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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2013, 03:32
Dear Camille,

Firstly thanks for taking the time out. I am a reapplicant and am planning to apply for Jan 2014. From what I understand INSEAD typically did not encourage reapplicants.

Have things changed in this regard in recent times?

Also is there a tendency for students who are interested in specialising in Finance to choose one of the campuses over the other? I noticed that one of the other members on this forum highlighted an article about the job scenario in Europe. So has this had an impact on the breakup of the students opting for a given campus?

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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2013, 02:01
Hi All,

Getting back to some of you who asked about the job situation in this Euro Crisis context. I asked directly Mary Carey, our Career Services Director for some fresh news about the job market. Here is her reply:

Employment in Western Europe has held quite steady with a slight shift downward balanced by a corresponding uptick in Asia Pacific. For the most part, the kinds of job losses that are reflected in increased overall unemployment rates are not MBA level jobs. Having said that, worsening economic news does effect the overall job market. We have seen an increase in the time it takes graduates to find the right job and many have to work harder to achieve what they want than in times of more upbeat economic news. I hope that this is helpful. Things are definitely tougher at the moment but recruiters continue to come to INSEAD and there continues to be job opportunities in Europe.

Cheers,
Have all a wonderful week!
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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 06 Feb 2013, 17:05
Hi,

Could you please advise me whether my GMAT score is good enough or do I need to retake the exam?

Cadidate: Indian Female
Work Ex: 6 years of work experience in Semiconductor Products domain in a French Organization
Undergrad: Honours degree 3.7 GPA
Highlights: very strong non profit experience. one in United Nations program and another in my own nonprofit.
International experience: travelled on short assignments to France and other travels to UK and Europe. Work with international teams and manage international projects
Languages: English fluent (Toefl 110), Franch Basic conversational, Hindi (native)
GMAT: 670 (Q 49 83%, V 31 59%, AWA 5 57%, IR 2 12%) and 660 (Q 50 90%, V 30 56%, AWA 5 57%)
Application deadline: April 2013

GMAT : highest
Q: 50 90%
V: 32 59%
AWA: 5
IR: 2 12%

I am particularily worried about my IR and verbal scores. Is Insead going to consider IR section of students for evalaution for Jan 2014 applications? Also, does Insead consider best scores from two different sections? Kindly recommend what should I aim for in particular sections incase I need to retake the exam.

Also at the time of application do I have to show proficiency (some degree certificate or something) for the 3rd language in my case it is French?

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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2013, 20:56
Hi
I am aiming for Jan 2014 batch.. but I need to take my GMAT exam
My query is , even if I apply for the INSEAD and fill the forms , what are the deadlines to submit GMAT score

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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 11 Feb 2013, 09:41
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I am aiming for Jan 2014 batch.. but I need to take my GMAT exam
My query is , even if I apply for the INSEAD and fill the forms , what are the deadlines to submit GMAT score

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Hi Vivek,
You must submit your GMAT score at the same time as your application file, and all your supporting documents. We will not take into consideration any documents provided passed the application deadline.

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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2013, 04:24
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Hi,

Could you please advise me whether my GMAT score is good enough or do I need to retake the exam?

Cadidate: Indian Female
Work Ex: 6 years of work experience in Semiconductor Products domain in a French Organization
Undergrad: Honours degree 3.7 GPA
Highlights: very strong non profit experience. one in United Nations program and another in my own nonprofit.
International experience: travelled on short assignments to France and other travels to UK and Europe. Work with international teams and manage international projects
Languages: English fluent (Toefl 110), Franch Basic conversational, Hindi (native)
GMAT: 670 (Q 49 83%, V 31 59%, AWA 5 57%, IR 2 12%) and 660 (Q 50 90%, V 30 56%, AWA 5 57%)
Application deadline: April 2013

GMAT : highest
Q: 50 90%
V: 32 59%
AWA: 5
IR: 2 12%

I am particularily worried about my IR and verbal scores. Is Insead going to consider IR section of students for evalaution for Jan 2014 applications? Also, does Insead consider best scores from two different sections? Kindly recommend what should I aim for in particular sections incase I need to retake the exam.

Also at the time of application do I have to show proficiency (some degree certificate or something) for the 3rd language in my case it is French?

Regards,
Christy

Hi Christy,

About GMAT requirement, you can check the list of FAQ we have listed on our website. Here is the one about GMAT score:
http://mba.insead.edu/faq/AdmissionsRequirementsandSelectionCriteria.cfm#GMATscore

In regards to the IR section of the test you can find info on how we consider it in the application at the link below:
http://mba.insead.edu/faq/AdmissionsRequirementsandSelectionCriteria.cfm#IRsection

Finally, you don't need to worry about your 3rd language. You have until the end of your MBA to provide certification. You can find all the information about the 'exit language' on page 6 of our Language Policy document: https://mba-aol.insead.edu/documents/languages/language_policy.pdf

Cheers,
Camille

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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2013, 20:49
Hi there,

I have a question about INSEAD and visas for international students. I am a US citizen and my wife is a Chinese citizen. If I get accepted into INSEAD, will she be able to get a visa to come as well? In the US, I believe there's F2 visas for family of students, but is that possible in both Singapore and France?
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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2013, 07:00
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Hi there,

I have a question about INSEAD and visas for international students. I am a US citizen and my wife is a Chinese citizen. If I get accepted into INSEAD, will she be able to get a visa to come as well? In the US, I believe there's F2 visas for family of students, but is that possible in both Singapore and France?


HI Yialanliu,

I'm not an expert in visa, so i asked THE expert in our Programme management department. Now, the answer to your question is in fact very complicated as the type of visa for you and your spouse will depend on your starting campus and if you will or will not decide to exchange with the other campus and for how long. So to give you the short answer, yes your wife should be able to get a visa to come with you on either one of the campus.
Visa arrangements can be tricky. What i can assure you is that THE expert is here to help out students and their partner through the process and can provide contacts and assistance to ensure you both get the visa that suits your situation.

If you really want me to give you the complicated answer, i can send you a private message. If this very specific situation (ie US citizen student married to a Chinese partner) interest other members, i'm happy to post it on the forum. Just let me know :-)

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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2013, 20:43
Dear Camille,

Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions here. I wanted to inquire about the January 2014 intake for which I'm planning to apply.

Are the number of applicants accepted to INSEAD MBA in January intake the same as the number in September intake? In terms of getting an admission, is the September intake better than January?

I'm trying to figure out if there are differences between the two intakes other than the optional summer internship option in Jan intake.

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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 24 Mar 2013, 13:13
Dear Camille,

I have a question regarding the requirement for English Proficiency Certification- English is not my native language but I received my university degree in US (conducted exclusively in English). However, the language of instruction is not mentioned on the transcripts. Do I need to request a certification letter from my school? Also, I took courses in 3 community colleges then transfer to the university, do I need to request certification letters from all the schools?

Thanks in advance for your time! :)
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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2013, 08:04
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Dear Camille,

Are the number of applicants accepted to INSEAD MBA in January intake the same as the number in September intake? In terms of getting an admission, is the September intake better than January?

Thanks.

Hi Gsmon,
Both intakes are roughly equal in students' number: more or less 500 students. Indeed, only the Jan intake offers an internship which students with an interest in investment banking must absolutely do. Therefore, we advise these people to apply for January. Other than that, there is no difference!

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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2013, 08:08
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I have a question regarding the requirement for English Proficiency Certification- English is not my native language but I received my university degree in US (conducted exclusively in English). However, the language of instruction is not mentioned on the transcripts. Do I need to request a certification letter from my school? Also, I took courses in 3 community colleges then transfer to the university, do I need to request certification letters from all the schools?

Hi Liljminmin,
If indeed your entire curriculum was in English for the entire duration of your degree, then you don't need a letter from the university.

Good news, right? :wink:
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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2013, 16:41
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liljminmin wrote:
Dear Camille,

I have a question regarding the requirement for English Proficiency Certification- English is not my native language but I received my university degree in US (conducted exclusively in English). However, the language of instruction is not mentioned on the transcripts. Do I need to request a certification letter from my school? Also, I took courses in 3 community colleges then transfer to the university, do I need to request certification letters from all the schools?

Hi Liljminmin,
If indeed your entire curriculum was in English for the entire duration of your degree, then you don't need a letter from the university.

Good news, right? :wink:
Cheers,
Camille


Sounds good! So I just need to upload my transcripts:)?
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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2013, 00:55
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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 01 Apr 2013, 20:04
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Hi All,

Getting back to some of you who asked about the job situation in this Euro Crisis context. I asked directly Mary Carey, our Career Services Director for some fresh news about the job market. Here is her reply:

Employment in Western Europe has held quite steady with a slight shift downward balanced by a corresponding uptick in Asia Pacific. For the most part, the kinds of job losses that are reflected in increased overall unemployment rates are not MBA level jobs. Having said that, worsening economic news does effect the overall job market. We have seen an increase in the time it takes graduates to find the right job and many have to work harder to achieve what they want than in times of more upbeat economic news. I hope that this is helpful. Things are definitely tougher at the moment but recruiters continue to come to INSEAD and there continues to be job opportunities in Europe.

Cheers,
Have all a wonderful week!
Camille


Dear Camille,

You are doing a world of favor by addressing such critical concerns of ours !!!

In continuation to your above post, given that it has been over an year since you last shared your views on the job prospects, how does the job scenario look for INSEAD graduates today ? A separate information on Western Europe and Asia Pacific will be appreciated. Also, it will be helpful to have a speculative view on the job scenario in these markets for say 2014 and onwards.

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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2013, 00:31
Hi INSEAD Admissions

Can you please direct me to somewhere I can view what constitutes 'practical' level for French as my admissions language? I have read the language policy but I'm still unsure what EU E2 level is

I have looked across the internet but not been able to find any papers or sample exams

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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2013, 18:33
Hello Camille,
May I know whether it is worthwhile to apply to INSEAD with a 640 (Q:49,V:28) in GMAT - other aspects of profile being good including international experience and around 6 years of experience.

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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2013, 21:28
I have a question about the Job Description Essay #1.
Can you define "current job"?

My case is...
X Corporation (2006-2007)
Job title A (2006-2007)
Project 1 (2006-2007)

Y Corporation (2007-Present)
Job title B (2007-2009)
Project 2 (2007-2008)
Project 3 (2008-2009)
Job title C (2009-Present)
Project 4 (2009-2009)
Project 5 (2009-2011)
Project 6 (2011-Present)

Should I write about "Project 6 (2011-Present)" or "Job title C (2009-Present)" or "Y corporation (2007-Present)"?
I have a lot to write for Project 4 and 5.

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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 22 Apr 2013, 12:31
Hi Camille,

I majored in English Literature in a non-English speaking country. All the programs at the university are taught in English but this is not mentioned on the transcript. Must I get a note from the dean?

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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2013, 02:13
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Hi INSEAD Admissions

Can you please direct me to somewhere I can view what constitutes 'practical' level for French as my admissions language? I have read the language policy but I'm still unsure what EU E2 level is

I have looked across the internet but not been able to find any papers or sample exams

thanks


Somehow you must have missread our Language policy. The table on page 3 clearly states: Equivalent to B1 (not E2) on CEFR scale which stands for Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The wikipedia entry on CEFR gives you some specific examples of what will be tested on the exam for each level, including B1.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_European_Framework_of_Reference_for_Languages#Common_reference_levels

Cheers,
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