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Re: IMD 2014 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Mar 2013, 23:29
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Re: IMD 2014 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2013, 00:07
IMD Dream.. I fully agree with you on this..
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Re: IMD 2014 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2013, 08:56
Finally got the call at 2pm, look forward to meeting the others in Laussane (after I sort my visa matters and accept an interview date - options are 22nd & 26th).

My profile is: Indian, 680 GMAT, Consulting 10 yrs (evenly split between India & EU).

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Re: IMD 2014 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2013, 09:19
I too got the call this morning from the +41 number! good luck everyone..
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Re: IMD 2014 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2013, 13:58
Congrats to those of you who received calls! Fingers crossed for those of us still waiting.
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Re: IMD 2014 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2013, 08:15
any calls this week?

Edit: just got my ding, best of luck to those interviewing.
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Re: IMD 2014 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2013, 14:45
hi All, got a call today afternoon....best of luck to everyone waiting!

P.S: thought it will be a +41 number....got an "Unknown"! :-D
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Re: IMD 2014 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2013, 22:41
I received a rejection mail last night :(
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Re: IMD 2014 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2013, 03:51
sorry to hear that xinga. im sure there something better waiting out for you.
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Re: IMD 2014 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2013, 05:48
hi all,

im guessing that some interviews have already taken place. can anyone post their experiences pls? it would be very helpful.
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Re: IMD 2014 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2013, 13:11
Guys,

I am an Indian working in US right now. Can you pls help me with the process to get a Switzerland visa to attend the assessment day. Pls help me with various things like type of visa needed, process to apply, time required to get it, entire expense etc etc. Also, how easy/difficult it is to get it.

Pls note that I have an H1 but I am not a US citizen/Green Card holder.

Thanks,
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Re: IMD 2014 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2013, 13:20
Guys,

Need your input regarding chances that I have to get into IMD. Also, whether it makes sense to try for IMD. I sent a My profile reads like this :

- 9 years of exp by August 2013.
- Did my engineering from best REC/NIT of the country.
- Indian IT male :(
- 740 score in GMAT
- Total 4 years of International experience.
- Multi cultural experience - Have spent total of 2 years in Brazil, China and Mexico. Considering I have obviously worked in India as well (my home country), I have experience of working in emerging economies (3 out of 4 BRIC countries + LaTAM ). Lead teams consisting of citizens of these countries and not Indian folks.
- Entire experience in retail, supply chain and operations. Performed managerial type of roles. Intend to work as consultant in Big 4 OR as manager with a big retailer in future.
- Multiple awards during working experience.
- Very little to offer in extra curricular.

Considering I would have to apply in R2 and have an Indian IT male profile, do I hold a realistic chance to get through..? Is it worth it to write 13 essays, go to Switzerland, spend big bucks (trip to Switzerland and app fees) in such a scenario..?

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Re: IMD 2014 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2013, 17:46
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Guys,

Need your input regarding chances that I have to get into IMD. Also, whether it makes sense to try for IMD. I sent a My profile reads like this :

- 9 years of exp by August 2013.
- Did my engineering from best REC/NIT of the country.
- Indian IT male :(
- 740 score in GMAT
- Total 4 years of International experience.
- Multi cultural experience - Have spent total of 2 years in Brazil, China and Mexico. Considering I have obviously worked in India as well (my home country), I have experience of working in emerging economies (3 out of 4 BRIC countries + LaTAM ). Lead teams consisting of citizens of these countries and not Indian folks.
- Entire experience in retail, supply chain and operations. Performed managerial type of roles. Intend to work as consultant in Big 4 OR as manager with a big retailer in future.
- Multiple awards during working experience.
- Very little to offer in extra curricular.

Considering I would have to apply in R2 and have an Indian IT male profile, do I hold a realistic chance to get through..? Is it worth it to write 13 essays, go to Switzerland, spend big bucks (trip to Switzerland and app fees) in such a scenario..?

Thanks,
Neeraj



IMD (as far as I know) is the only school that gives you the chance to do a "mini-application" without any cost and they will get back to you on whether you should apply or not. Look for the "Assess your chances" link on their website. IMHO its the best way to answer your question.

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Re: IMD 2014 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2013, 22:11
(cross-posting from imd-2013-calling-all-applicants-124970-400.html#p1195647)

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Considering I would have to apply in R2 and have an Indian IT male profile, do I hold a realistic chance to get through..? Is it worth it to write 13 essays, go to Switzerland, spend big bucks (trip to Switzerland and app fees) in such a scenario..?

IMD provides an official process to answer exactly that question: http://www.imd.org/programs/mba/Assess-your-chances.cfm?
I would recommend that you submit your profile via this system, as it will give you a fair idea of how you would fare, from those very people that have the knowledge, and whether it is worth to spend the time/money on the application.

For what it's worth, I found that writing those numerous essays provided me much insight on my profile, so it was worth the exercise anyhow... and yes, I think your profile may fit IMD.


Yup..I did. And I got a reply in affirmative. This is one of the lines by Simone Kuhn "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.". I still thought of asking you guys coz it seemed to be a standard answer and not necessarily considering other factors such as R2, Indian IT male etc.


Simone and the other people on the admission's team are aware of all those factors, so if they encourage you to apply, I can only recommend that you follow their advice. Rest assured it's not in their interest to invite people to apply even though they'd know in advance these applications would be rejected: if it was, they just wouldn't offer this "assess your chances" system ;)

Just a word of advice based on my experience. You mention applying in R2 (ending on April 1st), but you also suggest that you haven't started the essays yet. If that's indeed the case, I would invite you to remain open to the idea of applying in R3 : in my experience, these essays take a long time to write, so doing them in a rush may not be optimal for your chances of success.
Last year, I was facing the same issue on the 15th of Jan (R1 was about to end), and I decided to apply only in R2.
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Re: IMD 2014 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2013, 07:14
neerz wrote:
Guys,

I am an Indian working in US right now. Can you pls help me with the process to get a Switzerland visa to attend the assessment day. Pls help me with various things like type of visa needed, process to apply, time required to get it, entire expense etc etc. Also, how easy/difficult it is to get it.

Pls note that I have an H1 but I am not a US citizen/Green Card holder.

Thanks,
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Noinpac,
Thanks for your advice. Can you help me with info on the visa front as well..? @ first post that I put in yesterday.
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Re: IMD 2014 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2013, 07:32
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neerz wrote:
Guys,

I am an Indian working in US right now. Can you pls help me with the process to get a Switzerland visa to attend the assessment day. Pls help me with various things like type of visa needed, process to apply, time required to get it, entire expense etc etc. Also, how easy/difficult it is to get it.

Pls note that I have an H1 but I am not a US citizen/Green Card holder.

Thanks,
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Noinpac,
Thanks for your advice. Can you help me with info on the visa front as well..? @ first post that I put in yesterday.


Hi,
I'd work on my essays if I were you: that's where you have a strict time constraint.

If you are invited for the interview, you'll have time to address the visa issue: generations of applicants have managed, so I wouldn't be too concerned (and I'm sure IMD can provide an invitation letter should it be necessary).

Still, if you wish to look into the visa topic, Google provides many links to the Swiss consular services addressing the topic (just checked).
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Re: IMD 2014 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2013, 17:33
Interview call

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Re: IMD 2014 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Mar 2013, 07:43
hi all,

i think some ppl would have attended the interview on march 15th. Can anyone who attended share their experiences please?

really help the rest.

thanks in advance! :)
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Re: IMD 2014 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2013, 02:31
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i think some ppl would have attended the interview on march 15th. Can anyone who attended share their experiences please?

really help the rest.

thanks in advance! :)


I went to the March 15th interview. It was an intensive, but insightful, process, so make sure you get good nights sleep (unlike me) and keep an open mind.
If you have been invited to an interview you already know how extensive the process is including interviews, in-promtu presentations, case study work. The work is both individual and group basis - They look for diversity, for leaders, and for team players, so you have to be able to lead, but also to work well with the others.

Corny as it sounds, my best suggestion is to be yourself and let your character shine through. The interview team is very experienced so if you try to fake it and become somebody you think they want rather than who you really are, they will see right through you.

Overall, it was a very positive experience. IMD is very impressive, though perhaps what impressed me most was the caliber of the students and other candidates. All very experienced, bright, and easy to get along with.
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Re: IMD 2014 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Mar 2013, 15:23
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i think some ppl would have attended the interview on march 15th. Can anyone who attended share their experiences please?

really help the rest.

thanks in advance! :)


I went to the March 15th interview. It was an intensive, but insightful, process, so make sure you get good nights sleep (unlike me) and keep an open mind.
If you have been invited to an interview you already know how extensive the process is including interviews, in-promtu presentations, case study work. The work is both individual and group basis - They look for diversity, for leaders, and for team players, so you have to be able to lead, but also to work well with the others.

Corny as it sounds, my best suggestion is to be yourself and let your character shine through. The interview team is very experienced so if you try to fake it and become somebody you think they want rather than who you really are, they will see right through you.

Overall, it was a very positive experience. IMD is very impressive, though perhaps what impressed me most was the caliber of the students and other candidates. All very experienced, bright, and easy to get along with.


Hey everyone. I also participated on the March 15 Assessment Day and can attest to everything christian noted. In terms of logistics, the day went very similarly to what was described on the forums:

- Everyone had personalized schedule. For me, the day started with the improptu presentation preparation, which lasted 35 minutes. You should not stress about the topic - it is meant to be tackled by people from business or non-business backgrounds. Everyone will have a different point of view, which is the beauty of going to b-school.

- Then I had an individual interview. The questions asked were fairly typical. If you know your essays well, and can elaborate why you want an MBA/why IMD/ why now, you will be fine.

- Next came the presentation part, and then a group exercise to reach a consensus given further varianbles. Let your team skills shine here. The presentations were pretty quick - try to be relaxed, hold eye-contact, and not rush too much throguh it (typicall presentation tips).

- Lunch was in the IMD cafeteria. Every candidate was matched with a current MBA participant.

- The afternoon case study was another team exercise. I had visited IMD and had a case study led by faculty previosuly, but this time the cadidates did most of the talking. You are observed by the admission committe throughout the afternoon. As you approach the end of the day, the focus graduated shifted from discussion on the case to Q&A on the IMD MBA program.

- We then had a class visit - it was great to observe the dynamics in the classroom, the student presentations and get a feel for the teaching style.

- At the end of the day, most candidates joined the MBA participants for an informal happy hours. We were lucky that there were no classes on the next morning, so quite a few showed up.

Biggest advice from me would be to relax and not get yourself too uptight. Even though the IMD assessment day is described as intimidating and intense, try to ignore the fact that you are being watched, and focus more on learning about the school and how your goals match up to the school's strenghts. The admissions game is a two-way process.

Lastly, it was really nice to catch up with noinpac in person at the happy hour. As many of you know, he is a great guy with some really insightful posts on the forum.
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