With a record number of registrations for our annual Mumbai Challenge, the IMD MBA Recruitment and Admissions team were loath to cancel it, so instead decided to transform it into a virtual event!
We were all a bit nervous about how successful this would be, but we were determined to make it as successful as possible for those selected to participate.
The final experience exceeded our expectations. Friday’s ice-breaker activities ensured we were all comfortable with the process and tools, gave us a chance to meet everyone, and ensured that we (candidates and assessors) were ready for the fast pace of Saturday’s challenge!
The energy levels on Saturday were impressive, teams came together, met tight deadlines and came up with creative solutions to the key theme of the moment: The impact of COVID-19.
At the end of the day, the Recruitment and Admissions team, joined by our four volunteer MBA alumni, were left with our own challenge – selecting a limited number of finalists for an online interview to take place on Sunday.
One thing we all agreed on – in a world that is bound to become even more virtual in its reality, maybe this is in fact not such a bad way to assess people.
MBA Recruitment and Admissions team