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Re: INSEAD 2013 JAN - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2012, 04:17
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Did any other R2 applicant get an email about applying for scholarships?


I did. Yesterday.
I don't know weather it is a normal practice to apply for the scholarships BEFORE being admitted. Quite strange.
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Re: INSEAD 2013 JAN - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2012, 06:17
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jay4den wrote:
Did any other R2 applicant get an email about applying for scholarships?


I did. Yesterday.
I don't know weather it is a normal practice to apply for the scholarships BEFORE being admitted. Quite strange.


Yes strange indeed. Round 2 applicants should apply for scholoarships when selected for interviews because the deadline is 22 aug, which is before your final decision.
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Re: INSEAD 2013 JAN - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2012, 13:15
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Hi everyone,

I just got my first interview today. It took place in the bar of a 5 star hotel in Paris and lasted 2.5h!

Interviewer was from an HR background and created his own company doing HR consulting, coaching and Talent management.

Was a very relax discussion, he didn't try to make it difficult or make me feel uncomfortable, and we covered all the classics:
- walk through resume
- describe company/position, explain market where you work
- justify career choices
- what I learnt in each of my experiences
- why an MBA?
- why now? why not earlier?
- why not an EMBA later?
- why INSEAD compared to other European programs?
- what other programs I applied to?
- what to do after INSEAD? what to do if not accepted?
- any extra-curricular activities
- what I would bring to INSEAD alumni

Being from an HR background we spent a lot of time discussing about career evolution inside my company (who initiated promotions, how proactive initiatives by employees were handled) and also HR policy regarding management of headcounts, international mobility, ways future talents are identified, trained, coached and promoted.

I've asked a few questions about INSEAD and the experience he gained from his MBA.

Despite what INSEAD or others said, none of my interviewers actually matches my professional background (other one is in Insurance). Spoke with AN who explained to me it was quite challenging for her to find alumni accepting to run interviews in August in France as many people are on holidays.

She also said the Admission committee would take place first week of September, so we shouldn't expect any answer before this date.

Good luck to all those going through the interview process right now.
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Re: INSEAD 2013 JAN - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2012, 11:15
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..... and the waiting game continues. Only a month to go.
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Re: INSEAD 2013 JAN - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2012, 01:15
Just done with both of my interviews. Both interviewers had a very different professional background. It was definitely not a good/bad cop & junior/senior structure as both of my interviewers were rather senior but really relaxed and friendly. Also, both of them gave me immediate positive feedback. Interviews lasted a bit more than an hour. The questions on which I felt they put strong emphasis are:

- What will you contribute to INSEAD?
- Why did you choose INSEAD over U.S. schools?
- Why don't you try to achieve your goals without MBA?
- How good are you at other languages?

They did not evaluate me on my leadership experience at all.

Hope this helps. Good luck!
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Re: INSEAD 2013 JAN - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2012, 10:53
I had a very similar experience as Ipjan. Both of my interviewers were really casual and at no point did they try to make me feel uncomfortable. Both interviews lasted over an hour and I felt that questions were mostly focused on my fit and passion with INSEAD –

- why INSEAD? why January start?
- what does an INSEAD MBA mean to you?
- what can you bring to the INSEAD community? (in a non-professional way)
- how is INSEAD going to help you achieve your goals?

I was surprised at how little questions were asked on my professional background/leadership experience. And neither of the interviewers asked for my essays or resume. I blatantly asked for feedbacks after the interviews and they both gave very positive comments. – one of them even said he’d be surprised if I don’t get accepted.

Just be honest with your answers and you should be fine.

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Re: INSEAD 2013 JAN - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2012, 02:40
Hey guys!

Just came across this thread today.

I finished my interviews by 2 August and am currently waiting to know whether I got admitted - still three more weeks to go!

Like a couple of you guys in the thread, I also got an email about the application of scholarships. It is pretty odd applying for them when you still don't know the status of your application, but c'est la vie.

All the best to everyone who have yet to go for their interviews - just be yourself and RELAX! (though I know it's easier said than done!)
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Re: INSEAD 2013 JAN - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2012, 14:06
I have also finished both interviews!

Less than 1 month to the final decision!

Fingers crossed for all of us!
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Re: INSEAD 2013 JAN - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2012, 02:04
is anyone else having issues with the scholarship application....? 3 days in a row it logs me out automatically and does not save any of my info.... really frustrating...
good luck to all that are waiting for round 2 decisions.

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Re: INSEAD 2013 JAN - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2012, 22:11
Yea... i was getting the same issues last week. Somehow the website keeps logging me off and nothing is saved.

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Re: INSEAD 2013 JAN - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2012, 03:40
I just submitted my app for R3 Jan 2013. I only applied to INSEAD for this cycle and I hope to get in.
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Re: INSEAD 2013 JAN - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2012, 04:47
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you have to submit the application no matter what stage you're in. then you can keep going back and modifying it. your changes will get saved

hope this helps

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Re: INSEAD 2013 JAN - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2012, 10:09
I just submitted my application for R3. Going to be a long month.......
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Re: INSEAD 2013 JAN - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2012, 11:30
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i had similar issue, not sure if this is the issue you guys are getting, the scholarship application says session timed out and nothing was saved. What I did, i fill up everything with some random input quickly and save the application, then I start editing each entry with the right input and save from time to time. I managed to finish the application this way. Hope this helps.
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Re: INSEAD 2013 JAN - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2012, 05:50
R3 applications submitted last week and got the confirmation that it was complete. I put all my eggs in one basket this round so now its time to sit back and hope all goes well. Good luck everyone.

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Re: INSEAD 2013 JAN - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2012, 05:36
Things are moving !

already two persons admitted from the R1 waitlist for January 2013
insead-waitlist-january-2013-intake-135317.html

finally the end of that horrible waiting that lasted during two months...
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Re: INSEAD 2013 JAN - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2012, 09:54
Guys, any news about final decision for R2 applicants?
Maybe Adcom has already started calling?

10 days before deadline...
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Re: INSEAD 2013 JAN - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2012, 13:56
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Guys, any news about final decision for R2 applicants?
Maybe Adcom has already started calling?

10 days before deadline...



No news from my end. It's way too early... deadline day is on September 7th.
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Re: INSEAD 2013 JAN - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2012, 14:01
Since the waitlist started moving, R2 decisions should start trickling out next week, probably Tuesday onwards, good luck to all!
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Re: INSEAD 2013 JAN - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2012, 16:41
Can anyone advise on how many Australians have been accepted from R1 (based on the MBAConnect stats)?

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