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All the best for the interview today. ... Good luck


Thanks mate! Completed my second interview in my interviewers office. Both of my interviewers know each other :)
Interview started as a conversation with the usual questions on career progression, why MBA, why INSEAD. I was challenged on why INSEAD and the interviewer said he was not convinced with my answer ( guess trying to be a bad cop ). However, I think I managed to convince him towards the end, hopefully. This one lasted for around 40 mins but I think I was able to cover everything I wanted to so won't complain about the length. Well, I am done with my part and now the wait begins :)

All the best for tomorrow!

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All the best for the interview today. ... Good luck


Thanks mate! Completed my second interview in my interviewers office. Both of my interviewers know each other :)
Interview started as a conversation with the usual questions on career progression, why MBA, why INSEAD. I was challenged on why INSEAD and the interviewer said he was not convinced with my answer ( guess trying to be a bad cop ). However, I think I managed to convince him towards the end, hopefully. This one lasted for around 40 mins but I think I was able to cover everything I wanted to so won't complain about the length. Well, I am done with my part and now the wait begins :)

All the best for tomorrow!

Cheers


Great. Seems all went well. Now my turn.

and thanks for the wishes.
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Hello_ wrote:
Just applied on the last day for round 4.

Only got 680 on GMAT 2 days prior the deadline (I changed my mind about the intake year 3 weeks ago due to various reasons), so I only spent 5 days working the GMAT.
But got some very strong Recommendation letters + good background. Finger crossed and I hope to meet some of you in 5 months !


680: it's 84-85 percentile. what was the breakup? normally they don't care much about the total score rather the quant and verbal percentile. if they are both 70+ shoot the application.

Recommendations: I doubt anyone goes it with a bad recommendation. but this is till good.

your main tool at this point of time would be your essays. Make them a super-strong one; a sparkling one. Highlight your background, unique experiences, extraordinary achievements. Some social activities.


Thanks mate. My GMAT is quite balanced and I have above 70+ on both Verbal / Quantitative.

For recommendations, I meant one is good - and I don't expect people to come with bad recommendations.

Good luck to everyone else !

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prabhakar09 wrote:
Hello_ wrote:
Just applied on the last day for round 4.

Only got 680 on GMAT 2 days prior the deadline (I changed my mind about the intake year 3 weeks ago due to various reasons), so I only spent 5 days working the GMAT.
But got some very strong Recommendation letters + good background. Finger crossed and I hope to meet some of you in 5 months !


680: it's 84-85 percentile. what was the breakup? normally they don't care much about the total score rather the quant and verbal percentile. if they are both 70+ shoot the application.

Recommendations: I doubt anyone goes it with a bad recommendation. but this is till good.

your main tool at this point of time would be your essays. Make them a super-strong one; a sparkling one. Highlight your background, unique experiences, extraordinary achievements. Some social activities.


Thanks mate. My GMAT is quite balanced and I have above 70+ on both Verbal / Quantitative.

For recommendations, I meant one is good - and I don't expect people to come with bad recommendations. But the second one from a C-level was stellar, stating I was ranked top 1% in the co, only staff to have a out-of-cycle promotion to recognise the remit of his responsibilities and that the CEO/founder of a 25B+ Silicon Valley co has asked our board to increase my exposure within their own company. Feels good when I did not really know about all of this :wink:

Good luck to everyone else !


damn! thank god you are applying for R4.
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damn! thank god you are applying for R4.


What does it change ?

Sorry I am realising I am really novice on everything related to the whole application process and its subtleties/fine details, so I just put a lot of focus over two weeks on the content to be provided and did not spend much time on forums / exchange groups :(
I intended to apply for Jan 18 intake, but some personal life changes made me reconsider that choice and just made the move one year earlier :)


What I mean to say was, it's good for us R3 applicants.

You have very Good GMAT score
Good recco
Good experience.

So don't think much on it. make the application.
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So don't think much on it. make the application.


Thanks for the good vibes :) Good luck to you too !

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How is social life organised before the intake ?
Notably for people to get organised around apartment and so ?

Well there is MBA Connect but do people tend to create a FB Group for the class or something similar so people get to know each other before the actual intake ?

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How is social life organised before the intake ?
Notably for people to get organised around apartment and so ?

Well there is MBA Connect but do people tend to create a FB Group for the class or something similar so people get to know each other before the actual intake ?



fb, whatsapp, slack, myspace, christianmingle, everything's covered. you'll be taken care of once you get in, no worries.

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Yesterday, I had my second Interview. It was at a cafe and lasted about an hour.

It seemed to have gone well, there was no good-bad cop routine in either of the interviews.

fingers crossed.
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Yesterday, I had my second Interview. It was at a cafe and lasted about an hour.

It seemed to have gone well, there was no good-bad cop routine in either of the interviews.

fingers crossed.


Congrats !

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prabhakar09 wrote:
Yesterday, I had my second Interview. It was at a cafe and lasted about an hour.

It seemed to have gone well, there was no good-bad cop routine in either of the interviews.

fingers crossed.


Congrats !



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Another question here. Could not find anything relevant browsing the web, and not sure starting a dedicated thread just for this is worth it.
Do you know what's the typical break duration between 2 periods ?
More like 1-2 days or a week ?

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hello, firstly I want to say Hello to Hello ... :)

I heard the break between Periods is about 1 week.....

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Hi A-team, could I ask for a favour: would someone be able to post the breakdown of nationalities admitted, thank you!

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Another question here. Could not find anything relevant browsing the web, and not sure starting a dedicated thread just for this is worth it.
Do you know what's the typical break duration between 2 periods ?
More like 1-2 days or a week ?


2-3 days + a weekend.

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New post 05 Aug 2016, 02:07
Hi guys,

As promised before, here's a full breakdown of the admits so far. Today is a very important day - 1) R2 first installment payments are due and 2) scholarship decisions for R2 are coming out. The list should change drastically in the next few weeks. So, take this with a pinch of salt.

Quick Facts:
Total admitted (or rather those who have registered on MBAConnect): 408
Number of countries represented: 61 (some diversity there)
Mean age: 28.4
Median age: 28

Nationality #
Indian 61
Chinese 33
American 33
Lebanese 23
Canadian 19
Brazilian 19
Spanish 16
German 15
French 14
Italian 12
Russian 12
Australian 11
British 9
South African 9
Singaporean 9
Portuguese 8
Turkish 8
Korean 7
Pakistani 6
Indonesian 6
Moroccan 6
Philippine 5
Japanese 5
Dutch 4
Swiss 4
Greek 4
Czech 3
Venezuelan 3
Malaysian 2
Peruvian 2
Nigerian 2
Egyptian 2
Polish 2
Cypriot 2
Vietnamese 2
Chilean 2
Bangladeshi 2
Lithuanian 2
Taiwanese 2
Georgian 1
Bruneian 1
Austrian 1
Mexican 1
Iraqi 1
Trinidad and Tobago 1
Slovak 1
Algerian 1
Nepalese 1
Belgian 1
Bulgarian 1
Romanian 1
Moldovan 1
Israeli 1
Guatemalan 1
Argentine 1
Croat 1
Uruguayan 1
Belarusian 1
New Zealander 1
Ukrainian 1
Thai 1
Grand Total 408

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Hi guys,

As promised before, here's a full breakdown of the admits so far. Today is a very important day - 1) R2 first installment payments are due and 2) scholarship decisions for R2 are coming out. The list should change drastically in the next few weeks. So, take this with a pinch of salt.

Quick Facts:
Total admitted (or rather those who have registered on MBAConnect): 408
Number of countries represented: 61 (some diversity there)
Mean age: 28.4
Median age: 28

Nationality #
Indian 61
Chinese 33
American 33
Lebanese 23
Canadian 19
Brazilian 19
Spanish 16
German 15
French 14
Italian 12
Russian 12
Australian 11
British 9
South African 9
Singaporean 9
Portuguese 8
Turkish 8
Korean 7
Pakistani 6
Indonesian 6
Moroccan 6
Philippine 5
Japanese 5
Dutch 4
Swiss 4
Greek 4
Czech 3
Venezuelan 3
Malaysian 2
Peruvian 2
Nigerian 2
Egyptian 2
Polish 2
Cypriot 2
Vietnamese 2
Chilean 2
Bangladeshi 2
Lithuanian 2
Taiwanese 2
Georgian 1
Bruneian 1
Austrian 1
Mexican 1
Iraqi 1
Trinidad and Tobago 1
Slovak 1
Algerian 1
Nepalese 1
Belgian 1
Bulgarian 1
Romanian 1
Moldovan 1
Israeli 1
Guatemalan 1
Argentine 1
Croat 1
Uruguayan 1
Belarusian 1
New Zealander 1
Ukrainian 1
Thai 1
Grand Total 408


Already 408. what would happen to R3-R4 applicants?

And 61 Indians. :(
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Already 408. what would happen to R3-R4 applicants?

And 61 Indians. :(


As I said, take this with a pinch of salt. I am sure, quite a few would drop out from that list after today. In a few weeks time, I am expecting to pull a completely different dataset from Connect.

Ohh and I forgot to add this bit:

# starting in FBL Campus: 241
# starting in SGP Campus: 167


Good Luck with all your applications guys.

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iccotdis wrote:
Hi guys,

As promised before, here's a full breakdown of the admits so far. Today is a very important day - 1) R2 first installment payments are due and 2) scholarship decisions for R2 are coming out. The list should change drastically in the next few weeks. So, take this with a pinch of salt.

Quick Facts:
Total admitted (or rather those who have registered on MBAConnect): 408
Number of countries represented: 61 (some diversity there)
Mean age: 28.4
Median age: 28

Nationality #
Indian 61
Chinese 33
American 33
Lebanese 23
Canadian 19
Brazilian 19
Spanish 16
German 15
French 14
Italian 12
Russian 12
Australian 11
British 9
South African 9
Singaporean 9
Portuguese 8
Turkish 8
Korean 7
Pakistani 6
Indonesian 6
Moroccan 6
Philippine 5
Japanese 5
Dutch 4
Swiss 4
Greek 4
Czech 3
Venezuelan 3
Malaysian 2
Peruvian 2
Nigerian 2
Egyptian 2
Polish 2
Cypriot 2
Vietnamese 2
Chilean 2
Bangladeshi 2
Lithuanian 2
Taiwanese 2
Georgian 1
Bruneian 1
Austrian 1
Mexican 1
Iraqi 1
Trinidad and Tobago 1
Slovak 1
Algerian 1
Nepalese 1
Belgian 1
Bulgarian 1
Romanian 1
Moldovan 1
Israeli 1
Guatemalan 1
Argentine 1
Croat 1
Uruguayan 1
Belarusian 1
New Zealander 1
Ukrainian 1
Thai 1
Grand Total 408


Already 408. what would happen to R3-R4 applicants?

And 61 Indians. :(


Say if one has dual citizenship, does he or she count as 2 or 1?

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