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Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2013, 17:21
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aerien wrote:
I believe I did both college and after...

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I only included post-college, but college was over 5 years ago for me so it seemed like it would be a stretch.


I included one collegiate example, and graduated over 5 years ago. I don't think it matters, in all honesty, so long as the participation was meaningful to you.
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Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2013, 17:45
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Finalizing my round 2 application. In the Activities/Professional Affiliations, the directions read:

List the most meaningful activities (up to five (5)) in which you participate or have participated from college to the present. For each activity, list the name of the organization and the position held (if any), the starting and ending dates of your involvement, the amount of time you have devoted to the activity, and a brief description (50 words maximum) of the nature of your involvement.

Does this mean I can include college activities or only activities SINCE college? Small detail, but curious of your interpretation.

Thanks!


What I did was list down all the activities/professional affiliations I have participated in SINCE college, and then afterwards picked from them the top 5 that helped support the overall package that I wanted to present to the admissions committee.

I don't think they have to be the most recent activities, but rather focus on the most meaningful ones (as stated in the application question). I think it's more important to show that you actually learned something from the experience and was able to apply it in the present.
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Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2013, 14:11
Hey All - I have some slots open for my info session in Raleigh on Monday. If there's anyone here from Raleigh-Durham, or with any friends from the area, feel free to head here to sign up. Love to see you there! I had a great time at the one in San Jose last week.
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Hey All - I have some slots open for my info session in Raleigh on Monday. If there's anyone here from Raleigh-Durham, or with any friends from the area, feel free to head here to sign up. Love to see you there! I had a great time at the one in San Jose last week.


I went to one of these when I was home for the holidays and it was a great way, as others have said, to get to know about SOM in a casual environment. I think one of the best ways to get to know if a school is a right fit for you (besides visiting campus, etc) is by speaking to as many students as you can. They can give you insights on their day-to-day life, their classes, what they like and dislike about their school -- and you can see if any of what they said resonated with you. I'd highly recommend going to one in the next few weeks if you can :)

And OhDenny, I'd tell my friends to go hang out with you in Raleigh, but everyone I know there goes to Duke :P
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Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2013, 17:10
Hey all, it's the last weekend before the application deadline and I'm barely halfway through my SOM essays! Having some trouble interpreting the second essay prompt "What will you contribute to the Yale SOM community, and how will being part of it help you extend your professional vision?" so was hoping to get people's input on this.

So initially I interpreted this as a two-part question - Why Yale? How do I add to the community (in terms of diversity, professional and personal experiences)?

For "Why Yale" part I was going to talk about the integrated curriculum, small class size, and parent university brand name/network. But now I am having second thoughts about whether talking about the curriculum itself is somewhat veering off-topic, given that the topic really asks for how you being part of "it" (referring to SOM community) helps your professional goals.

Am I reading too much into this? What do you think?
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Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2013, 19:11
I think you're on the right track overall, but talk about why those things will help you/are best for you. I definitely did alot of "Why Yale" in my essay, but each thing I mentioned somehow tied to my career goals. For the "what will you contribute" piece, that's a bit more straightforward. You certainly have to have done your research to answer this, but it seems like you know why you like Yale, just make sure why you like Yale also ties in with what you want to do with the rest of your life.
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Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2013, 01:57
"Why XXX school?" questions are really about your career goals and how the school can help you get there. It's a small community so they want to make sure you have a unique contribution.
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Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2013, 11:16
Just submitted for round 2. In the end I think these are my best essays so far. Really enjoy the concept of the differentiated curriculum and look forward to hopefully receiving an interview invite. Good luck to everyone else applying.
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Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2013, 06:13
anyone knows if Leon Metzger still teaches his hedge fund class at yale?
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Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2013, 21:11
Thanks DHokie2 and machichi. Just submitted my application so the long wait begins for the interview decisions. Good luck to everyone who applied R2!
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Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 04:15
Does anyone know what time is the deadline on January 8? Couldnt find on website. Thank you.
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Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 04:54
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Does anyone know what time is the deadline on January 8? Couldnt find on website. Thank you.


It was 17.00 EST for R1. I assume it's the same for R2. Good luck!!
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Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 12:15
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Does anyone know what time is the deadline on January 8? Couldnt find on website. Thank you.


If you log into your application it says 5 PM est.
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Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2013, 08:54
Submitted for SOM! Last MBA application FOREVER :-D

Good luck R2ers!!!
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Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2013, 09:10
Can the recommendations come in a day or two later? My evaluators are in the same company and they've been super busy with their release and stuff.
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Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2013, 09:19
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Can the recommendations come in a day or two later? My evaluators are in the same company and they've been super busy with their release and stuff.


One of mine was sent in a day late and my application was not affected.
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Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2013, 09:32
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Can the recommendations come in a day or two later? My evaluators are in the same company and they've been super busy with their release and stuff.


One of mine was sent in a day late and my application was not affected.


Coming from an admitted student himself! thanks! :-D
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Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2013, 09:33
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Coming from an admitted student himself! thanks! :-D


Or herself! :wink: Good luck!
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Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2013, 13:42
good luck to all you Round 2 YSOM applicants.

If it makes you feel any better, I'm sitting here crashing on deadlines for summer internship applications :)

You guys are me 1 year ago, and I am you 1 year from now.
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Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2013, 15:01
Submitted right around the deadline... OK it's my mistake but I think I hit the submit button after 5 p.m. However since I was logged in the whole way the application system (and thus the application review pdf) says it's R2. Thoughts? :oops:
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