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Agree with the advice above.

Take it as a positive sign, reiterate your excitement to attend the school, and show why you are a great fit.

All the best!

by [email protected]

Mon Nov 07, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: IE Business School second interview
Replies: 2
Views: 3367

Thanks for sharing. Playing up your creative side will help distinguish you. Showing how you are able to complement this with business acumen to deliver value, and how an MBA would help you with your career goals will strengthen your profile. As an older candidate, you would need to demonstrate focu...

by [email protected]

Mon Nov 07, 2016 12:08 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Could You Evaluate My Profile.
Replies: 8
Views: 2935

As an older candidate, you would need to demonstrate more leadership experiences that you can share, and also show more focus on what you want to do post-MBA.

As mentioned above, also consider if an EMBA would be a better fit for you.

All the best!

by [email protected]

Mon Nov 07, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Older (Late 30s) MBA Applicant
Replies: 7
Views: 3560

Thanks for sharing.

In addition to the advices above, in the absence of strong extracurriculars, it would be better for you to play up collaborative experiences at work, showing your ability to engage people will be important to complement your strong academic potential.

All the best!

by [email protected]

Sun Nov 06, 2016 11:51 pm
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Profile evaluation - 780 gmat - HSW
Replies: 3
Views: 1688

Thanks for sharing. You would have rich experiences to share, which would help showcase collaboration and leadership skills, as well as cross-cultural awareness. Be sure to use experiences dealing with people from diverse backgrounds, functions, and cultures. If applicable, show how you are able to ...


Thanks for sharing. You have a very interesting profile that would show a good fit for INSEAD. Regarding the GMAT Quant score, if you don't improve on it, use the essays to show more of the analytical work that went into launching your venture and its success. Highlighting your ability to work with ...


Agree with the above advices. Better to research about the school and add to the substance you can discuss during the interview rather than coming off as trying to unduly influence the interview process with being overly friendly prior to the interview. You can mention that you enjoyed meeting her o...

by [email protected]

Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:44 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Pre-Interview Etiquette
Replies: 5
Views: 2608

If you are able to execute the applications well and show fit, I believe you applying to these very selective, top programs is worth a try.

Wish you all the best!


You may also find the blog entry below useful: Should You Retake the GMAT? Perhaps the most often-asked question during the entire MBA application process is,“Should I retake the GMAT?� The answer to this question will differ from case to case depending on an applicant’s score, their target sc...

by [email protected]

Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Should I retake - What are my chances?
Replies: 5
Views: 1694

Agree with the advices above, you may also want to share quant-related or analytical responsibilities/achievements at your extracurricular activities. Showing your business sense or ability with numbers in another dimension would help show your potential to keep pace with the program.

All the best!

by [email protected]

Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Should I retake - What are my chances?
Replies: 5
Views: 1694

Thanks for sharing. In addition to the above advices, highlighting how selective the requirement were for your roles, and the complexity/scale of your responsibilities would help distinguish your profile. You may also want to present how good and irresistible the opportunities were. Thus, it was ver...


Thanks for sharing. You have an interesting profile from your background to your work experience in China in the Oil & Gas industry. You will bring the element of diversity and unique perspectives. You also have a good track record of leadership and extracurricular activities. Boosting your GMAT sco...


Thanks for sharing. A higher GMAT score could help, it is good that you have other credentials to highlight your academic capabilities. As you are applying to the top programs, and coming from a very competitive pool, you would have to find ways to distinguish yourself, this could be unique experien...


Thanks for sharing. In addition to the inputs above, it would be good to play up the unique perspective that you can bring coming from an underrepresented group. Complementing this with experiences showing your ability to collaborate and work with people from diverse backgrounds and nationalities wo...

by [email protected]

Sun Sep 25, 2016 1:55 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Admission and fund chance.
Replies: 3
Views: 1130

Thanks for sharing. Agree with the advices above, no issue taking it ahead of time. Including it in your CV might help especially if you score higher. Listing the GMAT in your CV to help show your intellectual horsepower and and goal-oriented should help particularly in your target industries. All t...