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Calling all IESE Applicants (2015 Intake)

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Hey guys! Nice to see that a goof number of you have cracked IESE. I'm applying in R3. What's your advice for me. How did you go about writing your essays? In the tweet essay did you talk about your short term job and preferred location or did you talk about your long term goal or both?


Essay one, I wrote two sentences if I recall correctly.
no. 1 My long term goal.
no. 2 My next immediate action / short term goal.

Basically up to you, but make it so compact that you will always remember it. I think that is the initial purpose of the question. If you can "tweet" your long term goal into so few words/characters then it is obviously something that you have thought about well.

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FROM IESE MBA Director's Blog: A Career Changer’s Experience
I joined the IESE MBA program to change my career. The topnotch education, the international exposure, the chance to spend two years of my life living in Barcelona, these were all added benefits to this marvelous way to give birth to the second part of my professional life.

Only three months ago, I was one of nearly 300 people crowding in Aula Magna, the biggest auditorium in the beautiful North Campus, at the beginning of the Orientation Week of what was meant to be the greatest two years of our lives. The honorable speakers came and went, presentations rolled on the big screens, but one thing, and one thing only was in my mind: consulting, banking, industry, even entrepreneurship all seemed within reach, so close but still so far. I am here, now what?

Shortly after, the actual MBA started. And when I say started, I mean our schedule got filled up faster than any of us believed possible. The message was clear: Dear Dorothy, we are not in Kansas anymore.

While most MBA students struggle to withstand the pressure of academics alone, the feeling for those interested in applying to both consulting and banking is only intensified as both have very early deadlines. You quickly feel pulled in three different directions: your professors and team need you prepared for classes, every single day; Career Services and professional clubs expect you to show up to every opportunity to network with people from the companies you are applying to; and your fellow students, first and second year, expect you to attend every single bar, club, party, birthday and social event scheduled.

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This experience is very difficult to explain to someone who was not there, so I will just sum it up by saying, you have no time to sleep properly, eat properly, or socialize properly. Your partner or spouse will barely see you, your parents abroad will barely hear from you, and your mind will quickly filter out every piece of information that doesn’t have something to do with career events or schoolwork. The sooner you accept that barely two months into the MBA you already have no life, the better.

Three months, two Career Forums, one banking trek, and 20 applications and cover letters later, I can tell you that this is all worth it.

So far, my MBA experience in IESE is much more than international exposure, career opportunities in Europe’s greatest firms, and priceless knowledge that is grown and cultivated using the case method; my MBA experience is about testing myself, my abilities and my conviction in every way possible, and the feeling of enduring these trials of fire is worth it all.

This is only the beginning of my journey and I am confident the best is yet to come.
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FROM IESE MBA Director's Blog: 50 Reasons to Love the IESE MBA
As the final six months of the MBA are upon us, I find that I have a lot of things to be grateful for this past year. Being at IESE has been one of the most rewarding and exciting experiences of my life, and while it’s had its ups and downs, it’s definitely the good times that come to mind when I think about how this year has flown. So without further ado, and in no particular order, here are 50 reasons why I love the IESE MBA.

1. My team – through good and bad, they’ve always stuck by me, and it’s been great getting to know every one of them.

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2. The chicas at the MBA Office. Where would we be without you?

3. Those greedy little turtles at the Turtle Pond.

4. Café con leche – your sole means of survival on a day-to-day basis.

5. Basking on the terrace when it’s sunny outside.

6. Saying “hi” to everyone in the lounge, the meeting place where work never gets done.

7. The “secret” garden next to the IESE chapel – one of IESE’s loveliest little jewels.

8. Summer days relaxing on the steps or on the grass.

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9. Contact lenses for chickens. If you have to ask, then you don’t know.

10. The professors at in the department of Business Spanish – never met a nicer group of people.

11. Pizza delivery – makes exam time studying oh-so-much better.

12. DAT feeling when there’s crema catalana for dessert.

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13. Catching a glimpse of everyone’s Hollywood side during the shooting of the leadership videos.

14. Experiencing the Japanese sake tasting dinner – such organization. Much wow.

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15. Cheap flights to ANYWHERE in Europe. #SecondYear

16. Colors of autumn on campus. Oh so beautiful.

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17. The diversity of mafias – Spanish, Indian, Korean, Japanese, Brazilian, etc.

18. MultiCulti – the greatest celebration of diversity (and alcohol) ever known to MBAs.

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19. The LEGO simulation. Who is the bottleneck in the process?

20. Voting for a new COW every week – “I don’t like pepinos.”

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21. Feeling the twinge of pride every time I see the global MBA rankings.

22. Our MBA Committee, tirelessly working to make this MBA a great experience for everyone.

23. Epic guest speakers every month!

24. Learning about “cutting the woman in two” in Managerial Accounting and how to “hold your horses, campeón!” in Operations Management. Well, most quotes by our professors, anyway.

25. That feeling when you hit Submit on the ABP report. Awwww yeah.

26. Indian food in the cafeteria!

27. The post-exam beer celebrations of the first year.

28. Indulging in Ben and Jerry’s when you want to give yourself a treat.

29. The silence of the library for reading or taking a quick nap.

30. The magnificent panoramic view of Barcelona from the North Campus.

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31. The feverish excitement of interview weeks following the Career Forum.

32. Seeing hungover faces on Friday mornings in class and knowing who went to BoW the night before.

33. Salad Ejecutiva – the secret treasure of the North Campus menu.

34. Hearing a mix of languages in and around campus everyday and secretly wishing you could speak them all.

35. Watching our sports team kick butts at inter-school competitions!

36. The IESE backpack – enough compartments to organize the most cluttered of lives!

37. Our incredibly intelligent and amazing faculty – every professor with his or her signature quote, teaching style, and awesomeness factor.

38. The meeting rooms with a view.

39. The fact that every person here has such an awesome hidden talents and interests – musicians, artists, chefs, dancers, photographers and more!

40. Teambuilding Day – watching everyone’s ingenuity in the egg drop task.

41. Our school logo – one of the sharpest and coolest-looking ones around!

42. Writing the newsletter and being amazed every week by the amount going on.

43. Being a good person, with some help and awesomeness from the Social Action and Responsible Business Clubs.

44. Section A’s Movember awesomeness.

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45. The hilarity that ensued at the well-meaning boat party.

46. Getting “random” days off to enjoy Spanish holidays and celebrations!

47. Watching everyone’s inner Bollywood god erupt at the Diwali party.

48. When everyone comes to school looking sharp, dressed in suits.

49. Freebies at the Career Forum. #YouKnowYouDidIt

50. Knowing that no matter what, where and how – I’ve met an amazing group of people, made a number of lifelong friendships, and lived an experience I will never forget!
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IESE MBA: The Highway to Your Passion [#permalink]

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FROM IESE MBA Director's Blog: IESE MBA: The Highway to Your Passion
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Why IESE? Interview with Olga Climova, Admitted Student [#permalink]

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FROM IESE MBA Director's Blog: Why IESE? Interview with Olga Climova, Admitted Student
This interview is the first latest blog series featuring interviews with current and future MBA students, offering readers a behind-the-scenes look at the IESE MBA Program. And now, introducing Olga...

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Has anyone received Interview invites after the 13th Jan deadline?
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Has anyone received Interview invites after the 13th Jan deadline?


I've just applied as well. Judging by posts from the last round of applicants, it typically took about a week or so for them to receive interview invites.

It'll be a long few days but we're in the same boat together haha.

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Has anyone received Interview invites after the 13th Jan deadline?


I've just applied as well. Judging by posts from the last round of applicants, it typically took about a week or so for them to receive interview invites.

It'll be a long few days but we're in the same boat together haha.



I apply in december and still does not received the interview invite!

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Has anyone received Interview invites after the 13th Jan deadline?


I've just applied as well. Judging by posts from the last round of applicants, it typically took about a week or so for them to receive interview invites.

It'll be a long few days but we're in the same boat together haha.



I apply in december and still does not received the interview invite!


I don't think you should be alarmed. If I'm not mistaken, when you apply between two deadlines, your application is not assessed until the end of that round of admission (in your case, R2, which ended Jan 13th). Your application may have been evaluated but they likely won't make a decision until they have a chance to view the other applicants in R2.

So don't be discouraged; you should be hearing a decision in, give-or-take, a week like the rest of us Second Round-ers.

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Anybody has any idea when we could expect interview invites? It's been a week since application deadline and for r1 interview invites went out about after a week. Anxious!!

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Anybody has any idea when we could expect interview invites? It's been a week since application deadline and for r1 interview invites went out about after a week. Anxious!!

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I waited for 16 days to hear back. I know it is nerve shattering. Good luck!

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I got my interview date and AD invite today morning. I guess we should soon be hearing more on this.

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I got my interview date and AD invite today morning. I guess we should soon be hearing more on this.


Asax, can I ask when you turned in your application? They may be reviewing them in chronological order of when they received the submissions within the round.

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I got my interview date and AD invite today morning. I guess we should soon be hearing more on this.


Asax, can I ask when you turned in your application? They may be reviewing them in chronological order of when they received the submissions within the round.


Ah, that would make sense. I was probably the last to submit. 14th morning 9 AM GMT.

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I got my interview date and AD invite today morning. I guess we should soon be hearing more on this.


Asax, can I ask when you turned in your application? They may be reviewing them in chronological order of when they received the submissions within the round.


Ah, that would make sense. I was probably the last to submit. 14th morning 9 AM GMT.


...or they just really loved you haha either way, congrats. Hope we'll be there with you.

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I got my interview date and AD invite today morning. I guess we should soon be hearing more on this.


Congrats! I'm also eagerly waiting. Hopefully soon.

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Here was my experience:

October 7
Submitted application

October 16
Got interview and AD invite at same time

<Could not attend the Barcelona Open Day or AD there due to client requirements onsite. So opted for early online interview and AD in Singapore>


October 22
Had online interview via Webex

November 29
Had AD Singapore

December 4
Got admit mail.

December 5

Got incredibly drunk

Dec 6
Nursed massive hangover

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Why IESE? Interview with Natasha Dara, Admitted Student [#permalink]

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FROM IESE MBA Director's Blog: Why IESE? Interview with Natasha Dara, Admitted Student
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Any other lucky soul who has heard back?

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Any other lucky soul who has heard back?


Same Question.
I am also an IESE Applicant for intake 2015.
IESE Round 2 Applicants, has anybody else received emails regarding TAP login / Interview / AD? :)

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