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Re: INSEAD September 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2013, 01:01
cyril94115 wrote:
general question for you fellow applicants... I missed the R2 deadline. R3 deadline is quite far... is that going to be a lot more challenging to get in on the last round? Should I wait for the R1 deadline of Jan. 2014 intake just a few weeks after ?

I want to start asap. So, I am tempted to try R3 anyways. Can't wait !


Insead states that "the competition for each round is relatively equal regardless of the intake or round you apply for. We review the pool of applications submitted within each round independently, keeping the “offer ratio” (percentage of candidates accepted vs. applications received) fairly constant across all rounds."

Therefore, if you have a strong profile (not only GMAT score!), you should not worry too much about your nationality (I guess you are French) or which round you apply for.

Yet I see that R3 deadline is March 13th. I would not qualify this date as quite far, especially if you have not yet started your essays. That can really be time consuming.

My best advice is that you should not rush. Take the time you need to build the best application you can. Starting in January is always better than not starting at all!

Good luck!
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Re: INSEAD September 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2013, 03:18
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Well, also keep in mind that with January you have the added advantage of the internship, so you may want to wait anyhow.. I mean what's 6 months int he scope of things???
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Re: INSEAD September 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2013, 19:41
My two cents@cyril94115

INSEAD clearly states that they do not recommend re-applicants. So you don't want to be in a situation where you applied in R3 for an intake and then reapplying for R1 for immediately next intake
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Re: INSEAD September 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2013, 10:00
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My two cents@cyril94115

INSEAD clearly states that they do not recommend re-applicants. So you don't want to be in a situation where you applied in R3 for an intake and then reapplying for R1 for immediately next intake


They changed that policy, I believe. It used to say that on their website, but now their new application has a specific question directed towards reapplicants... soooo.....
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Re: INSEAD September 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2013, 17:55
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My two cents@cyril94115

INSEAD clearly states that they do not recommend re-applicants. So you don't want to be in a situation where you applied in R3 for an intake and then reapplying for R1 for immediately next intake


They changed that policy, I believe. It used to say that on their website, but now their new application has a specific question directed towards reapplicants... soooo.....



Not true actually. The specific question has always been there. And the website still says it explicitly.
Click here and then check "Reapplications"
http://mba.insead.edu/admissions/admission_policies.cfm

Reapplications

We do not encourage applications from previously rejected candidates. Unless your profile has incurred significant changes in any of the areas relating to our Admissions Criteria, re-applicants should expect the same outcome."
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Re: INSEAD September 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2013, 00:25
@cyril94115

I agree with whats been posted above. It states on the website that they try to keep competition relatively the same throughout the rounds. I think the real question you need to consider is whether or not you want the opportunity to do an internship and whether the Jan intake is better for you personally. Best of Luck to you and everyone else out there applying for Sep. I just got started writing my essays and am applying round 3. Hopefully Ill end up with the rest of these accepted folk!
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Re: INSEAD September 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2013, 02:26
Still no news R2 guys?
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Re: INSEAD September 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2013, 04:03
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Still no news R2 guys?


Nothing yet on my side. Tension for us R2's starting to build :|
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Re: INSEAD September 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2013, 07:51
No news, doubt they'll be emailing us this week
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Re: INSEAD September 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2013, 11:13
Guys, i just sent an email to my admissions officer and got an auto-reply back saying the admissions team is on a professional training programme until 14 January. So seems unlikely round 2 interview invites would go out before Monday...
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Re: INSEAD September 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2013, 22:30
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Guys, i just sent an email to my admissions officer and got an auto-reply back saying the admissions team is on a professional training programme until 14 January. So seems unlikely round 2 interview invites would go out before Monday...


Christmas plus training, I would expect last minute interview invitation.
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Re: INSEAD September 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2013, 16:02
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I found this interesting information from 2011 posts. It will help R2 and R3 candidates:

Ok, here's my coles notes version of my current journey for you R2 applicants. Good luck!

What my former boss (and insead interviewer) said the interviewers would be looking for:
Can you articulate the INSEAD value proposition?
What is your story to date and what is the going forward picture? How does INSEAD/the MBA fit in?
What do you bring to the table? Is it industry knowledge? International outlook? Etc.
Do you have poise and confidence in your communication?
Based on the interview, your interviewer needs to be able to answer these four questions. The fourth one mainly comes through when you turn it into a conversation and not have it a one way interview.

Information session/Campus visit:
I visited both the fonty campus and went to two of the information sessions in Canada. Basically, the same information was presented at all three, except the campus visit was good to get a feel for Fontainbleau itself and get a feel for how international the class was really likely to be. They all talked about how international their alumni network is, and how they were seeing trends of ppl going into industry instead of the traditional consulting and banking fields. They displayed a list of their most prominent recruiters. Showed one student life video – an insead dash in s’pore (you can search youtube for this)

Application Pointers:
The most important part for ppl applying is their explanation of how profiles are scored. 25% academics, 25% leadership potential, 25% international outlook, 25% ability to contribute. Academics are almost exclusively focused on GMAT. Not so focused on the total GMAT score, more focused on the verbal & quant percentiles. 70-75 percentile is the general minimum across V and Q, but exceptional strengths in other areas of your app may compensate. Leadership potential may include teams you actually lead, displaying leadership styles, and your ability to move up relative to your industry/peers/country (e.g. a Japanese accountant might move up a lot more slowly than a North American consultant working for IBM – key is you’re getting promoted in time or ahead of your peers relative to your profile). International outlook can be stuff like how many passports you have, how much you’ve lived/worked/studied in other countries, how many languages you speak, etc. Ability to contribute is somewhat linked to your diversity profile, but not the same thing. Things you contribute might be your knowledge of diff business functions, industries, or general backgrounds. Extremes of ability to contribute might be indian engineer who has never worked with international clients or stepped outside the country vs a top ivy undergrad turned international concert pianist that ran her own brand as a business and was active in its management. Overall, if you can weave the 3 non-academic areas together throughout your essays as much as possible, you have the possibility for a very strong app. The reason why I say possibility is because it comes down to your actual experiences, your writing style, and the experiences you choose to put in. It's possible that your actual experiences could get you in, but the latter two could hold you back and you may get dinged before your interview invite.
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Re: INSEAD September 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2013, 06:25
Thanks for that vital info mbaonly -- very helpful.

Well, this is the week guys. Surprisingly enough, I have not been nervous...at all!
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Re: INSEAD September 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2013, 06:37
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Thanks for that vital info mbaonly -- very helpful.

Well, this is the week guys. Surprisingly enough, I have not been nervous...at all!



I dunno about nervousness or if I can call it that- but I do have a slight sense of anticipation for the coming week- but yeah, I reckon it's just the roll of the dice now...
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Hey,
Got an email this morning from the INSEAD admissions officer stating that i've been pre-selected for the interview.
Im now waiting for them to "match me up" with alumni who will interview me.

I work in Dubai. Anyone else from this region who's been pre selected?
best of luck for all the others!
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Re: INSEAD September 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2013, 10:18
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Hey,
Got an email this morning from the INSEAD admissions officer stating that i've been pre-selected for the interview.
Im now waiting for them to "match me up" with alumni who will interview me.

I work in Dubai. Anyone else from this region who's been pre selected?
best of luck for all the others!
regards,
Rahul

Congrats and good luck.
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Re: INSEAD September 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2013, 10:25
rahuld84 wrote:
Hey,
Got an email this morning from the INSEAD admissions officer stating that i've been pre-selected for the interview.
Im now waiting for them to "match me up" with alumni who will interview me.

I work in Dubai. Anyone else from this region who's been pre selected?
best of luck for all the others!
regards,
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Congratulations dude!
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Re: INSEAD September 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2013, 10:37
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rahuld84 wrote:
Hey,
Got an email this morning from the INSEAD admissions officer stating that i've been pre-selected for the interview.
Im now waiting for them to "match me up" with alumni who will interview me.

I work in Dubai. Anyone else from this region who's been pre selected?
best of luck for all the others!
regards,
Rahul



Congratulations dude!


Congrats rahuld84. Who is your admission coordinator?
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Re: INSEAD September 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2013, 10:47
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I also just received an email saying that I have been pre-selected for the interview. The admissions officer said that the she would get back to me regarding the names and contacts of the alumni who will conduct the interview.

Good luck to all the R2 applicants!
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Re: INSEAD September 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2013, 10:59
Congrats to all who got interviews. Are you guys starting in Fonty or Singapore?
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