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Calling all Applicants: INSEAD January 2021 Intake !

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New post 14 Mar 2020, 18:09
I am so happy to know my blog post helped you out and you had a good outcome~! Can you remember/share any additional or new questions that came up that I don't have listed? Good luck bucoloco

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Just finished the video interview! I think it went well because I practiced for 3 hours with my wife using these questions:

https://mbaessaycoaching.com/2017/03/07 ... ions-tips/
https://www.aringo.com/insead-video-essay-interview/

Good luck everyone!

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If I were you, I think I would contact my AO and explain you forgot to include an explanation about this. It is fairly normal to keep your plans private but also it's really best/expected for you to address this in the optional essay. Especially if you did not include your supervisor in your recommendations, this really warrants explanation and not doing so might work against you. Especially if this is the case, I urge you to contact your AO to explain you did not know that at the time, and to make a note in your file. Meaning, i hope you can write something up for the adcom to see when they review your app.

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Just submitted my round 1 app! Fingers crossed!

how'd video interview go?


Haven't done it yet...just practicing.

I'm a little worried..going back through my application..I put "May we contact your employer" as a "no". I haven't told my current manager about my mba endeavours ..but I didn't explain this in the optional essay. I hope this doesn't go against me.

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New post 14 Mar 2020, 18:22
Hi hyrdra123456879

Thanks so much for providing the questions, very helpful. I will have my assistant update my blog to reflect these.

I found this article a very interesting read re: cultural awareness - might help others

https://www.london.edu/think/cultural-intelligence-why-you-need-it?

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Just finished the video interview - I fumbled on one of the questions at the end...very annoying,

1) Describe a time when you creatively solved a situation
2) Why is cultural awareness so important in the workplace and in the community


don't remember the others...but there were no "Why INSEAD" type questions

EDIT: 3) How do you challenge yourself at work?

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Not to worry too much gilahrii - the video questions are supposedly include people but not eliminate people. It's kind of like another opportunity to show your strengths if the application is not your forte, I think they're looking out for people who might be better speakers than writers. I mean, this is what they are officially saying but it's a black box on what is actually happening.

But there is no use in worrying. Remember that everyone is up against the same challenges as you re: the extemporaneous speaking.

I just changed my blog with regards to advising you to go with STAR format on this. I've had a recent epiphany, when helping my clients, to simplify the model to problem/solution. For essays, do the full STAR, interviews, get right to the problem.

Ideally, problem/solution will defacto encompass all the elements of STAR (situation/task/action/result). The main thing to remember is it still is extremely important for you to give them context before launching into your actions. What is the pain point that makes your actions relevant? But I think problem/solution is the way to go for interviews so you don't get too overprogrammed.

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I finished my application last night. Feeling relieved but worried that i may have bombed a question or two on the video interviews. Hard to know what is deemed acceptable for video interviews and its weighting on the whole application. My experience is that try to keep an open mind and not try to think too much about STAR format etc. The questions are unexpected and you need to appear natural. Better to have a conversational approach. Keen to hear other people's experience.

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Thanks ! I sincerely hope it doesn’t get used to exclude from next phase. I believe my remaining application is strong but I took Video interviews a bit lightly in hindsight.
By the way I got an email saying INSEAD is shut down due to Covid19 crisis, so admission deadlines may change.


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Not to worry too much gilahrii - the video questions are supposedly include people but not eliminate people. It's kind of like another opportunity to show your strengths if the application is not your forte, I think they're looking out for people who might be better speakers than writers. I mean, this is what they are officially saying but it's a black box on what is actually happening.

But there is no use in worrying. Remember that everyone is up against the same challenges as you re: the extemporaneous speaking.

I just changed my blog with regards to advising you to go with STAR format on this. I've had a recent epiphany, when helping my clients, to simplify the model to problem/solution. For essays, do the full STAR, interviews, get right to the problem.

Ideally, problem/solution will defacto encompass all the elements of STAR (situation/task/action/result). The main thing to remember is it still is extremely important for you to give them context before launching into your actions. What is the pain point that makes your actions relevant? But I think problem/solution is the way to go for interviews so you don't get too overprogrammed.

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I finished my application last night. Feeling relieved but worried that i may have bombed a question or two on the video interviews. Hard to know what is deemed acceptable for video interviews and its weighting on the whole application. My experience is that try to keep an open mind and not try to think too much about STAR format etc. The questions are unexpected and you need to appear natural. Better to have a conversational approach. Keen to hear other people's experience.


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I just finished my video interview.
These were my questions.

1) what will you do as a team leader, when a member continuously under-contribute to the team?
2) what is "meaningful life" to you?
3) tell me about when you understand others perspectives, by understanding their culture.
4) what are most important factors for successful entrepreneurship?

Hope it help you all :-)
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Finished my video interview 4 min before R1 deadline. Here are the questions that were asked:
1. What value in society is important to you? How do you incorporate it in your daily life?
2. 3 characteristics of INSEAD that attracted you.
3. Tell me about an experience living, travelling, studying or working abroad. What was this experience like for you?
4. Your views on shareholder wealth as a measure of success of a company. Can't remember the exact wording of the question.
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I am so happy to know my blog post helped you out and you had a good outcome~! Can you remember/share any additional or new questions that came up that I don't have listed? Good luck bucoloco

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Just finished the video interview! I think it went well because I practiced for 3 hours with my wife using these questions:

https://mbaessaycoaching.com/2017/03/07 ... ions-tips/
https://www.aringo.com/insead-video-essay-interview/

Good luck everyone!


Thank you very much, Farell!
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Is there any way to check if INSEAD has received my GMAT score?

I took it last year and had selected INSEAD as one of the 5 schools to send it to while doing the exam, but I'm not sure if they will be able to match that score report with my application automatically?
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Hi ks347,

did you already submit your application? If so, you could ask directly your AO.

In any case, I wouldn't worry much about it. If you selected INSEAD as one of the schools to receive your GMAT score, I'm sure they received it and will be able to find it.

I hope this helps.

Thank you very much.

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When do you think is the earliest we'll hear back with respect to interviews? Scanning the other boards, the earliest people heard back was roughly 2.5 weeks after the submission deadline.
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What are the chances to get an interview call, I am Indian with a gmat score of 710. Total 7 years work experience with 6 years international experience in energy sector.

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Hi hyrdra123456879,

I'm not sure whether the coronavirus situation will mean a delay in the release of interview invitations, but typically, INSEAD starts sending invitations around 10-14 days before the date stated on their website. Therefore, for Round 1, this could be around March 30th.

I hope this helps.

Thank you very much.

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Any news on the application deadlines being modified due to the corona virus situation?
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AragornElessar, your argument for PGDM vs MBA in India is weak. In fact most of the elite Indian institutions offer PGDMs. So if you want to further your career in India, why bother? If however, you want to build an international network to further penetrate the VC/PE market, then yes why not.

On a lighter side -
You asked the question:
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wanted to run through my profile and gauge my realistic chances.

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Longer term, I want to run my own VC / PE fund but my current profile, while great, is not giving me enough exposure to get to that point.
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AragornElessar, your argument for PGDM vs MBA in India is weak. In fact most of the elite Indian institutions offer PGDMs. So if you want to further your career in India, why bother? If however, you want to build an international network to further penetrate the VC/PE market, then yes why not.

On a lighter side -
You asked the question:
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wanted to run through my profile and gauge my realistic chances.

And you answered, it yourself (bold)
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Longer term, I want to run my own VC / PE fund but my current profile, while great, is not giving me enough exposure to get to that point.


Thanks - not an argument but I was genuinely confused about the acceptability / recognition abroad. Your post clears it. :)
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New post 20 Mar 2020, 05:04
Hi Linckon,

Honestly, it's impossible to say anything based on the information your shared. It's going to depend on how well you present your application in order to stand out.
INSEAD is evaluates your potential based of the following criteria:
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Eventually, what matters is how well you connect the dots to present the aforementioned in your MBA application.

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Is there any confirmation of Insead round 1 admissions deadlines extension? Did anyone start receiving interview calls?

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Hi hyrdra123456879,

I'm not sure whether the coronavirus situation will mean a delay in the release of interview invitations, but typically, INSEAD starts sending invitations around 10-14 days before the date stated on their website. Therefore, for Round 1, this could be around March 30th.

I hope this helps.

Thank you very much.

Warm regards
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Just curious if they also send admit decisions 10-14 days before the date stated on their website? And do scholarships info come out on the same day with admit decision? Thanks for your insight in advance.
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