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Re: Any IMD Applicants for 2011 [#permalink] New post 12 May 2010, 02:57
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Hi everyone

Just recieved word I was selected for the interview round too... will be attending on the 20th in Singapore.

Anyone else going to be in Singapore around the same time?


Hey Crezence,

How are you preparing for the interview? i am doing mine on 18th in Lausanne.
You are also waiting to hear back from INSEAD right?


I guess its going to be mostly going through the business case and picking out discussion points, abit like how you'd prepare for a case interview

I think the presentation is something you cant really prepare for... so just keep up on current events and general knowledge I guess

oh and just going through my application till I know it back to front as well.

Anyone have any thoughts on how else to best prepare for it?

Yeah waiting on INSEAD as well... that one should be by the end of the month... *fingers crossed*

ramanathanblue -> you're waiting on them too right?



Yes Crezence: I am waiting for it. Keeping my fingers crossed. Everything went very fine till now.

For IMD, I got my case study and have been reading it through and researching on it.
Have to still go through my application thoroughly.
Do you have any idea about the one on one interview? Apart from the typical ones, do they ask any out of the box questions?
You are right, we cant prepare much for the impromptu, but since I am not from business background and never done case studies before, I am trying to get a hang of them now. I have a long way to go to understand how cases are cracked.

Others and R1 admits, any other thoughts on how one can prepare for the IMD interview?
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Re: Any IMD Applicants for 2011 [#permalink] New post 13 May 2010, 09:13
Congrats to all invited to the interview. I have only one piece of advice (and although I've been admitted I have only my experience to speak from): sure, you should prepare but don't overengineer it! Just be yourselves, that's what will really count.
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Re: Any IMD Applicants for 2011 [#permalink] New post 19 May 2010, 04:22
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Congrats to all invited to the interview. I have only one piece of advice (and although I've been admitted I have only my experience to speak from): sure, you should prepare but don't overengineer it! Just be yourselves, that's what will really count.



Guys, all the best for all the applicants going for the interview.
I had mine yesterday. I must say it was a very interesting experience at IMD.

I had 7 other applicants with me and it was lot of fun meeting them. The whole day was concentrated on how best we all could work as a team.
First, we were met by the admissions staff, and she gave us an outline of the day.
and also took us around the campus. Its a beautiful campus, right in front of the mountains and lake.
Next, we were given the topic for the impromtu presentation and transperencies to prepare for the 5 min presentation. time given was 30 mins.
after this I had my one on one interview, it went on for 1 hour.
My interviewer was interested to know me more as a person, my accomplishments, my strengths weaknesses, about my work etc. It was not stressful but a nice chat.
after this, we had to present our impromtu presentation. This was done in front of other applicants. so one by one we took our turn and presented what we had prepared earlier that morning. it was strictly for 5 mins, after which we had to stop.
after this was the best part of the day - lunch. each one us had a host student having lunch with us. IMD really took efforts that each one of us had a host from our nation. All the hype about the IMD lunch is not a hoax. You really have to eat there to believe it. There was an amazing variety of food, and the dessert buffet was again amazing. there is an ice cream stall too in summer. I was really impressed by this lunch concept at IMD. There are fresh fruits always available in the class rooms.
post lunch we discussed the case study that was sent to all of us 2 weeks before the interview day. Again, it was a nice discussion, a chance for them to see how well we can work in groups.
at the end of the day, we were shown some videos of a professors class. it was very interesting.
I have attended a special lecture at INSEAD and now saw these recorded videos at IMD. My opinion is that IMD's quality was way higher than INSEAD. its a smaller class, and profs give more attention to you. he knows everyone by name and background, unlike in INSEAD where there were more than 250 students in the auditorium , and i was sitting in the last rows and could hardly see the prof, or would find it difficult to ask a question in front of such a huge group.

So guys, now I am keeping my fingers crossed.
If anyone needs any more info, please do pm me. Ill be more than happy to help you!
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Re: Any IMD Applicants for 2011 [#permalink] New post 24 May 2010, 23:53
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Nope just an email in my inbox, came in the night so I saw it when I was checking my mail in the morning.

How about everyone else?


hey crezence, how was ur interview? Did it go well?
WHats your impression about the school?
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Re: Any IMD Applicants for 2011 [#permalink] New post 25 May 2010, 03:04
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good explanation! I had almost the same experience at Lausanne.
I had applicants from different countries, none of us were from the same country.
I got the same question (odd one) too, 5 words about IMD, probably we had the same interviewer.
Because, the adcom told us that they would be travelling to Singapore right after my interview day which was May 18th.
But overall I agree with you that they really take efforts to make you feel comfortable the whole day.
If you do get to be one of the 90 students, then you can be assured that you are sitting with the top applicants. IMD really takes a lot of effort in picking their 90 best. The whole assesment day, they really check if you can work in a group, if you can present on the spot, if you can manage your time of your presentation, and how well you have analyzed the case study they give you before.
I agree completely with you that there is a very thin line between negotiating and being agressive. The group work question post the impromtu presentation is a check of that.
We also had a professor who moderated the case study.
The campus itself was good, not very big, but a few buildings, one for executive education, one for MBA, one for cafeteria; right on the Lake. The lunch was excellent. They even have an ice cream corner in the summer times. We had lunch with current students. When one of us asked them if we need to learn French, we got the reply that you wont have time to really exercise your french language skills outside of IMD campus. THey really make sure that you spend all your time in the campus with your study group.
When are you going to hear back from them? Did they give you any date?

and..its a positive sign that the ad com gave you the details of the Alumni who took the same career path as you intend to. :)

All the best...!
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Re: Any IMD Applicants for 2011 [#permalink] New post 28 May 2010, 03:47
hey crezence, which is your preferred school? INSEAD or IMD?
all the best for IMD results!
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Re: Any IMD Applicants for 2011 [#permalink] New post 28 May 2010, 05:02
Hey

First off... congrats on INSEAD!

They said that we'll know approx 10 business days after the interview right? Or something like that? Which means its going to be sometime this coming week... looks like another long wait ahead...

Hope that there's a light at the end of the tunnel

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Re: Any IMD Applicants for 2011 [#permalink] New post 28 May 2010, 05:06
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First off... congrats on INSEAD!

They said that we'll know approx 10 business days after the interview right? Or something like that? Which means its going to be sometime this coming week... looks like another long wait ahead...

Hope that there's a light at the end of the tunnel

:-D


thanks Crezence!
yes, 10 days from interview...and IMD was closed on last monday, so they told us 11 days from my interview date...approx next monday or tuesday!
is IMD your first choice?
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Re: Any IMD Applicants for 2011 [#permalink] New post 01 Jun 2010, 06:12
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First off... congrats on INSEAD!

They said that we'll know approx 10 business days after the interview right? Or something like that? Which means its going to be sometime this coming week... looks like another long wait ahead...

Hope that there's a light at the end of the tunnel

:-D


thanks Crezence!
yes, 10 days from interview...and IMD was closed on last monday, so they told us 11 days from my interview date...approx next monday or tuesday!
is IMD your first choice?




I am in.....I got a call from the program director ...
Now I am torn between INSEAD and IMD... :roll: :cry:
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Re: Any IMD Applicants for 2011 [#permalink] New post 01 Jun 2010, 23:34
Hi Guys...

Here is another person (1 of 90) with an admit to IMD for 2011. I am indeed going... so now its about the $s (perennial ?????) , long wait, preparation, family move, visas etc.

My background: 8 yrs exp/ APAC and ME / supply chain/ Biz Dev, Mgmt / Engr.

In the coming days/ weeks I will share my journey, considerations, views etc. in more detail so we can all benefit (lets see how this develops :-) ). I am one of those candidates who very conciously chose IMD because of fit... so it really isnt only about rankings etc., but more of how it impacts me and my desired career direction. Now, they chose me as well... seems like a happy marriage.

Wishing ALL... the very best!
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Re: Any IMD Applicants for 2011 [#permalink] New post 01 Jun 2010, 23:43
Hi

Congrats on the admits, just wondering, when were your interviews and where did you attend them?
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Re: Any IMD Applicants for 2011 [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2010, 01:49
Hi Crezence,

Interviewed in Lausanne in April. Was put into the same bucket for decisions as round 2.
Guess you are waiting on them, I presume? If so - wish you the best.
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Re: Any IMD Applicants for 2011 [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2010, 01:53
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Hi Crezence,

Interviewed in Lausanne in April. Was put into the same bucket for decisions as round 2.
Guess you are waiting on them, I presume? If so - wish you the best.


Yeah I interviewed in Singapore, guess it'll be coming in a day or 2 then

Thanks and congrats again
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Re: Any IMD Applicants for 2011 [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2010, 17:50
hi all..
i got the acceptance call! so now it's 6 months of preparations for the trip. IMD was the school i really wanted so i'm really excited.
i did the assesment in lausanne. about the assessment day, there's nothing that crezence or ramanathanblue haven't said. we were 8 people from 8 different countries and 6 different industries. the whole process was really cool, a lot of team work and interaction.
sounds a bit cliche but what everybody tells you is right: just be yourself and don't try to dominate the group.
good to luck to everybody applying...
@crezence: did you get the call?
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Re: Any IMD Applicants for 2011 [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2010, 21:01
Hi fgar

Congrats on the admit... yeah i've gotten the call too... so looks like I'll be seeing you in January.

Sorting out some issues with the deposit as I'm not based in my home country where my main account is. Its a huge plunge... the deposit amount is huge compared to every other school!

Where abouts are you based? Somewhere in SE Asia / N Asia by any chance?
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Re: Any IMD Applicants for 2011 [#permalink] New post 09 Jun 2010, 12:44
Anyone here applied in R3?
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Re: Any IMD Applicants for 2011 [#permalink] New post 09 Jun 2010, 15:24
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Hi fgar

Congrats on the admit... yeah i've gotten the call too... so looks like I'll be seeing you in January.

Sorting out some issues with the deposit as I'm not based in my home country where my main account is. Its a huge plunge... the deposit amount is huge compared to every other school!

Where abouts are you based? Somewhere in SE Asia / N Asia by any chance?



Hi Crezence

Congrats first of all. You mentioned that there were some candidates from Pakistan on your assessment day, is any of them on this forum or did you have their email address. I am originally from Pakistan as well and now based in Europe. I have applied in R3 and wanted to touch base with the some Pakistanis who applied for 2011.

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Re: Any IMD Applicants for 2011 [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2010, 08:21
All,
I submitted for R3.
Do we get any application complete sort of mail or is it the mail sent by the robot that app has been submitted?

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Re: Any IMD Applicants for 2011 [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2010, 08:36
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All,
I submitted for R3.
Do we get any application complete sort of mail or is it the mail sent by the robot that app has been submitted?

Cheers


I got a personalized email from the MBA office confirming my file is complete and that I will be considered for R3.
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Re: Any IMD Applicants for 2011 [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2010, 08:42
How many days after submission did you get the mail ?
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