Thursday, July 19, 2007

Application Process

I sent my application package towards an admission (keeping my fingers and toes crossed) for the January 2008 intake.

Days later, on May 17th, I got a friendly email saying that my application is complete and that I will be considered for the second round. And the wait officially started!

7 (long long) weeks later, I got a very nice email on Friday July 6th from the admission committee saying that I was shortlisted for the interview.

July 6th was the deadline for interview notification so if you do apply, be patient: I heard from others that INSEAD most often times send the interview notifications at the last minute :)

A week later, on Friday July 13th, I got another email with my interviewers contact information. The INSEAD admission process includes two separate interviews with alumni.

My 2 interviewers are both impressive:

- One is a business owner, a Canadian company with a national reach.

- The other is a partner at Bain & Co.

Shortly after I called my parents and friends to share the good news, I sent emails introducing myself and requesting a meeting date.

To my surprise, both were pretty fast at replying and within 48 hours my interview dates were set:

I will be meeting with the first on Friday July 27th and meeting with the second (I bet in a very fancy office) on Tuesday July 31st.