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Jan intake vs Sept/Oct - pros and cons??

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Jan intake vs Sept/Oct - pros and cons?? [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2005, 04:25
Hi -
Given that I'm now too close to deadlines for most of the schools that traditionally start Sep/Oct/Nov, I have a choice now of

a) applying to York (Schulich) for its Jan intake
b) waiting until next year again for my other preferred options

York was always one of my preferred options due to CSR, environmental focus, but I hate not having back-up options!

Alternative however is not fun either - I'm not sure I can take another year at work as I am so demotivated and need a challenge...

So: is the Jan start a good idea - what are the pro's and cons ref: this slot (same applies for INSEAD I understand)
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2005, 06:42
hi,
just wanted to tell that INSEAD deadlines are over for January intake?
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2005, 07:40
Hi - yes, I'm aware - it's more to understand why some schools do double intakes in a year, and whether it means anything from an application/MBA experience point of view.

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 [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2005, 04:19
hi steve,
I personally feel that it's better to go for September intake as usually all major B-schools have there sessions starting in September and usually all major companies try recruiting people in September sesson, so in that aspect you have better job opportunities.

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 [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2005, 05:59
Good point, as the recruitment issue is one you don't want to take risks with.

Wonder also if there's any difference in the difficulty of getting in Jan vs Sept, or in ease of getting internships/school exchanges.

Would be useful to have some feedback from current students - I assume INSEAD does it purely because of demand?

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 [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2005, 04:48
Hi Steve,
I think getting into January intake is bit easy as compared to September intake as lesser number of people apply in that session.I have no idea about internships etc. but i guess it won't be that difficult as scholarships depend upon the number of students intake?

Yeah it might be true that Insead has two accademic sessions due to demand

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 [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2005, 14:24
Well, when you say wait for next year, keep in mind that most schools are now already ramping up on this years application process. Indeed, a good number of schools already have their applications out, so you should really consider applying during this upcoming period.
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