This post is a brief guideline on how to ask me for a profile evaluation - you will save your time and mine, and hopefully actually get something useful instead of a generic "you have a chance" response. In particular, please avoid "hey dude, I got 690 in GMAT will I get INSEAD?".
- Tell a little about yourself. I'd like to read a personal email, and am more likely to respond. Remember I'm not an admissions consultant!
- Put your latest GMAT score, years of full time experience, nationality.
- Mention international experiences if you have.
- Mention your most significant" extra-curricular or community achievement. being a member of a foosball club when you were 12 years old doesn't count.
- Mention perhaps the best leadership example at work if possible.
- Your motivation for INSEAD specifically
- The best way to ask a question is to make it answerable in a sentence.
- Avoid asking me very specific % breakdowns (e.g. # of British who were bankers who are going to PE in UK or US) - I wouldn't know!
- Don't ask me to make choices for you! I cannot tell you "where to apply" - do your research.
I've written quite a bit on preparations and research. Many of your questions are probably answered in my blog - here are a fewposts that I think are useful to potential applicants.
- This post specifically gives many pointers as part of the application. useful
- You can read this to understand GMAT relevance, especially for post INSEAD consulting choices
- My stand on choosing business schools is here, and it hasn't changed.
The post on US B-schools contrasted with INSEAD is coming soon - be patient :) I already see queries hitting my analytics - "INSEAD vs. Chicago GSB", "INSEAD vs. MIT Sloan" - the post is not really a "vs." so don't expect a shooting war!
And here are couple of pics from a recent trip..