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Did you use an admission consultancy firm?

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Hi,

I want to share my application journey and hopefully, this would be useful to other applicants.
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 VERY difficult to decline Wharton but I believe INSEAD is a better fit for me)

Application strategy:
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)

So yeah, after ~22 essays, 6 interviews, and some time since the madness is over (applied in Round 2 of last year), I'm here to help you out with any questions.
In addition, I'm also planning to hold a webinar to answer any specific queries. Please PM me if interested. If we have enough people, that may be a more effective "Ask me anything" format.

Note that I also posted this on the "Share your application journey" forum but thought of posting it here as well, since it's relevant for Wharton folks. Hope this is within the guideline of GMATClub (I'm pretty new here)

Thanks,
Abhishek


Was just wondering.. Does 40k scholarship mean 40k for each year - so a total of 80k for the program?

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abhisheksahay wrote:
Hi,

I want to share my application journey and hopefully, this would be useful to other applicants.
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 VERY difficult to decline Wharton but I believe INSEAD is a better fit for me)

Application strategy:
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)

So yeah, after ~22 essays, 6 interviews, and some time since the madness is over (applied in Round 2 of last year), I'm here to help you out with any questions.
In addition, I'm also planning to hold a webinar to answer any specific queries. Please PM me if interested. If we have enough people, that may be a more effective "Ask me anything" format.

Note that I also posted this on the "Share your application journey" forum but thought of posting it here as well, since it's relevant for Wharton folks. Hope this is within the guideline of GMATClub (I'm pretty new here)

Thanks,
Abhishek


Was just wondering.. Does 40k scholarship mean 40k for each year - so a total of 80k for the program?


Hi Ankur,

It was 40k overall. This was the Wharton India Fellowship, which provides 20K annually.

Thanks,
Abhishek.
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ankurq7 wrote:

Was just wondering.. Does 40k scholarship mean 40k for each year - so a total of 80k for the program?


Hi Ankur,

It was 40k overall. This was the Wharton India Fellowship, which provides 20K annually.

Thanks,
Abhishek.


Thanks for the reply. A quick google search for Wharton India Scholarship gave me zero results. Also, Wharton's fellowship page lists down a few fellowships - one among them is Emerging Economy Fellowship. It doesn't really give much details about which economies are eligible or the amount offered. I guess this is the scholarship you are talking about.

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ankurq7 wrote:
abhisheksahay wrote:
ankurq7 wrote:

Was just wondering.. Does 40k scholarship mean 40k for each year - so a total of 80k for the program?


Hi Ankur,

It was 40k overall. This was the Wharton India Fellowship, which provides 20K annually.

Thanks,
Abhishek.


Thanks for the reply. A quick google search for Wharton India Scholarship gave me zero results. Also, Wharton's fellowship page lists down a few fellowships - one among them is Emerging Economy Fellowship. It doesn't really give much details about which economies are eligible or the amount offered. I guess this is the scholarship you are talking about.


I'm pretty sure it's called the Wharton India MBA Fellowship; yes, I re-checked the email :). Not sure why it doesn't appear on Google.
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