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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2008, 06:53
Joining the thread as a possible early R2 applicant (think mid-December), still have to visit the school and do my research however. But I've finally decided I can't bear to leave the New York metropolitan area and am seriously considering switching Darden (my original choice for a lone R2 application) for Yale SOM.

Fantastic curriculum, and from what I've heard, a really smart and likeable student body. And as someone with a GMAT verbal score much higher than the quant, it sounds like I'll fit right in. :-D

I seem to be the only one who thinks the application essays are really hard, however.
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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2008, 07:33
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I seem to be the only one who thinks the application essays are really hard, however.


I'm thinking of substituting my Cornell R2 app for Yale. After visiting Cornell, the place seems really remote. Going to NYC would not be something you could do in one day (driving).

It's kind of unfortunate because Yale's essays are much more difficult than Cornell's.

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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2008, 07:41
We're probably hijacking the Yale thread here, refurb. So I shall PM you my views on Cornell.

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I seem to be the only one who thinks the application essays are really hard, however.


I'm thinking of substituting my Cornell R2 app for Yale. After visiting Cornell, the place seems really remote. Going to NYC would not be something you could do in one day (driving).

It's kind of unfortunate because Yale's essays are much more difficult than Cornell's.

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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2008, 15:51
I am with you Solaris. I think the Yale essays are pretty tough (especially the optional ones).

You need to explain like 5 things in each essay.... meh
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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2008, 20:30
I think I will add Yale to my list for R2...really attracted by their focus on social impact and the essays fit very well with my goals & accomplishments.

that being said, i have a question on one of their essays...more specifically on the definition of "professional":

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Describe a professional accomplishment that exhibits your leadership style. The accomplishment should include evidence of your leadership skills, a description of the actions you took, as well as the impact you had on your organization.


i lead a volunteer employee group at work that is extracurricular in the respect that there is little-to-no overlap with my "day job," however it has made a great impact on our organization as a whole. by "professional" is the adcom looking for an example strictly from my profession (engineering), or something that has made an impact in the professional environment that i work in?
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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2008, 06:27
In for round 1...Good luck everyone
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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2008, 12:48
I have sad news to report to the GMATClub community about Yale SOM and also an exciting look into the future. I want to let you know what is going on before rumors start flying around. Joel Podolny, Dean of Yale SOM, is leaving the university on November 1 for a position at Apple. While we are all upset about the departure of Podolny due to the many changes he has instituted, his interim and possible replacement, Sharon Oster, is very capable. She is a world-renowned economics professor and has been at SOM for over 20 years. Also, she was an integral decision maker in the new curriculum and is focused on moving forward with the changes and innovative ideas already in place. Dr. Oster will be missed in the classroom, but we are excited to have her as our Dean. Let me know if I can address any specific questions in the ambassador section.
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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2008, 12:50
I sat in on her class during my visit. Def an engaging woman!

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I have sad news to report to the GMATClub community about Yale SOM and also an exciting look into the future. I want to let you know what is going on before rumors start flying around. Joel Podolny, Dean of Yale SOM, is leaving the university on November 1 for a position at Apple. While we are all upset about the departure of Podolny due to the many changes he has instituted, his interim and possible replacement, Sharon Oster, is very capable. She is a world-renowned economics professor and has been at SOM for over 20 years. Also, she was an integral decision maker in the new curriculum and is focused on moving forward with the changes and innovative ideas already in place. Dr. Oster will be missed in the classroom, but we are excited to have her as our Dean. Let me know if I can address any specific questions in the ambassador section.

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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2008, 12:52
Anyone who visits is free to contact me for a quick discussion or cup of coffee. Let me know a few weeks in advance so I can try to find a time that is free.
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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2008, 13:36
Oh no, that's rather disappointing. J-Pod was a big reason behind my interest in Yale!
Dean Oster will have her work cut out.

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I have sad news to report to the GMATClub community about Yale SOM and also an exciting look into the future. I want to let you know what is going on before rumors start flying around. Joel Podolny, Dean of Yale SOM, is leaving the university on November 1 for a position at Apple. While we are all upset about the departure of Podolny due to the many changes he has instituted, his interim and possible replacement, Sharon Oster, is very capable. She is a world-renowned economics professor and has been at SOM for over 20 years. Also, she was an integral decision maker in the new curriculum and is focused on moving forward with the changes and innovative ideas already in place. Dr. Oster will be missed in the classroom, but we are excited to have her as our Dean. Let me know if I can address any specific questions in the ambassador section.
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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2008, 14:45
I ran into him in the hallway during a visit. Great guy. Sad to see him go.
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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2008, 17:08
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Oh no, that's rather disappointing. J-Pod was a big reason behind my interest in Yale!
Dean Oster will have her work cut out.


You should still apply...Oster will be great. Its a great school with great people
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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2008, 14:46
A few more details on the Yale dean leaving for Apple...

CNET.com: "Yale MBA dean to found Apple University"
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-10073 ... News-Apple
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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2008, 07:18
Any idea when Yale SOM interviews are likely to come through based on when they were sent out last year?
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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2008, 20:47
started my yale online application today...i must say, their web application is very slick and user-friendly (think web 2.0). puts all the other schools' online apps to shame!
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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2008, 09:01
are there any silver scholars applicants around here?
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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2008, 09:15
I submitted my application in R1. Why don't we have a list "submitted, interviewed, dinged, admitted" for this thread? How many gmatclubers applied for Yale in R1? Come on, lets do some number crunching overhere. :)
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Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2008, 11:03
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