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Yale SOM - Class of 2012 Applicants

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Round 1: October 8, 2009 (decisions due by December 18, 2009)
Round 2: January 7, 2010 (decisions due by April 2, 2010)
Round 3: March 10, 2010 (decisions due by May 7, 2010)


R1
Total Applicants: 32
Interview Invites: 24
Admitted: 17
WL: 4

orgninja - Interview Invite (10/19/09) l Admitted 12/18/09 l matriculating
ehm000000 - Interview Invite (10/19/09) (Silver Scholar) l Admitted 12/18/09
NickTW - Interview Invite (10/19/09) l Admitted 12/18/09
kzslacker - Interview Invite (10/20/09) l Admitted 12/18/09
marina7241 - Interview Invite (11/26/09) l Admitted 12/18/09
wawa12 - Interview Invite (11/24/09) l Admitted 12/18/09
jtk25 - Interview Invite (10/21/09) l Admitted 12/18/09
minicho3 - Interview Invite (10/19/09) l Admitted 12/18/09
wetfiredragon - Interview Invite (12/04/09) - International (India) l Admitted 12/18/09
ilakhani - Interview Invite (10/19/09) l Admitted 12/18/09
agnes - Admitted 12/18/09
adude - Admitted 12/18/09
hank2012 - Admitted 12/18/09
ramang - International (India) l Admitted 12/18/09
moerae - Admitted
criduchat - Admitted 2/8/10

pook - Interview Invite (10/22/09) l WL 12/18/09
get2bscool - Interview Invite (10/19/09) l WL 12/18/09
gradboy - Interview Invite (11/9/09) l WL 12/18/09
CyberC1- WL 12/18/09

JoeYe - Interview Invite (10/19/09)
creampuff - Interview Invite (10/19/09)
jinbo - Interview Invite
redcarpet - Interview Invite (12/18/09)
snipertrader- Applying
asimov- Applying
drabblejenn - Applying
niraja - Applying
mbacheckmate - Applying
mhe2 - Applying
sgGmat - Applying(Silver scholar)
BrooklynMBA - Applying

Consortium
Total Applicants: 12
Admitted: 1
WL:
Dinged: 10
shadowsjc - Admitted (2/26/2010) (Consortium)
joemahmah - ding (2/26/2010) (Consortium)
theoutlawfades - ding (2/26/2010) (Consortium)
zippy10 - ding (2/26/2010) (Consortium)
drmang7 - ding (2/26/2010) (Consortium)
2012mbahopeful - ding (2/26/2010) (Consortium)
MBAyear - ding (2/26/2010) (Consortium)
scBooth - ding (2/26/2010) (Consortium)
alws - ding (2/26/2010) (Consortium)
ibrokeit007 - ding (2/26/2010) (Consortium)
classof2012 - ding (2/26/2010) (Consortium)
TL - Applying (Consortium)


R2
Total Applicants: 74
Interview Invites: 36
Admitted: 16
WL: 8
Dinged:
turtleturtle - Admitted (3/30/2010)
rainforest - Admitted (3/30/2010)
waitingon6 - Admitted (3/30/2010)
journey - Interview Invite (3/3/2010) l Admitted (3/30/2010)
mbasc2010 - Interview Invite (1/13/2010) l Admitted (3/30/2010)
kmj2012 - Admitted (3/30/2010)
trendsetter - Interview Invite (3/12/2010) l Admitted (3/30/2010)
applicant32 - Admitted (3/30/2010)
wsj - Admitted (3/30/2010)
mlytton - Admitted (3/30/2010)
tpb - Interview Invite (1/22/2010) l Admitted (3/31/2010)
cheetahfish - Interview Invite (1/13/2010) l Admitted (3/31/2010)
bonethugnhominy - Interview Invite (1/19/2010) l Admitted (3/31/2010)
cholomike - Admitted (3/31/2010)
SOMapplicant - Admitted (3/31/2010)
fugo - Interview Invite (1/13/2010) l Admitted (4/1/2010)
mbasearching - Waitlisted (4/1/2010)
emickho - Interview Invite (1/30/2010) l Waitlisted (4/1/2010)
classof2012somewhere - Waitlisted (4/1/2010)
sd338m - Waitlisted (4/1/2010)
hokiegenius - Interview Invite (1/22/2010) l Waitlisted (4/2/2010)
gbh914 - Interview Invite l Waitlisted (4/2/2010)
LetMein2012 - Waitlisted (4/2/2010)
MBA999 - Waitlisted (4/2/2010)
hegel - Interview Invite (1/13/2010) | ding | 3/19/2010
thescientist - Interview Invite (1/19/2010)
chmny3 - Interview Invite (1/19/2010)
daniyatom - Interview Invite (1/15/2010)
br2010 - Interview Invite (1/29/2010)
sahana - Interview Invite (1/29/2010) | ding | 3/19/2010
go42011 - Interview Invite (2/8/2010)
mts - Interview Invite
Jspina - Interview Invite (2/15/2010) | ding | 3/19/2010
wynthia88 - Interview Invite | ding | 3/19/2010
namit101 - Interview Invite
naivesmile - Interview Invite l ding | 4/1/2010
quantconcerns - applying
pmk157 - Considering
pleonasm - Applying
eminent - Applying
sj0509 - Applying
moskovybuz - Applying
sher676 - Applying
hookemhorns86 - Applying
lagomez - Applying
cammijc - Applying
AspiringSloanie- Applying
woncosmo - Applying
Jivana - ding | 3/19/2010
johnngalt - ding | 3/19/2010
mhweiler - Applying
madeinafrica - ding | 3/19/2010
bigdre - ding | 3/19/2010
westsew - ding | 3/19/2010
DiMon - Applying
thewearykind - Applying
cheryl3007- Applying
yangliu0401 - Applying
ounce - Applying
itsmystery - ding | 3/19/2010
cpaswitcher - Applying
tcha5782 - Applying
angelwrath - Applying
roundtwo - Applying
hectorreborn12 - Applying
richap- Applying
kazinga - Applying
averma43 - Applying
grv - Applying
believeit - Applying
greytmba - ding | 3/19/2010
EBSIfounder - ding | 3/19/2010
ksmith - ding | 3/19/2010
sniperssk - ding

R3
Total Applicants: 5
Interview Invites: 2
Admitted:
WL:
Dinged:
zumany - Applying
MBAapp81 - Applying
ApplyingLate - Interview Invite (4/13/2010)
pemberly - Applying
jasonc - Interview Invite

Class of 2010 Summer Internship Review
calling-all-fall-2010-yale-som-applicants-80450.html?view-post=654261#p654261

Last Year's Yale SOM thread:
calling-all-yale-som-2009-applicants-75332.html#p496413

Yale SOM Admissions Forum:
http://som-talks.som.yale.edu/forums/

2007-2008 Employment Report:
http://mba.yale.edu/careers/employment/ ... _07_08.pdf

Class of 2008 FT Employment /Class of 2009 Summer Internship Stats:
http://mba.yale.edu/careers/employment/salary.shtml

Essay Topics and Deadlines:
http://blogs.som.yale.edu/archives/461

Latest Class Student Profile for Class of 2011:
calling-all-fall-2010-yale-som-applicants-80450-20.html#p615414
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Why You Should Consider Yale SOM Now! (13 Superb Reasons Why You Should Start Your Application)


1) Small Class - 200 (expected to increase by 20/yr to about 300 in the next few years)

2) World-class Yale Brand and ability to access Yale, Yale SOM, Yale Law, and other Yale Grad school alums (I networked at Yale Club in NYC with Yale alums before the start of bschool and landed a pre-MBA internship with a well known VC firm)


3) New compelling CORE curriculum - Unique CORE classes such as 'Competitor' (strategy class) and 'Customer' (marketing class), among many others. Innovative integrated curriculum offers a cross-disciplinary approach to teaching and team work is especially stressed. Curriculum is very internationally oriented and Yale's own case department writes cases that are up to date and relevant to the current climate. The Integrated Curriculum continues to be refined and improved with each year, and students can expect to contribute to this process, as well.

4) The Integrated Leadership Perspective capstone is rewarding as students apply the tools and perspectives taught in the core. Joint-degree students with the schools of Forestry and Environmental Science, Public Health, Medicine, Drama, and Law are fully included in the program, providing unique perspectives and opportunities for learning. (Many worthy guest lecturers at every class)

5) Yale SOM is on a quarter system, with the first three quarters dominated by core courses including Economics, Statistics, Marketing, Strategy, Accounting, and Problem Framing. Once the core courses are over, the electives are really the best part of Yale SOM. For example, Tony Blair is teaching. Selected students will be able to take his weekly seminar on faith and globalization.

6) Students can take classes in the law school, international relations Ph.D. program, architecture school, etc. There is a firmly enforced grade non-disclosure policy (GND), and GPA is not calculated. Instead, students are given four possible grades: Distinction, Proficient, Pass, Fail. Distinctions are awarded to the top 10% of students in each class, and nearly everyone else earns a proficient. These grades are not listed on our transcripts (only the courses taken), though students are allowed to list distinctions on their resume.

7) International Travel Abroad requirement included in the first year curriculum - there's significant preparation for the trip, which is led by a faculty member w/ amazing contacts in that respective part of the world that you will be visiting.

8) Employment: Superb East Coast placement. Students are placed into blue chip MBA employers every year. (Small class size of 200 allows better preparation, and service to each student from the school) Year after year, students are headed to Goldman Sachs, Google, McKinsey, Credit Suisse, Boston Consulting Group, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, PepsiCo, Proctor & Gamble, Dow Chemicals, etc. (Even in this tough job market, alums and professors are joining in to assist current students to find a job. How great is that?)

Because there are so few students, alumni are not flooded with requests for favors and informational interviews, and they are generally quite willing to lend a hand when they can. On-campus recruiting is strong given the size of the school. Proximity to New York means that banking and finance recruiting is quite convenient, as students can make a quick train ride into the city at any time.

Yale has a lot of prominent healthcare alumni in insurance, investing, hospitals, and healthcare IT. The Career Services leverages alumni in these fields quite well.

Yale is strong and connected in Asia where the brand name is especially prestigious. The best part of recruiting is that Yale's student body is supportive and people work together to obtain jobs rather than compete against each other.


9) Excellent commitment from international alums in supporting SOM, and active international student community. Recent hires in the career services office is allowing Yale SOM to dedicate in facilitating international opportunities for students.

10) Some courses are highly case-based, while others are more lecture-oriented. Several courses use Yale's "raw cases," which require significantly more effort to prepare, but also tend to lead to more in-depth classroom discussions. Elective classes are selected using a bidding process, but the small class size and large pool of faculty mean that usually no more than a handful of classes are oversubscribed.

11) The student body is extraordinarily collegial; without question, the friendliest, most well-adjusted group of business school students assembled anywhere.

12) Student clubs, particularly in consulting, finance, and non-profit fields, offer extensive support for students doing job searches. The consulting club offers one of the most in-depth case interview curricula available, and feedback from employers has been very positive.

13) One of the best part about Yale is that accessibility of its professors. It gives you the small school feeling in terms of care, interaction, and teaching. They are very accessible and help you with academics, career prospects, and leadership development.




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Nink (and any other current students)- would you mind opining on Finance recruiting @ Yale? I'm worried about it, because the only Yale MBA that I know of at my firm (bulge bracket i-bank) is working in back office ops. That's the last place I ever want to be after graduating, so I'm just a little freaked out that it's even a possibility.

Seriously? You are freaking out because you've met one YSOM alum working in operations of BB? :lol:

How about my former GMAT instructor with a HBS degree working in regular finance dept of a beauty cosmetics company as a finance manager? (not to mention he or she is teaching GMAT students PT) Should that freak out all the HBS admits? :P

What about a posting that rhyme found last year in some internet help wanted section where a Kellogg alum was offering her services as a nanny?

How about a Booth alum I've met this year who works as a IT manager at a publishing company?

The jobs mentioned above might not be attractive to you, but they are quite happy doing what they do and they seem to be more than satisfied with their lives. And, you should understand NOW that not everyone with top MBA degrees end up at front office of BB or MC's or PE's or any of the other fancy post-MBA jobs.

People go to different places, because it is up to the individual, not the school that makes a person. You are going to soon find out that regardless of which bschool you end up with, after few rounds of interviews with competitive in-demand employers, they are gonna look past what's on your resume, which bschool you are from, what your work exp was etc etc. You are gonna soon see classmates with amazing credentials and flawless resumes, get dinged at top employers while that guy with less impressive background ending up at top summer internships.

Career switchers are gonna struggle compared to the rest of the applicant pool no matter what. This is true even at HBS. So instead of worrying about silly things like the stuff mentioned above, do what you can to improve your chances with your ideal future employer.

And if you are going to end up at YSOM, you are going to meet people with interests in many many fields. Some students truly want to save the world, while others just want to make more money. But we all respect what the other person wants in life. So if there is a person who dreams about working in the operations dept of a BB, well what we should be doing is to congratulate him or her on his or her success in achieving that goal.

Oh and btw, finance recruiting is fine at YSOM. There is a separate week just for consulting and finance interviews because it's a big week for everyone. And if you look at the list of all the major IB's campus visiting schedule, YSOM is on their schedule.

And the boutique bank that I am headed to this summer? They didn't visit YSOM but they have a history of hiring few YSOM grads every year for jobs and internships. (and no. I am not doing back office operations) All I had to do was ask the great people at YSOM Career Development Office for assistance and they knew how to get me an interview. CDO has the contact info of all the recruiters at top firms and they leverage the alums very well.

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Nink, do u think Yale is trending younger like stanford/havard ?


I think so. School's "Silver Scholar" program is just one of the examples of how SOM is trying to attract younger applicants. But most people I've met so far have at least 3 to 5 years of work experience and they aren't necessarily trying to attract applicants with less than 3 yrs of applicants - per say.

I wouldn't worry about whether one is too young or too old when applying to Yale SOM. There are many things that SOM looks at when judging an applicant. While a younger applicant with superb academic background can make the cut, established professionals with few years under their belt can equally (if not better) make the cut.

I think it's an exciting time at SOM. We have a new Dean, new building scheduled, new curriculum (evolving every year), and new student body with stronger profile year after year. Yale SOM will maintain its core strength and mission, whether this is its mission to educate leaders of tomorrow or contribute in social responsibility and non-profit world, and at the same time new class will graduate and enhance the reputation of the school for the future.

So the question you should ask yourself is not whether you are young or old enough to apply, but consider what you can bring to your class of student body and how you will take accountability in shaping a small part of SOM's future.

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nink,

i've been pondering this and thought you could provide some input.

in the short-term goals essay, i want to mention a primary professional goal (investments/nonprofit related) and also state that i realize that i may not be able to attain that immediately after the mba due to a continuing weak economy. then i want to mention a related goal as a backup option.

is this kosher or should i stick to just the primary goal? an adcom at a top 5 school said they would like it if an applicant showed that he/she was thinking about the economic situation and planning for it.

just as an fyi, my gmat is below the SOM avg and i come from a investments / non-profit background.


However grand your goal is, it is generally understood that you won't be able to achieve it right away after 2 years in bschool. As long as your goal makes sense, and it fits in nicely to the equation on how YOU + YALE SOM = ULTIMATE GOAL, you should sell it.

One recent YSOM alum started a clean energy recycling business (in plastics I think) while he/she was a student at YSOM. People here are overachievers. Their background, dreams, and traits are unique and very different. Therefore, whatever you goal is, the most important thing is that it's sensible and achievable and why YSOM is needed to get there. The situation has to be a WIN-WIN situation. You should be able to benefit from YSOM experience and YSOM in general has to benefit by having you as part of the community.

Many people think non-profit types go to YSOM but that's not true. I don't know what rest of my class wrote in their essays but whether you come from business background or non-profit background, many of us graduate and end up in fields where we didn't even consider before. 40-50% of our graduates end up in finance, 10-20% in consulting, 8% in healthcare etc etc.

So whatever your plan is now, it can change in the near future. YSOM isn't going to hold you responsible by enforcing whatever the goal that you write in your essay. What they want to see is growth and evolution, as well as a butterfly effect by having you here. If that growth and evolution takes you somewhere else in 2 to 3 years, then let it be.
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Thanks for the advice orgninja -- it's hard not to regress to conspiracy theory when you've got all the time in the world :) I'm actually relatively calm / not worried (a little bit of cockiness, a lot of apathy).

I see you've got a Yale admit (along with many other schools). Have you decided on Yale?


Yes, I've submitted my deposit.

While you didn't ask specifically why I've chosen Yale, that is an implication of your question, so I'll answer it.

Every school I applied to was relatively small, emphasized team-work, wasn't too finance oriented, and was located in a "college town." For personal and professional development reasons, that's what I was looking for.

I decided on Yale above the others for these reasons:

1. Emphasis on business AND society
2. Strength of the new curriculum (though Michigan's is also really good)
3. Superior employment situation
4. More impressive students and faculty (by far) in my campus visit
5. Superior global brand (I work for an international company and my Japanese boss said I could go to Michigan "any year" but Yale was different story. I don't think he's heard of Cornell or Duke.)
6. Stronger personal connection / feels right
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FYI, from Michelle Vitali at Yale SOM Admissions today (3/12), from the Yale SOM Admissions Forum:

"We'll likely release some decisions next week, but can’t make any promises except to say everyone will hear by the end of the round. Keep in mind that the timing of your admissions decision isn't indicative of the strength or final outcome of your application. We review in random order and haven't finished the round yet." - mvitali
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nink,

i've been pondering this and thought you could provide some input.

in the short-term goals essay, i want to mention a primary professional goal (investments/nonprofit related) and also state that i realize that i may not be able to attain that immediately after the mba due to a continuing weak economy. then i want to mention a related goal as a backup option.

is this kosher or should i stick to just the primary goal? an adcom at a top 5 school said they would like it if an applicant showed that he/she was thinking about the economic situation and planning for it.

just as an fyi, my gmat is below the SOM avg and i come from a investments / non-profit background.


Although I am not nink, I would like to state that by the time you graduate (nearly 3 years from now) the market can be completely different, look at 2002 vs 2005. Personally, I think its better to show that you are very sure of what you want to do, rather than list a bunch of options of what you might do, since it weakens your goals. If you do want to show understanding of the current situtation, you may go either 1) predict how the market will be in 2 years and your ability to capitalize on with with your background or 2) state somewhere how the economic conditions and changes in the industry has help your refocus on why and MBA is important.

Just my 2 cents.
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i think i might apply via consortium, but im a bit confused about how the process would work. on the consortium website, it says the application cycle is closed; it says it will reopen in 'late summer'... but isnt that too late for fall 2010?


Don't know anything about consortium but there were a couple of members (that I know of) who applied and got into schools via consortium last year. Also for YSOM - I know that adcoms are embracing applicants through consortium in order to diversify the YSOM community.

For your reference:

1) Should I apply through the Consortium?
calling-all-fall-2010-consortium-applicants-merged-87799.html

2) Any Consortium applicants?
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3) #2 round, Consortium Applicants.... status?
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4) Consortium
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5) CONSORTIUM (CGSM) - can someone elaborate?
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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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Last year I got the rejection on the decision date. My application status has not changed from submission till that date.


If my memory serves me correctly, you are right on the money. :wink:

Some admits get sent out earlier than decision date but not dings or WL's. You have to wait until decision date.


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Completed my Yale interview. As per me, it went well.

And the wait again continues :(


Hopefully you will hear back good news soon enough!
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@ nink
such a rollercoaster experience :twisted:


This is nothing. It gets worse.... :?

marina7241 wrote:
Nink, any word on when more interview invites are going to go out? Do you know if they will send them in batches, like they did on October 19th?


Usually it gets released in small batches and it is still too early for them to be done sending out interview invites. Remember, the decision date for R1 is Dec 18 2009. That is still far far away. I would start worrying if you don't receive interview invite before Thanksgiving holiday.

Guys, I have been there. I understand it sucks. But everyone has to go through this every year and I understand that saying what I just said doesn't help one bit on your anxieties. But you guys have done your part. You guys took the crappy GMAt exam, and spent countless hours writing your essays. What's done is done and all you can do is wait for now. It is up to the bschools (regardless of where you applied) to do their part and recognize what a great individuals you all are.

My advice......keep checking this forum and BW forum (oh, and don't believe everything in BW forum....), and the chat room if needed and continue the procrastination at work. :-D I remember that there were usually 20 to 35 of us in GMATClub chatroom during the workday, 5 days a week, procrastinating and just discussing whatever in order to reduce our anxiety issue.

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im going to ask you other then Applicants and such. How do you like your time in YSOM so far?


Well, here's my honest assessment so far:

1) That Yale graduate student murder thing kinda turned the campus upside down earlier this academic yr. Schools like Yale constantly sends out security related emails about students getting mugged around the campus etc. Those emails disturbed me before but now, I just ignore them. It's not that dangerous as people told me New Haven would be.
2) YSOM's resources available to its students = World Class. You have the best of both worlds; advantages at a small liberal arts school (think 1 on 1 attention from professors etc) and advantages of a world renowed school brand with world class faculty, student services, classmates, career services, recruiters, alumni, annual Harvard vs Yale rivalry at football games, and the jealous look from people on the street when they see you wearing a Yale hoodie or T-shirt = PRICELESS.
3) Yale Law School kids have better facilities than us bschool students as of now. That will change when they are done building the new facilities for us. Unfortunately, it won't be completed until after I graduate.
4) Social Life outside the classroom? AWESOME. So much to do, so little time. You pretty much get to know all the people in your graduating class due to its small size. And yes. Ivy League schools rest its reputation on its services to its current students and alumni. They do so much more than they probably should, in order to accomodate you. They want to keep you happy because the relationship with Yale only begins in school. It lasts a lifetime.
5) It's freakin cold here…..
6) People are genuinely nice. It's almost as if admissions office weeded out all the crazy people during the admissions process. When I was an undergrad at NYU Stern, competition was fierce even among my classmates and as a result, it really wasn't much of a team-work environment. Here, people often cover for one another, pay for each other's drinks or meals without wanting anything else in return, shares classnotes or recruiting related news/events, and even picked up classmate's parents at the airport when one student needed to go to a recruiting info session.
7) Homeless people…a lot of them in New Haven…but many of them are really nice….unlike NYC homeless….
8) Beer's cheaper than NYC at bars…KUDOS
9) There's a raccoon running around on my way to school that spooks me out…
10) In conclusion, yes…I am very happy here. If I had any worries earlier this year when I chose to attend YSOM over higher ranked schools like Booth and Kellogg, they are pretty much gone. I can't say that YSOM is better than any other schools because I have not attended any other bschools myself and I am sure current students at other schools can boast why they love their schools, but I call my fiancee at Stanford GSB everyday and tell her that Stanford GSB is for losers....and she tells me to go see a psychiatrist. I am not sure who "fit" the ideal applicant profile for YSOM but if you visit here and you fall in love with this plce, don't worry about other factors and go with your guts. Other stuff will work out on its own.
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There are opportunities available at YSOM with major tech companies such as Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, HP etc. There are also tech VC opportunities that you can pursue off campus. Most top programs have tech trek where you can visit the west coast and visit various opportunities. However, if your main goal is tech, Haas (Berkley) is a better option. Kryzak told me of awesome opportunities available to him (such as product management at Blizzard, Facebook etc). YSOM can not compete with Haas in opportunities like that. Contact Kryzak for more info. He's a really nice guy, and Haas is an awesome school for applicants interested in tech industry.
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So, nick if i may. hows the marketing & advertising program at YALE SOM.

ps, i look at few rank mba websites, and some place yale top 13 in marketing & advertising in US.
can i can your take on this?

thanks for any input, i need to bug you since you might know a thing or two about the program.


There are marketing jobs at Fortune 500 companies (P&G, AMEX, MSFT etc) . But marketing isn't YSOM forte. There are far better schools that you can choose if you want to do marketing.
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There's something else that bothers me. Since the order of review is random, there's every chance that applicants towards the end have lower odds of receiving an invite. Because I'm certain they sent out the first 50% of the invites before they reviewed the first 50% of the applications. Seems unfair that some candidates might lose out on the luck of the draw.

Which brings me to another question - wouldn't it have been fair to review the entire lot of R1 applications together, shortlist the 'best' applicants (i.e., relative to the rest of the pool) and send out all invites together? This approach takes more time I know, but it just seems fairer. Unless of course, the draw uses some screening logic (demographic, GMAT etc.) and is not entirely random.

I shouldn't think so much. But it beats staring out the window in Shanghai, depressing.
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I am wondering if you are supposed to include college extracurriculars in the "Activities" section of the application or only post-college extracurriculars? The wording, "List the most meaningful activities (up to five (5)) in which you participate or have participated from college to date." is confusing me.

Thanks!


I took that to mean both during college and since college when I filled out my application. My reasoning was, if you remove the words "to date", it would definitely mean during college. If they meant "since college" they could have made it clear. And there is no other place to list collegiate activities. Two of my activities were very obviously from college and I was admitted so I don't think it's anything to worry about.
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nink (or any current students ) - what's the housing situation like for students at SOM? do they live on campus in dorms? do they live in the surrounding new haven area in apartments/studios?


try this

http://www.som.yale.edu/students/housing/default.asp
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I applied a few hours before the deadline on 1/07.
Received my interview invite yesterday at around 10:30am

Anyone have interview advice specific to Yale? The email said it would be with a second year MBA student.

Thanks!


Congrats on the interview invite. I interviewed at Yale in mid-November and was admitted for Round 1. While your interview will probably be with a second year, make sure you have some questions ready if you happen to interview with an admissions officer. I ended up interviewing with Bruce, the director of admissions, and was totally unprepared with questions, stumbling by asking some obvious ones, luckily it didn't cost me.

As for the interview, make sure you know the school and show passion for it by reading up the different sections on their website. There is nothing tricky, as it pertains to the interview, just make sure you know your resume cold and know your short and long term goals. It is also a blind interview, the interviewer has only seen your resume and nothing else, so you can use the stories you used in your essays. Since the class size is small and close-knit, they just want to make sure you fit into their overall student body (e.g. socially conscious leader who get along well with others).

Hope that helps. PM me if you need more information on my interview.
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