Kellogg application tips: Interviewing
By: the Kellogg admissions team, Full-Time MBA Program
There’s no doubt interviews can be nerve-wracking. After all, how do you summarize your career experience and personal achievements on the spot? What if we ask a question you weren’t expecting? Don't worry, there are no “right” or “wrong” answers here. We've put together some helpful tips on what we're looking for and how to prepare.
The best advice we can give you is to be your authentic self. While the main purpose of the interview is to get to know you even better, we also want to offer you the opportunity to learn more about the Kellogg community. Interviews give you the chance to show the admissions committee how you communicate as a learner and peer, share your career focus and motivations for the Kellogg MBA, and elaborate on what drives you to be a future Kellogg Leader.
We hold all interviews virtually. You will receive an email regarding the status of your interview along with scheduling instructions. Due to the high demand for interviews and limited availability of interviewers, you may receive an interview waiver. If your interview is waived, the admissions committee may contact you if further information is needed to make a decision on your candidacy.
- Research methods to answer these types of interview questions (the STAR method, for example).
- Practice! Rehearse giving your answers to potential questions in this format. Think through your story and experiences and consider how you can share them most effectively.
- Most importantly, be yourself. Throughout the process, we encourage students to stand out from the crowd by letting their personalities shine.
Our admissions process is a holistic review. Each applicant has different strengths and skills, and the interview is only one opportunity to show us what makes you special.
If you are ready to become a future Kellogg Leader, complete your application today.
Looking for more application tips? Explore our admissions site or sign up for an event to speak to an admissions officer today. Good luck! We are looking forward to meeting you during your interview.