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I request all those who have been through assessment day to write about their experience. Though this info is available on past few years threads, you guys can add some new perspective which will be really useful
If you have any particular questions - I'll be happy to answer them. Otherwise I highly recommend you to check the 2012 thread for posts of current year MBA candidates - based on my experiences with 2 assessment days I can only confirm their words and express all the gratitude to them for doing great job of putting into the text their experiences.
Wish you good luck with your IMD MBA journey!
PS I've noticed you tried to collect statistics regarding the nationalities of the people accepted in round 1 - for 03/04 assessment day two accepted are Chinese and Ukrainian (from what I know both of us accepted the offer), five waitlisted are two French, two Chinese and one Indian. Hope this information is useful for you.
Waouh! A huge number of waitlisted and no dinged after interview!!!!! I am quite surprised, it looks like IMD has changed its admission strategy. Don't despair guys I am sure this year they will accept many from the waitlist.
i agree...it is pretty alarming to see that large number. i'm wondering if r2 will be different than the trend we're seeing with r1.
as far as the assessment day goes, what vd9 and menonvik wrote are correct - the assessment day summaries from last year's forum are pretty much spot on. the areas where i thought was surprising, though, were the individual interviews and group exercises. you can expect questions that directly pertain to your application and others that are not but something you should be able to easily answer, of course assuming you know enough about yourself, your goals, imd, etc. the challenge for me was finding a way where i could connect with my interviewer. this was important b/c i knew the answers and therefore could rattle it off. i wanted my answers, however, to resonate with the interviewer instead of just providing a quick and flippant response. part of that was to ensure that i found a way to move past the interviewer/ee relationship and into a more free-flowing information exchange. i think this dimension of interviewing is an art and something that i believe all imd applicants possess (yes, b/c we're top talent!). wrt the group exercises, it can sometimes be hard to remember that you're being individually assessed b/c it is pretty easy to get in the mode of answering the problem. i believe we were able to work well together in the group exercises because there was a conscious decision to work together and demonstrate our ability to effectively work in a group environment.
Hi guys, I applied on 1st April as well. Anybody got a call from IMD? I was reading through last years blog and found that people got calls on 15th April for the same deadline. Now that has made me edgy. Do post if anyone of you does get a call. thanks