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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Yale SOM Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2009, 17:55
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Planning to apply in R2. Just got done with my GMAT on Monday, so started looking at the essays etc now. Hope to be able to visit the school in the next few weeks.

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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Yale SOM Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2009, 00:38
Also planning to apply R2, just finished the Columbia ED app, but need a few days to recover.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Yale SOM Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2009, 05:30
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Yale SOM Applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2009, 00:30
Hi!

Currently applying for Silver Scholars - I have a quick question regarding the apps. I tried using the Yale SOM Admissions Forum but had problems after registration so trying my luck here.

Since I'm a Silver Scholar I do not have full time working experience but have done lots of internships. Obviously I would like to put them into my application.

Now, among the sections of the application there is "Work Experience" and "Activities"

"Work Experience" instructs to only put in "full-time, post-baccalaureate employers", so I am assuming no internships (that were also during college) here. Correct?

"Activities" instructs to put "meaningful activites from college to to date". Does this mean activities (such as internships) during college go in here as well?
Was not quite sure with the wording.

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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Yale SOM Applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2009, 11:15
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Hi!

Currently applying for Silver Scholars - I have a quick question regarding the apps. I tried using the Yale SOM Admissions Forum but had problems after registration so trying my luck here.

Since I'm a Silver Scholar I do not have full time working experience but have done lots of internships. Obviously I would like to put them into my application.

Now, among the sections of the application there is "Work Experience" and "Activities"

"Work Experience" instructs to only put in "full-time, post-baccalaureate employers", so I am assuming no internships (that were also during college) here. Correct?

"Activities" instructs to put "meaningful activites from college to to date". Does this mean activities (such as internships) during college go in here as well?
Was not quite sure with the wording.

Thanks in advance!



Between the two, I would list your internship experiences under Work Experience. Internship exp is not activities.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Yale SOM Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2009, 14:01
i'm just about done filling out the forms and didn't see a place in the Academics section to mention awards received during undergrad.

is this correct? i got scholarships in college but have no space to mention those in my resume. what say?

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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Yale SOM Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2009, 16:58
Submit just now.... 220USD kind of expensive
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Yale SOM Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2009, 09:02
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i'm just about done filling out the forms and didn't see a place in the Academics section to mention awards received during undergrad.

is this correct? i got scholarships in college but have no space to mention those in my resume. what say?


no one? if someone can answer this for me i can submit it today.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Yale SOM Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2009, 09:14
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i'm just about done filling out the forms and didn't see a place in the Academics section to mention awards received during undergrad.

is this correct? i got scholarships in college but have no space to mention those in my resume. what say?


I wouldn't mention scholarships unless it was a big, named scholarship. I mean every undergrad gets little scholarship here and there during his or her undergrad years.


Usually, one would mention it on his or her resume (Fulbright Scholar, etc). If you can't sqeeze it in on your 1 pg resume, why not just use the copy and paste option instead and squeeze it in there. It can't be more than one line.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Yale SOM Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2009, 12:34
thanks nink. its not a big scholarship such as fulbright or rhodes so i guess i will skip it.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Yale SOM Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2009, 00:25
Guys, how should one refer to Yale SOM in the essays? Is simply "Yale" OK, or should it be YSOM, or just SOM instead? A little confused now, because HBS is just HBS and it's pretty clear, but with SOM - not so much :)?
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Yale SOM Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2009, 09:09
Count me in for R2

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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Yale SOM Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2009, 14:09
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Guys, how should one refer to Yale SOM in the essays? Is simply "Yale" OK, or should it be YSOM, or just SOM instead? A little confused now, because HBS is just HBS and it's pretty clear, but with SOM - not so much :)?


I don't think this is big deal but students here refer to the school as YSOM, or Yale, depending on our preference. :-D
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Yale SOM Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2009, 05:59
Hi!, Nink,

Appreciate your inputs on this thread. Wanted to reach out to you to evaluate my profile for YSOM:

* 4+ years of work experience: 1 yr in boutique consulting, 3 yr in a top 3 consulting, few months in a marketing strategy role at a Fortune 500 firm

* Undergrad & Grad: in Engineering, from top 3 schools. Graduated at top of class at both. Decent involvement in extra-curriculars

* GMAT: 700 (Q48, V38)

* Long & short term goals: Want to start a services firm based on a very new business model (have flushed out the details but can't provide them here for obvious reasons). In short term I'd like to go back to consulting for 2-3 years to get rid of student loans and to make some additional industry contacts.

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* Based on this limited information, do you think I have a good fit for SOM?
* Interested in YSOM because in some of the other threads I read that SOM has a strong strategy & entrepreneurship focus (in addition to finance, of course). Is that true? Or does YSOM primarily focus on candidates interested in banking/PE/VC post-mba?
* Can you kindly provide some statistics on:
(i) % of SOM graduates that accepted an offer from a top 3 consulting firm (overall consulting percentage is available in employment report but not sure what kind of firms are represented in that)
(ii) % of SOM graduates that started their own firm at graduation (might be tough to track)

Thanks so much for your feedback and inputs. Would appreciate blunt answers ;) (better to know the hard reality)
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Hi!, Nink,

Appreciate your inputs on this thread. Wanted to reach out to you to evaluate my profile for YSOM:

* 4+ years of work experience: 1 yr in boutique consulting, 3 yr in a top 3 consulting, few months in a marketing strategy role at a Fortune 500 firm

* Undergrad & Grad: in Engineering, from top 3 schools. Graduated at top of class at both. Decent involvement in extra-curriculars

* GMAT: 700 (Q48, V38)

* Long & short term goals: Want to start a services firm based on a very new business model (have flushed out the details but can't provide them here for obvious reasons). In short term I'd like to go back to consulting for 2-3 years to get rid of student loans and to make some additional industry contacts.

Questions:

* Based on this limited information, do you think I have a good fit for SOM?
* Interested in YSOM because in some of the other threads I read that SOM has a strong strategy & entrepreneurship focus (in addition to finance, of course). Is that true? Or does YSOM primarily focus on candidates interested in banking/PE/VC post-mba?
* Can you kindly provide some statistics on:
(i) % of SOM graduates that accepted an offer from a top 3 consulting firm (overall consulting percentage is available in employment report but not sure what kind of firms are represented in that)
(ii) % of SOM graduates that started their own firm at graduation (might be tough to track)

Thanks so much for your feedback and inputs. Would appreciate blunt answers ;) (better to know the hard reality)


Haha. Thanks for the vote of confidence but I am not qualified to assess anyone's qualification for YSOM.

From my current class, we have classmates from various backgrounds (even background that you wouldn't think would qualify for bschool...) and we are all unique in our own ways. (Did I mention that we are all awesome? :-D )

I think for any school, solid background in finance (wall st) or MC is a plus. If you are an overachiever, and highly accomplished in these 2 fields, there aren't enough applicants from this pool for all the top bschools. Therefore, you should be in demand.

We have many entrepreneurial students at YSOM and some of the past students (in the last 2-3 yrs) actually started their own business while he/she was still attending YSOM full time. We have lots of resources (help from faculty, current students, alums etc) to help students if he or she wants to start a new venture of his or her own. For example, check out ( http://www.mba.yale.edu/news_events/CMS ... 6977.shtml )...Two members of the Class of 2009 launch a company aimed at revolutionizing transportation technology.

YSOM attracts all the top finance firms, as well as consulting firms (in addition to many mid size and boutiques) on campus year after year even in tough economy. In fact, YSOM is on the SHORT list of most top firms (MC or IB) this year for on campus recruiting. Many firms like Goldman Sachs and others are limiting their on campus recruiting this year but YSOM is one of few schools (about 12 to 15) on that list.

YSOM is an odd school because many students apply to this school thinking that it's a school for people interested in non-profit, or other fields, but in fact - about half the graduating class end up in finance year after year. Many others end up in consulting, and healthcare, in addition to other industries. Big plus is the fact that the school enrollment size is small compared to the list of companies recruiting at YSOM. Especially for students interested in consulting, our consulting club does a fantastic job of prepping students (2nd yrs to 1st yrs). Other clubs related in their respective areas do this as well. As a result, YSOM's reputation among the recruiters is very high year after year. (For consulting, it's a plus if you already have that background. Consulting firms only tend to look for specific individuals. Therefore, it's not volume they want, it's quality - as you may well already know.)

Also, whatever recruiting numbers that YSOM published for public access is all that I can reveal. All students signed an agreement with the school when we began our classes that we won't share any information that's only accessible to students. If we break that agreement, we lose certain privileges....

I wouldn't worry about job prospects at YSOM when you apply. There really is wide range of opportunities available here. You should really figure out if our CORE curriculum appeals to you. Also, try to visit the campus and meet current students and faculty. After your visit, if you feel that YSOM community feels like a home to you, then you pass the "fit" question. My job isn't to market YSOM or to convince others to come here. Everyone has different criterias when it comes to choosing bschool. The fact that I chose YSOM last year, is a pleasant surprise even to myself. I think there are people out there who "fit" into our culture and what we are trying to build over here. We are a small, and very tight group of individuals, trying to turn our dreams into reality. If you find yourself in love with YSOM after visiting us, then you should consider us. But if your goal is consulting, I think there are tons of other schools that you should look into as well. Good luck.

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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Yale SOM Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2009, 16:40
Nink,

Thanks a lot for your detailed reply. Saw the video, very helpful. A smaller program does offer advantages when it comes to entrepreneurship.

With the new job I am a bit far from the Yale campus so not sure if a visit will be feasible but I'll definitely start talking to current students.

Thanks for the pointers about consulting opportunities. One of the principals at my last consulting firm actually got her MBA from YSOM. She has been really pushing stronger recruiting at Yale in past 3-4 years.

I'll probably reach out to you again in future for your insights and inside scoop.

By the way, looked at the pics of the new building... what a stunner! Especially the classrooms with all those screens!
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Yale SOM Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2009, 12:41
I applied for R1 as well.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Yale SOM Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2009, 15:33
Did anyone apply to attend the Explore Diversity event?
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Yale SOM Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2009, 22:24
I am in for R1.
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