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Re: INSEAD 2013 JAN - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Jul 2012, 05:25
yay so excited ..my friend got an invite yesterday from SH..M/31/720/Technology/7 yrs US + 2 in India..any R2 invitees from Bangalore?
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Re: INSEAD 2013 JAN - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Jul 2012, 06:52
Just got my interviewers' details. Interviews need to be scheduled for the dates prior to August 20. Even more excited now!
Good luck to everyone waiting!
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Re: INSEAD 2013 JAN - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Jul 2012, 07:02
Anyone has an idea of when the final notifications (after interviews) for R2 will be sent out?
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Re: INSEAD 2013 JAN - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Jul 2012, 20:23
Being from India, do we need to give TOEFL to prove english proficiency ?
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Re: INSEAD 2013 JAN - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Jul 2012, 22:49
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Being from India, do we need to give TOEFL to prove english proficiency ?


If you have done atleast a 4 year course at a college where the medium of teaching is entirely english, and the degree states the same, you dont need to take Toefel.

Look at the entry requirement in the below link:

http://mba.insead.edu/admissions/languages.cfm
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Re: INSEAD 2013 JAN - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Jul 2012, 22:53
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Anyone has an idea of when the final notifications (after interviews) for R2 will be sent out?


I think the final notification date for R2 is Sept 7th, usually a friday. Soyou start hearing from the Tuesday of that week, i.e. 4th Sept. That has been the trend, but might change.
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Re: INSEAD 2013 JAN - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2012, 19:02
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jay4den wrote:
Anyone has an idea of when the final notifications (after interviews) for R2 will be sent out?


I think the final notification date for R2 is Sept 7th, usually a friday. Soyou start hearing from the Tuesday of that week, i.e. 4th Sept. That has been the trend, but might change.



Thanks mattapraveen!
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Re: INSEAD 2013 JAN - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2012, 15:13
Hi,

I got done with my both the interviews today (R2 applicant) and I also agree with rest of the people that it is a good cop, bad cop structure. Also, all that matters is your story and Why INSEAD. If there are any questions I can answer, please feel free to ask me. I will be more than happy to answer.

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Re: INSEAD 2013 JAN - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2012, 15:51
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I got done with my both the interviews today (R2 applicant) and I also agree with rest of the people that it is a good cop, bad cop structure. Also, all that matters is your story and Why INSEAD. If there are any questions I can answer, please feel free to ask me. I will be more than happy to answer.

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I just finished both of my interviews today as well. However, I didnt experience the "good cop/bad cop" experience. For me, the important limiting factors were 1. the personality of the interviewer and 2. if they had read my essays (which I provided as a reference in addition to the interview form provided on my initial introductory email). If the interviewer took the time to read the essay, then he was a "tougher" interviewer whereas if he did not, more time was spent on my background and my reasoning. Similarly, the interviewer's personality determined if he gave tougher questions or not.

I agree with the previous posters that the main things to prepare for are 1.why mba/insead? 2. defend your long term goals and vision (from a variety of angles). It's definitely true that you should not over prepare. Also prepare an answer for "if you dont get into business school/insead, then whats the plan?"

gl everyone!
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Re: INSEAD 2013 JAN - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2012, 16:39
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pg01 wrote:
Hi,

I got done with my both the interviews today (R2 applicant) and I also agree with rest of the people that it is a good cop, bad cop structure. Also, all that matters is your story and Why INSEAD. If there are any questions I can answer, please feel free to ask me. I will be more than happy to answer.

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I just finished both of my interviews today as well. However, I didnt experience the "good cop/bad cop" experience. For me, the important limiting factors were 1. the personality of the interviewer and 2. if they had read my essays (which I provided as a reference in addition to the interview form provided on my initial introductory email). If the interviewer took the time to read the essay, then he was a "tougher" interviewer whereas if he did not, more time was spent on my background and my reasoning. Similarly, the interviewer's personality determined if he gave tougher questions or not.

I agree with the previous posters that the main things to prepare for are 1.why mba/insead? 2. defend your long term goals and vision (from a variety of angles). It's definitely true that you should not over prepare. Also prepare an answer for "if you dont get into business school/insead, then whats the plan?"

gl everyone!




Hello Everyone,

Had my first interview last Friday. First comment from the interviewer was "This is not an interview but just a conversation", very informal. He took time to read profile before hand and started with a simple question "Why are you seated in front of me today" and wanted to know what I wanted to get from INSEAD.
The interview lasted 25 minutes and he took 5 minutes at the end to give me some advice for my next interview. His point was that I did not sell my profile strong enough to him. He also mentioned that my goals were not ambitious enough for a school such as INSEAD. At that point I felt embarrassed but he closed the interview on a positive note regarding my fit with the school. I would advice people not to be shy with your long term goals. good luck to everyone.
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Re: INSEAD 2013 JAN - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2012, 17:43
can you please explain the good cop / bad cop observation?
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Re: INSEAD 2013 JAN - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2012, 18:18
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can you please explain the good cop / bad cop observation?

It seems that the majority of people who go through the interviews will have one younger interviewer from a different industry who plays good cop, e.g. is very easy going, doesn't make the interview stressful, while the other interviewer is older/more experienced, from the same industry, and grills you on every answer.

I believe the above is true of consultants and people in finance. In my case, I think INSEAD found it very hard to find an interviewer with a similar profile to mine (marketing & business development for a major mining company). Both my interviewers were in their mid-30s, both caucasian males who had been living in Singapore as expats for about 8-10 years. One of them was in tech and the other one was in marketing for consumer goods. Both of them were very chilled, very relaxed, and really made it like a conversation. They both shared a lot about their experiences at INSEAD and made the goal of attending seem attainable, e.g. at no point did they make me feel like I would struggle to get in. The only two occasions in which I felt a bit grilled were when Interviewer #1 asked me about my long-term goal and the shortcomings of how I would achieve it and when Interviewer #2 asked me to go beyond what was on paper on my CV and tell him more abt what I do day-to-day ("you didn't add $100M to the business' NPV every day, did you?").

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Re: INSEAD 2013 JAN - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2012, 18:33
can someone post the most recent MBAConnect numbers for 13D?
how about a count on Americans and Japanese?
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Re: INSEAD 2013 JAN - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2012, 19:33
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can someone post the most recent MBAConnect numbers for 13D?
how about a count on Americans and Japanese?
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Hi guys,
Just found this site! Am a waitlister from Round 1...
Can someone post also the count on Southeast Asians ie. Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam?

Heard the R1 payment deadline was over last week, so things should start moving pretty soon...
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Re: INSEAD 2013 JAN - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2012, 19:56
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can someone post the most recent MBAConnect numbers for 13D?
how about a count on Americans and Japanese?
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Japanese: 3

American (myself included): 28. Keep in mind a lot of the Americans are dual-citizens or from diverse backgrounds (e.g. Indian, Chinese, LatAm, etc).
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Re: INSEAD 2013 JAN - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2012, 20:03
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kiiroitori wrote:
can someone post the most recent MBAConnect numbers for 13D?
how about a count on Americans and Japanese?
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Hi guys,
Just found this site! Am a waitlister from Round 1...
Can someone post also the count on Southeast Asians ie. Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam?

Heard the R1 payment deadline was over last week, so things should start moving pretty soon...


Burma: 0
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Re: INSEAD 2013 JAN - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2012, 20:04
kiiroitori wrote:
can someone post the most recent MBAConnect numbers for 13D?
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Total 13Ds on MBA Connect: 243
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Re: INSEAD 2013 JAN - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2012, 23:21
If i remember correctly just above 250 were accepted in the 1st round . So only ~10 admits declined the offer.. This is very little.
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Re: INSEAD 2013 JAN - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2012, 00:42
snbury wrote:
kiiroitori wrote:
can someone post the most recent MBAConnect numbers for 13D?
how about a count on Americans and Japanese?
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Total 13Ds on MBA Connect: 243



Thanks Snbury

Would you mind looking at the number of Algerians, Moroccan and tunisians?

I appreciate this

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Re: INSEAD 2013 JAN - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2012, 01:04
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snbury wrote:
kiiroitori wrote:
can someone post the most recent MBAConnect numbers for 13D?
how about a count on Americans and Japanese?
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Total 13Ds on MBA Connect: 243



Thanks Snbury

Would you mind looking at the number of Algerians, Moroccan and tunisians?

I appreciate this

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Tunisians: 0
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