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Re: Calling all Applicants: INSEAD August 2024 Intake [#permalink]
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Hi, requesting a profile evaluation-
Indian male with eight years of work ex as an Engineer/Project Manager at a Fortune Global 500 company. I have led teams of 50+ employees from diverse backgrounds and completed projects with a budget of $1M. I have international work experience in the Middle East regions and the USA. I am looking to make a career switch to Consulting.
Completed my PMP certification.
Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering
GPA- 7.71/10
GMAT- 710(Q48, V39, IR7, AWA-5)
I have 2 years of volunteering experience and have held leadership roles in a few clubs.


Hi MegaMBA

INSEAD alumna and former admissions interviewer here. Hope I can add some value to your query.

Your academic arc isn't entirely clear. Did you graduate from a Tier 1 college, an IIT, or a government institute? Given that your GMAT score is average, a strong undergraduate background could potentially provide the necessary boost.

While your international experience is undoubtedly an asset, the trajectory of your professional career over the past eight years lacks clarity. What does your F500 employer do? What's your industry focus?
How can you demonstrate an upward trajectory during the 8-year period? You will be asked this question if you get the shortlist. Supporting your candidacy with evidence of incremental responsibilities due to your exceptional management skills and acumen will significantly strengthen your application.

Your extracurricular activities are also not well-delineated. For engineering professionals pursuing an MBA, it's important to showcase a balanced right-brain mindset and a quest for meaning beyond quantitative achievements. Take the time to reflect on and recall impactful initiatives related to your extracurricular activities. Carefully consider whether you may have overlooked important contributions you've made over the years. These might encompass a wide range of activities, such as traveling, learning new languages, participating in workplace diversity initiatives (e.g., promoting gender equality or workforce diversity), providing financial or emotional assistance to those in need, teaching underprivileged children, organizing diversity-focused discussions or activities to foster better collaboration among teams, and more. Taking a moment for introspection can help you recognize the valuable contributions you've made to your community.

Get tailored advice for your specific situation. Do not hesitate to reach out shoul you need help navigating your unique circumstances in the B School admissions process. We do not cap discussion hours for our applicants

Aanchal Sahni (INSEAD alum, ex INSEAD MBA admissions interviewer)
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Thanks for the feedback. yes, it was from a Tier 1 college. i have had 3 promotions in 6 years. (other 2 years was with another company- 1 promotion)For extra curricular - I have certificate in scuba diving. and also have wons some awards for art works.
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Re: Calling all Applicants: INSEAD August 2024 Intake [#permalink]
How did y’all do on the kira video essays? I bummed it and was wondering how important the video essays are
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Applied on 26th Aug for the deadline of 12 Sep. Interview invitation received on 25th Sep.
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Has anyone else received an interview invite?
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Nope, no update yet

I applied on 12th Sept and completed video essays on 14th
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Not yet... Same as Strawberry
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same here, i applied on 12th sept, completed my video essays on 14th, modified my cv on 18th
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Just received my interview invitation!
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Just received my interview invitation!

Congrats!
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Re: Calling all Applicants: INSEAD August 2024 Intake [#permalink]
Good luck everyone! :please:
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Just received my interview invitation!


Congratulations!!
On which date did you submit the application and the video essays?

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12th - 14th September
Best of luck everyone!

elie911 wrote:
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Just received my interview invitation!


Congratulations!!
On which date did you submit the application and the video essays?

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If you don't mind sharing, who is your AO?
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If you don't mind sharing, who is your AO?


I sent you a DM!
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Re: Calling all Applicants: INSEAD August 2024 Intake [#permalink]
Hello folks, quickly wanted to check if anyone has heard anything from their AO's about the interview? My AO is DC. Has anyone heard from DC as yet? Any idea by when we can expect next steps?
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To everyone asking: my AO is IR. Best of luck for your invitations!
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Is there a connection between AOs and decision release date?
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