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# Any IMD Applicants for 2011

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14 Mar 2010, 08:38
Just returned from Lausanne. I'm not going to go over the whole process as it was described several times in different websites and I dont have anything to add. I'll just say that you have to keep in mind to be your self and talk about your REAL you and not your-wanna-be and also that there is NO competition between the friends that get interviewed together with you. We are all estimated by our own.
Generally, I was amazed by the school, the people and other applicants!!! All are simply GREAT!
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19 Mar 2010, 17:11
Hi Friends,

Pardon my silly doubt for one of the essays.

Essay 4: Describe yourself
How do you imagine your superior would describe your strengths and weaknesses to someone who does not know you?

For this essay, do I have to imagine what my current supervisor would describe or could I also write it from the perspective of previous supervisors? I am confused about how to bring my accomplishments from past into the present if I imagine my current supervisor's perspective.

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22 Mar 2010, 13:14
Why is it to silent here? JZ, did you hear anything from IMD?
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26 Mar 2010, 07:04
Accepted Rd 1 Jan 2011. Anyone else?

Singaporean/WE 7yrs/M/Industry/700

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26 Mar 2010, 07:36
hyena2011 wrote:
Accepted Rd 1 Jan 2011. Anyone else?

Singaporean/WE 7yrs/M/Industry/700

H

When/how did they notify you?
I was interviewed on the 12ve and waiting for an answer....
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26 Mar 2010, 08:29
It was by phone, and I was called a couple of hours ago.
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26 Mar 2010, 13:43
Hello, one more accepted here. Best of luck to those who are applying!
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27 Mar 2010, 12:21
Congrats guys.. Ive put my application across 10 days back for R2.

From those of you who have been accepted, it would be great to learn about ur interview experience at IMD.
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27 Mar 2010, 13:48
Many congrats to IMD admits (arinacom, hyena2011). We have not found many IMD folks at gmatclub so this is very welcome development. Please do stay on as ambassadors and share your knowledge. Here's more gmatclubbers getting into IMD !!
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29 Mar 2010, 07:49
I was granted an interview and went a couple of weeks ago. ArinaCom did a great job of summing it up.

I realized when I was there that IMD is not the best school for me. Why?
It seems they force 16 hour days on you to teach you time management. I'm a very good manager of my time (IMHO) and I'm not sure I want to spend 5 months of overworking just to be sure.
Secondly, they seem to do something similar in working groups - putting you with people you'll disagree with to teach you how to get along.

the campus and city are beautiful and the people at IMD were friendly. After visiting Insead a day before, it was a wonderful breath of fresh air (Fonty wasn't very impressive in my opinion).

After my day there, I realized that IMD is a great place if you want to be the president of a company and get there fast. However, if you're an entrepreneur or someone with an a-typical background, you're fighting an up-hill battle. The only have to pick 90, so they seem to be looking for "safe bets"

It was no surprise that I didn't get accepted (in fact, only one person from my interview group did that I knew of). I sort of realized I wouldn't half way through my interview based on the questions she was asking, which also made me wonder why I'd made the trip and why they invited me.

I guess in the end, the thing that attracted me was their high average work experience (11 years myself) and a guarantee of a strong curriculum.

Advice if you're invited for an interview based on my observations: don't argue with other interviewees in the case study. They're observing your interpersonal skills, not if you're the most opinionated. Oh, and turn OFF your d*** cell phone the entire day.

Again, the staff were very helpful and friendly, and the school seems like a great place for those who are granted a spot. In my case, I'm glad I was rejected, because it made my other top pick (IE in Madrid) an easier sell to my wife, who was looking forward to the Alps for a background.
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29 Mar 2010, 09:08
Jones105 wrote:
I was granted an interview and went a couple of weeks ago. ArinaCom did a great job of summing it up.

I realized when I was there that IMD is not the best school for me. Why?
It seems they force 16 hour days on you to teach you time management. I'm a very good manager of my time (IMHO) and I'm not sure I want to spend 5 months of overworking just to be sure.
Secondly, they seem to do something similar in working groups - putting you with people you'll disagree with to teach you how to get along.

the campus and city are beautiful and the people at IMD were friendly. After visiting Insead a day before, it was a wonderful breath of fresh air (Fonty wasn't very impressive in my opinion).

After my day there, I realized that IMD is a great place if you want to be the president of a company and get there fast. However, if you're an entrepreneur or someone with an a-typical background, you're fighting an up-hill battle. The only have to pick 90, so they seem to be looking for "safe bets"

It was no surprise that I didn't get accepted (in fact, only one person from my interview group did that I knew of). I sort of realized I wouldn't half way through my interview based on the questions she was asking, which also made me wonder why I'd made the trip and why they invited me.

I guess in the end, the thing that attracted me was their high average work experience (11 years myself) and a guarantee of a strong curriculum.

Advice if you're invited for an interview based on my observations: don't argue with other interviewees in the case study. They're observing your interpersonal skills, not if you're the most opinionated. Oh, and turn OFF your d*** cell phone the entire day.

Again, the staff were very helpful and friendly, and the school seems like a great place for those who are granted a spot. In my case, I'm glad I was rejected, because it made my other top pick (IE in Madrid) an easier sell to my wife, who was looking forward to the Alps for a background.

Sorry to hear about that Jones105. But I am sure, you picked the right fit for yourself and would do great even in IE, which I think is very good for entrepreneurship and is a very good school overall.

Would you mind sharing what kind of questions were they throwing at you and how did you get the impressions (what discussions/questions) of whatever you have mentioned.

Thanks
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29 Mar 2010, 11:15
I've been accepted too. If anyone has any questions on my experience, please pm me.

Jones105, I'm glad you seem to be going to your top pick school, congrats! I was attracted to IMD for many of the same reasons as you (especially above-average work ex) but had a different interview day experience.
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29 Mar 2010, 13:37
nlka wrote:
I've been accepted too. If anyone has any questions on my experience, please pm me.

Jones105, I'm glad you seem to be going to your top pick school, congrats! I was attracted to IMD for many of the same reasons as you (especially above-average work ex) but had a different interview day experience.

nlka, hearty congratulations ! What are your plans about joining the school?

It would be very useful to listen to your interview experience in detail - especially about your experience of what adcom tries to evaluate through interviews / case study discussions? What are some of the typical questions asked? Do they ask about various stories? Why MBA, why IMD? School fit? cultural experiences?

Do they ask you from your essays / applications or the questions are more generic ones? Kindly let us know.

Also, would you mind sharing your profile?

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Thanks
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30 Mar 2010, 01:41
Jones105, good summary of the day! I concur with the analysis that the IMD applicant profile needs to be more industry focused. My fellow applicants during the interview day were sharp and of very high calibre. As for interview questions, I feel that the questions were not out of the ordinary by any means, you just have to be prepared to drive home the point that you are a great fit with the school.
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30 Mar 2010, 12:14
hyena2011 wrote:
Jones105, good summary of the day! I concur with the analysis that the IMD applicant profile needs to be more industry focused. My fellow applicants during the interview day were sharp and of very high calibre. As for interview questions, I feel that the questions were not out of the ordinary by any means, you just have to be prepared to drive home the point that you are a great fit with the school.

An important contribution from hyena2011 for other IMD aspirants.

http://www.imdhowie.blogspot.com/

Thanks
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01 Apr 2010, 04:56
Any R2 applicants? Submitted mine and looking forward to an interview invite

Thanks,
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01 Apr 2010, 23:48
avatar2010 wrote:
Any R2 applicants? Submitted mine and looking forward to an interview invite

Thanks,

Ive submitted mine. Lets see how things move. Have you applied to Insead as well
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02 Apr 2010, 08:53
bhatiagp wrote:
avatar2010 wrote:
Any R2 applicants? Submitted mine and looking forward to an interview invite

Thanks,

Ive submitted mine. Lets see how things move. Have you applied to Insead as well

bhatiagp, glad to see your name for R2. I thought I was alone

I applied for LBS and Oxford. Waitlisted for LBS and rejected at Oxford. I think I could not put as much as effort and time for Oxford as I did for LBS and IMD. Hoping for IMD interview call. Where else have you applied?
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02 Apr 2010, 13:56
Count me in for R2 as well. Looking forward to an invite.
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06 Apr 2010, 00:02
And one more for R2.All the best to everyone.
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