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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 30 Dec 2008, 07:33
I posted to the SOM admissions forum, so hopefully they'll respond to that sooner than Monday. Thanks ninkorn!
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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 30 Dec 2008, 07:34
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rca215 wrote:
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....)


That's not a bad idea. :lol:

I'll give it a whirl tonight. Thanks!
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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 30 Dec 2008, 23:02
Can anyone who interviewed please let me know their profile? I am very upset - took GMAT today and scored 620 - not sure I have a chance at Yale now and I was very excited to apply- essays were all done and ready to be sent - now not sure if I will try to retake and apply round 3 since I scored closer to 700 on my practice tests
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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 31 Dec 2008, 07:44
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Can anyone who interviewed please let me know their profile? I am very upset - took GMAT today and scored 620 - not sure I have a chance at Yale now and I was very excited to apply- essays were all done and ready to be sent - now not sure if I will try to retake and apply round 3 since I scored closer to 700 on my practice tests



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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 31 Dec 2008, 08:02
28 White US Female
42 Q 35 V - 620 overall
- Magazine Ad-Marketing background with Major Consumer Magazines (apx 5 yrs) (NY)
- For last 2 yrs working for a large department store name developing marketing partnerships and sponsorship programs (San Francisco)
- Community service: Developed a client activity program for National MS Society in NY, VP of Associate/Junior Board of Non-Profit home for at-risk youth in San Francisco (other community service as well but that's my strongest)
- 3.7 GPA from large NY State school (political science and bus. management double major, graduated in 2002)

I plan to pursue a career in non-profit development and cause marketing

I was really excited to apply to Yale but not sure now if I should hold off for round 3?!

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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 31 Dec 2008, 08:12
If your essays and recommendations are done, perhaps you want to consider submitting your application for R2 and letting the admissions committee know you realize your GMAT score isn't super competitive and of your intent to retake as soon as possible?


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28 White US Female
42 Q 35 V - 620 overall
- Magazine Ad-Marketing background with Major Consumer Magazines (apx 5 yrs) (NY)
- For last 2 yrs working for a large department store name developing marketing partnerships and sponsorship programs (San Francisco)
- Community service: Developed a client activity program for National MS Society in NY, VP of Associate/Junior Board of Non-Profit home for at-risk youth in San Francisco (other community service as well but that's my strongest)
- 3.7 GPA from large NY State school (political science and bus. management double major, graduated in 2002)

I was really excited to apply to Yale but not sure now if I should hold off for round 3?!
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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 31 Dec 2008, 09:28
hardaway7 wrote:
28 White US Female
42 Q 35 V - 620 overall
- Magazine Ad-Marketing background with Major Consumer Magazines (apx 5 yrs) (NY)
- For last 2 yrs working for a large department store name developing marketing partnerships and sponsorship programs (San Francisco)
- Community service: Developed a client activity program for National MS Society in NY, VP of Associate/Junior Board of Non-Profit home for at-risk youth in San Francisco (other community service as well but that's my strongest)
- 3.7 GPA from large NY State school (political science and bus. management double major, graduated in 2002)

I plan to pursue a career in non-profit development and cause marketing

I was really excited to apply to Yale but not sure now if I should hold off for round 3?!



Do you have any quant courses in undergrad?
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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 31 Dec 2008, 09:55
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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 31 Dec 2008, 13:49
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Yes I took:
Matrix Methods and Models: A-
Intermediate Macro Econ: A
Investment Analysis: A
Accounting: B
Statistics: A
Intro to Economic Analysis: A
Data Analysis: B

and other courses such as managment science etc.

I didn't do very well in Calculus my first semester of college. I got a c- but I didn't fair to well overall that semester because my mother was very ill and I had to constantly make a 7 hour drive home from school!


I would apply R2 and sign up for the GMAT today for Jan 30. Yale will take your new score if they receive it in time. I had a similar issue with R1 and they said they will take the score as long as it is within a couple of weeks of the deadline. However, there is the possibility that you will be judged on the 620 alone.
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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2009, 03:23
Are there any Silver Scholars who were accepted or received interview invites? I trying to figure out if all invites have gone out. thanks
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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2009, 11:02
Does anyone have tips on the best hotel to choose when visiting SOM? Thanks!
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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2009, 11:11
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Does anyone have tips on the best hotel to choose when visiting SOM? Thanks!


I stayed at Courtyard at Marriott and it was very convenient. The hotel is right by Yale campus and there is a shuttle service from airport and other transportation hubs.

Courtyard by Marriott at Yale
30 Whalley Avenue
New Haven
(203) 777-6221

Courtyard isn't expensive compared to other hotels. This is probably your best bet.
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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2009, 11:12
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Does anyone have tips on the best hotel to choose when visiting SOM? Thanks!


I stayed at Courtyard at Marriott and it was very convenient. The hotel is right by Yale campus and there is a shuttle service from airport and other transportation hubs.

Courtyard by Marriott at Yale
30 Whalley Avenue
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(203) 777-6221

Courtyard isn't expensive compared to other hotels. This is probably your best bet.


You're quick ninkorn. Looks good to me (free parking included too). Thanks!
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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2009, 18:50
Just submitted for R2. Good luck everyone!
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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2009, 09:48
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Okay, guys. I know this post is going to get me hell of a backlash from bunch of GClub regulars I interact with. I know I am fortunate enough to have admits to couple other schools that many people will kill for. But here it goes:

I heard from Yale SOM. I got the admit call with scholarship offer of more than $30K a year. (It was named after someone. I forgot who it was)

Now, most of my GClub friends know that my first choice was Tuck from the very beginning. Ever since I was waitlisted from Tuck, I’ve mentioned that I have no preference among the other schools (Stern, Yale, Booth, Kellogg, Haas) that I applied to. I was fully planning on accepting Kellogg admit even though I joked with others about considering Booth or waiting on NYU Stern etc.

I also said that I will go to the school that offers me the most money either in scholarship or financial aid package. As many of you know, I received both my BS Accounting and MS Management Info Systems from NYU. My parents paid for my undergraduate education in full but I took out a loan to pay for my MS degree. I still have about $20K left on the loan. When Booth and Kellogg didn’t offer me any scholarship money, I decided to wait for each school’s financial aid package before making any decision. But now with this Yale offer, my plans have changed completely. Even my fiancé (who is applying to Haas and Stanford only and so far refused to consider application to Booth or Kellogg) is beginning to realize that we might be spending the next 2 years on the opposite side of the country at this point. (at least the impression I got from her text messages after I told her the news)

Some of you might argue about limited opportunities (post-MBA) with Yale MBA vs. Kellogg or Booth MBA. I’ve mentioned that my goal (post-MBA) was either in sports-management or in Silicon Valley. (Silicon Valley is probably most likely scenario) I have no interest whatsoever in PE/VC/IB/MC career because I’ve seen how unhappy my friends and family members in those fields are/were. My fiancé worked at Bain Capital for 3 years before quitting for a job in Global Strategy group of LVMH. My younger brother worked at BlackRock for 3 years in risk management before quitting his job. Now he is in law school – hoping to become a public defendant. My roommate is currently at JP Morgan/Measurisk division and he is dreaming about quitting his job to escape to bschool everyday. And the list goes on and on. (Not to mention I have zero desire whatsoever to pursue career in accounting/finance after MBA…)

I’ve visited Yale SOM back in September and here’s list of pluses (for me) that I jotted down:

1) Intriguing newly revised curriculum
2) Smaller than average target class size every year
3) Not pursuing PE/VC/IB/MC career post-MBA. I pursued both my BS and MS degrees not because I loved them but because they would help me get a job. I want to pursue my last graduate degree (MBA) for the love of learning only. SOM, from what I observed, is a thinking person’s bschool. The new curriculum allows students to think broadly, be curious, and ask questions. Students are given raw data and are asked to work with that – rather than having a solved case that’s handed to them. I want to learn how to frame difficult problems correctly. Approach them in different ways. I don’t want to just plug in solutions for any problem (the way I approach problems right now at work), but to stop and think about them – and then come up with solutions. I think Yale SOM’s new curriculum is designed for shaping students this way.
4) I want to experience this new curriculum. When I started my bschool applications, I chose schools with established reputations (that I thought I had reasonable shot at). However, what’s important is the future. If I can gain what I can gain from Yale SOM and establish myself post-MBA, my future accomplishments will benefit Yale SOM. If Yale SOM ever breaks into Top 5 program, I want to be part of the reason. You can say that it’s my start-up mentality and love for under-dogs. (or pure stupidity….)

I already withdrew my applications to Haas and Stern today. I still have to speak to my fiancé about our plans before making my final decision. But as of now (and mostly likely), I will be heading to New Haven this fall. Thanks for all the advice, encouragement, and comments that you guys shared with me. The last 3 months or so has been a grueling period of time, full of joy and disappointments….. I am glad I found this community early, and I am happy that I was able to go through this experience with you guys.
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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2009, 09:52
Congrats ninkorn!!!!!!!!! I want to be you. Well, me still.....but with your options. 8-)
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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2009, 09:53
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I heard from Yale SOM. I got the admit call with scholarship offer of more than $30K a year. (It was named after someone. I forgot who it was)


Ninkorn I haven't even finished reading this yet. I only read the first 2 lines. But if its going where I think its going (and where your avatar suggests) I am going to beat you to death. I already warned you that if you picked Yale over K/Booth I would beat you to death and I was serious.

Note: If I read your post and find out I'm wrong I'll edit this. Otherwise, watch your back.
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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2009, 09:54
Cha-ching! I might be shooting daggers at you now, but well done. Enjoy New Haven... they have great Thai food near campus as well!
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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2009, 09:57
OK so I read your post. It sounds well reasoned but I'm still going to give you hell for a long time :-D

P.S. congrats on all your admits. Quite an app season you had!

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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2009, 09:59
You go ninkorn! You make a strong enough, and sensible case for wanting to go to Yale SOM and I'm sure you'll be happy there.

Kudos for choosing to take the path less traveled. Well, not literally. :)
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