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New post 27 Nov 2014, 11:01
MatrimC wrote:
I saw it on a chat with Insead admissions directors

http://www.accepted.com/chat/transcript ... nsead.aspx .

I also heard something similar from people who graduated from Insead recently.

However no one, understandably, ever talks about exact numbers.

I also expect people to have bigger waitlists for September intakes than January ones, due to competition with the US schools.

Still, that is just conjecture on my end.

MatrimC, thanks for this link!

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New post 28 Nov 2014, 08:49
no worries htetzz.
Good luck with your plan B and C :)

Anyone has any news from any of their AOs about anything to do with admissions?

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New post 30 Nov 2014, 21:55
Hi Can somebody kindly update the latest numbers on MBA connect here?Also since we are very much at end of the process it will be good if all wait listed candidates kindly provide their status and I will list down on this forum.It will help each one of us to know the path ahead.Lets join hand guys and support each other

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MBA connect - 531.
Fonty - 308.
Singapore - 223.

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INSEAD January 2015 Intake (Class of December 2015) [#permalink]

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Hi Can somebody kindly update the latest numbers on MBA connect here?Also since we are very much at end of the process it will be good if all wait listed candidates kindly provide their status and I will list down on this forum.It will help each one of us to know the path ahead.Lets join hand guys and support each other


Yes please! All the waitlisted candidates kindly respond! As far as I know four of us till now

1)Aviraljain (Indian)
2)grawl (Indian)
3)Aanya (Indian)
4)matrimC (Singaporean)

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New post 02 Dec 2014, 00:56
Hi All,

I believe we are more then 4.Please update here so that atleast we know how many of us are still waiting.Also if someone can update the mba connect number when ever it changes from 531 it will be really great.

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Hi All,

I believe we are more then 4.Please update here so that atleast we know how many of us are still waiting.Also if someone can update the mba connect number when ever it changes from 531 it will be really great.


528, 70 indians, 37 chinese.

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New post 07 Dec 2014, 19:52
I guess this week the Insead verdict should be out.Can somebody put latest MBA numbers here?I guess this will not be required from last week onwards :)

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aviraljain420 wrote:
I guess this week the Insead verdict should be out.Can somebody put latest MBA numbers here?I guess this will not be required from last week onwards :)

still the same, 528..

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New post 10 Dec 2014, 00:20
Still no reply from Insead either way.From Oct 10 hardly 1-2 people have moved out of waitlist.With any hardly any seats to offer donot know what is the wait for?Frustating really.

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New post 10 Dec 2014, 03:03
1)Aviraljain (Indian)
2)grawl (Indian)
3)Aanya (Indian)
4)matrimC (Singaporean)
5)Saub (Indian)

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Thanks Saub for coming out and listing yourself.Trust we are more then 5:)

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New post 14 Dec 2014, 23:34
So should we close the thread, here?

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New post 15 Dec 2014, 01:53
Hi Saub,

Wonderful thought I have been thinking about the same since Oct 10.I mean let us invite our AO/AO's here and ask them to do that favour for us.

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New post 16 Dec 2014, 07:07
Just got an email from JS.

A deafeningly loud, reverberating DING

Hope you guys have better luck...

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Sorry. Should have updated.
Spoke with SH, she says: All emails out by 19.

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I guess now whatever be the numbers it doesn't matter now,no time left now for class of jan and moreover Insead will now close on 24 th December until Jan 1st.2013 Jan class began with 536 so Insead can still accommodate students in the Jan 2015 class not sure however if Insead wants us.Sad but true :

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Of MBAs and Motherhood – A practical guide from INSEAD’s super moms [#permalink]

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FROM Insead Admissions Blog: Of MBAs and Motherhood – A practical guide from INSEAD’s super moms
DISCLAIMER: For those who know me, “I am not a mom yet and NO, this does not mean I am expecting”.

Last, I wrote on juggling social and academic lives at INSEAD. Soon after, I happened to be sandwiched between two classmates who were also moms at a Women in Business club dinner. They had a simple addition – “Try doing all of that and taking care of a kid. Maybe someone should write about being a mother while at INSEAD.”

This is a small tribute to four super-moms: Hats off!

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“Talk to other parents in INSEAD to share learnings”

– Supriya, 15J

A mother of a two-and-a-half-year spunky toddler who is fulfilling her long-term dream of an MBA. Her partner supported her through the application process while they were still figuring out the complex joys of becoming parents.

What went through your mind when deciding on MBA: The critical decision was our son’s potential move to Singapore. Education and healthcare were the top two concerns. I managed to find other parents and realized that not everyone was bringing their kids along. I decided to leave my son with my husband and in-laws in India. While I am envious of the strong father-son bonding while I am away, I am proud to see how well my son has adjusted.

Best support system: Definitely my partner and extended family. Knowing other parents helped, too. One has to perfect balancing priorities and time zones to ensure time with kids as well as contribute to group assignments and academics.

Favorite hack for mothers @ INSEAD:  My husband dutifully sends daily videos of my son so I don’t miss out the playful antics that only a 2-year old can conjure up! That and Facetime app with my son make my day.

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I learned through motherhood how to balance things, how to relax so that I don’t stress myself out, and how to let things go and stop trying being the best. All these helped me to sort things out in my crazy MBA life”

– Emma, 15J 

What went through your mind when deciding on MBA: I originally applied for 14D, but deferred to 15J as I found I was pregnant again. We initially thought about moving the family to Singapore, but as I am away from working and investing a lot in this program, we just couldn’t afford to risk my husband’s career. So I came to Singapore by myself. That was not easy. When I left Shanghai, my oldest son was two-and-half and his little brother was seven months. In fact, I had just stopped breastfeeding my newborn the day before my departure. There were quite some heart-breaking moments while counting days I could spend with them before the “goodbye”. The first few days were bad. I always felt like crying when I called home. But things got better later on.

Best support system: My husband and my kids. Surprisingly, the kids adjusted better than I did. With the help of grandparents, my husband is taking charge of the house! I really appreciate their support and would never be able to make it without them.

Favorite hack for mothers @ INSEAD:  Technology has made life a lot easier. We can talk on the phone, do Facetime and exchange pictures easily. I can also shop online for my kids. I ordered my oldest son’s Halloween costume on Taobao! Doing MBA is challenging, but being a mom is not less. Moms know how to handle a challenge.

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I believe it is important to identify your values and priorities. This aids in setting your expectations properly and defining achievable goals”

– Camilla, 15J

A mom who relocated to Singapore with her son, Lucas, to do INSEAD. Her son is now a favorite among the 15Js as he joins her on campus.

What went through your mind when deciding on MBA: I wanted to do an MBA back in 2010, but Lucas was a baby and I felt I needed to be full time with him. I will never forget my manager and close friend saying that having a child would not prevent me from getting what I wanted; it would just slow down the process. I decided to postpone my plans until I felt he was more independent and, more importantly, until I was ready to let him go—I knew it would be easier for him than for me. My husband and I always thought it would be an amazing experience for Lucas; he is getting to know another culture, learning a new language, travelling and being spoiled by all the INSEADers.

Best support system: My husband, my family and Lucas. Leandro has supported me from the beginning and is a great father. I could not do this without him. My family is handling the distance pretty well and continues to encourage me. And Lucas for his adaptability and communication skills, which make me confident he will be fine as long as we are together.

Favorite hack for mothers @ INSEAD:  I believe it is important to identify your values and priorities. This aids in setting your expectations properly and defining achievable goals. Moreover, it helps you to understand to what extent you can engage in all the activities going on at INSEAD. For me personally, it is very important that I spend quality time with Lucas every day. So for example, I prefer to pick him up early at nursery and only do the readings after he goes to bed. Exhausting, but it has been completely worth it.

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I believe I am at INSEAD not in spite of being a mother, but because I am a mother.”

– Priya S, 15J

A mother of a two-year old who believes being a mother has helped her to go after her dreams.

What went through your mind when deciding on MBA: INSEAD provided a realistic platform for us as a family to make this work.  It was a big decision—my husband and I had just bought our home in Bangalore, and our daughter was well settled in her Montessori school.  We have since uprooted our normal lives turning it upside down; we have moved to another province to be closer to grandparents who are going to be the primary caregivers for our daughter.

Best support system: My husband and family. This was going to be an intense year, and we wanted my husband to keep his job, so I moved to Singapore alone. We decided that my husband would travel over frequently with my daughter so that she could experience INSEAD, too.

Best skill to develop for moms at INSEAD: There are so many INSEAD kids around, so be involved. My daughter’s first trip outside India was to Singapore, so it must have been an overwhelming experience.  But it was memorable, one she still talks about nearly a month after. I ensured she could feel a part of INSEAD community. The day she landed, we had a play date with other parents and met over brunch. This was a great ice-breaker for my daughter to meet other kids. We had pool sessions, went on a zoo trip and brought her to the INSEAD family room where she had a lot of fun. I believe this has been an enriching experience for her, and we are looking forward to her experiencing Fonty when I do the campus switch.

Do I feel I rocked the boat? Yes. Do I feel that our lives could have been easier without INSEAD? Yes.  But easy wasn’t good enough. Sometimes the best things in life happen because we embrace risks and choose options that are out of our comfort zones. And it has been completely worth it.

 
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FROM Insead Admissions Blog: The Philosophy of Statistics
Out of all the classes from P1, statistics was the class I surprisingly learned the most from about life.

One of the most powerful lessons I learned was that everything is random. In the beginning of our statistics class, the professor asked how many of us actually knew we would be at INSEAD five years ago? Not surprisingly, almost no one raised their hand. This raised the next question – do we really know where we will be in 5 years? What does this tell us about the future?

Statistics quickly became a philosophy class where life lessons overtook the mechanics of regression and hypothesis testing itself. This class made me think twice about given “facts” and more cautious about how I interpreted data.

  • Don’t judge people by outcomes because outcomes are random, judge them by process.
  • We tend to pay more attention to familiarity than merit.
  • We are more anchored on the past than we should be.
  • Insight comes from extremes therefore never ignore the outliers.
  • Everything is possible, some things are less or more likely.
Thankfully the professor made the class very digestible with stories about monkeys, elephants, weirdness, bullsh*t, etc. Furthermore, INSEAD really lived up to its “work hard, play hard” reputation because our section of 70 students celebrated the end of this class with zorba dancing with our Greek professor!

Although many lessons sound intuitive, this statistics course put many things into perspective. Our gut feeling is messed up so never jump to conclusions too quickly because we should always ask ourselves: do we really know what we think we know?
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