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25 May 2010, 04:17
Part of the reason why I am spending more hours at work is that I am unable to concentrate and that my efficiency has gone down
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25 May 2010, 04:36
Having a bad day at work and on top of that I am unable to concentrate; hoping for the best for all of us in this group!
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25 May 2010, 06:44
Whoa! Are they calling tomorrow? I thought it was Friday... this certainly bumps up the excitement!!

Good luck to everyone - I haven't been posting much but have been reading; you seem like a great group !
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25 May 2010, 07:39
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Very stressful. I cannot stop thinking about the outcome. I am spending more hours at work to beat this. How is everyone coping?

Same thing here: trying to get my mind off this by working a lot.

Drink up a glass of wine hoping I can drink those like a shower in Fonty next year!
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25 May 2010, 08:11
One more day to go. Urggg, I can't concentrate on anything today. So what did I do? I went on line and found another joke for y'all:

"The Americans and the Japanese decided to engage in a competitive boat race. Both teams practiced hard and long to reach their peak performance. On the big day they felt ready.

The Japanese won by a mile. Afterward, the American team was discouraged by the loss. Morale sagged. Corporate management decided that the reason for the crushing defeat had to be found, so a consulting firm was hired to investigate the problem and recommended corrective action.

The consultant's finding: The Japanese team had eight people rowing and one person steering; the American team had one person rowing and eight people steering.

After a year of study and millions spent analyzing the problem, the consultant firm concluded that too many people were steering and not enough were rowing on the American team.

So as race day neared again the following year, the American team's management structure was completely reorganized. The new structure: four steering managers, three area steering managers and a new performance review system for the person rowing the boat to provide work incentive.

The next year, the Japanese won by two miles. Humiliated, the American corporation laid off the rower for poor performance and gave the managers a bonus for discovering the problem...."

Best wishes to those in Europe or Asia...I think you will be the first to hear the good news.

JZ
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25 May 2010, 08:20
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One more day to go. Urggg, I can't concentrate on anything today. So what did I do? I went on line and found another joke for y'all:

"The Americans and the Japanese decided to engage in a competitive boat race. Both teams practiced hard and long to reach their peak performance. On the big day they felt ready.

The Japanese won by a mile. Afterward, the American team was discouraged by the loss. Morale sagged. Corporate management decided that the reason for the crushing defeat had to be found, so a consulting firm was hired to investigate the problem and recommended corrective action.

The consultant's finding: The Japanese team had eight people rowing and one person steering; the American team had one person rowing and eight people steering.

After a year of study and millions spent analyzing the problem, the consultant firm concluded that too many people were steering and not enough were rowing on the American team.

So as race day neared again the following year, the American team's management structure was completely reorganized. The new structure: four steering managers, three area steering managers and a new performance review system for the person rowing the boat to provide work incentive.

The next year, the Japanese won by two miles. Humiliated, the American corporation laid off the rower for poor performance and gave the managers a bonus for discovering the problem...."

Best wishes to those in Europe or Asia...I think you will be the first to hear the good news.

JZ

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25 May 2010, 09:59
You set the bar high with the first joke. thanks for providing constant entertainment - keep'em coming! I also have a question - does anyone have insight into ACTUAL acceptance rates for candidates that have been interviewed. Reason I say actual, is because i know the party line is "higher than 50%." Somehow, I believe that INSEAD is more lenient and really does make its largest cut before interviews. If i am right, it should make everyone feel better. Thoughts?
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25 May 2010, 10:16
I don't think that INSEAD posts its admission rates but from what I can tell the 50% marker seems representative.

That said, once again from the American perspective, I understand that things are extremely competitive. My interviewer, who is a regional alumni club head, had returned from an American alumni head summit in NYC right before we spoke. He noted that there has been an enormous push in recent years to raise INSEAD's profile in the US. As a result, applications were up exponentially in 2010 (he did not provide exact numbers, but said that it was incredibly greater than previous years), and since there's still a cap of 10-15% for any particular nationality, competition is cut throat for Yankees. On the other hand, the school has to admit someone and passing the interview stage is a big step, so my fingers are crossed for us gmatClubbers.

As a note, it's been a pleasure to read such a positive board. My fingers are crossed that we round I applicants will all be successful and see each other in January.

Best of luck to all!
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25 May 2010, 10:25
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Whoa! Are they calling tomorrow? I thought it was Friday... this certainly bumps up the excitement!!

Good luck to everyone - I haven't been posting much but have been reading; you seem like a great group !

Don't get too excited. They will start calling tomorrow, but you might only get called on Thursday or Friday.

As for the 50%, I think it's fairly accurate.

Good luck all. It really is a fun bunch of people here applying to INSEAD Jan 2011. Hope you all make it in.
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25 May 2010, 12:07
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I have applied for Jan 2011 R2 and have send the documents by INDIAPOST snail mail on 14 May 10. is there any way of knowing if they have received the docs by mail. Or should I just courier a set? Also, where is the interview taken? tHANKS

I sent mine by mail also. After the round ends they will send you an email from your coordinator letting you know that your application is complete or not.

I know the website said we'd get an email about whether the application was complete within 2 weeks, earlier if at least 1 week before round application deadline but just wondering whether you guys had heard yet? (and this isn't even the first 'stage' - don't know how you guys waiting to hear for final replies are coping - good luck to y'all!!)
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25 May 2010, 13:43
Guys,

I am planning to apply in R2 and have a question. In tha application there is a question "Briefly summarise your most recent job responsibilities", this is besides the the job description essay.

I have already defined my job description in the "Please give a detailed description of your job," essay. So how can I best utilize this space?
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25 May 2010, 17:28
tryinghard wrote:
Guys,

I am planning to apply in R2 and have a question. In tha application there is a question "Briefly summarise your most recent job responsibilities", this is besides the the job description essay.

I have already defined my job description in the "Please give a detailed description of your job," essay. So how can I best utilize this space?

In my case, I used the job responsibilities description that my employer has issued in the office to summarise job responsibilities. You know, a Memo that is issued to outilne your exact responsibilities. Perhaps that will help. In any case, I think the job description will flow from the brief description of the responsibilities.

Hope this helps
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25 May 2010, 17:29
GoBruins wrote:
cjanoam wrote:
I have applied for Jan 2011 R2 and have send the documents by INDIAPOST snail mail on 14 May 10. is there any way of knowing if they have received the docs by mail. Or should I just courier a set? Also, where is the interview taken? tHANKS

I sent mine by mail also. After the round ends they will send you an email from your coordinator letting you know that your application is complete or not.

I know the website said we'd get an email about whether the application was complete within 2 weeks, earlier if at least 1 week before round application deadline but just wondering whether you guys had heard yet? (and this isn't even the first 'stage' - don't know how you guys waiting to hear for final replies are coping - good luck to y'all!!)

Even I read that. I had submitted my application on 14 May, but still no intimation.
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25 May 2010, 18:35
tryinghard wrote:
Guys,

I am planning to apply in R2 and have a question. In tha application there is a question "Briefly summarise your most recent job responsibilities", this is besides the the job description essay.

I have already defined my job description in the "Please give a detailed description of your job," essay. So how can I best utilize this space?

I did something like what cjanoam did. Theres limited space in that space provided (i think its 4 lines or so), so the thing is to quickly and efficiently establish your key responsibilities. Think of it as the writing equivalent of the elevator pitch on what you do @ work

Hope that helps
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25 May 2010, 18:48
cjanoam wrote:
Even I read that. I had submitted my application on 14 May, but still no intimation.

If I recall correctly, I think they only send out the emails after the round is over, so that would be after the 9th of June

In my case, I submitted a few days before the deadline but only got the email almost 2 weeks after the round closed.
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25 May 2010, 19:20
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cjanoam wrote:
Even I read that. I had submitted my application on 14 May, but still no intimation.

If I recall correctly, I think they only send out the emails after the round is over, so that would be after the 9th of June

In my case, I submitted a few days before the deadline but only got the email almost 2 weeks after the round closed.

Yes, that's correct. The confirmation emails are sent out all at once and not depending on when you submit the application. The emails will be sent around 10 days after the deadline.
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25 May 2010, 20:22
Crezence wrote:
cjanoam wrote:
Even I read that. I had submitted my application on 14 May, but still no intimation.

If I recall correctly, I think they only send out the emails after the round is over, so that would be after the 9th of June

In my case, I submitted a few days before the deadline but only got the email almost 2 weeks after the round closed.

Yes, that's correct. The confirmation emails are sent out all at once and not depending on when you submit the application. The emails will be sent around 10 days after the deadline.

yea i got my receipt confirmation email around 10 days after (8 days to be exact) of the deadline.
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25 May 2010, 21:50
any news from anyone?
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25 May 2010, 21:53
vodkacran wrote:
any news from anyone?

not yet..its 8 am in Fonty....
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25 May 2010, 22:55
Has nyone heard??

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