I'm kinda perplexed by the Yale essays. The first essay is this:
Please describe your short- and long-term goals and how your previous experience and an MBA will help you to achieve these goals. 500 words maximum.
Notice it doesn't specify why you want to go to Yale, just why an MBA will help you achive your goals. Do you think talking about Yale in particular is in scope? With 500 words, trying to explain your goals, previous experiences, and why MBA is tough enough without going into details about the Yale program. What have you guys done?
I'll translate the question for you.
Tell me through introspective and insightful comments what you are interested in doing, and how your current experiences have made you interested in these goals, both in the next few years and ten years from now. I also need to know how you see an MBA, specifically one from Yale, fitting in with your goals.