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Calling all IESE Applicants (2015 Intake)

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New post 14 Nov 2014, 16:47
hey Rattlehead85,

they finally emailed the details for the AD in sing :)

to the others attending the AD elsewhere...good luck!! :)
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Got it too!
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Interviewer: Itziar De Ros
Location: NYC
Time: 4pm

I was schedule for 4pm with Jessica Smith but perhaps due to changes in schedules/availability Itziar-admissions director- interviewed me. (be prepared for such things in case you research on your interviewer beforehand and someone else shows up)

She introduced herself, gave a brief background and opened up the interview:

- Tell me about yourself
- Walk me through your choice of school, career path and experience
- Why MBA
- Why IESE
- How are you planning to achieve your short-term long term goal?
- what other schools have you applied to?
- Leadership situation
- manage conflict situation
- deliver bad news situation
- how do you plan to finance your education
- What do you like to do outside work/hobbies etc.

Although these look less number of questions but there were continual follow-ups throughout.

I did not experience anything unexpected except the way the questions were structured sometimes could be tricky and not straightforward as "tell me about yourself" etc. So I strongly advice all of you to direct your interviewer to the questions you want to be asked and lead the conversation. (start off with whatever being asked but end with something that naturally prompts the interviewer for the next question)

Overall, I think it went OK for me. I did not get a good read of the interviewer. I didn't connect with her completely nor was she disengaged. I would rate my performance as mediocre since I stumbled through a couple of follow up questions.

Regardless, looking forward to the assessment day!
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Does anyone know how the assessment day flows?

It sounds like there are a ton of applicants going - did they just invite everyone who applied? I feel like it might be hard if you're with 50 other candidates all vying for the attention of the admissions committee :(

It sounds like it might turn into a convention senario where we're all just walking around...
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New post 19 Nov 2014, 18:34
Hi
I gave my interview last week and have been invited to the assessment day at singapore.
Due to prior appointments I wouldn't be able to make it there.
At the same time I really want to get into IESE.
Can I take the risk of missing the assessment day.
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Has anyone who attended the AD in Barcelona received their acceptance (or rejection) emails yet?
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TheAlbatross wrote:
Does anyone know how the assessment day flows?

It sounds like there are a ton of applicants going - did they just invite everyone who applied? I feel like it might be hard if you're with 50 other candidates all vying for the attention of the admissions committee :(

It sounds like it might turn into a convention senario where we're all just walking around...


TheAlbatross did you get invited for an interview? if yes, then ask the area associate director and area coordinator. I think everyone gets an interview. gets invited to AD too.
I am located in the US. I received the interview invitation and the AD in one email.
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Has anyone who attended the AD in Barcelona received their acceptance (or rejection) emails yet?


jatdj Acoording to iese website, decisions will be released on December 12, 2014
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Thanks for the information, sab7a. Perhaps Dec. 12 is the last possible date a decision could be released? In the closing remarks of the AD in Barcelona, I'm pretty sure I heard that we would receive decisions 'within a week'. Can anyone else confirm?
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New post 20 Nov 2014, 21:24
invited to AD on Nov 29 SG. Look forward to getting to know IESE better, the case method, and my teammates.
Anyone else attending coming from India?
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New post 21 Nov 2014, 01:05
Just googled for information on IESE's Assessment Day and found this thread by accident. Created a profile just now to join in =) hello everyone!

I'll be attending the AD in Singapore too! I see some people here are attending, great. Both excited and nervous, I must admit. Do people actually 'fail' or get rejected after the AD? I was pretty excited to be invited because it seems like a last step towards admission.
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jatdj wrote:
Thanks for the information, sab7a. Perhaps Dec. 12 is the last possible date a decision could be released? In the closing remarks of the AD in Barcelona, I'm pretty sure I heard that we would receive decisions 'within a week'. Can anyone else confirm?


Yes, thats what I heard in Barcelona, too. Think information for everyone who attended AD will be released early next week!

Fingers crossed!
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sab7a wrote:
TheAlbatross wrote:
Does anyone know how the assessment day flows?

It sounds like there are a ton of applicants going - did they just invite everyone who applied? I feel like it might be hard if you're with 50 other candidates all vying for the attention of the admissions committee :(

It sounds like it might turn into a convention senario where we're all just walking around...


TheAlbatross did you get invited for an interview? if yes, then ask the area associate director and area coordinator. I think everyone gets an interview. gets invited to AD too.
I am located in the US. I received the interview invitation and the AD in one email.


Hey Sab7a, yeah, I got the interview and AD invite at the same time. I was curious about the acceptance rate of people going to the AD but it sounds like that's not a factor. Thought they'd only invite certain people to the AD but guess I'm not special :| haha
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New post 21 Nov 2014, 14:53
TheAlbatross: From what I was told by a few current students, it sounds like the majority of people are filtered out during the initial application phase. I don't believe IESE would reveal specific numbers, but you can be proud - receiving an invite to the interview/AD is a big accomplishment.
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Does IESE call or send mails for a potential offer?
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ctre wrote:
Does IESE call or send mails for a potential offer?


I hope it's an email because I had a pretty bad assessment day :(

I prefer bad news via email and not over the phone.
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sab7a and TheAlbatross,

what was the assessment day like? how many people attended?
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sab7a and TheAlbatross,

what was the assessment day like? how many people attended?


Lasm1990, the NYC one was a lot of people, almost 40 candidates I think. It sounds like if you interview you were automatically invited for an assessment. Basically you get broken out into groups and then have to present a small case study they give you.

I think it's a tough way to evaluate candidates, especially with so many of us and so few evaluators (2), but that's how IESE does it. Wouldn't be surprised if I got dinged for not being overly enthusiastic like some were.
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TheAlbatross wrote:
Lasm1990 wrote:
sab7a and TheAlbatross,

what was the assessment day like? how many people attended?


Lasm1990, the NYC one was a lot of people, almost 40 candidates I think. It sounds like if you interview you were automatically invited for an assessment. Basically you get broken out into groups and then have to present a small case study they give you.

I think it's a tough way to evaluate candidates, especially with so many of us and so few evaluators (2), but that's how IESE does it. Wouldn't be surprised if I got dinged for not being overly enthusiastic like some were.


thanks buddy. good luck to all of us :)
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New post 24 Nov 2014, 10:41
ctre wrote:
Does IESE call or send mails for a potential offer?


I'm thinking we must receive an e-mail. All of my correspondence, to this point, has been via e-mail.

It would really be nice to receive something early this week! I've been refreshing my e-mail more than I'd care to admit...
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