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Calling all Applicants: INSEAD January 2021 Intake !

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A new INSEAD Interview Debrief has just been posted: https://gmatclub.com/forum/insead-201/interview_debrief.html#debrief-1345
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All the best to you.



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Hi

I am a female and my first interview was with a male alumni. The interview was friendly and relaxed but professional, he had read my whole application and had a list of around 15 questions. The interview lasted for 70 minutes. He asked:

-about all of my transitions in my resume
-why business from engineering?
-why insead? which campus?
-what is your day to day job?
-how do you differentiate your service from your competitor at your current company?
-how do you segment your customers?
-asked about my post mba goal
-what schools did you apply to and why?
-in a team setting what is your tendency? e.g. a leader, follower, etc
-if you dont get admitted what would you do this year?
-why do you want to leave your company given your current position? Why your manager would let you go?

At the end I asked him a few questions and when I was done he mentioned that he would recommend me to the Adcom but that would be only his feedback and doesn't guarantee my admission.

My second interview was with a female alumni, extremely casual, fun, and friendly. She only asked me one question and that was: tell me about yourself. While I was talking about my post mba goal and my extracurricular activities, we connected in one subject and the rest of the interview was about that subject. She wasn't even taking notes and it felt like a friendly chat. I truly enjoyed that conversation, I had a chance to ask all of my questions about insead, the culture and everything. This one took about 45 minutes.

The second interview was very eye opening bc I met a person who had the same goals and aspirations and mine and had achieved all of her goals after MBA.

Now I just have to wait and see what the outcome is. Fingers crossed and good luck to everyone else.
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Hi Folks,

I'm torn between whether to slam in an application for Jan intake (now) or hit the GMAT again and just aim for September intake.

The GMAT thing has me umming and arring.

I also enrolled in a couple of third-party courses (mba math & Math for Management) and have been progressing through those, so a September app, assuming i get all the work done, may be slightly stronger.
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I say you have done an amazing job with the GMAT. What country are you from if you don’t mind me asking? Also, I always say: submit your application when it is the strongest. I am not sure how important scholarships are for you or if you will be sponsored by your company, but R4 at this point is very limited in scholarships. I would say take these two months to work on a strong application (there are many essays to write) and submit it for the September intake. Good luck! Keep us posted.

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I say you have done an amazing job with the GMAT. What country are you from if you don’t mind me asking? Also, I always say: submit your application when it is the strongest. I am not sure how important scholarships are for you or if you will be sponsored by your company, but R4 at this point is very limited in scholarships. I would say take these two months to work on a strong application (there are many essays to write) and submit it for the September intake. Good luck! Keep us posted.

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Thankyou! I'm just unsure about the retake. I was waitlisted an then rejected from LBS unfortunately, so the scars have really affected my perspective on the application. I guess mixed messaging about retaking is another thing that has me stumped..

Yea 100% applying for September intake. Learnt my lesson from doing a rush-job on applications before as i honestly believe cramming apps for the few top american schools I applied to was one of the key reasons I didn't put together a great application even though it may have seemed like a great application at the time.
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Does anyone know how often the AdCom meets for final decisions? Will the offers be out on a daily basis from now until July 24th?

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The offer dates do not always align with the adcom meetings, but as always, till the last day they can come, if you have to make a decission because of another pending offer, comunicate it to your AO to see if they can give you some advance resolution.

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Hi Folks,

I'm torn between whether to slam in an application for Jan intake (now) or hit the GMAT again and just aim for September intake.

The GMAT thing has me umming and arring.

I also enrolled in a couple of third-party courses (mba math & Math for Management) and have been progressing through those, so a September app, assuming i get all the work done, may be slightly stronger.


Don’t mind me asking, what is your score and split?

Have a couple of thoughts in mind.

Insead allows you to submit your application without a GMAT score. Post this, they give you around 45 days to submit the score. You might want to give that a shot in case you are 30 days away from your target score and can manage a rigorous application process simultaneously.

Thought # 2 - Despite all the offers being made, I do think there will be a ton of deferrals and that could increase your chances for the Jan intake even if you are on the waitlist. No one seems sure with placements being impacted for D’19 and J’20, lots of deferrals will happen.

My 2 cents for what it’s worth.

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This is going to be one long week... or two weeks.
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This is going to be one long week... or two weeks.


True. I say we will start hearing beginning Wednesday/Thursday.

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ababych wrote:
This is going to be one long week... or two weeks.


True. I say we will start hearing beginning Wednesday/Thursday.

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That's my thinking too... Fingers crossed! :fingers_crossed:
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dcummins wrote:
Hi Folks,

I'm torn between whether to slam in an application for Jan intake (now) or hit the GMAT again and just aim for September intake.

The GMAT thing has me umming and arring.

I also enrolled in a couple of third-party courses (mba math & Math for Management) and have been progressing through those, so a September app, assuming i get all the work done, may be slightly stronger.


Don’t mind me asking, what is your score and split?

Have a couple of thoughts in mind.

Insead allows you to submit your application without a GMAT score. Post this, they give you around 45 days to submit the score. You might want to give that a shot in case you are 30 days away from your target score and can manage a rigorous application process simultaneously.

Thought # 2 - Despite all the offers being made, I do think there will be a ton of deferrals and that could increase your chances for the Jan intake even if you are on the waitlist. No one seems sure with placements being impacted for D’19 and J’20, lots of deferrals will happen.

My 2 cents for what it’s worth.

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Thanks man! I'm definitely going to be applying for the September intake. Will craft amazing essays etc.

Score is in my sig - Q47, V41!
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Looks like another quiet day -- I hope we start hearing from tomorrow!

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Hi - have any R3 applicants heard back regarding interviews?

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Looks like another quiet day -- I hope we start hearing from tomorrow!

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I hope so too. It makes sense we start hearing tomorrow/Thursday as it was with the interview invites last month.
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I think you will start hearing next week. Perhaps they are working on final admissions for R2 and then will finalize interview invites for R3 sometime next week. I wish you the best of luck!
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Ah ok! Thanks - I thought the above discussions were pertaining to R3 interviews. Didn’t realize they were regarding final decisions for R2 applicants.

Good luck!

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Looks like another quiet day -- I hope we start hearing from tomorrow!

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Just wait a bit longer!

I guess with the mixed R2 & R3 applications everything will take a little longer, they are still on range.

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Ah ok! Thanks - I thought the above discussions were pertaining to R3 interviews. Didn’t realize they were regarding final decisions for R2 applicants.

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No worries. Interview notification deadline for R3 is July 31. They usually start sending out invites a week and a few days before that deadline so hang in there. Keep us posted :)
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Does anyone know whether rejection would arrive early or only on the July 24th Deadline? I really want closure...

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