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# INSEAD 2012 - Calling All Applicants

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22 Sep 2011, 02:20
Has anyone had any of there R3 interviews? If so how did they go and what was the fomat?

I have mine scheduled for next week.
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22 Sep 2011, 14:05
Has anyone had any of there R3 interviews? If so how did they go and what was the fomat?

I have mine scheduled for next week.

I had my first one this week and will be having my second one next week. I guess it was alright. Basically they focus on why INSEAD MBA, career progress / current role etc., and future plans. So you need to show you have a plan and how INSEAD will help you achieve your goals etc.

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23 Sep 2011, 02:47
Just completed my interviews.. and.. the wait resumes.. >.<

The interviews are just what is described in the forums. Both of my interviewers covered:
1. Background, strengths, weaknesses, typical interview questions
2. Why do an MBA
4. International exposure
5. How can you contribute to the MBA experience
6. Some general knowledge questions on the world's economy

I have no more adrenaline pumping activities planned for the rest of the year to take the edge off waiting..
3 more weeks in anticipation of the appearance of the +33!

All the best, everyone!
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24 Sep 2011, 02:54
Thanks a lot gr8two. Hope it went well. Have both of mine next week. I'll post a review.

gr8tWo wrote:
Has anyone had any of there R3 interviews? If so how did they go and what was the fomat?

I have mine scheduled for next week.

I had my first one this week and will be having my second one next week. I guess it was alright. Basically they focus on why INSEAD MBA, career progress / current role etc., and future plans. So you need to show you have a plan and how INSEAD will help you achieve your goals etc.

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25 Sep 2011, 11:49
Hey guys , Had a first interview with the usual lot of questions
1.) Walk me thru your CV
2.) Why MBA
3.) Why Now
5.) Notable international exposure
6.) Cultural Shock
7.) GMAT Score and attempts

Have my second interview end of this week. Will post debrief
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27 Sep 2011, 21:00
Hi All,

Hope everyone is doing well, the INSEAD forums have gone very quiet after the R2 intake.

Just curious if someone could give me an update on the numbers from the Middle East. Please.

Lebanon
Syria
Jordan
Iraq
Egypt

Thanks!
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27 Sep 2011, 23:22
I finished with my interviews (all the usual questions), I was more compatible with my second interviewer so I think it went a lot better than the first which nontheless did not go that bad either.

I guess, it has a lot to do with the interviewer and his personality but in any case you do what you have to do and even if it doesnt go amazingly well it should at least be ok if you are a bit prepared.

Now the wait for the final decision begins. I will try to focus on other very important things like funding and before I manage to get that sorted I will hopefully get that +33 phonecall.

Good luck to those waiting to complete their interviews and best of luck to everyone with their final results!
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03 Oct 2011, 04:28
can someone post the latest MBA connect numbers for Indians and when is the deadline for depositing the initial deposit for people admitted in 2nd deadline?
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03 Oct 2011, 06:00
Has anyone gotten Protigy financing? Was it easy???
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03 Oct 2011, 07:33
Is anyone else experiencing challenges with filling in the electronic forms for the scholarship applications?
I keep getting a session timeout when I try to save my progress and I do so at rather short intervals..
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03 Oct 2011, 23:19
sachintendua wrote:
can someone post the latest MBA connect numbers for Indians and when is the deadline for depositing the initial deposit for people admitted in 2nd deadline?

Latest MBA Connect numbers (# of females in brackets)

Total 488 (147)
Indian 63 (27)
American 58 (20)
French 35 (9)
Lebanese 33 (1)
British 28 (11)
Chinese 23 (11)
Russian 15 (8)
Singaporean 15 (4)

I did notice that there were 490 a couple of days ago, so the count has gone down a bit. I am not sure why yet. Either because people have declined the admit, or INSEAD is doing the clean up.

Good luck to R3 applicants.
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04 Oct 2011, 00:41
AnarchyzChild wrote:
sachintendua wrote:
can someone post the latest MBA connect numbers for Indians and when is the deadline for depositing the initial deposit for people admitted in 2nd deadline?

Latest MBA Connect numbers (# of females in brackets)

Total 488 (147)
Indian 63 (27)
American 58 (20)
French 35 (9)
Lebanese 33 (1)
British 28 (11)
Chinese 23 (11)
Russian 15 (8)
Singaporean 15 (4)

I did notice that there were 490 a couple of days ago, so the count has gone down a bit. I am not sure why yet. Either because people have declined the admit, or INSEAD is doing the clean up.

Good luck to R3 applicants.

Thanks Anarchy,

Can i bother you for number of Syrians?

Cheers,
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05 Oct 2011, 03:37
Based on posts from previous years, today R3 people might start getting phone calls. I am guessing no one had any news yet...

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05 Oct 2011, 04:01
gr8tWo wrote:
Based on posts from previous years, today R3 people might start getting phone calls. I am guessing no one had any news yet...

Posted from my mobile device

Good luck!
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05 Oct 2011, 04:27
Gmanster wrote:
AnarchyzChild wrote:

Latest MBA Connect numbers (# of females in brackets)

Total 488 (147)
Indian 63 (27)
American 58 (20)
French 35 (9)
Lebanese 33 (1)
British 28 (11)
Chinese 23 (11)
Russian 15 (8)
Singaporean 15 (4)

I did notice that there were 490 a couple of days ago, so the count has gone down a bit. I am not sure why yet. Either because people have declined the admit, or INSEAD is doing the clean up.

Good luck to R3 applicants.

Thanks Anarchy,

Can i bother you for number of Syrians?

Cheers,

3 Syrians.
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05 Oct 2011, 07:49
Wooot!! For real!! >.<
Dang, you just upped the anticipation levels! :S

Good luck all!

gr8tWo wrote:
Based on posts from previous years, today R3 people might start getting phone calls. I am guessing no one had any news yet...

Posted from my mobile device
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05 Oct 2011, 08:32
gr8tWo wrote:
Based on posts from previous years, today R3 people might start getting phone calls. I am guessing no one had any news yet...

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Surely it's a week early for that?
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05 Oct 2011, 11:55
Hey guys, finished off with my 2nd interview today and it was a disaster ! The interviewer came 1 hour late after postponing the interview 2 times and not showing up the first time and he clearly had not read my INSEAD application and CV. Luckily i was carrying a copy of my CV which i presented to him.

Well the interview lasted just over 2 hours. I am a guy who has worked as a navigator on merchant ship for most of my career and then switched to a shipping/logistics role last year with a trading company.

Well the interviewer went through my CV and then started asking question

1.) Give me your career progression till date.
2.) Tell me about yourself as in where you grew up and what environment.
3.) Achievements during sailing on merchant ships.
5.) Why MBA
6.) Current Job description.

Then the game began :

He started giving me financial situations as in
1.) If i invest 5 million $in your company then what is the ROI ? 2.) How do you think your company can increase its revenue ? 3.) Then he gave me a situation where in he gave me tons of numbers and asked to calculate the profit after taxes and utility charges. He asked me to take a pen and paper and actually calculate and show to him.( Now i have never been in any sort of a financial role but can ship any cargo from any where in the world or navigate any ship through pirate infested water but finance NO ! I told him this but he kept pushing for an answer. ) 4.) Then he asked me my post MBA goals and then asked me the ROI in the industry that i want to work in post my MBA - Marine Chartering/Ship broking. All in all it was a nightmare. For a guy who has difficulty reading his company's quarterly financial results this was quite a handful. Well my hopes are now down the drain !!! Current Student Joined: 22 Jun 2011 Posts: 194 Location: France Concentration: Strategy, Finance Schools: HEC Paris - Class of 2015 GMAT 1: 700 Q47 V39 GPA: 3.35 WE: Information Technology (Mutual Funds and Brokerage) Followers: 5 Kudos [?]: 17 [0], given: 9 Re: INSEAD 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] ### Show Tags 05 Oct 2011, 14:34 The adcom starts sending decisions 2 weeks before the deadline although very few in the beginning with most being send during the last three days. dossier wrote: gr8tWo wrote: Based on posts from previous years, today R3 people might start getting phone calls. I am guessing no one had any news yet... Posted from my mobile device Surely it's a week early for that? Posted from my mobile device Current Student Joined: 22 Jun 2011 Posts: 194 Location: France Concentration: Strategy, Finance Schools: HEC Paris - Class of 2015 GMAT 1: 700 Q47 V39 GPA: 3.35 WE: Information Technology (Mutual Funds and Brokerage) Followers: 5 Kudos [?]: 17 [0], given: 9 Re: INSEAD 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] ### Show Tags 05 Oct 2011, 14:41 I am sure the adcom does not instruct any intrviewers to give this kind of interviews. Hopefully your first interview went a lot better. If I were you, I would share my concerns with my coordinator since your concerns are very valid and he was not supposed to do what he did. If you mention anything try to be as polite and descrite as possible but make sure they get a good idea of what happened. IEsailor wrote: Hey guys, finished off with my 2nd interview today and it was a disaster ! The interviewer came 1 hour late after postponing the interview 2 times and not showing up the first time and he clearly had not read my INSEAD application and CV. Luckily i was carrying a copy of my CV which i presented to him. Well the interview lasted just over 2 hours. I am a guy who has worked as a navigator on merchant ship for most of my career and then switched to a shipping/logistics role last year with a trading company. Well the interviewer went through my CV and then started asking question 1.) Give me your career progression till date. 2.) Tell me about yourself as in where you grew up and what environment. 3.) Achievements during sailing on merchant ships. 4.) Why INSEAD 5.) Why MBA 6.) Current Job description. Then the game began : He started giving me financial situations as in 1.) If i invest 5 million$ in your company then what is the ROI ?
2.) How do you think your company can increase its revenue ?
3.) Then he gave me a situation where in he gave me tons of numbers and asked to calculate the profit after taxes and utility charges. He asked me to take a pen and paper and actually calculate and show to him.( Now i have never been in any sort of a financial role but can ship any cargo from any where in the world or navigate any ship through pirate infested water but finance NO ! I told him this but he kept pushing for an answer. )
4.) Then he asked me my post MBA goals and then asked me the ROI in the industry that i want to work in post my MBA - Marine Chartering/Ship broking.

All in all it was a nightmare. For a guy who has difficulty reading his company's quarterly financial results this was quite a handful.

Well my hopes are now down the drain !!!

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Re: INSEAD 2012 - Calling All Applicants   [#permalink] 05 Oct 2011, 14:41

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