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2013/2014 ESSAY QUESTIONS

  1. Essay 1: What’s the greatest obstacle you’ve overcome (personally or professionally)? How has overcoming this obstacle prepared you to achieve success now and in the future? (350 word limit)
  2. Essay 2: What have been your most significant leadership experiences? What challenges did you face, and what impact did you have? This is your opportunity to explain how you Think Bravely. (500 word limit)
  3. Essay 3: Part 1 - What career/role are you looking to pursue and why? (250 word limit); Part 2 - Why are Kellogg and the MBA essential to achieving these career goals? (250 word limit)

    Please answer Part 2 in terms of your program choice: One-Year, Two-Year, MMM, JD-MBA
  4. Re-applicants Only: Since your previous application, what steps have you taken to strengthen your candidacy? (400 word limit)

    Please note: re-applicants are required to answer this question in addition to #1-3.
  5. Additional Information (Optional): If needed, briefly describe any extenuating circumstances (e.g. unexplained gaps in work experience, choice of recommenders, inconsistent or questionable academic performance, etc.) (No word limit)

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