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INSEAD -January 2014 Intake - Calling All Applicants

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GMAT 1: Q V0
WE: Marketing (Health Care)
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Re: INSEAD -January 2014 Intake - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2013, 04:17
@ulmandy -thanks for sharing.

Your hard stats are pretty damn impressive, not only that but you tick all the boxes in the extra-curricular (with awards!), intl. exp and so on - so i can see why they're trying to get you in early :)
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Concentration: Strategy, General Management
GMAT 1: 760 Q50 V42
WE: Consulting (Computer Software)
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Re: INSEAD -January 2014 Intake - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2013, 05:41
I got my pre-invitation letter as well yesterday :-D

Male, 32, 7 years of workex, from Scandinavia. Background as engineer in computer science with ok-ish grades (somewhere around top 25%) from the top technical university here. Currently working as project manager leading around 60 people.

I also spent a lot of time on the essays, both figuring out what to write and how to write it. I didn't use a consultant, but my wife was invaluable in giving me feedback.
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Concentration: Finance, Entrepreneurship
GPA: 3.76
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Re: INSEAD -January 2014 Intake - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2013, 06:36
ulmandy wrote:
dini wrote:
@Ulmandy - congrats on the interview invite!!

do you mind sharing your profile with us?


Thanks, and good luck to you!

Here's my answer to the questions posted here and asked in private:

Profile
GMAT — 760
GPA — 3.9 (M.A.) 3.8 (B.A.)
WE — 3 yrs, marketing, renewable energy, promoted twice
Int'l Experience — North & South America, Asia, Europe
Hobbies — many & varied, with many awards

Essays
Rumor has it that for INSEAD, essays carry more weight than the hard facts in one's CV. So I spent a whole month writing & rewriting them.
I stuck to the word limit. I believe this shows respect for the AdCom as well as one's ability to express complicated ideas concisely.
I hired a consultant to help polish my language & tighten my structure, but only at the very end of my writing process.
I took the optional essay equally seriously, using it to demonstrate a shining point that did not fit elsewhere.

Recommendation
I did not have an alumnus as third recommender.
Both recommendations are from my current employer.

School Selection
INSEAD is the only program I applied to.




760 GMAT got their attention, the rest is a deal closer. Very impressive. Thanks for sharing. What nationality are you ?
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My INSEAD Application Time Line
Day 0: application submitted
Day 3: application confirm
Day 26: Pre-selected interview (Note: A bit earlier than other applicant in this forum.)
Day 40: Interview information
Day 50: First interview
Day 54: Second interview
Day 81: Admitted !!!!!

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Concentration: General Management, Strategy
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Re: INSEAD -January 2014 Intake - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2013, 06:42
bob99 wrote:
I got my pre-invitation letter as well yesterday :-D

Male, 32, 7 years of workex, from Scandinavia. Background as engineer in computer science with ok-ish grades (somewhere around top 25%) from the top technical university here. Currently working as project manager leading around 60 people.

I also spent a lot of time on the essays, both figuring out what to write and how to write it. I didn't use a consultant, but my wife was invaluable in giving me feedback.


Congrats!!
Who is your coordinator?
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Concentration: Strategy, General Management
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GPA: 3.5
WE: Engineering (Manufacturing)
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Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 11

Re: INSEAD -January 2014 Intake - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2013, 20:33
Has anybody got interview invites from the coordinator Hannie Stefanie?
fingers crossed!!
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Re: INSEAD -January 2014 Intake - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2013, 22:50
@Ulmandy

really impressive profile buddy:)...m sure ur academic achievements more than made up for ur less than usual WE...go party now..ur one step closer...cheers!!!
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Re: INSEAD -January 2014 Intake - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2013, 22:51
@bob99

congrats dude!!whn did u submit ur application???who is ur ad co-ordinator??
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Re: INSEAD -January 2014 Intake - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2013, 09:48
I have not heard from H.S. yet.

I keep checking my spam box to make sure as gmail seems to think she's a spammer.
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Re: INSEAD -January 2014 Intake - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2013, 10:12
I think she's on a break till 13th may. I don't know if we'd hear before from HS.

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Re: INSEAD -January 2014 Intake - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2013, 18:45
joey88 wrote:
I think she's on a break till 13th may. I don't know if we'd hear before from HS.

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thanks for the info.. kind of reassuring..

may i know your source?
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Re: INSEAD -January 2014 Intake - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2013, 19:43
One of my friends from round 3 September 13 had mailed her recently and she then got an automated reply saying out of office till 13th May.

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Re: INSEAD -January 2014 Intake - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2013, 23:46
ChickenTikka wrote:
I have not heard from H.S. yet.

I keep checking my spam box to make sure as gmail seems to think she's a spammer.


Add to contacts. You'll have one less thing to worry about !
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Re: INSEAD -January 2014 Intake - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2013, 06:06
Anyone here have Valerie Mahe as their coordinator?
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Re: Anyone took GRE for Jan'14 app? [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2013, 06:10
I took GRE back in 2010. Applying with that score now. I scored 1420 which is average score so thats fine.

ajoub wrote:
Hi all,
I would like to know if anyone has taken the GRE or has an idea on acceptable GRE scores when applying to INSEAD MBA.

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Re: INSEAD -January 2014 Intake - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2013, 12:57
Rumor has it that schools are more lenient with the GRE because it doesn't affect their ranking.
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Re: INSEAD -January 2014 Intake - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2013, 13:23
haha. Do they seriously care that much ? Isint the placements enough to justify their ranking. Anyways I believe GRE is much much more time consuming than GMAT.

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Re: INSEAD -January 2014 Intake - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2013, 14:51
avt247 wrote:
Anyone here have Valerie Mahe as their coordinator?


My coordinator is also Valerie Mahe. Haven't heard anything yet
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Re: INSEAD -January 2014 Intake - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2013, 15:48
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One of my friends from round 3 September 13 had mailed her recently and she then got an automated reply saying out of office till 13th May.

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$50 says that out of office was meant for us.
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Re: INSEAD -January 2014 Intake - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2013, 02:29
hey guys,

My coordinator is Carol T. I got email for pre-select to interview this morning at 6 A.M. I have a similar profile to ulmandy except lower GMAT score. US based Asian
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Day 0: application submitted
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Day 26: Pre-selected interview (Note: A bit earlier than other applicant in this forum.)
Day 40: Interview information
Day 50: First interview
Day 54: Second interview
Day 81: Admitted !!!!!

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Re: INSEAD -January 2014 Intake - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2013, 02:52
Another one with Valerie Mahe

Not a word yet....:(
Re: INSEAD -January 2014 Intake - Calling All Applicants   [#permalink] 30 Apr 2013, 02:52
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