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Re: Ask a fresh alum (Class of December 15) [#permalink]

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New post 07 Apr 2016, 03:10
goyle1 wrote:
Hi Merryweather!

I'll just echo everyone's appreciation for your time and effort in doing this! Truly insightful stuff :)

I'm an applicant for the class starting in Jan '17 and currently preparing for my alumni interviews. I've done a fair bit of reading on this forum and other place on the internet already - but I'm curious to hear about your own interview experiences and if there are any specific 'pro tips' or watch out's you'd like to highlight.

Thanks a bunch again!


Hi goyle1,

There is a lot of detailed interview reports posted on this forum. My key advice to you is to remember that the interviewers will look for the personality and strive rather than academic excellence or exceptional track record. And please, do your homework, and prepare to answer 3 questions: Why MBA? Why INSEAD? Why now?

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Re: Ask a fresh alum (Class of December 15) [#permalink]

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New post 07 Apr 2016, 03:14
merryweather wrote:
goyle1 wrote:
Hi Merryweather!

I'll just echo everyone's appreciation for your time and effort in doing this! Truly insightful stuff :)

I'm an applicant for the class starting in Jan '17 and currently preparing for my alumni interviews. I've done a fair bit of reading on this forum and other place on the internet already - but I'm curious to hear about your own interview experiences and if there are any specific 'pro tips' or watch out's you'd like to highlight.

Thanks a bunch again!


Hi goyle1,

There is a lot of detailed interview reports posted on this forum. My key advice to you is to remember that the interviewers will look for the personality and strive rather than academic excellence or exceptional track record. And please, do your homework, and prepare to answer 3 questions: Why MBA? Why INSEAD? Why now?



Thanks Merryweather! Definitely preparing for those three questions and I hope my personality and strive shine through ;)

Cheers!

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Ask a fresh alum (Class of December 15) [#permalink]

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New post 07 Apr 2016, 07:56
goyle1 wrote:
merryweather wrote:
goyle1 wrote:
Hi Merryweather!

I'll just echo everyone's appreciation for your time and effort in doing this! Truly insightful stuff :)

I'm an applicant for the class starting in Jan '17 and currently preparing for my alumni interviews. I've done a fair bit of reading on this forum and other place on the internet already - but I'm curious to hear about your own interview experiences and if there are any specific 'pro tips' or watch out's you'd like to highlight.

Thanks a bunch again!


Hi goyle1,

There is a lot of detailed interview reports posted on this forum. My key advice to you is to remember that the interviewers will look for the personality and strive rather than academic excellence or exceptional track record. And please, do your homework, and prepare to answer 3 questions: Why MBA? Why INSEAD? Why now?



Thanks Merryweather! Definitely preparing for those three questions and I hope my personality and strive shine through ;)

Cheers!


Good luck with your interviews! :)

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Re: Ask a fresh alum (Class of December 15) [#permalink]

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New post 08 Apr 2016, 07:10
Hi MerryWeather,
Your help is much appreciated.I am an applicant for Jan2017 intake,could you provide me with a template of a CV i could use to upload in my application?

Thanks

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New post 13 Apr 2016, 09:31
Hi Merry,

People always talk about INSEAD being really strong in consulting, and practically everyone gets first round interviews at MBB if they want...is this true at all? Are consulting firms mainly hiring in Asia (Singapore campus) or do they place students all over the world?

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New post 16 Jun 2016, 01:15
TrueMBA1 wrote:
Hi Merry,

People always talk about INSEAD being really strong in consulting, and practically everyone gets first round interviews at MBB if they want...is this true at all? Are consulting firms mainly hiring in Asia (Singapore campus) or do they place students all over the world?


Hi, sorry I haven't responded to this question earlier. You probably figured an answer yourself by now, but I thought I'd answer anyway, for the benefit of other users.

I don't know the exact numbers but getting to the first round of interviews is not hard. It's not guaranteed though. But the reality is that Talent acquisition managers actually reach out to you very early on and arrange phone calls and coffee chats well before the application process even begins. So it indeed feels that MBB is hunting students rather than students knocking on their doors.
With regards to the geography, it's all over the world with the exception of the US. I haven't heard about anyone being hired to MBB in the US, at least from my batch. Local language requirements would still be applicable for non-,English speaking countries, so competition for London, Dubai, Singapore, Sydney etc. is much higher than Eastern Europe or Africa for example.

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