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

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New post 26 Apr 2019, 00:34
I'm still waiting for my email and I got accepted on Wednesday too. Someone called on behalf of my actual AO (EL) as she was
away so possibly it's related to that and she just has a backlog to get through? Hope we get them soon :)

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New post 26 Apr 2019, 03:45
I want to apply for the Insead singapore , I had given GMAT 3 years back and score was 620 and planning to give again in dec this year , I have an exp of more than 9 years which includes 6 years in Goverment of India. I want to work in leading firm financial analyst.
what are suggestions for me?
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New post 26 Apr 2019, 04:47
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I'm still waiting for my email and I got accepted on Wednesday too. Someone called on behalf of my actual AO (EL) as she was
away so possibly it's related to that and she just has a backlog to get through? Hope we get them soon :)

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I understand the hype of getting the email - but honestly it's not very useful, it says we need access to the platform and access would be generated in a few days... so there is not much you can do until we are all updated of our status later today, I guess :)
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Hi all, I'm thinking of starting a 20D WhatsApp group for Singy. Please PM with your # if you'd like you be a part of it and I'll get it going. Or if there is one already going around can some PM me? Thanks

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great idea lyaon15!
I can do the same for Fonty so pls PM me with numbers - unless there is already one going on!
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Guys, anyone here on waitlist from Round 1? PM me.

Also, can anyone share any tips/ideas/suggestions to do to increase the chances of getting off the waitlist?
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New post 28 Apr 2019, 22:56
Received mail from INSEAD and have been wait-listed for Jan 2020 Intake.
I guess I need to apply to b-schools next year......AGAIN.
Quite a long journey filled with rejections :lol:
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Received mail from INSEAD and have been wait-listed for Jan 2020 Intake.
I guess I need to apply to b-schools next year......AGAIN.
Quite a long journey filled with rejections :lol:


Being waitlisted is not a rejection. It means your profile fits the bill but they might have had some reservations about it. It might be that there was an aspect you didn’t elaborate sufficiently to meet their criteria or it might be that there are a lot of candidates with similar profiles to yours.

There are strategies of getting off the waitlist but obviously it is a difficult road. Also every school is different. I encourage you to read through the older threads of what worked for people.

That being said, keep your head up and don’t put all your eggs in one basket.

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I encourage you to think through their criteria and introspect on what could be improved.. Academics/GMAT - international motivation/orientation – leadership – and contribution. Contribution is often overlooked but it is very important. Show what you have contributed in the past and how you would in the future.

Ideal situation would be to have a fresh test score, a promotion, or a heightened international aspect to your job. However I got somebody off the wait list the month before classes started by submitting an update letter stating how he just became the organizer of the local pickup soccer club. Which demonstrates leadership. So think broadly.

If you haven't already done this, submit a third recommendation if it would add another dimension. If not, don't.

As a blanket statement, most applicants, especially international applicants are extremely professional oriented in their applications, which is a huge mistake honestly. People get into business schools because they make the admissions committee like them and feel something for them. So make sure to reveal who you are as a person; help them get to know you as your friends might know you.

As a reminder, for everyone on this thread, you just want to submit one update that is very substantive. If you submit super trivial stuff it will demonstrate lack of judgement.

inandout123 wrote:
Guys, anyone here on waitlist from Round 1? PM me.

Also, can anyone share any tips/ideas/suggestions to do to increase the chances of getting off the waitlist?

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I encourage you to think through their criteria and introspect on what could be improved.. Academics/GMAT - international motivation/orientation – leadership – and contribution. Contribution is often overlooked but it is very important. Show what you have contributed in the past and how you would in the future.....


This is really helpful. Thanks for the awesome tips and words of wisdom MBAPrepCoach.
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Thank you kindly Narenn

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I encourage you to think through their criteria and introspect on what could be improved.. Academics/GMAT - international motivation/orientation – leadership – and contribution. Contribution is often overlooked but it is very important. Show what you have contributed in the past and how you would in the future.....


This is really helpful. Thanks for the awesome tips and words of wisdom MBAPrepCoach.

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Did you guys receive final scholarship decisions? I was shortlisted for the scholarship till the 2nd round is finalized.
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I did! Surprisingly, I was notified about scholarships I wasn't selected as well.

fingers crossed for you!
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Totally agree with Farrell. One of the major mistakes is focussing only on professional side in essays. You, as a person, are a mix of personal and professional dimensions. You are not complete without demonstrating who you are in your personal life. Speaking from my experience at INSEAD, you learn the most from your study group, where interpersonal skills matter more than professional skills. Success depends on how well you can bond with your group and share knowledge. Student experience at INSEAD is magnificent. Design of that experience has pre-requisites, which is not only about how good you are professionally.

I always tell candidates, admission is a trade between applicant and school. Both the sides give and take. The important aspect of that trade is "YOU", not just the person who goes out 9 to 5 for work. Unless you are not aware what INSEAD is looking for, placing a sellable proposal would be difficult.

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inandout123

I encourage you to think through their criteria and introspect on what could be improved.. Academics/GMAT - international motivation/orientation – leadership – and contribution. Contribution is often overlooked but it is very important. Show what you have contributed in the past and how you would in the future.

Ideal situation would be to have a fresh test score, a promotion, or a heightened international aspect to your job. However I got somebody off the wait list the month before classes started by submitting an update letter stating how he just became the organizer of the local pickup soccer club. Which demonstrates leadership. So think broadly.

If you haven't already done this, submit a third recommendation if it would add another dimension. If not, don't.

As a blanket statement, most applicants, especially international applicants are extremely professional oriented in their applications, which is a huge mistake honestly. People get into business schools because they make the admissions committee like them and feel something for them. So make sure to reveal who you are as a person; help them get to know you as your friends might know you.

As a reminder, for everyone on this thread, you just want to submit one update that is very substantive. If you submit super trivial stuff it will demonstrate lack of judgement.

inandout123 wrote:
Guys, anyone here on waitlist from Round 1? PM me.

Also, can anyone share any tips/ideas/suggestions to do to increase the chances of getting off the waitlist?
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New post 05 May 2019, 22:22
Thanks ShantanuINSEAD - I like how you illustrated the practical side of this with the study groups! So true. At the end of the day, you are the product INSEAD is selling and so being interesting and likeable is important. You need to be positioned for recruitment but also a good "get" for your study group and colleagues.
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Totally agree with Farrell. One of the major mistakes is focussing only on professional side in essays. You, as a person, are a mix of personal and professional dimensions. You are not complete without demonstrating who you are in your personal life. Speaking from my experience at INSEAD, you learn the most from your study group, where interpersonal skills matter more than professional skills. Success depends on how well you can bond with your group and share knowledge. Student experience at INSEAD is magnificent. Design of that experience has pre-requisites, which is not only about how good you are professionally.

I always tell candidates, admission is a trade between applicant and school. Both the sides give and take. The important aspect of that trade is "YOU", not just the person who goes out 9 to 5 for work. Unless you are not aware what INSEAD is looking for, placing a sellable proposal would be difficult.

Cheers!
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MBAPrepCoach wrote:
inandout123

I encourage you to think through their criteria and introspect on what could be improved.. Academics/GMAT - international motivation/orientation – leadership – and contribution. Contribution is often overlooked but it is very important. Show what you have contributed in the past and how you would in the future.

Ideal situation would be to have a fresh test score, a promotion, or a heightened international aspect to your job. However I got somebody off the wait list the month before classes started by submitting an update letter stating how he just became the organizer of the local pickup soccer club. Which demonstrates leadership. So think broadly.

If you haven't already done this, submit a third recommendation if it would add another dimension. If not, don't.

As a blanket statement, most applicants, especially international applicants are extremely professional oriented in their applications, which is a huge mistake honestly. People get into business schools because they make the admissions committee like them and feel something for them. So make sure to reveal who you are as a person; help them get to know you as your friends might know you.

As a reminder, for everyone on this thread, you just want to submit one update that is very substantive. If you submit super trivial stuff it will demonstrate lack of judgement.

inandout123 wrote:
Guys, anyone here on waitlist from Round 1? PM me.

Also, can anyone share any tips/ideas/suggestions to do to increase the chances of getting off the waitlist?

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New post 05 May 2019, 22:25
Wow, I can hardly believe R3 is due in a month. If you haven't started, DO SO IMMEDIATELY. Would recommend you find my post in this thread on motivation essay 1 tips.

Also, I was featured on the INSEAD experience blog in December; I tracked and posted all the responses to my question, "how did you get in, do you think?" and this blog has some interesting ideas. Check it out.

https://the-insead-mba-experience.insead.edu/2018/12/insead-admit-stories/
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interview invites for R2 will start rolling out in the next couple days?

Panic filled weeks. Fingers crossed and all the best to us all :)
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Hi all,
Just received invitation for R2 interviews and was wondering if there were any alumns interested in giving me mock interviews or advices face to face, on skype or over the phone?

Looking forward to hearing from you.

(I am located in Paris).
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Hi all,
Just received invitation for R2 interviews and was wondering if there were any alumns interested in giving me mock interviews or advices face to face, on skype or over the phone?

Looking forward to hearing from you.

(I am located in Paris).


Congratulations!
Just out of curiosity, by what date did you apply?

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Hi all,
Just received invitation for R2 interviews and was wondering if there were any alumns interested in giving me mock interviews or advices face to face, on skype or over the phone?

Looking forward to hearing from you.

(I am located in Paris).


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