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Re: IMD 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Feb 2012, 03:25
Hi Everyone
I have also applied to round 1.
My profile is as follows:
Spanish, 32y, 730 GMAT.
Atypical profile regarding work experience: 2-3y WE at a company (cosmetics/biotech doing business development)
But I have a PhD in Biophysics from MIT in Boston, where I studied and did research for 7 years. That is much harder and a more of a transformational experience that any job, just that the story needs to be communicated properly so AdCom take it as relevant work experience...
My goals are to combine my scientific knowledge with the business and leadership skills to become and entrepreneur in the Bio field.
Thibaut, any people with a similar story in your class?
Thanks
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Re: IMD 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2012, 14:19
ramonsalsas wrote:
Hi Everyone
I have also applied to round 1.
My profile is as follows:
Spanish, 32y, 730 GMAT.
Atypical profile regarding work experience: 2-3y WE at a company (cosmetics/biotech doing business development)
But I have a PhD in Biophysics from MIT in Boston, where I studied and did research for 7 years. That is much harder and a more of a transformational experience that any job, just that the story needs to be communicated properly so AdCom take it as relevant work experience...
My goals are to combine my scientific knowledge with the business and leadership skills to become and entrepreneur in the Bio field.
Thibaut, any people with a similar story in your class?
Thanks
Ramon


Hi Ramon. Your profile is indeed atypical and may catch the curiosity of IMD. 2-3 year WE is normally not enough for IMD. But if you can demonstrate maturity and business mindset I think they may give you a shot. Research can be considered WE in my view but focus on the business impact of your research. We have at least one student from MIT in our class this year. You seem to have impressive academic records. Now focus on showing that you have leadership potential and a business mindset in your interviews.
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Re: IMD 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2012, 08:07
why is someone already invited to interview? IMD says it takes 3-6 weeks to review the applications.
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Re: IMD 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Feb 2012, 02:25
Hello Ramon,

IMD is indeed looking for atypical profile and as some said complimentary profiles. For example, we have a veterinarian and a fighter pilot in our class this year !
So if you have a good culture&international openness/awareness, business mind set and leadership potential, you ll have your shot.
Also about age, some of us are 26 and some are 36. So if you think IMD is right for you, apply even you are are far from the 32 average.

I had lunch with some people from AdCom this week and they told me that it does not really mean anything if they call you at the beginning of the 3-6 weeks windows or at the end. It just means they want to see you ;-)

One point i would like to make is that i greatly encourage all of those interested to come for a visit on campus. IMD is really different than a lot of others MBA with respect to their "niche" strategy. And if you do not come to see by yourself, it is hard to understand exactly what that means.

Good luck to all of you. I hope the +41 call will come fast !
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Re: IMD 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Feb 2012, 22:45
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Hello rajatar

Sorry to hear that you were dinged from LBS and Insead. Why do you think they dinged you ?
Thibaut


Hi Thibaut

I guess I can only blame myself for my results. I believen I rushed through my application. I appeared for GMAT in first week of September, and started working on the application only after I took GMAT. As a result, I had only 3 weeks for applications of both INSEAD and LBS. Also, I feel I could not crack the DNA of schools. International exposure is very important for these schools, and as I read my applications again, I realise I just did not lay enough stress on my international experiences. I was a late starter in this whole B-school application process, and wasn't able to make-up my mind on whether I really want to do an MBA. I therefore never did a proper research on the schools and my fit. However, I now feel this might just be a blessing in disguise. The results of INSEAD and LBS really opened my eyes. Infact, to be honest, I wasn't aware of reputation and strengths of IMD, till someone from my Swiss office discussed it with me. I then attended an information session conducted by a couple of alums, in New Delhi, and got to understand some wonderful aspects of IMD. I infact also asked the alumni at the info session, the reason why IMD is not marketed that much in India, as sometimes, people like me, arent fully aware of such great schools. But I am glad that I got the information at the right time. Since then, I have spoken to 5 IMD alumnis and the school has now become my number 1 choice.

I do hope that I have learnt fom my mistakes and have been able to put my best application across. Infact, the feedback I got from IMD (through Assess Chances) also mentioned the need to highlight the international exposure. Since I haven't stayed/ worked out of my home country, I can't do much about it, though I have tried my best to highlight my interactions with international clients (I have extensively worked and dealt with people from different countries), and with my international colleagues (I work for a Swiss firm and report to a Swiss national). I also am involved from an international non-profit. I just hope this should be sufficient enough.

So hoping for the best for myself and other posters in this forum. :)
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Re: IMD 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Feb 2012, 22:49
mazwaz wrote:
Hey rajatar,

Welcome !!! I have interview invites for both Insead and LBS but still IMD is certainly my top choice!

You still have a great shot ;)

Good luck,


Thanks mazwaz

All the best to you too. Hope to see you at IMD. :)
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Re: IMD 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2012, 00:07
Hey All,

Has the interview invite started flowing in? If someone has been to IMD for interview can they please update us about their experience?

Thanks,
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Re: IMD 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2012, 10:22
Guys!!! Got the call today!
Hope to see some of you there ;) ;) ;)

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Re: IMD 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2012, 12:30
mazwaz wrote:
Guys!!! Got the call today!
Hope to see some of you there ;) ;) ;)

Cheers,


Congrats Mazwaz. Did you get a mail or a call ? When is the interview scheduled ?
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Re: IMD 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Feb 2012, 00:45
I apply to the R1 as well, however no calls so far. Cross fingers.
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Re: IMD 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Feb 2012, 09:31
The adcom staff is off on Wednesday as far as I understand, so they must be resuming the callbacks tomorrow.
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Re: IMD 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Feb 2012, 11:42
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mazwaz wrote:
Guys!!! Got the call today!
Hope to see some of you there ;) ;) ;)

Cheers,


Congrats Mazwaz. Did you get a mail or a call ? When is the interview scheduled ?


I got a call!!!

I might go for 9th of March.

Still 3 weeks to go so you still have a shot.
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Re: IMD 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2012, 09:38
Any calls today ?
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Re: IMD 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2012, 01:39
I guess i have not waited so eagerly and patiently for anything in recent past as I am waiting for the +4121----- call without even knowing if they want to talk with me :-)
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Re: IMD 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2012, 04:45
Applied for Round 1, hopefully waiting for an interview invitation, and quite honestly very anxious since I've seen IMD started calling already. Makes you wonder.

Only applied to IMD. Experience in Latin America, Africa, US and Europe in for-profit develomepment finance. 640 GMAT. Male, 31 years old. 10 years of experience.

Visited IMD in Sep/2010 and decided at this stage of my life is the only school that would make sense for me for a full time MBA.

Sent the Assess you Chances in December last year and got "Based on the information you provided in the survey, there seems to be a good fit between your profile and the IMD MBA requirements. We encourage you to submit a full application when ready."
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Re: IMD 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2012, 08:16
suraabhi wrote:
I guess i have not waited so eagerly and patiently for anything in recent past as I am waiting for the +4121----- call without even knowing if they want to talk with me :-)



Seems like IMD is already closed for this week, unless they work on weekends. Waiting resumes next monday. On Monday I have Oxford Interview. So more things to worry about, this week end.

Hang on there guys, call is on the way !
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Re: IMD 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2012, 09:50
Hi Thibault
I finally got the call, I will be coming for the March 23rd interview/assessment!
Could you share your experience with the impromptu presentation? That is something that I am not sure how I will perform. My background is more technical, and I am not sure if I will have enough business background to succeed in the presentation. What if they ask me about a topic I am not well-versed on...? The main reason I am pursuing an MBA is to improve my business skills to combine it with my science background to become an entrepreneur in the bio field... At least, I am good at giving public presentations.
Thanks for your input!

Ramon

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Hello Ramon,

IMD is indeed looking for atypical profile and as some said complimentary profiles. For example, we have a veterinarian and a fighter pilot in our class this year !
So if you have a good culture&international openness/awareness, business mind set and leadership potential, you ll have your shot.
Also about age, some of us are 26 and some are 36. So if you think IMD is right for you, apply even you are are far from the 32 average.

I had lunch with some people from AdCom this week and they told me that it does not really mean anything if they call you at the beginning of the 3-6 weeks windows or at the end. It just means they want to see you ;-)

One point i would like to make is that i greatly encourage all of those interested to come for a visit on campus. IMD is really different than a lot of others MBA with respect to their "niche" strategy. And if you do not come to see by yourself, it is hard to understand exactly what that means.

Good luck to all of you. I hope the +41 call will come fast !
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Re: IMD 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2012, 10:20
Hello

You can check the thread from last year. I explained how my interview day went.
imd-mba-108693-40.html
And my friend Aman also wrote a lot imd-mba-108693-180.html

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Re: IMD 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2012, 09:56
I got called for the interview, with options to go on March 23rd or March 27th. I'm opting for March 27th. Would love to get in touch with others who have also selected the same date and try to have dinner in Lausanne the previous night for some ice-breaking.

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Re: IMD 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2012, 01:11
Hi to All IMD aspirants.

Anyone from India got the call till now from IMD?

cheers
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