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INSEAD JAN Vs SEP INTAKE : Application to acceptance ratio

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INSEAD JAN Vs SEP INTAKE : Application to acceptance ratio [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2011, 07:19
Hi - any data points available : INSEAD JAN Vs SEP INTAKE : Application to acceptance ratio, I heard placement of Jan intake is always better as compared to Sep intake.

Jan intake has an INTERNSHIP option while Sep intake is without Internship

Does it make sense to apply in SEP Intake - without Internship????? or Apply in JAN intake ???
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Re: INSEAD JAN Vs SEP INTAKE : Application to acceptance ratio [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2011, 21:50
100 views and no comments - seems like - not a good discussion point
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Re: INSEAD JAN Vs SEP INTAKE : Application to acceptance ratio [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2012, 18:41
i think you didn't get any replies on this thread because nobody here may have a clear idea about it. i have been researching the same thing for a while. here is what i have found so far -

1. US 2 year MBA program places considerable emphasis on internship. For some career switches internship is an absolute must irrespective of geographical location. One example - from no financial background to IB, PE or if you are lucky enough VC.

2. US internship duration is 4 months compared to 2 months duration of INSEAD J internship.

3. Only 50% of J batch students actually seek internship at INSEAD. only 25% of those convert those to full time offers.

4. If you are planning to go to INSEAD and then aspire to work in PE in London, then J batch and PE internship is a must. That will give your resume some fighting chance.

5. You only have 2-3 years experience. Rare at INSEAD, but possible.

6. If #4 and #5 doesn't apply to you, i.e. your career goals are in consulting or general management and you have few years of experience, then there is no difference between Jan/Sept.
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Re: INSEAD JAN Vs SEP INTAKE : Application to acceptance ratio [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2012, 23:59
Agree with the above guy.
Internship in INSEAD is a must for finance and some consulting guys. Those companies want to see your face before job interviews AND they can find something to do in 2 months.
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Re: INSEAD JAN Vs SEP INTAKE : Application to acceptance ratio [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2012, 23:44
I'm planning to apply for 13D, e.g., starting in Jan 2013. I am in the mining industry and want to pursue a career in consulting.

When I asked the career services people at INSEAD, I was told that usually students who want to make a career change into finance should definitely start in Jan and seek an internship in the industry. Those students switching to consulting shouldn't worry too much about it, as the chances of getting onto a project team from the start (and seeing the project to finish) in Jul/Aug is slim.

On the other hand, one of my friends, who is a partner at BCG and went to INSEAD, told me that if I want to switch careers and go into consulting, I should definitely apply for the Jan intake and pursue an internship.

One last tidbit, but again, I think this is just an opinion I heard: No one wants to go to France in January because it is very cold. So, perhaps your chances of applying for the Jan intake at Fonty slightly increase if you apply for Sept intake. I'm not sure I buy this, but I read it in one of the blogs.
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Re: INSEAD JAN Vs SEP INTAKE : Application to acceptance ratio [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2012, 00:11
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I'm planning to apply for 13D, e.g., starting in Jan 2013. I am in the mining industry and want to pursue a career in consulting.

When I asked the career services people at INSEAD, I was told that usually students who want to make a career change into finance should definitely start in Jan and seek an internship in the industry. Those students switching to consulting shouldn't worry too much about it, as the chances of getting onto a project team from the start (and seeing the project to finish) in Jul/Aug is slim.

On the other hand, one of my friends, who is a partner at BCG and went to INSEAD, told me that if I want to switch careers and go into consulting, I should definitely apply for the Jan intake and pursue an internship.

One last tidbit, but again, I think this is just an opinion I heard: No one wants to go to France in January because it is very cold. So, perhaps your chances of applying for the Jan intake at Fonty slightly increase if you apply for Sept intake. I'm not sure I buy this, but I read it in one of the blogs.

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ahahaha, I liked the last part - that is just (censored). But you can twist it around as well: in january in Europe, only IMD and INSEAD start classes, so all the previous rounds loosers and early birds will apply there :)
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Re: INSEAD JAN Vs SEP INTAKE : Application to acceptance ratio [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2012, 06:41
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Agree with all the above points.

I will be going for September intake, because there is 99% chance that I will stay in the same industry after graduation, so September intake will allow me to cut costs on 2-3 additional months of study =).
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Re: INSEAD JAN Vs SEP INTAKE : Application to acceptance ratio [#permalink] New post 10 Feb 2012, 22:12
Slightly off topic, but I am concerned about the supposed fact that top Europe universities do not consider those candidates who have cleared SOME of the subjects of their undergraduate discipline in the second attempt after failing to do so in the first attempt. Is this true? I found a similar question in some forum but was left unanswered there...
Re: INSEAD JAN Vs SEP INTAKE : Application to acceptance ratio   [#permalink] 10 Feb 2012, 22:12
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