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Re: Calling all ESMT Applicants (Jan 2018 Intake) - Class of 2019! [#permalink]
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Hello Folks,

Creating this forum for all those applying for a place in the Jan 2018 intake of ESMT Berlin. I had recently attended their webinar; you can access it here: https://esmt.hobsons.co.uk/admin/Communications/ClickThru.aspx?qs=_r69pHiKU62-GbQhAlZNj2PJzrFCf7bvjOJvaMPGAqPb35P_PfuMpsiQ0dJnzBNBu You can check their presentation here: https://esmt.hobsons.co.uk/admin/Communications/ClickThru.aspx?qs=_r69pHiKU62-GbQhAlZNj2Gy7DX9uJvSg5jrDia9NQFpQq9SxUn_zNiEUzRzbnWIv

I am going to apply by their early decision deadline. Wish you all the best with your applications.


In case anyone is following this thread, I submitted the application yesterday and received the interview invite today.


Hi,

I'm planning to submit my application on April 1. Kindly share your interview experience once you're done with it. All the very best!.


Thanks Nitin. I will surely share the interview experience here.
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Re: Calling all ESMT Applicants (Jan 2018 Intake) - Class of 2019! [#permalink]
Hi guys,

Great work on starting the thread early.

I've just submitted my application today and awaiting the outcome of the shortlisting process.

has anyone gone through the shortlisting and interview yet?
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Submitted my application on April 1. Interview scheduled on April 25.

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Guys,

I had my interview on April 11. My interviewer was Marcel Kallis, from ESMT's career services. The interview lasted for just over 42 minutes and I found Marcel direct in his communication, but at times interrupting. The deal-breaker for me was when I was told that chances of me landing a job in Germany without being absolutely fluent in German are virtually non-existent. More so, because I am actually not looking to work in the energy sector and the Berlin start-up scene.

The reason I even applied was because I was given an entirely different picture by a representative of another German school which is also part of the MBA Alliance Germany. Given that, I appreciate Marcel's honesty and forthrightness and it enhances ESMT's reputation in my view. He also told me that this year there has been unprecedented number of applications from Indian candidates.

My advice to you would be threefold:
1. If you want to work in Germany post-MBA and you are not fluent in German already, think about how will it happen. Not just for the interview, but for achieving what you want. Marcel clearly told me that 15 months will not be enough to be fluent in German.
2. Talk to a current student or alumnus from ESMT before the interview. Preferably an Indian, if you are an Indian.
3. Be prepared for interruptions and very direct line of questioning. It is a German school you are applying to. ;-)

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Submitted my application on April 1. Interview scheduled on April 25.

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How was you interview ? Can you share your experience Please !
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Can you please share your profile and background ?
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I had my interview on April 11. My interviewer was Marcel Kallis, from ESMT's career services. The interview lasted for just over 42 minutes and I found Marcel direct in his communication, but at times interrupting. The deal-breaker for me was when I was told that chances of me landing a job in Germany without being absolutely fluent in German are virtually non-existent. More so, because I am actually not looking to work in the energy sector and the Berlin start-up scene.

The reason I even applied was because I was given an entirely different picture by a representative of another German school which is also part of the MBA Alliance Germany. Given that, I appreciate Marcel's honesty and forthrightness and it enhances ESMT's reputation in my view. He also told me that this year there has been unprecedented number of applications from Indian candidates.

My advice to you would be threefold:
1. If you want to work in Germany post-MBA and you are not fluent in German already, think about how will it happen. Not just for the interview, but for achieving what you want. Marcel clearly told me that 15 months will not be enough to be fluent in German.
2. Talk to a current student or alumnus from ESMT before the interview. Preferably an Indian, if you are an Indian.
3. Be prepared for interruptions and very direct line of questioning. It is a German school you are applying to. ;-)

Wish you guys the best.
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Re: Calling all ESMT Applicants (Jan 2018 Intake) - Class of 2019! [#permalink]
applied for july 2 deadline. fingers crossed now
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Re: Calling all ESMT Applicants (Jan 2018 Intake) - Class of 2019! [#permalink]
They informed me for Indians the seats for 2018 batch, the seats are full and they asked me not to submit the application. Just for your information

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not from india so that wont be a problem I hope. Also received a confirmation email from them stating that they are going to review the application so lets see
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interview invite in less than 4 days of submission somtsat99 u were saying something.
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All the best to you saadim.

I have not submitted the application as they told me there are no seats for Indians.

Hope you come out with flying colours in the interview.

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Hey anybody admitted to the Jan 2018 program??
I am admitted and would like to connect with others that are joining the program.
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Congrats for the admit. Just wanted to know when did you submit your application ? Thanks in advance.
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Congrats for the admit. Just wanted to know when did you submit your application ? Thanks in advance.


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submitted my application mid april, had my interview mid june and received the admit 3rd week of July.
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Congrats for the admit. Just wanted to know when did you submit your application ? Thanks in advance.


somtsat99,
submitted my application mid april, had my interview mid june and received the admit 3rd week of July.

Hi Mankutimma,
Please can you share your interview experience with ESMT.
What was asked and how long it went?

Another question: You seems to have received confirmation from various institutes. This is very impressive. Have u selected which institute to go with ?

Regards

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Congrats for the admit. Just wanted to know when did you submit your application ? Thanks in advance.


somtsat99,
submitted my application mid april, had my interview mid june and received the admit 3rd week of July.

Hi Mankutimma,
Please can you share your interview experience with ESMT.
What was asked and how long it went?

Another question: You seems to have received confirmation from various institutes. This is very impressive. Have u selected which institute to go with ?

Regards

BS


BS55

Had my interview with Stephanie Kluth in June. It was standard MBA interview, though a really short one. 15-20 min only.
I was asked the following questions
- Walk me through your resume.
- Why MBA? Why ESMT?
- I mentioned I had spoken to a few alumni. So she asked, what was the biggest advantage and biggest disadvantage of ESMT according to the alumini.
That's all. She did say she was impressed with my professional experience but didn't ask anything further. I was pretty surprised with the short duration. What can you say, Germans are pretty blunt.

And regarding other admits, I have declined them. I have made up my mind to join the ESMT program.
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