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INSEAD Calling all Applicants(SEPT 2015 Intake)Class of 2016

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Hi Abhishek congratulations for getting in, wanted to know if you can elaborate a little more on the prodigy loan options and scholarships. Have you received any? Can you share your profile with a little more detail.[/quote]

Sure. On Prodigy, I think it's fantastic. I secured a pretty high amount and the process was super smooth. Bear in mind that the interest rates are higher than some other options but if you do not have the luxuries of a co-signer or a heavy collateral, it's a good deal.

On my background, I had posted this earlier (I believe on this thread as well) but I'm copy-pasting it again below for your reference:

Background: Indian male, 26 years, Delhi University, work exp of ~5 yrs at top 3 management consulting firm, a few months of social sector experience in Africa
Results: Admitted to Wharton (with $40K), Kellogg & INSEAD. Withdrew application after interview from London Business School and Chicago Booth. Decline from HBS/Stanford
Decision: Joining INSEAD in Jan 2015 (yes, it was difficult to decline Wharton but I believe INSEAD is a better fit for me)

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1. Highlighting differentiating factors among the competitive Indian male category: international work experience, social sector experience, non-IT background
2. Spent a solid time researching unique aspects of each school and relevance to my career goals
3. Focused on keeping my profile "interesting": e.g not just focusing on work exp, career goals but also some hobbies, travel experience etc.
4. Provided very specific examples to highlight my skills, not high-level/generic comments
5. My academics and undergrad were not super impressive (and not from IIT), so I made it up with decent GMAT score (760)

Happy to answer any questions you may have.
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Has anyone received info on their interviews yet?


I received contact information yesterday but the INSEAD website seems to be down and I am unable to access the pdf application that I need to provide the interviewer with.

You should receive contact info for two individuals, with instructions to reach out to them directly to schedule between now and mid-November.
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New post 18 Oct 2014, 10:38
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Invited for interview too. Based in south Europe. Submitted on the R1 deadline day (or maybe one day earlier).

Congrats to all those invited so far. Plenty more invitations to come! :)


Hi TopDog,
Is VM your AO?

regards,
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Hi. I have a different AO (assuming I'm reading these acronyms correctly!). I don't know any more about how the process works, but is a lot friendlier than the U.S. b schools.
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Hmm... now I'm thinking perhaps it's better to go to Fontainebleau on Nov 28. I wonder if the admissions officers will travel to Singapore for the event?

Besides I've been to Singapore already but never been in a French Chateau. :P


Hi. Just to add my two cents. The admissions officers (and marketing people) seem to be very well-travelled so chances are there will be a good attendance in Sing.

I went to the open day at Fonty last year and - stupidly - I had to leave before the evening event (think they arranged a cocktail party with current students). I'd base your decision on which campus you intend to spend (the most) time at, and be sure that you'll have time to be there for the whole day.

Good luck!
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Has anyone received info on their interviews yet?


Yes, I got the names of my two interviewers mid-week. I'm about to reach out to them to arrange an interview date :)

The covering email said you had until mid-November to do the two interviews so just relax and wait.
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Recieved contact info on Wednesday and wrote casual emails to interviewers, both answered promptly and I should be done on Wednesday. The process is surprisingly smooth.

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New post 20 Oct 2014, 01:55
Last 5 days for the interview invitation deadline. Good luck everyone!

Any invites for Indians?
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New post 20 Oct 2014, 03:23
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Last 5 days for the interview invitation deadline. Good luck everyone!

Any invites for Indians?



I don't think so - none have been reported!

Keeping fingers crossed as of now! :pray :pray :pray

Best of luck to you :)
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New post 20 Oct 2014, 07:00
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Last 5 days for the interview invitation deadline. Good luck everyone!

Any invites for Indians?


From my understanding, interview calls for Indians comes out last. And that makes sense, because, well, going through a gazillion applications takes time :)
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Congrats again on everyone's interview calls. Hopefully I'll be able to post the same good news in a few weeks. :)

Anyways, I've got a sidebar question... just wondering if anyone has been to any of INSEAD's in-house events? I'm thinking about attending the one in Singapore on Oct 24th. What do you actually get out of those events? I'll be flying from Taiwan, which is about 4 hours away, probably only staying overnight.


Also attending the in-house event in Singapore but on Nov 28th. Flying from Manila. Would spend the weekend in SG as it would be my first time there and I know SG is quite touristy.

Any one attending the in-house event in SG on Nov 28th?
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Congrats again on everyone's interview calls. Hopefully I'll be able to post the same good news in a few weeks. :)

Anyways, I've got a sidebar question... just wondering if anyone has been to any of INSEAD's in-house events? I'm thinking about attending the one in Singapore on Oct 24th. What do you actually get out of those events? I'll be flying from Taiwan, which is about 4 hours away, probably only staying overnight.


Also attending the in-house event in Singapore but on Nov 28th. Flying from Manila. Would spend the weekend in SG as it would be my first time there and I know SG is quite touristy.

Any one attending the in-house event in SG on Nov 28th?



Wow, Nov. 28 is when they will announce their R1 results so I think they might just invite a few of the admitted candidates for that session. Hope to see you there buddy! :-D
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Congrats again on everyone's interview calls. Hopefully I'll be able to post the same good news in a few weeks. :)

Anyways, I've got a sidebar question... just wondering if anyone has been to any of INSEAD's in-house events? I'm thinking about attending the one in Singapore on Oct 24th. What do you actually get out of those events? I'll be flying from Taiwan, which is about 4 hours away, probably only staying overnight.


Also attending the in-house event in Singapore but on Nov 28th. Flying from Manila. Would spend the weekend in SG as it would be my first time there and I know SG is quite touristy.

Any one attending the in-house event in SG on Nov 28th?



Wow, Nov. 28 is when they will announce their R1 results so I think they might just invite a few of the admitted candidates for that session. Hope to see you there buddy! :-D


That's not how it works. In house events are primarily for all prospective students to get to know the school better.
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Any love from INSEAD for anyone today?
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People who have received invites, it will be great if you could post a little about your profile.

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New post 22 Oct 2014, 01:35
Just 3 days left... not much activity here on the forum... any idea on current status of invites? are more still to come ? (I hope many more :) )
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Just 3 days left... not much activity here on the forum... any idea on current status of invites? are more still to come ? (I hope many more :) )

I am hoping there are quite a few to come. We haven't had any activity since last Wednesday.
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Just 3 days left... not much activity here on the forum... any idea on current status of invites? are more still to come ? (I hope many more :) )

This wait is very irritating....wonder how people who get wait listed after interview feel when they wait for 3 whole months.
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Just 3 days left... not much activity here on the forum... any idea on current status of invites? are more still to come ? (I hope many more :) )

This wait is very irritating....wonder how people who get wait listed after interview feel when they wait for 3 whole months.


Almost done for today. One more hour to go. :)
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New post 22 Oct 2014, 06:58
I'm glad to know I'm not alone anxiously refreshing my emails with the deadline coming up :)
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I'm glad to know I'm not alone anxiously refreshing my emails with the deadline coming up :)

No sir. You are definitely not alone.
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