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Re: Calling all Applicants: INSEAD January 2025 Intake [#permalink]
drn2804 wrote:
I just submitted my Kira. My questions below:
1. If you’re a team lead and one team member is consistently underperforming how will you help them
2. What is a meaningful life to you, today and tomorrow? (This one really threw me off)
3. If your boss from a different culture is acting in a way that’s offensive in the local culture how will you handle it
4. What are the key elements of running a successful business

Overall this was definitely not my best. I fumbled a bit in two answers. I was quite sleep deprived and nervous - I’m otherwise a very confident speaker. Sigh. Let’s see how it goes.

How did it go for you all? Anyone here who felt their kira wasn’t the best and still got an interview call? Pls give me some hope 🥲

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hey i just completed mine too, i feel you. my essays were about how i want others to view me, working with someone who had a different pattern as me, what unique skills i bring to my team, what wld i ask if i cld meet the leader of the nation.

dont beat yourself up about it, if u are usually a confident speaker, chances are you still did well!
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Re: Calling all Applicants: INSEAD January 2025 Intake [#permalink]
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Finished KIRA today as well. Will the link and path to apply for scholarship only be available if we are selected for the interview round?

Yes
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Re: Calling all Applicants: INSEAD January 2025 Intake [#permalink]
I got an email from my AO on 16th April to schedule interviews with my interviewers. I reached out to them that day itself but did not hear back from either of them and hence my AO had to assign two new interviewers today. I have emailed them but I am nervous whether they will reply to me or not. My deadline for interviews is 7th May. I was told that its normal for interviewers to not acknowledge the email. But I worry that the interviewers look at my resume and application and think I am not worthy of their time and hence they don’t bother to reply to me. I don’t think they have an incentive to take the interviews any way. Is there? Like are the alumni obligated to take the interviews or is it up to their discretion and they can choose who they want to interview or not. I am approaching my deadline and so I am very nervous and making up stories to accept this situation. Somebody please shed any insight if they can :please:
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Re: Calling all Applicants: INSEAD January 2025 Intake [#permalink]
cottonmouth, take a deeeeeeep breathe!

Your interviewers have to do the interviews. It takes them some time to get back to you. Feel free to follow up with them between 3-5 business days after your first email. If you don’t get a response then you should get in touch with your AO and let them know

Given the short turn around, I’d follow up sooner so around Monday evening or Tuesday morning
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Re: Calling all Applicants: INSEAD January 2025 Intake [#permalink]
Also, the wait post interview is excruciating so it’s almost a good thing that there’s a shorter lead time for you 😂
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Yeah, silver lining I guess. You are kind! Thanks, I will take your advice and hope they email me over the weekend. If not, the AO to the rescue! :blushing:
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Re: Calling all Applicants: INSEAD January 2025 Intake [#permalink]
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I got an email from my AO on 16th April to schedule interviews with my interviewers. I reached out to them that day itself but did not hear back from either of them and hence my AO had to assign two new interviewers today. I have emailed them but I am nervous whether they will reply to me or not. My deadline for interviews is 7th May. I was told that its normal for interviewers to not acknowledge the email. But I worry that the interviewers look at my resume and application and think I am not worthy of their time and hence they don’t bother to reply to me. I don’t think they have an incentive to take the interviews any way. Is there? Like are the alumni obligated to take the interviews or is it up to their discretion and they can choose who they want to interview or not. I am approaching my deadline and so I am very nervous and making up stories to accept this situation. Somebody please shed any insight if they can :please:

Did you apply in R1 ?
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yes, applied in R1
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Re: Calling all Applicants: INSEAD January 2025 Intake [#permalink]
cottonmouth, No worries - it’s a daunting process and you’re not alone 😊 good luck!
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Re: Calling all Applicants: INSEAD January 2025 Intake [#permalink]
Hi,
do we have to wait until the mentioned date for an interview or do people start to receive mails sooner if selected ??
I applied in R2. So, I am asking out of curiosity.
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Re: Calling all Applicants: INSEAD January 2025 Intake [#permalink]
cottonmouth wrote:
I got an email from my AO on 16th April to schedule interviews with my interviewers. I reached out to them that day itself but did not hear back from either of them and hence my AO had to assign two new interviewers today. I have emailed them but I am nervous whether they will reply to me or not. My deadline for interviews is 7th May. I was told that its normal for interviewers to not acknowledge the email. But I worry that the interviewers look at my resume and application and think I am not worthy of their time and hence they don’t bother to reply to me. I don’t think they have an incentive to take the interviews any way. Is there? Like are the alumni obligated to take the interviews or is it up to their discretion and they can choose who they want to interview or not. I am approaching my deadline and so I am very nervous and making up stories to accept this situation. Somebody please shed any insight if they can :please:

Bro! The interviewer will get back to you. You have already received great advice from @750. I’ll just add that do not feel that your application or your CV is not worthy enough. If you have received the interview invite, it means that INSEAD feels that you are worthy of their time. This feel what you have may ultimately filter down during your interviews which will make you feel less confident. So my 2 cents is that be patient, be bold while following up, and be confident about yourself. You are a star and your day has come to shine :D All the best!

A personal story to make you calm down your nerves. I emailed my interviewer on Monday and they reached out next Monday stating that they don’t check their gmail that often so they suggested I emailed them on some other id. Second interviewer suggested that I sent out an invite on one day and this interviewer did not either join or inform so I had to look at myself for the next 30 mins hoping that my interviewer will join. Finally the interviewer reached out in the evening of that day asking me to reschedule as this interviewer was busy. So see! We all have to deal with some weird stuffs. :-)

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Hi, do we have to wait until the mentioned date for an interview or do people start to receive mails sooner if selected ?? I applied in R2. So, I am asking out of curiosity.

It’s on rolling basis so they may start earlier than the assigned deadlines.
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Re: Calling all Applicants: INSEAD January 2025 Intake [#permalink]
D0ta_007, thanks for sharing your interview scheduling experience! At this point I am more nervous about my interviewers scheduling the interviews with me than about the interview itself :lol: But you are right, I am letting my nerves dampen my confidence. I’ll just look at the bright side and keep preparing.
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Re: Calling all Applicants: INSEAD January 2025 Intake [#permalink]
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It’s on rolling basis so they may start earlier than the assigned deadlines.

Thank you . When do they start calling ??? When do the mails start coming. ??
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Thank you . When do they start calling ??? When do the mails start coming. ??

I believe from either week 2 or week 3 from the week you submitted your application in.
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Re: Calling all Applicants: INSEAD January 2025 Intake [#permalink]
Curious if anyone has detail around how scholarships are reviewed? For example - the INSEAD Women's Scholarship Group has three possible scholarships you can submit essays for. Is the same group of people reviewing all three of those essays, even if they are for separate scholarships?
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Re: Calling all Applicants: INSEAD January 2025 Intake [#permalink]
Is rejection letters generally after all around are done or do rejection letters come along with interview invites ?

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