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Calling all Applicants: INSEAD Jan 2020 Intake (Class of Dec 2020)

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New post 05 Mar 2019, 22:39
Hi kunaldatt7, wow, that is unfortunate. I HOPE THIS SERVES AS A CAUTIONARY TALE for all the R2 applicants on this thread to coach your recommenders through the (almost unreasonably) long recommendation questions ASAP, giving them plenty of time to draft quality responses. Given the option, choose recommenders who are willing to work openly.

I haven't run across this situation before but I think you are wise to consider submitting an additional letter; I would put this to your AO and honestly, you can be just as candid with them as you are with me. Indicate their remarks and why you would like to make sure they receive a quality recommendation from a mentor who will be able to invest the time needed without deadline pressure.

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Dear Farrell,

Thank you so much for your reply. As suggested I requested the recommendation from my senior colleague at the last job itself and mentioned the reason in my application. I was able to submit everything in the deadline but after discussing with my recommenders they said they had under estimated the LOR for INSEAD and it was not the strongest one they could give, with the time constraint. (made a mistake by not sharing it with them long ago) An INSEAD alum has also recommended me directly, I wanted to know if there is a point in getting a personal recommendation from a senior industry professional (as mentioned before) which might provide a different perspective than the professional ones and how will this be possible. (Also you mentioned around interview time, did you mean once shortlisted for the interview or closer to the shortlisting date)

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K

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This is an absolutely fine plan, and I don't think this will jeopardize your candidacy in any way. However I would recommend that you mention in the additional information section that you are keeping your intentions confidential which is the reason that your supervisor is not one of your recommenders.

Make sure that everybody is telling an anecdote firsthand that shows they have observed you demonstrating leadership teamwork problem-solving and initiative.

The additional recommendation is truly additional you don't need to have three people, and it's actually a little better for you to wait until the middle of the process may be around interview time for you to bring this one forth.

It's ideal for you to have an alum of the school but I think your idea is also good. However it's also a test in judgement!

Meaning, it should only be someone who is bringing a different angle to your application supplementary to the rest of what you already have.

Don't move forward with a third recommender just to fill the space that's not going to work to your advantage.

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INSEAD R2 APPLICANTS: my narrated PowerPoint on motivation essay 1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaAAVeoge3A
The audio is a bit loud at the top of each slide - I get it - have since learned much (and applied little) about podcasting audio shiz!
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MBAPrepCoach wrote:
INSEAD R2 APPLICANTS: my narrated PowerPoint on motivation essay 1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaAAVeoge3A
The audio is a bit loud at the top of each slide - I get it - have since learned much (and applied little) about podcasting audio shiz!


This is awesome Farrell! Appreciate the great effort put into making this guide and I am sure this will be a very useful reference for all future INSEAD applicants!

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Does INSEAD typically call all those invited to interview or is it done by email?
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Hi kebabcurry,

typically, you're notified about the interview invitation by email.

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Hi kebabcurry,

typically, you're notified about the interview invitation by email.

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Thanks Alex.

I assume this is done in the week leading up to the interview notification deadline? Some people claim receiving interview invites up to a week beforehand.
Do rejections follow a similar pattern?
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Hi kebabcurry,

yeah, INSEAD starts sending out invites around ~10 days prior to the interview notification deadline. This means that some people might get the invite the week before the deadline, and some people closer to it.

Rejections without interview will be sent after that.

I hope this helps.
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Hi kebabcurry,

yeah, INSEAD starts sending out invites around ~10 days prior to the interview notification deadline. This means that some people might get the invite the week before the deadline, and some people closer to it.

Rejections without interview will be sent after that.

I hope this helps.
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Thanks for your wisdom!

Going to be an anxiety filled next 2 weeks :lol:
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Just received my interview invite via email. Stoked
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Just received my interview invite via email. Stoked



Congrats! Could you share your region?
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kebabcurry wrote:
Just received my interview invite via email. Stoked



Congrats! Could you share your region?


I am based in AsiaPac.

The email mentioned they would send the details of 2 alumni over shortly.
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As a data point on video interview weight, I will add that I don't think I did fantastic in the video interview. 2/4 were ok. 1 of them I was cut off mid sentence. The other I completely misinterpreted the question and only realised half way through that what I was saying was completely unrelated to the question.
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As a data point on video interview weight, I will add that I don't think I did fantastic in the video interview. 2/4 were ok. 1 of them I was cut off mid sentence. The other I completely misinterpreted the question and only realised half way through that what I was saying was completely unrelated to the question.


Thank you for sharing. I'm also based in Asia Pacific:)Fingers crossed!

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Just got invited to interview! Excited!
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New post 12 Mar 2019, 12:06
I also got my email inviting me to an interview today too around 5pm. I'm English but based in Spain with work.

Interviews will be 'over the next few weeks' so will update when it's booked in and provide info. Good luck to all others waiting.
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Congratulations kebabcurry, WaitlistMuch and Mottershead1!!!
Good luck to all of us still waiting!
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Congratulations kebabcurry, WaitlistMuch and Mottershead1!!!
Good luck to all of us still waiting!


Thank you very much! And good luck to everyone still waiting. Fingers crossed for all of you!

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Congratulations kebabcurry, WaitlistMuch and Mottershead1

We have a few latest INSEAD interview experiences listed in the following link.

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Hi all question for the experts. Are INSEAD interviews typically done in English? Whilst I meet the 2nd language requirements, I'm not exactly comfortable interviewing in my second language and afraid that I would not be able to articulate myself as clearly or elegantly as I would in English

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