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INSEAD Job Essay 1 Tips

Main message when talking about work: it's easy to slip into jargon and acronyms that create a barrier to adcom understanding your greatness. Use universal language, and then run your response by people in your life who don’t know much about your job. Let's look at the short answer question: Briefly...

by MBAPrepCoach

Thu Aug 26, 2021 6:52 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: INSEAD Job Essay 1 Tips
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Tips for Writing an Outstanding Essay – HBS

Keep in mind, a lot of business schools have a variation on this question, so don’t think these tips are intended for HBS alone. And, you can generally apply this information to other essay prompts as well. The prompt: As we review your application, what more would you like us to know as we consider...


Researching Post-MBA Goals

The internet is so vast, where do you start researching these things? One of the best tools out there is right at your fingertips – LinkedIn. You might be kicking around ideas like investment banking or management consulting. These are pretty different goals that are suited to different programs – b...

by MBAPrepCoach

Tue Jun 29, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Researching Post-MBA Goals
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Views: 1781

MBA Program Research – A Complete Guide

Likely you’re at the beginning of this research process. There’s time before Round 1 deadlines, but you really need to use it wisely. I’ve laid out a guide below that will help you get your ducks in a row as you begin. Have A Plan Get focused. Don’t just walk into this process waiting for something ...

by MBAPrepCoach

Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: MBA Program Research – A Complete Guide
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Views: 1855

What Matters Most and Why

This is a really daunting question, and most people are lost at sea with it before coming to me. The way to tackle this is to examine the question behind the question. First of all, in becoming part of the GSB alumni, you would be an ambassador of sorts, whether you are aiming to or not. You would r...

by MBAPrepCoach

Thu May 27, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: What Matters Most and Why
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Views: 2118

You've Been Waitlisted. Now What?

Hello to all those waitlisted! I realize this wait is agonizing and putting your life on hold. My hope is that you do what you can to put forth a great update letter and then let it all go. I really like how Cornell-Johnson has outlined the potential weaknesses and recommended strategies in their wa...

by MBAPrepCoach

Thu May 13, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: You've Been Waitlisted. Now What?
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Views: 2175

Prepping for Round 1 Applications

Prepping MBA applications is a little like Christmas, holiday, or birthday shopping. The deadline is months away, you've got all the time in the world, you can afford to drag your feet a little bit. Then, all of a sudden, you're out of time. You might be able to find a good present at the last minut...

by MBAPrepCoach

Wed May 05, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Prepping for Round 1 Applications
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Views: 1885

Applying to INSEAD - Round 2 vs Round 3

MBA applications can’t be rushed. They require lots of introspection, research, and iteration. So, you need to leave ample time for essay writing. That being said, it could still be in your best interest to apply in Round 2, even if that means you need to be done a little sooner than you planned. He...

by MBAPrepCoach

Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:02 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Applying to INSEAD - Round 2 vs Round 3
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Views: 2156

Tips for Stanford GSB's Background/Perspective Essay

MBA application questions are notorious for seeming easy to answer when they actually aren’t. This one, however, actually gives you pause right away. I was recently asked, “Could you offer any advice about how to approach this short answer question from the Background section? It’s a bit unclear to ...


INSEAD Kira Essay Prompts - R1

A short compilation of video essay questions that have been asked in INSEAD’s Round 1 this season. For tips on how to prepare for video questions and a comprehensive list of past questions from INSEAD, Kellogg, and Yale, check out my blog post here . How will you gain the trust of your subordinates ...

by MBAPrepCoach

Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: INSEAD Kira Essay Prompts - R1
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Q&A: Multiple GMAT Scores and INSEAD

Q: Seeking some advice –INSEAD applicant here. Completed my GMAT last year – score was 670. Q47 (63%). Repeated my GMAT today – score was 690. Breakdown Q45 (57%). Quant has dropped quite significantly. I still have the option to cancel my score, should I report it? If so, I’ll probably have to add...

by MBAPrepCoach

Thu Mar 11, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Q&A: Multiple GMAT Scores and INSEAD
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INSEAD and International Experience - Q&A

Q: Here’s a quick question. Does INSEAD require International experience? A : Yes and no. Adcom will say that they care more about an international perspective or orientation, but having international experience definitely is good proof that you might have that. At the same time, some people have i...

by MBAPrepCoach

Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: INSEAD and International Experience - Q&A
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Views: 1659

Tips - INSEAD Job Essay 1

Main message when talking about work: it's easy to slip into jargon and acronyms that create a barrier to adcom understanding your greatness. Use universal language, and then run your response by people in your life who don’t know much about your job. Let's look at the short answer question: Briefly...

by MBAPrepCoach

Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:48 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Tips - INSEAD Job Essay 1
Replies: 0
Views: 1603

Waitlisted? Show Your Zing!

It’s that in-between time on the MBA admissions calendar – Rounds 1 and 2 are over, interviews are done, and decisions are made. Unfortunately, not everyone is happy with these decisions, and if you’re one of them, my condolences. I know that wasn’t the outcome you were hoping for. You’re probably f...

by MBAPrepCoach

Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Waitlisted? Show Your Zing!
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Views: 1373

What To Write in a Thank You Note?

First of all, definitely send a thank you note. Not 30 minutes after the interview; it will seem insincere. But no later than 24 hours. As for the content – show you were listening . Highlight anything they said that left you with a 1) strong positive impression of the school, and 2) anything you fe...

by MBAPrepCoach

Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: What To Write in a Thank You Note?
Replies: 1
Views: 1649