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A portrait of Beth Tidmarsh photographed by Jeff SciortinoThank you for your interest in the Kellogg School of Management. My name is Beth Tidmarsh, and I am Director of Admissions for Kellogg’s Full-Time MBA programs.

I am excited to tell you that our 2014-2015 essay questions are now posted online. Please find the questions below:

For 2014-2015, the following two essays are required of all applicants:

  1. Resilience. Perseverance. Grit. Call it what you will … challenges can build character. Describe a challenging experience you’ve had. How were you tested? What did you learn? (450 words)
  2. Leadership requires an ability to collaborate with and motivate others. Describe a professional experience that required you to influence people.  What did this experience teach you about working with others, and how will it make you a better leader? (450 words)

Certain applicants will respond to additional questions:

  • Dual-degree applicants: For applicants to the MMM or JD-MBA dual degree programs, please explain why that program is right for you. (250 words)
  • Re-applicants: Since your previous application, what steps have you taken to strengthen your candidacy? (250 word limit)

More information about applying can be found on the Kellogg website.

The 2014-2015 application will be available later this summer. In the meantime, we encourage you to learn more about Kellogg and each of our four full-time MBA programs.  Please do not hesitate to contact the Kellogg Admissions team if you have any questions.

 Stay tuned for information about the application!

Beth Tidmarsh ’03 is the director of admissions for full-time MBA programs at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Her previous career experience includes corporate solutions and consulting work at Jones Lang LaSalle, Huron Consulting Group and Accenture. In addition to being a Kellogg graduate, she is also a proud Northwestern alumna.