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Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2013, 09:27
Thanks for the advice...will definitely take the timing into consideration
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Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2013, 13:18
Don't toy with me and your admissions newsletter, Yale!

Brief panic attack. :)
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Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2013, 14:38
lol...I kinda got freaked out too. I freaked out because I saw 'application tips chat' on the side and thought maybe SOM is giving me a hint to start looking into tips for next year.
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Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2013, 14:40
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lol...I kinda got freaked out too. I freaked out because I saw 'application tips chat' on the side and thought maybe SOM is giving me a hint to start looking into tips for next year.


just saw this too.. just enough of these to keep us on our toes until next Thursday! I hope we will be celebrating haha
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I was able to fill in the data form just fine, though haven't seen anything become of it. Waiting to see when we can create our Yale emails!


Thanks, haxx! I tried it again and it worked. I think I just timed out of the system... oh well.


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I'm in the same boat as you, in that I have not told my current employer that I will be attending business school this fall as I am also up for a promotion in June. Any thoughts on when you'll be giving them the heads up/giving your notice? I've been debating this for a while now because I don't want to burn bridges, but obviously don't want to jeopardize my chances at a promotion if something happens between now and orientation that will prevent me from going to business school. Ahhhh decisions decisions...


I haven't told my employer either, but I didn't put a hold on ReVera. I wasn't sure what impact that would have with the matriculation/registration process, if any, so I just bit the bullet and am letting ReVera do what they need to do. On the plus side, I work for a larger corporation and my interaction with HR (whom I'm guessing they'll be contacting) is quite limited... I'm just hoping word doesn't trickle down to my managers in time for my review. And if it does, oh well -- I've made the decision to leave; I doubt I'm up for a promotion since our promotion cycles are lengthy and unpredictable, so worse case scenario they let me go and I have a few months vacation before school. In the grand scheme of things, it's not the worst thing that could happen.

*Goes back into a hole and listens to birds chirping for the next few weeks -- none of this will be "real" until I have access to my own Yale email account*


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lol...I kinda got freaked out too. I freaked out because I saw 'application tips chat' on the side and thought maybe SOM is giving me a hint to start looking into tips for next year.


just saw this too.. just enough of these to keep us on our toes until next Thursday! I hope we will be celebrating haha


For your sanity, I hope they don't send out another newsletter next Wednesday -- that would be cruel!
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Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2013, 15:53
aerien - what kind of info did you have to supply to ReVera? Was it just employment info or did they ask for extracurric verification as well (contact info, proof, etc)?
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Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2013, 15:57
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lol...I kinda got freaked out too. I freaked out because I saw 'application tips chat' on the side and thought maybe SOM is giving me a hint to start looking into tips for next year.


Oh...I thought Bruce is sending all these emails to me only, so I apply to Yale in R3....A heart breaking news indeed.
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Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2013, 16:18
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aerien - what kind of info did you have to supply to ReVera? Was it just employment info or did they ask for extracurric verification as well (contact info, proof, etc)?


To start off, you literally sign a form and send it to them. All they have is your name. (I'm assuming they tie the information to your Yale application so they know your company's telephone number, etc...) And then if they need more clarification, they'll email you directly.

From what I've gathered, they contact your recommenders and they verify where you've worked.
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Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2013, 18:00
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I agree with the need for reflection/humility, but I actually think this is possible while saying you would make the exact same choice. I had an example where the outcome was very clearcut (i.e. there was no debating whether it could be viewed as a "right" or "wrong" decision-it was clearly "right" based on the outcome), but I initially did not have enough faith in my initial conviction. Thus, my reflection focused on the need for me to have more confidence and willingness to speak up.

Basically, I think there are multiple ways to approach this question - good luck!


I'll second this. I talked about a difficult decision I made that I would definitely do again. The key was that I still learned from it.


Thanks. your suggestions definitely helped.

In this question: What do you consider to be your most significant accomplishment? Why? - hum much important is describing "what i did" in this accomplishment. i mean this part is taking 125 words and i am thinking whether that much words are worth.

Any tips on how you guys responded to this one
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Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2013, 18:56
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lb2015 wrote:
I agree with the need for reflection/humility, but I actually think this is possible while saying you would make the exact same choice. I had an example where the outcome was very clearcut (i.e. there was no debating whether it could be viewed as a "right" or "wrong" decision-it was clearly "right" based on the outcome), but I initially did not have enough faith in my initial conviction. Thus, my reflection focused on the need for me to have more confidence and willingness to speak up.

Basically, I think there are multiple ways to approach this question - good luck!


I'll second this. I talked about a difficult decision I made that I would definitely do again. The key was that I still learned from it.


Thanks. your suggestions definitely helped.

In this question: What do you consider to be your most significant accomplishment? Why? - hum much important is describing "what i did" in this accomplishment. i mean this part is taking 125 words and i am thinking whether that much words are worth.

Any tips on how you guys responded to this one


I probably spent about 1/3 on "what" and the other 2/3 on "why"

I think you're catching on, but the "why" is where the bulk of your essay should be. It does sound like your "what" might be a bit lengthy right now. You might want to see if you can make that part more concise.
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Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2013, 01:04
yeah my "what i did" is a bit lengthy. However, i am also confused as in does "WHY" consists of any other hidden question. i am asking this because i summarized why in a single line only. what else needs to be stated
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yeah my "what i did" is a bit lengthy. However, i am also confused as in does "WHY" consists of any other hidden question. i am asking this because i summarized why in a single line only. what else needs to be stated


Why was this your most significant achievement? What made it so significant to you? Why do you feel that way? I think you need to take some time to reflect on the situation and your actions before you write a (pretty short) essay you'll be happy with.

There are also a lot of essay analyses online done by various consultants; if you do a quick search for them, you might find some of them to be helpful for you as you work on your essays.
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Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2013, 05:23
Thanks Aerian, you comments helped a lot. I also googled consultant's analyses but none of them was as explicit. i answered all 3 question you mentioned. Now, i have good breakup: 143 words for what i did and 147 for why it means to be most important.
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Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2013, 10:06
Round 3 applicants? Bueller? Bueller?
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Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2013, 10:28
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Round 3 applicants? Bueller? Bueller?



I am applying. Maybe @aerien can share his "secret" with us, and we all can join him at SOM.

@aerien: Any idea what the yield is looking like for SOM this year? Just trying to predict the open spots for R3/WL applicants. Can you do one of your insanely complex calculations and give us a number?
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Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2013, 11:14
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Round 3 applicants? Bueller? Bueller?



I am applying. Maybe @aerien can share his "secret" with us, and we all can join him at SOM.

@aerien: Any idea what the yield is looking like for SOM this year? Just trying to predict the open spots for R3/WL applicants. Can you do one of your insanely complex calculations and give us a number?


There was an admissions chat today. Did you see it?
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Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2013, 11:23
I did not get a chance to login to the admission chat today. Did anybody attend the online chat? if so were there any interesting stats on Yield or Interview acceptance rate ?
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I did not get a chance to login to the admission chat today. Did anybody attend the online chat? if so were there any interesting stats on Yield or Interview acceptance rate ?


I was on. Nothing major to report other than the R3 admissions depend upon the yield from R1/R2. I asked them how the yield is looking like and they didn't disclose.
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Re: Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2013, 13:02
are round 2 interviews finally over? Maybe they'll make a last minute executive decision to start making calls early... you never know :P
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