How to Prepare for Kellogg’s Video Essay

Video essays are becoming increasingly popular in MBA admissions. They offer a unique opportunity to show admissions committees the real you and your ability to think on your feet.

One school that is really looking to see how you think on your feet is Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. In the first prompt, Kellogg asks you to introduce yourself by telling admissions something they wouldn’t already know from your resume. Prompts 2 and 3 seem to be randomly assigned.

Here are some prompts that you should be prepared to answer:

  • A time when you experienced a team conflict
  • An innovation you made in the past year
  • A misconception people have about you
  • An important relationship in your life
  • A time you created value
  • A problem you faced and the creative solution you came up with

While the video essay is optional, I strongly recommend utilizing the opportunity to show admission officers something about yourself that they can’t gauge from the other application materials.

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