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Re: Yale SOM 2012 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2014) [#permalink] New post 14 May 2012, 05:23
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thanks. good to know. guess it's gonna be a ding from yale.


If it's of any comfort, I expect a ding as well after my interview. I felt the interviewer (a 2nd year student) and I just didn't get along :( I asked a couple of questions that are important to me and he was making funny faces and almost made me feel as if what I was asking was completely out of touch. Oh well. We'll see.
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Re: Yale SOM 2012 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2014) [#permalink] New post 14 May 2012, 07:33
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thanks. good to know. guess it's gonna be a ding from yale.


If it's of any comfort, I expect a ding as well after my interview. I felt the interviewer (a 2nd year student) and I just didn't get along :( I asked a couple of questions that are important to me and he was making funny faces and almost made me feel as if what I was asking was completely out of touch. Oh well. We'll see.


Don't stress about it, it's not the decisive factor.

When I see posts like this and based on my own experiences I feel that there should also be a ranking for MBA programs based on application experience. Some may say that it can affected by your own acceptance or rejections. However generally when someone is applying to an MBA they have enough professional experience to be able to evaluate their experience in the application process from an objective perspective. For example making faces in an interview, in any context wouldn't be considered appropriate in a professional environment. Same thing regarding response times, quality of response, individualized assistance, relevance, application process, etc. If we were paying for a service or product the same amounts an MBA program costs, or just the application fee, these rankings would be a must.

I think we've all had good and not so good experiences during this road. I would be curious to see how applicants feel the process was on some kind of standardize measure and it would be helpful not just for future applicants but for admission departments.
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Re: Yale SOM 2012 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2014) [#permalink] New post 14 May 2012, 08:56
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thanks. good to know. guess it's gonna be a ding from yale.


If it's of any comfort, I expect a ding as well after my interview. I felt the interviewer (a 2nd year student) and I just didn't get along :( I asked a couple of questions that are important to me and he was making funny faces and almost made me feel as if what I was asking was completely out of touch. Oh well. We'll see.


Don't stress about it, it's not the decisive factor.

When I see posts like this and based on my own experiences I feel that there should also be a ranking for MBA programs based on application experience. Some may say that it can affected by your own acceptance or rejections. However generally when someone is applying to an MBA they have enough professional experience to be able to evaluate their experience in the application process from an objective perspective. For example making faces in an interview, in any context wouldn't be considered appropriate in a professional environment. Same thing regarding response times, quality of response, individualized assistance, relevance, application process, etc. If we were paying for a service or product the same amounts an MBA program costs, or just the application fee, these rankings would be a must.

I think we've all had good and not so good experiences during this road. I would be curious to see how applicants feel the process was on some kind of standardize measure and it would be helpful not just for future applicants but for admission departments.

Earlier, I got into Yale, Duke, and waiting from INSEAD. I got rejected by Booth, and waitlisted by Tuck. I can tell about my own experience with students of all those schools where I visited campuses and sat on classes. INSEAD, Duke, and Booth are really really great and fantastic schools on all levels, professors, atmosphere, and exceptionally friendly and helpful, down to earth and extremely smart students. Schools that I loved most though were Fuqua and INSEAD. Regarding to Yale, the school in an urgent need to address the quality of its students. having high test scores don't make you good business person, soft skills are much more important. I asked the hosting students about how many credits hours they have to study to fulfill the requirement of the MBA, I swear no one knew!!!, I asked them whether professor robert shiller teach some of the finance courses at the MBA levels, No one knew!!! when I asked ALL the three students to mention my country on the map, No one knew it!!! Yale SOM is purely northeastern and for new england only!!! brand alone can't help!!! the prominent undergraduate program is far ahead in all measures..The admission team stuck with numbers and dealing with applicants as they are high school applicants..they simply wanted you to apply in the first round with 740 and 307 gpa to be accepted!!! they can't assess the soft skills and the other important parts of the applications..however, the school has great potential with new great dean and new building..but at the moment I couldn't take the risk and enroll there..Duke fuqua stolen my heart, the school and the students are just great..but based on my own needs and circumstances, INSEAD is better fit and more convenient..I wish I can make it there..when I visited schools I really realized that when BW put yale in 24 rank, they know what they are knowing and when they put Fuqua at 6 rank, they are just fair enough..I didn't regret a moment of turning down yale for Duke..and now just waiting for INSEAD,...if I make it I'll be heading there..
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Re: Yale SOM 2012 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2014) [#permalink] New post 14 May 2012, 09:13
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when I asked ALL the three students to mention my country on the map, No one knew it!!!


Thank you for your reply! I know exactly what you mean.

I've been wondering something about international applicants. How do adcoms really evaluate them? INSEAD aside, when I look through the adcom team members 99% of the time they are very regional, if not local, and at least in their profile don't really list international experience. How effective are they at assessing the potential of an international applicant and the value of their application in terms of the meaning of their accomplishments at their own location, if the team members don't have much exposure?
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Re: Yale SOM 2012 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2014) [#permalink] New post 14 May 2012, 10:09
Actually the reason I felt my interviewer and I didn't get along very well is exactly because I asked why SOM was so regional. I come from a country that traditionally has had a very difficult interaction with the US and I wanted to know how integrated international students were to local ones. She, a local girl, basically said that if I ever have issues with locals it is because I am not doing my best at making them feel comfortable around me.
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Re: Yale SOM 2012 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2014) [#permalink] New post 14 May 2012, 10:37
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Actually the reason I felt my interviewer and I didn't get along very well is exactly because I asked why SOM was so regional. I come from a country that traditionally has had a very difficult interaction with the US and I wanted to know how integrated international students were to local ones. She, a local girl, basically said that if I ever have issues with locals it is because I am not doing my best at making them feel comfortable around me.


Coming from LatinAmerica as well and having done my fair share of travelling and living around the world, I am a bit speechless. That is not an answer I would have expected there and is certainly not what I perceived from graduates I've spoken to.

Did you complete your education in LA and is your work experience in the region as well? I'm asking because I am wondering how do you feel universities have been able to assess it.
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Re: Yale SOM 2012 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2014) [#permalink] New post 14 May 2012, 10:46
Whoa whoa whoa! I am very sorry and surprised to hear about those experiences. I am not going to condone the students that were that callous and dismissive of your questions and concerns, but I just want to say that that has NOT been my experience with anyone that I’ve met at Yale. Sure – there were a couple of weirdos, (I'm sure some would count me in this group), but far fewer than I found at other schools. I’ve also got to say, with the amount of pre-program socializing that we’ve been doing, I’ve met approximately 70+ other members of my incoming class, and I’ve got to say that soft skills are not going to be a problem, and I would be happy to call 99% of them friends … this after only knowing them for 3-4 months.

This isn’t to discount your gut feeling. I had weird feelings at other schools, and it turns out that it was because the people that I met rubbed me the wrong way. I took this as an indication of how I would feel when I got to campus. So I ultimately chose the school with the classmates I felt I could bond with best over two years, (amongst other considerations, but this one was highest). After all, your MBA will be at least 50% about the network you make, and you should find the group of people that make you feel best. Sad to hear that it may not be Yale, but please know that it’s not completely indicative of what everyone’s experience of the school is.
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Re: Yale SOM 2012 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2014) [#permalink] New post 14 May 2012, 11:48
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when I asked ALL the three students to mention my country on the map, No one knew it!!!


Thank you for your reply! I know exactly what you mean.

I've been wondering something about international applicants. How do adcoms really evaluate them? INSEAD aside, when I look through the adcom team members 99% of the time they are very regional, if not local, and at least in their profile don't really list international experience. How effective are they at assessing the potential of an international applicant and the value of their application in terms of the meaning of their accomplishments at their own location, if the team members don't have much exposure?

thats right. at INSEAD for example, the admission committee is composed of 10 alumni and 10 INSEAD staff (professors, admission directors, and even admission coordinator). and admission committee is truly multinational and multicultural..they know exactly what does (extracurricular) mean in different countries? they know the differences between cultures when it comes to personal achievements..and so on..at Yale, I noticed the admission staff are very familiar with the american applicants and they got deeper in talking with them about their career plans and from where do they come and where did their undergraduates, extracurricular activities..families..and all these staff! but as an international I felt i am really very very strange within them..PLEASE note..the students and staff were nice..BUT I am talking about the quality of a top tier MBA folks..there are things beyond good in college and test scores..I felt that I will not be benefiting from those students in an international scale..they will be good friends, but when it comes to global leader in multinational company, I really feel they need much preparation, experiences, and to be aware of the others.. at Duke fuqua, the white american I met there are on par with the international students in term of global awareness and they know many things about businesses, cultures, countries, and people. again, Yale SOM need more time and new strategy to be on par with the other top programs ..e.g.M7 schools, and INSEAD. in fact, they have at Yale the highest potential to be so; brands, money, proximity to NYC, new dean, every thing, except the gloomy new haven :), Please bear n mind, this is not to underestimate yale som or its students as it is just my experience and I wish for this institution to have the right people in the admission panel to help them attracting best students..the current admission people are not on the same level as Yale name! I wish Mr Ted read this and address this issue very soon..
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when I asked ALL the three students to mention my country on the map, No one knew it!!!


Thank you for your reply! I know exactly what you mean.

I've been wondering something about international applicants. How do adcoms really evaluate them? INSEAD aside, when I look through the adcom team members 99% of the time they are very regional, if not local, and at least in their profile don't really list international experience. How effective are they at assessing the potential of an international applicant and the value of their application in terms of the meaning of their accomplishments at their own location, if the team members don't have much exposure?

thats right. at INSEAD for example, the admission committee is composed of 10 alumni and 10 INSEAD staff (professors, admission directors, and even admission coordinator). and admission committee is truly multinational and multicultural..they know exactly what does (extracurricular) mean in different countries? they know the differences between cultures when it comes to personal achievements..and so on..at Yale, I noticed the admission staff are very familiar with the american applicants and they got deeper in talking with them about their career plans and from where do they come and where did their undergraduates, extracurricular activities..families..and all these staff! but as an international I felt i am really very very strange within them..PLEASE note..the students and staff were nice..BUT I am talking about the quality of a top tier MBA folks..there are things beyond good in college and test scores..I felt that I will not be benefiting from those students in an international scale..they will be good friends, but when it comes to global leader in multinational company, I really feel they need much preparation, experiences, and to be aware of the others.. at Duke fuqua, the white american I met there are on par with the international students in term of global awareness and they know many things about businesses, cultures, countries, and people. again, Yale SOM need more time and new strategy to be on par with the other top programs ..e.g.M7 schools, and INSEAD. in fact, they have at Yale the highest potential to be so; brands, money, proximity to NYC, new dean, every thing, except the gloomy new haven :), Please bear n mind, this is not to underestimate yale som or its students as it is just my experience and I wish for this institution to have the right people in the admission panel to help them attracting best students..the current admission people are not on the same level as Yale name! I wish Mr Ted read this and address this issue very soon..


I don't think there's any question that Yale's not as international as INSEAD. Not many MBA programs are, if any at all. I can't comment on Duke, as I know very little about it, but I don't think that MBA programs should only be judged solely by how internationally aware their students already are. Is INSEAD a more 'international' school than, say, Harvard? Probably. That alone doesn't necessarily make it better.

I'm international as well, and had a great interview experience. My interviewer was forthcoming about not knowing much about my country and they asked what felt like genuine questions about it. That didn't bother much - I know very little about the part of the US that they're from - and in fact I think that made for a more mutually enriching conversation. I don't know if my interviewer would have been able to point my country out on a map, but to be honest, despite the fact that I've lived, worked, and traveled in/to many countries, there are plenty that I wouldn't be able to point out on a map either. But if that makes me interesting to my interviewer and them interesting to me, I'm cool with it.

From memory, I think that Yale SOM's international student population is reasonably sizeable, is it not? So I look forward to meeting people from all over the world and, in turn, learning about lots of different cultures that I know very little about. I'm not that concerned about a less international adcomm not being able to evaluate international experience. To a certain extent, an interesting profile is an interesting profile, and at the very least the onus should be on the applicant to show that they're qualified through their essays and interviews, right? The adcom have been admitting international applicants for years, and have presumably been observing how successful those students ended up being during and after their studies. Surely they'd pick up a thing or two from that.

It also makes some sense that there is a northeastern emphasis at Yale. People often choose the location of their schools because it's in a general geography where they want to live after their MBA. Many people go to Stanford because they are (or want to be) on the west coast. People might choose Columbia in part because they are (or want to be) in New York. LBS, because of London. INSEAD is an exception, but surely most schools have some degree of regional emphasis by being, at least in part, a product of their geography. I wouldn't choose Yale if I really wanted to meet people from the UK. I'd go to the UK for that.

I suppose these things are quite hit or miss, particularly when they're done by second year students or alumni. It does seem like INSEAD, and evidently Duke, are better fits for you. For me, on the other hand, I don't really care how many credit hours you need to fulfill an MBA, and I'm more excited at the prospect of taking courses with Shiller than I am concerned with the fact that there are other students at Yale who don't care enough to know if he teaches there.

An MBA program does ultimately have to feel right for you, and you unfortunately have to judge them based on interactions with a very small sample of people that often inadequately represent an entire school. My case is particularly anecdotal. I interviewed over Skype, so I literally only interacted with 1 person from the school. Either way, I was fortunate, got a good vibe, and am really excited about the prospect of going to Yale.

Fingers crossed for Thursday. Good luck to all who are still hanging in there!
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Re: Yale SOM 2012 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2014) [#permalink] New post 14 May 2012, 13:35
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when I asked ALL the three students to mention my country on the map, No one knew it!!!


Thank you for your reply! I know exactly what you mean.

I've been wondering something about international applicants. How do adcoms really evaluate them? INSEAD aside, when I look through the adcom team members 99% of the time they are very regional, if not local, and at least in their profile don't really list international experience. How effective are they at assessing the potential of an international applicant and the value of their application in terms of the meaning of their accomplishments at their own location, if the team members don't have much exposure?[/quote]
thats right. at INSEAD for example, the admission committee is composed of 10 alumni and 10 INSEAD staff (professors, admission directors, and even admission coordinator). and admission committee is truly multinational and multicultural..they know exactly what does (extracurricular) mean in different countries? they know the differences between cultures when it comes to personal achievements..and so on..at Yale, I noticed the admission staff are very familiar with the american applicants and they got deeper in talking with them about their career plans and from where do they come and where did their undergraduates, extracurricular activities..families..and all these staff! but as an international I felt i am really very very strange within them..PLEASE note..the students and staff were nice..BUT I am talking about the quality of a top tier MBA folks..there are things beyond good in college and test scores..I felt that I will not be benefiting from those students in an international scale..they will be good friends, but when it comes to global leader in multinational company, I really feel they need much preparation, experiences, and to be aware of the others.. at Duke fuqua, the white american I met there are on par with the international students in term of global awareness and they know many things about businesses, cultures, countries, and people. again, Yale SOM need more time and new strategy to be on par with the other top programs ..e.g.M7 schools, and INSEAD. in fact, they have at Yale the highest potential to be so; brands, money, proximity to NYC, new dean, every thing, except the gloomy new haven :), Please bear n mind, this is not to underestimate yale som or its students as it is just my experience and I wish for this institution to have the right people in the admission panel to help them attracting best students..the current admission people are not on the same level as Yale name! I wish Mr Ted read this and address this issue very soon..[/quote]

I don't think there's any question that Yale's not as international as INSEAD.![/quote]
Look, you like Yale, you are satisfied with it, it is OK no bother. we are talking about comparison with other TOP tier programs. so far yale som is a second tier by all measures; placements, yield results, the more importantly, students quality. most (if not all) MBA students want to benefit from the degree immediately after they graduate, the prospect of Yale MBA is still away behind. No one from the major MBB, nor IBs do recruit on the campus despite being very close to NYC!! go to Bain, Mackinsey, or Goldman Sachs sites and look if they have dedicated page for Yale SOM. comparing Yale with INSEAD is unfair at all. INSEAD is comparable only with M7 schools and particularly with HWS. again, again, and again, this is NOT to underestimate Yale, it is our observation and we hope the admission committee address this soon! btw, you need a HR guy in the admission management NOT a Lawyer! REMEMBER , when BW put yale 24, this was due to the recruiters views and students satisfaction! a median salary of 100k with the highest of 215k isn't the figures of a top school! you have the right to be happy with Yale, but when it comes to a very elite, top tier, and highly sought-after an MBA programs, NO Yale need at least 5 to 10 years, with increasing the class size, with placing more grads into the white shoe firms!!! some say, Yale has a business school???!!!! and they are right it is the very best undergrad, the very best Law, but MBA, sorry, not yet, similar to Harvard in engineering!!! they aren't comparable even with UIUC!! professional people never can't be taken by the brand!!!
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I don't think there's any question that Yale's not as international as INSEAD. Not many MBA programs are, if any at all. I can't comment on Duke, as I know very little about it, but I don't think that MBA programs should only be judged solely by how internationally aware their students already are. Is INSEAD a more 'international' school than, say, Harvard? Probably. That alone doesn't necessarily make it better.

I'm international as well, and had a great interview experience. My interviewer was forthcoming about not knowing much about my country and they asked what felt like genuine questions about it. That didn't bother much - I know very little about the part of the US that they're from - and in fact I think that made for a more mutually enriching conversation. I don't know if my interviewer would have been able to point my country out on a map, but to be honest, despite the fact that I've lived, worked, and traveled in/to many countries, there are plenty that I wouldn't be able to point out on a map either. But if that makes me interesting to my interviewer and them interesting to me, I'm cool with it.

From memory, I think that Yale SOM's international student population is reasonably sizeable, is it not? So I look forward to meeting people from all over the world and, in turn, learning about lots of different cultures that I know very little about. I'm not that concerned about a less international adcomm not being able to evaluate international experience. To a certain extent, an interesting profile is an interesting profile, and at the very least the onus should be on the applicant to show that they're qualified through their essays and interviews, right? The adcom have been admitting international applicants for years, and have presumably been observing how successful those students ended up being during and after their studies. Surely they'd pick up a thing or two from that.

It also makes some sense that there is a northeastern emphasis at Yale. People often choose the location of their schools because it's in a general geography where they want to live after their MBA. Many people go to Stanford because they are (or want to be) on the west coast. People might choose Columbia in part because they are (or want to be) in New York. LBS, because of London. INSEAD is an exception, but surely most schools have some degree of regional emphasis by being, at least in part, a product of their geography. I wouldn't choose Yale if I really wanted to meet people from the UK. I'd go to the UK for that.

I suppose these things are quite hit or miss, particularly when they're done by second year students or alumni. It does seem like INSEAD, and evidently Duke, are better fits for you. For me, on the other hand, I don't really care how many credit hours you need to fulfill an MBA, and I'm more excited at the prospect of taking courses with Shiller than I am concerned with the fact that there are other students at Yale who don't care enough to know if he teaches there.

An MBA program does ultimately have to feel right for you, and you unfortunately have to judge them based on interactions with a very small sample of people that often inadequately represent an entire school. My case is particularly anecdotal. I interviewed over Skype, so I literally only interacted with 1 person from the school. Either way, I was fortunate, got a good vibe, and am really excited about the prospect of going to Yale.

Fingers crossed for Thursday. Good luck to all who are still hanging in there!


INSEAD – Yes it is a completely different situation

Yale – I’m not trying to put it down, but I would like to understand the criteria on international applicants who have not studied or work in the US and the adcom’s ability to asses them, in general not just in Yale.
Overall, I like the nature of Yale very much, which is why I applied. The quality of the education is good, there is no question about that, but what personally attracted me to it were the holistic approach to business education and the “diverse” backgrounds promoted by them, especially in terms of social responsibility. So you can safely assume I’m not crazy about most rankings.

Fit – Yes, fully agree, everywhere it is a question of a fit. Nobody is going to fit everywhere.

International aware students - Yes it is an important criteria in the 21st century, especially for most people who have international experience and know that they will benefit from being with like minded people in that sense. Going from an international environment to an insular one is not a step forward.

Not knowing about my country – It’s not really a question of whether it can bother a person or not, as for many of us it happens all the time. But when you are going to invest time and money in an MBA program, it is a question of “how can you asses my profile if you cannot put it into context”, “how good of a job can your institution do at providing me with a global business perspective (which EVERY program is promoting now) if my first impression through the adcom does not follow that line?”

Being Interesting – I feel selection should be beyond that.

I’ll try to use an example from my own work experience doing international recruitment to explain my concern. Without discussing quality of the programs, there are countries were Masters and PhDs are “easily” accessible and are a must in order to secure a good position. On the other hand there are countries in which these types of programs are not the norm, neither in terms of availability nor in terms of job market demands. If I did not know this, I would not be able to assess sufficiently the context that helps define:

a) The motivations and drive to pursue a graduate degree
b) The merit that obtaining a graduate degree in different circumstances

Both things which are crucial in evaluating a candidate, whether for a job or an educational program. And I have done both. Same applies to understanding different job markets, impact of a position, or simply academic selection. To be honest it’s not the kind of thing that you can show in an application or define in most interviews, especially when there is generally not enough time or character count for it. Neither is it the kind of thing you can learn from reading development or economical indexes.

Hence my question about international selection.

Personally I guess it’s a ding for me, because I haven’t heard from them. I'm obviously not happy about it, but I am not speaking out of spite. I honestly just want to learn how this aspect works.
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Re: Yale SOM 2012 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2014) [#permalink] New post 14 May 2012, 17:51
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Look, you like Yale, you are satisfied with it, it is OK no bother. we are talking about comparison with other TOP tier programs. so far yale som is a second tier by all measures; placements, yield results, the more importantly, students quality. most (if not all) MBA students want to benefit from the degree immediately after they graduate, the prospect of Yale MBA is still away behind. No one from the major MBB, nor IBs do recruit on the campus despite being very close to NYC!! go to Bain, Mackinsey, or Goldman Sachs sites and look if they have dedicated page for Yale SOM. comparing Yale with INSEAD is unfair at all. INSEAD is comparable only with M7 schools and particularly with HWS. again, again, and again, this is NOT to underestimate Yale, it is our observation and we hope the admission committee address this soon! btw, you need a HR guy in the admission management NOT a Lawyer! REMEMBER , when BW put yale 24, this was due to the recruiters views and students satisfaction! a median salary of 100k with the highest of 215k isn't the figures of a top school! you have the right to be happy with Yale, but when it comes to a very elite, top tier, and highly sought-after an MBA programs, NO Yale need at least 5 to 10 years, with increasing the class size, with placing more grads into the white shoe firms!!! some say, Yale has a business school???!!!! and they are right it is the very best undergrad, the very best Law, but MBA, sorry, not yet, similar to Harvard in engineering!!! they aren't comparable even with UIUC!! professional people never can't be taken by the brand!!!
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Re: Yale SOM 2012 - Calling All applicants (Class of 2014) [#permalink] New post 15 May 2012, 04:43
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As an INSEAD admit, I am quite perplexed and am at a loss as to what to say here.
I will even say that I hope you don't get into INSEAD because my INSEAD classmates and I will definitely not appreciate somebody who bashes other schools for no apparent reason in our class or in our school. Your reasoning makes no sense to me and comes across very judgemental based on limited interactions.

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Please read my posts. At no point at all have I bashed Yale and that was clear to other readers.

- I asked about how adcoms determine international applications, not just in Yale, based on the composition of their teams.
- I said to keep INSEAD aside when considering this, because they have a different structure.
- Although I was apalled at the frowning in the interview, I clearly stated that my experience with Yale graduates had been completely different.
- I explained why I like Yale.
- I tried to support my case for asking how do adcoms work on international applications based on my work experience and why I think it's important.

I apologize for asking how things work and that evidently the conversation got sidetracked. I might have misinterpreted the purpose of the forum.

However I don't appreciate to be addressed in this tone, especially when I have been respectful and certainly did not bash anyone or anything.

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Re: Yale SOM 2012 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2014) [#permalink] New post 15 May 2012, 04:48
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As an INSEAD admit, I am quite perplexed and am at a loss as to what to say here.
I will even say that I hope you don't get into INSEAD because my INSEAD classmates and I will definitely not appreciate somebody who bashes other schools for no apparent reason in our class or in our school. Your reasoning makes no sense to me and comes across very judgemental based on limited interactions.

I am not even sure if you actually got into Yale or Duke and were waitlisted at Tuck. Bottom line is, even if I had applied to Duke and gotten in, I wouldn't be proud of a fellow classmate who randomly appears on another school's thread and starts badmouthing other schools. Why did you apply to Yale in the first place? Why are you doing this? What is your motive?

Sure, INSEAD may appreciate international awareness/experience more so than any other business school and that's where differences lie between top American bschools and INSEAD. In fact, the core measures top American bschools, including Yale, and INSEAD pay attention to are somewhat different, with the former emphasizing intellectual horsepower more (GPA, undergrad, major, GMAT etc.) and the latter emphasizing international outlook more.

I am a huge fan of Yale's for many reasons, including its history of leadership, particularly in the public sector (how many schools actually produce presidents, prime ministers and alike all over the world? how many schools have Tony Blair and General McChrystal teaching courses? To me, educating people and producing such leaders is a true leadership/management school.), rare blend of its private and public leadership management education, prestige, connection to the broader home university, innovative curriculum, recent changes across the board including the new dean, building, etc. The list doesn't stop here.

Indigo12 and oneyearmba, you two, seem to me like disgruntled applicants who are just frustrated with not getting interviewed by/accepted to Yale.

I can imagine why the interviewer made funny faces when asked why Yale was a regional school. First of all, Yale is a top American school for anything really, be it Law, Medicine, Environment, Management, Undergrad, etc. with its name much better known than most schools in the world. Its reputation transcends American continent. Second of all, the question you asked is lacking basic manners. It's sort of like asking a fat girl why she's fat. Even if she actually is fat, you just don't ask that, especially at the interview. Yale is global in my opinion but what I am questioning is your situation awareness. There are right questions to ask during the interview. You don't go to Harvard Business School interview and ask something along the lines of "I hate your case method. Why do you stick to it?" or "I hear HBS students are stuck up. What are your plans to prevent it?". That's a ding on the spot.

She probably was so shocked and couldn't help but make faces.

Put it this way. One of you felt disappointed because the interviewer or students didn't know where your country was? Suck it up. Who cares? I am pretty sure the interviewer/students were disappointed because you asked non-value added questions. The point of you going to the campus should not really be to see if current students know where your country is (are you majoring in geography? this is a truly non-value added question). Also, as an interviewee or a prospective student, I would not even bother asking if Professor Shiller teaches MBA-level courses (look it up on the website yourself) because it just shows how much of a research you have done. Remember they don't need to help you apply to Yale. At the end of the day, you apply if you like it. If not, you don't. The world does not stop for you.

Please, if you are actually serious about going to INSEAD, stop it. We are truly embarrassed and feel that you would be a great disgrace if you actually get admitted. You actually make me think that you are doing this just to make INSEAD look bad. I am serious.
And I don't think anyone believes you actually got into Yale or Duke or got waitlisted at Tuck. You owe an apology to everyone here and beyond.


oppss !!! we're sorry ! we didn't know you were around !! :cry:
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Re: Yale SOM 2012 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2014) [#permalink] New post 15 May 2012, 05:41
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I am not even sure if you actually got into Yale or Duke and were waitlisted at Tuck. Bottom line is, even if I had applied to Duke and gotten in, I wouldn't be proud of a fellow classmate who randomly appears on another school's thread and starts badmouthing other schools. Why did you apply to Yale in the first place? Why are you doing this? What is your motive?


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I highly doubt that he got into any of those schools.
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Re: Yale SOM 2012 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2014) [#permalink] New post 15 May 2012, 05:56
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Have the Dings started to arrive ? Looks like a Ding for me . - No call so far me, even though Yale Claims that Interviews are given until the last day of admission decision, which is a few days away.

I agree with one other poster here - that an MBA program has also to be ranked based on an MBA applicant's user experience.

Best, y'all
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Re: Yale SOM 2012 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2014) [#permalink] New post 15 May 2012, 06:03
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change Topic.!

Have the Dings started to arrive ? Looks like a Ding for me . - No call so far me, even though Yale Claims that Interviews are given until the last day of admission decision, which is a few days away.

I agree with one other poster here - that an MBA program has also to be ranked based on an MBA applicant's user experience.

Best, y'all
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Thanks for the subject change - civility is more productive!

The Dings will probably go out on the day-of. For other rounds, nearly all of the admits were calls placed on the day-of, with the Ding/Waitlist e-mails coming at the end of business. In one or two cases, there were interview invites that went to remaining applicants on the day-of, but I'm not sure these would happen for Round 3.

Hope this is helpful!
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Re: Yale SOM 2012 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2014) [#permalink] New post 15 May 2012, 08:26
I think there might be only a few spots open for Round 3. At the moment there are 224 students (227 if you count the admins) in the Yale 2014 FB group (http://www.facebook.com/groups/260001377382516/). Looking at the class profile for the last two years 228 and 231 people enrolled at Yale in 2011 and 2010, respectively. So around 4 to 7 spots open. It is highly possible that not all 224 students in the group mwill actually enroll at SOM, but the FB group indicates that there will be only a few of us being accepted on Thursday.

That being said, best of luck to everyone! I hope that you (and I) receive admit calls!
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another sweet Yale SOM shoutout!!!

(actually not at all relevant, but still strangely cool to me, look at Juror 7)...

http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/79324 ... es-4-males
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Re: Yale SOM 2012 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2014) [#permalink] New post 15 May 2012, 10:20
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change Topic.!

Have the Dings started to arrive ? Looks like a Ding for me . - No call so far me, even though Yale Claims that Interviews are given until the last day of admission decision, which is a few days away.

I agree with one other poster here - that an MBA program has also to be ranked based on an MBA applicant's user experience.

Best, y'all
R


Thanks for the subject change - civility is more productive!

The Dings will probably go out on the day-of. For other rounds, nearly all of the admits were calls placed on the day-of, with the Ding/Waitlist e-mails coming at the end of business. In one or two cases, there were interview invites that went to remaining applicants on the day-of, but I'm not sure these would happen for Round 3.

Hope this is helpful!


Thanks for "a Ray of Hope".. I wish I get the last seat, in the last second.

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