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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 18 Dec 2008, 03:45
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Potential R2 applicant with a question for you SOM gurus, do you know if the school looks unfavorably on applicants who do not have the opportunity to visit the school or attend its info sessions prior to applying? Thanks and best of luck everyone!


Yes, it is unfavorable.

They will look unfavourably to someone who comes from "another side of the planet", who has so many visa obstacles and who, in the end of the day, can't afford 2k to visit?!

You must be kidding, or you mean that they look unfavourably just on people from US who fail to visit the school? :roll:
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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2008, 10:22
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They will look unfavourably to someone who comes from "another side of the planet", who has so many visa obstacles and who, in the end of the day, can't afford 2k to visit?!

You must be kidding, or you mean that they look unfavourably just on people from US who fail to visit the school? :roll:


Yale usually tags along on international MBA tours. Wherever you are, you should look out for that (or should've already).

Think about it. You are a recruiting manager at a company and you have few positions to fill. Will you offer a job to someone who hasn't shown slightest sign of interest in the position or someone who has done a thorough research?

It's not that Yale (or any other program) wants you to spend tons of money just to show them love. Little gestures - such as attending local MBA tours and talk with school rep and get business card - goes a long way.
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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2008, 12:39
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They will look unfavourably to someone who comes from "another side of the planet", who has so many visa obstacles and who, in the end of the day, can't afford 2k to visit?!

You must be kidding, or you mean that they look unfavourably just on people from US who fail to visit the school? :roll:


Yale usually tags along on international MBA tours. Wherever you are, you should look out for that (or should've already).

Think about it. You are a recruiting manager at a company and you have few positions to fill. Will you offer a job to someone who hasn't shown slightest sign of interest in the position or someone who has done a thorough research?

It's not that Yale (or any other program) wants you to spend tons of money just to show them love. Little gestures - such as attending local MBA tours and talk with school rep and get business card - goes a long way.


The reason I asked is because some schools are more concerned about it than others. I wasn't sure where Yale fell in spectrum (and I'm still unsure).

That said, I still can't get the stupid online system to send the emails to my recommenders.
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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2008, 09:16
I added the most recent stats to page 1 (apparently I was th OP of this thread, I didn't know that)
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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2008, 09:22
Hey guys,

New to gmat club, but just wanted to let everyone know that I got the call on Friday - I'm in.

Btw, does anyone have any insight on how Yale does scholarships? Would they let you know during the phone call or does that happen in the admit packet?
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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2008, 09:32
I'm in at Yale too! I got the call unexpectedly on Friday afternoon at around 2:30 EST. I really liked SOM when I visited, and I think it's probably the best "fit" for me.
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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2008, 10:59
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Hey guys,

New to gmat club, but just wanted to let everyone know that I got the call on Friday - I'm in.

Btw, does anyone have any insight on how Yale does scholarships? Would they let you know during the phone call or does that happen in the admit packet?


Scholarship offers are made at the time of the phone call
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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2008, 20:51
When did you guys interview?
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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2008, 07:45
I received interview invite through email on Dec 10 and interviewed with an adcom member last Monday.

Interview was pleasant and simple.

We talked about my decision to pursue Yale MBA, my career so far, and leadership experience.

I mentioned that i read an article in WSJ while I was an undergrad and the article discussed Yale SOM's bold decision to revamp its entire MBA curriculum.

I expressed that my interest in Yale SOM started back then.

Interview was very detailed. They wanted to hear details, details, and details. They wanted to hear out my thinking process in making all decisions I've made from highschool to my current position at Big 4.

Toughest part was answering: "What's in your future and how can Yale SOM help you get there?"

I was ready for this question. I discussed my interest in the field of management, different management theories, and its evolution. I discussed a fellow highschool graduate who graduated from West point in 2006 - currently serving in Iraq. I mentioned how West Point officers make amazing managers, with his/her effectiveness and efficiency on the job. And also, my view of its short comings.

I researched leadership traits of Napoleon, Margaret Thatcher, JFK, and others and discussed my analysis of how and why each was effective.

I clearly showed my interest in the field of leadership and management. Lastly, I communicated my needs for pursuing Yale SOM and how i pictured myself 10 to 15 years down the road. I expressed how I wish to become part of evolution in management philosophy through learning and application.

Interview ended in about 35 minutes. He told me that I should expect to hear from them before the holidays.
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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2008, 07:59
I interviewed on December 1st and got the call on December 19th.
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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2008, 08:03
Is it true that R1 early admit rate is going to fall compared to last year?
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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2008, 08:03
I am planning on applying to Yale R2. Any advice?
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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2008, 09:09
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I received interview invite through email on Dec 10 and interviewed with an adcom member last Monday.

Interview was pleasant and simple.

We talked about my decision to pursue Yale MBA, my career so far, and leadership experience.

I mentioned that i read an article in WSJ while I was an undergrad and the article discussed Yale SOM's bold decision to revamp its entire MBA curriculum.

I expressed that my interest in Yale SOM started back then.

Interview was very detailed. They wanted to hear details, details, and details. They wanted to hear out my thinking process in making all decisions I've made from highschool to my current position at Big 4.

Toughest part was answering: "What's in your future and how can Yale SOM help you get there?"

I was ready for this question. I discussed my interest in the field of management, different management theories, and its evolution. I discussed a fellow highschool graduate who graduated from West point in 2006 - currently serving in Iraq. I mentioned how West Point officers make amazing managers, with his/her effectiveness and efficiency on the job. And also, my view of its short comings.

I researched leadership traits of Napoleon, Margaret Thatcher, JFK, and others and discussed my analysis of how and why each was effective.

I clearly showed my interest in the field of leadership and management. Lastly, I communicated my needs for pursuing Yale SOM and how i pictured myself 10 to 15 years down the road. I expressed how I wish to become part of evolution in management philosophy through learning and application.

Interview ended in about 35 minutes. He told me that I should expect to hear from them before the holidays.


Ninkorn you're such a liar making Yale think you're that interested in them :-D
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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2008, 10:27
FYI

Yale Adcom indicated that MAJORITY of decisions will be released in January.

http://som-talks.som.yale.edu/forums/sh ... php?t=1156
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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 26 Dec 2008, 09:52
Submitted for Round 2 today! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!! 8-)
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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 26 Dec 2008, 10:19
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Submitted for Round 2 today! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!! 8-)



Great news Buddy!

This is the season to crank out those R2 apps......


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The Yale SOM Admissions Office will be closed from December 24 until January 5 for winter break. We'll still monitor these boards periodically, but phone and email messages will be answered after the break.

Happy holidays!

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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 30 Dec 2008, 07:02
Hi guys, another SOM question.

I scanned to upload my official transcript, but it is intentionally designed to say "VOID" all over it when it is copied in any way. Do you think it would be okay to upload my unofficial transcript (which doesn't say that it is unofficial on it) that I can download from my undergrad's website? It has essentially all the same info.

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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 30 Dec 2008, 07:08
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Hi guys, another SOM question.

I scanned to upload my official transcript, but it is intentionally designed to say "VOID" all over it when it is copied in any way. Do you think it would be okay to upload my unofficial transcript (which doesn't say that it is unofficial on it) that I can download from my undergrad's website? It has essentially all the same info.

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You should still scan your OFFICIAL transcript. Adcoms are accustomed to that and are aware that the version of your transcript is not in fact "official."

Do not download your transcript from your undergrad website. That will only cause even more problems.
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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 30 Dec 2008, 07:26
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rca215 wrote:
Hi guys, another SOM question.

I scanned to upload my official transcript, but it is intentionally designed to say "VOID" all over it when it is copied in any way. Do you think it would be okay to upload my unofficial transcript (which doesn't say that it is unofficial on it) that I can download from my undergrad's website? It has essentially all the same info.

Thanks!


You should still scan your OFFICIAL transcript. Adcoms are accustomed to that and are aware that the version of your transcript is not in fact "official."

Do not download your transcript from your undergrad website. That will only cause even more problems.


One other problem is that the official transcript is completely illegible when scanned due to all sorts of fancy graphics, so it is worthless besides just the "VOID" labels.

I asked the folks at Kellogg about the undergrad website transcript and they were cool with it. Too bad Yale's admissions office is closed until 2 days before the R2 deadline. :cry:
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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 30 Dec 2008, 07:30
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One other problem is that the official transcript is completely illegible when scanned due to all sorts of fancy graphics, so it is worthless besides just the "VOID" labels.

I asked the folks at Kellogg about the undergrad website transcript and they were cool with it. Too bad Yale's admissions office is closed until 2 days before the R2 deadline. :cry:


How about you use digital camera to take a picture of your transcript (will get past VOID labels) and then turn it into JPEG file - then turn it into PDF.

Little work but better than nothing. (Unless you want to go ahead and use downloaded unofficial transcript....)
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