As an IIT graduate, Mr. applicant has already demonstrated his strong academic competence that is much required to excel in Kellogg’s rigorous MBA curriculum. Additionally, he has been deeply involved in diverse extra-curricular activities such as setting up a club to encourage running, playing badminton, creating web site for his alma mater, and managing various organizations such as PARAMSHRAYA and ABC NGO, clearly showing that he is a well-rounded business leader with a balanced focus on out-of-the-classroom activities.
His technical expertise and deep community involvement, especially with ABC NGO, clearly blend well with his long term goal of creating virtual universities. In his essays, Mr. applicant has highlighted the courses and majors he would like to complete at Kellogg, very evidently showing his passion and talent for his post-MBA career. Mr. applicant also has a clear vision of what he wants from his upcoming Kellogg experience, and I welcome classmates who are pursuing “different path” opportunities where they can make great impacts on the people and communities that influenced them throughout their lives.
Kellogg Essay 2: Describe your key leadership experiences and evaluate what leadership areas you hope to develop through your MBA experiences.
Kellogg Essay 1: Briefly assess your career progress to date. Elaborate on your future career plans and your motivation for pursuing an MBA.
Mr. applicant’s involvement with Vivekananda Kendra adds another interesting perspective to his application. At such a young age, he led a very successful guest speaker series that included such luminaries as the Dalai Lama. Additionally his eight years experience as a fundraising ambassador for IIT-Roorkee’s School for the Deaf would position him well to perform leading roles in similar organizations at Kellogg such as “Business with a Heart” and in the greater Evanston community.