I ve been accepted into an INSEAD. I want to join the school as my main post-MBA goal is to get into middle east MBB office.
I ve been accepted as I have consulting (Eastern European local consulting firm) and entrepreneurship international experience, has lived in 6 countries and coming from an underrepresented region. However, my academics are not shining.
I did my bachelor part-time because I had a full-time job. Even I made it into top decile from all part-timers,overall my grades converted into GPA sit at 3.3, which is rather low compared to casual non-part time students.
My GMAT was 640 (strong quant, weak verbal, Q49, V28, IR 7), which also cannot be used to my advantage.
Everything what I have under my belt is rather unique working experience from the industry in which I want to stay, but change the company and region.
I want to ask you guys, (before paying for and accepting an INSEAD offer) how on-campus recruiting works?
Is there really any advantage if I apply via 'target university' application form?
I am asking as I am worried that I cannot pass their 'resume screening' and be seen as no go profile for interview.
Also, I am asking because I am considering to retake GMAT or GRE and hopefully make my academics more appealing.
Some of you may argue that I should be happy to be accepted to INSEAD... In fact I am, but I think strategically in advance as I do not want to find myself bitterly surprised with so much debt and inability to meet goals I wanted to achieve by attending a university and getting a pricey MBA.
Be very happy for your feedback and insights :)