our rooms have a glass wall to let in natural light, and many rooms have windows. In busy times we are unable to guarantee a window room will be available to all recruiters.

Kellogg interview rooms have wireless internet access for your computers. In the event of any technical issues, we have Ethernet cables available for your use.

Each room is equipped with pens, paper, paper clips, tissues, a coat hanger, garbage can, clock and a phone.


Off-Campus

  • Kellogg interview rooms are available for use by those companies who want to recruit Kellogg talent outside of the traditional MBA interviewing timeline.
  • This includes companies who are not able to allocate their hiring needs many months in advance, or those who are looking to engage in a “just in time” hiring model.
  • In this case, your organization will manage communication and scheduling for Kellogg applicants.
  • Kellogg can provide accommodations for both in-person or virtual interviews.

Contact Us

Career Management Center
2211 Campus Drive
Global Hub, Room 2310
Evanston, IL 60208