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INSEAD Interview BAG - Interview Completed [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2007, 05:03
Do you guys suggest to carry all my documents to the interview or just the CV and 6 page profile? I know that I will only supply 6 page profile and CV to the interviewer.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2007, 22:19
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2007, 23:07
What do you mean by all the documents? and why would you want to carry them? They only requested the 6-page profile or the CV, not both. I doubt you will be able to access any other documents during the interview anyway.

You can even send them to your interviewer before you meet with him if you like.
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2007, 14:19
I had my firt interview last week. The interviewer asked for the whole package. I don't know what to say. I think he was really prepared to asked questions and by reading the essays before hand the interview went smothly.
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2007, 17:16
I took the entire application (not my CV) and I voluntarily gave the second interviewer my essays. No other documentation.
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2007, 20:27
Thanks guys.

I completed my interview in the evening. It was good one. The interviewer was an high achiever. MIT, then startup then Ph D from UC Berkeley and then INSEAD and now an entrepreneur. We met in a coffee shop.
Some obvious questions
Why MBA?
Current Responsibilities.
Why INSEAD?
What will you do if you don't get in anywhere?
If you don't get anywhere then will you remain with your company and why?

Some creative questions
How will you choose a team for your startup? (My goal is to be an entrepreneur)
How do you select teams?
How much time you take to judge the potential of your subordinates?

and some informal talk.

It was a smooth one. Lasted one hour and 15 minutes.
In the end he started telling me what courses to take based on my goals. At last he told me that he is going to recommend me.

Now it comes to second interview and then the killing wait until March 16th.
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2007, 20:42
ps_dahiya wrote:
Thanks guys.

I completed my interview in the evening. It was good one. The interviewer was an high achiever. MIT, then startup then Ph D from UC Berkeley and then INSEAD and now an entrepreneur. We met in a coffee shop.
Some obvious questions
Why MBA?
Current Responsibilities.
Why INSEAD?
What will you do if you don't get in anywhere?
If you don't get anywhere then will you remain with your company and why?

Some creative questions
How will you choose a team for your startup? (My goal is to be an entrepreneur)
How do you select teams?
How much time you take to judge the potential of your subordinates?

and some informal talk.

It was a smooth one. Lasted one hour and 15 minutes.
In the end he started telling me what courses to take based on my goals. At last he told me that he is going to recommend me.

Now it comes to second interview and then the killing wait until March 16th.


Dahiya: Good to know it went well..All the best in your future rounds too!!!
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2007, 22:16
dahiya,

sounds good! I hope you make it and we get to meet. What have you indicated as your location preference?
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2007, 23:10
Thanks trivikram.

necro,

it's too early to say but thanks for the wishes. My preference is fonty campus....
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Feb 2007, 07:11
I just completed my interview and I think it went pretty well.

It was a fairly standard interview, the regular walk me through your resume, Why MBA, Why INSEAD, current job responsibilities, challenges. No out of the ordinary interesting questions at all.

Oh, he did ask me if I applied anywhere else, and I said that I applied to one other school but didn't say which.

He was nice enough to tell me that he would be recommending me to the school which was a nice way to end the meeting.

I only received the details for one interviewer so far so I doubt I'll be getting any more. All I can do now is sit back and wait wait wait...
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Feb 2007, 07:18
I just finished my second interview today. He also said he will recommend me. However, I am more worried about the first interview. I did not feel it went that well. Everything was fine until he challenged my goals. He did not agree with them and I did not back up although I believe he had a very valid point. Anyway he spent a few minutes making me recommendations on what he would do after the MBA if he was me. Anyway, I don't know what to think. Maybe it is positive and I am just thinking too much... :shock:
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Interview with INSEAD R3 [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2007, 05:50
My interview was with a local alum at her Deloitte Office.

Our 40 min session turned into an almost 2 hr session as we talked about work-life balance, MBTI personality types, INSEAD alums we both knew and life in Montego Bay :)

She was way prettier and easygoing than she sounded on the phone and I liked her instantly.

Pretty much her ONLY real two questions were:

1. What made you differentiate yourself from others at your undergrad school (I was recipient of a scholarship from India to study in Singapore - that SM178611 and mst and perhaps some others on this forum are also part of... so yes, we had kick ass competition).

2. Walk me through your resume. So we started in reverse order and I had my 30 secs prepared per job, but then she quizzed me on specific projects, trying to assess whether I could think about them from a different, more business strategy perspective (like, what do you think the business case might be for that productivity/ Six Sigma project you were involved in). So very interesting overall. Challenging - she was looking for thought processes throughout but not in an unhelpful way.

Also talked about McK a bit, and my plans post INSEAD but only somewhat. She had worked with McK as a BA and her brother was an engagement mgr, so she had some inside words of advice.

One critical area she complained about: Indians!!! Too many Indians, with an IT background, in Engg, want to go to Bschool, Want to join consulting for a couple years, then go back and start their own business (in India!), she said she was quite sick of the story, it was so repetitive. So she told me that while she could differentiate my app and really liked me (global work ex, development masters etc), but I should be aware that EVERYone in my "pod" seemed to run with the same story these days :( I guess a warning in case I get a ding.

Wrote her a thank you note when I got back.
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Re: Interview with INSEAD R3 [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2007, 05:53
mikki0000 wrote:
She was way prettier and easygoing than she sounded on the phone and I liked her instantly.

I had the same experience. My Insead interviewer was sort of hot.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 May 2007, 05:08
Dear all,

Your posts are very interesting. I have been pre-selected for INSEAD interviews of the fourth stage.

Have you got any advices to give to me ?
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 [#permalink] New post 11 May 2007, 13:24
Hello,

Did you hear from the adcom regarding your interview details yet? I have been shortlisted for interview for Jan 2008 and would love to touch base with you.

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 [#permalink] New post 11 May 2007, 19:41
Hi Rajesh...even i have been shortlisted for an interview for jan 08..
how are u going about with ur preparations?

Does any1 know any interview coaching in singapore?
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 [#permalink] New post 11 May 2007, 22:26
RajeshSuseelan wrote:
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Did you hear from the adcom regarding your interview details yet? I have been shortlisted for interview for Jan 2008 and would love to touch base with you.

Regards,

Madhu


Hello Madhu,

I received few days ago the names of the two persons I have to contact in order to organise my interview.

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 [#permalink] New post 12 May 2007, 02:07
Hi Ankur,

Have just sent you an email with some general interview questions I could think of.

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 [#permalink] New post 12 May 2007, 02:08
Hello F75,

Have you managed to schedule your interviews yet? Where are you interviewing?

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 [#permalink] New post 12 May 2007, 04:57
hey thanks madhu....i also got a list of good questions...will send it to soon...
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