Archive for April, 2011

Vivek

“I gave 4 months to my fellowship application” – Vivek, Reliance Dhirubhai Fellow, Stanford MBA Program

We got an opportunity to interview Vivek, graduate from IIT Kharagpur, who was awarded Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowship by Stanford University for its 2-year MBA program. He will be starting his program in coming September and agreed to give us an insight into his application effort.

MBAfusion: What was your GMAT Score? How did you go about the preparation?

Vivek: I scored 760 and had taken the exam in June 2010. I had about 45 days to prepare for my GMAT. I referred Kaplan and Official Guide; I took a number of free GMAT tests available on the internet. Sentence Correction was the main challenge More >

sumegha

“GMAT, Essays, Recommendations, Work Profile, Academic Profile are the five critical parameters” – Sumegha, Reliance Dhirubhai Fellow, Stanford MBA

We got an opportunity to interview Sumegha, graduate from IIT Madras and Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowship awardee by Stanford University for its 2-year MBA program. She will be starting her program in coming August and agreed to give us her two cents on the MBA application effort.

MBAfusion: What do you think are the critical elements that determine the attractiveness of a B-School application?

Sumegha: GMAT, Essays, Recommendations, Work Profile, Academic Profile are the five critical parameters in my opinion. Each one is equally important I must say.

Work experience with Schlumberger, unique profile, working in the oilfields for 3.5 years across Middle East, Europe and More >

“The key is to keep the interview conversational and interesting” – Vijay, INSEAD (Part 2 of 2)

Continuing from where we left last time with Vijay, we discussed about his INSEAD Interview and post-offer experience . Vijay, a recent graduate from INSEAD’s MBA program, is currently working in Sales Strategy & Operations at Google’s Singapore office.

Following are the highlights of our conversation.

MBAfusion: How did INSEAD’s interview process work for you?

Vijay: I submitted my application on 1 October and got the interview calls around the first week of November. It took around a month to complete my interviews. INSEAD conducts two interviews. I was given the contact of my interviewers, both INSEAD alums, in my city and was supposed to manage the More >