International Students and the US MBA

There are a number of tasks one has to deal with before enrolling in business school, especially as an international student. I’ll lay out my list here – it’s specific to a UK student and Kellogg, but it should help a few of you out there nonetheless. Some of the links will require you to have a Kellogg ID – I wish they didn’t, as it’s not the kind of information that should be secured. Click on for the blow by blow list.

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DAK Video

My fellow Kellogg blogger, MBA Dutchie, posted up a DAK II summary that he spent a hell of a lot more time writing than I did. Wonderfully, he linked to a video summary of the weekend that the current students did (above).

The video:

  • Was shown to us at the end of the weekend
  • Was put together by someone with a good camera, iMovie and a lot of time on their hands
  • Is maybe a little narcissistic
    • But what the hell
  • Has a Journey song in
    • Journey rules

DAK II at Kellogg


I’ve recently come back from the DAK II event for admitted students to Kellogg. It was just freaking awesome. I think I realise now why I got into some schools and not others – the canny buggers in Adcom just knew where I’d feel comfortable.

I intially applied to Kellogg because I had a lovely chat with someone from admissions at a Forte event in London (yes, the one that’s supposed to be for women.)

  • Over the course of the weekend, I met a whole bunch of people who were
    • Interesting
    • Friendly
    • Clever
  • I drank
  • I socialised
  • I discussed theology
  • I talked about work
  • I learned about analysis
  • I learned about strategy
  • I convinced someone to come to Kellogg
  • I lost my jacket