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Debrief posted on  Feb 24 2021 [#permalink] Yale, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Feb 24 2021 Final Decision: Interviewed

"Conducted by a 2Y student through Zoom. Very casual but structured, lasted a minute about the 30-minute mark. He told me that the questions are predetermined. 1. I won't ask you to go through the whole resume, maybe choose one professional experience where you succeeded at something and talk about what the outcome was. 2. Next question that I have for you is around broad-mindedness. So, a lot of the recruiters often tell us that SOM graduates lead by knowing not only when to speak, but also by knowing when to listen. So if you could tell me about a professional experience when you consider the perspective of someone who's different from you. And how did that perspective, inform the outcome if at all. 2a. Followup to the previous one: Are there other applications of what you learn from that conversation that you apply to your job. So did that change your perspective at all? Were you change how you worked. 3. What your post-MBA goals are and what inspired you to pursue those? 3a. Followup to the previous question: How does MBA really fit into your career. A lot of people do a lot of research and preparation to understand how the MBA fits what kind of preparation, have you done to make sure that the MBA is the next best step for you? 4. How can Yale help you on this journey. What are some of the resources are things you're looking forward to. 5. I'm going to read you a quote from our Dean Kerwin Charles. And he said that preeminent universities disseminate and produce new knowledge, and some of the best ideas are right for revisiting. However, this demands different perspectives, genders backgrounds races orientations, and points of view. So the question is, how will you contribute to the diversity and open-mindedness at Yale for yourself and others. 6. Do you mind talking about what the quote you submitted means to you, and in the context also of like what kind of contribution you'll make to the SOM community. 7. Anything else that you want to add in terms of your candidacy we're through the questions that I've got to ask you, but there's anything else you want to add that you can. 8. If I have any questions for him."

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Debrief posted on  Feb 18 2021 [#permalink] Yale, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Feb 19 2021 Final Decision: Waitlisted with Interview

"For all those that are anxious at all about online interviews, let me assure you that the Yale SOM interview was one of the most pleasant experiences I have had. It was 30 minutes long and with a second year Yale SOM student. Similar to the experiences of others, most of the questions are standard and it is a blind interview - the interviewer only has access to the your resume and nothing apart from this. The interviewer introduced himself and straight away got into questions about my resume and work experience for the first 15 minutes, followed by the more behavioural questions. Questions were as follows:- 1. Difficult situation 2. Disagreement with colleague 3. Proudest achievement 4. Why Yale, why MBA? 5. ST/LT Goals 6. Anything else that would strengthen your candidacy that you would like to add? Hope this helps! Good luck!"

Mbaspirant2021 from India GMAT 730; WE: 63 months; Internet and New Media
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Debrief posted on  Jan 15 2021 [#permalink] Yale, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Oct 05 2020 Final Decision: Admitted

"The interviewer did not ask me to introduce myself or walk her through my resume- she jumped straight into the behavioral questions 1. Tell me about a time when you handled a difficult situation at work (in a leadership position) 2. Tell me about a time when you disagreed with your team/supervisor 3. Walk me through your short and long term goals 4. Why MBA and why Yale SOM? 5. The quote that you submitted is "xyz". Why did you select this quote and what does it mean to you? 6. What contribution do you plan to make to Yale SOM, if admitted? 7. Anything else you would like to share?"

atgivingback from India GMAT 760; WE: 48 months; Non-Profit and Government
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Debrief posted on  Nov 25 2019 [#permalink] Yale, Yale Executive MBA
On Campus Interviewed on: Nov 11 2019 Final Decision: Interviewed

"- Yale Executive MBA Interview - I was interviewed last week. It was pretty straight forward. There was a half hour interview with a member of the admissions team, a half hour interview with an alumn, and an hour group discussion with the dean, an alumn, and about 10 prospective student. The interview with the admissions person was very lair back and mostly about work history and what brought you to seeking an emba, why Yale. The interview with the alumn was very conversational and focused on what you can bring to Yale. The group discussion was just that. All prospective students are handed a news article to read and then the article was discussed at length. After these various segments prospective students had lunch with current students in each prospective area of focus: susustainablity, healthcare, and asset management. After lunch prospective students were able to attend a class in their area of focus. The entire day was pretty laid back and a very friendly and supportive atmosphere. Best of luck all."

carbazzy from United States
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Debrief posted on  Dec 04 2019 [#permalink] Yale, Full Time MBA
Off Campus with Adcom Interviewed on: Nov 08 2019 Final Decision: Admitted

"1. A lot about my resume (not about college) 2. Biggest success 3. Biggest failures 4. Quote 5. Why MBA, Why Yale 6. Questions for me 7. How would I get involved in Yale Very warm, chill interview."

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Debrief posted on  Mar 04 2019 [#permalink] Yale, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Feb 27 2019 Final Decision: Denied with Interview

"Interview format: Skype with 2nd year student Duration: 30 minutes Interviewer started by introducing themselves, and then the following questions in this order: 1. Biggest achievement 2. Why were you able to achieve what you discussed in 1 3. Why MBA? Why now? 4. Walk through of resume 5. A failure and what did you learn from it? (I talked about a team failure, and learning the importance of planning and prioritization. Interviewer didn't seem satisfied with my answer, and inquired if that is all I learnt.) 6. Significance of the quote I submitted pre-interview and how it would influence my contribution to SOM community? 7. Any thing we didn't cover? (To which I mentioned that we didn't talk about why SOM specifically interests me, so they asked me to go ahead and talk about that) 8. Any other questions? Overall, I do not have a great feeling about how the interview went. The order of the questions kind of threw me off guard. We talked about my background much later in the interview. I should have been better prepared to handle the "sequence" of the questions. I felt 30 minutes was too short for the depth that the interviewer was expecting me to go into. They were furiously taking notes the whole time - which is totally understandable as they have to report it back to the AdCom."

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Debrief posted on  Feb 18 2019 [#permalink] Yale, Yale Executive MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Feb 16 2019 Final Decision: Application Submitted

"I had interview last Saturday. As mentioned above, there were two personal interviews - one is with admission committee representative and one is with alumni (second was a bit fast for my taste - too many question in a short period of time). The group discussion was with professor and admission committee member - watch video, has a short paragraph with summary/ It a sort of discussion where everybody has a chance to have a say, but professor leads and directs. No hard data - only opinions."

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Debrief posted on  Mar 01 2019 [#permalink] Yale, Full Time MBA
On Campus Interviewed on: Feb 15 2019 Final Decision: Denied with Interview

"Yale has a full-day of programming for their interview days, which they schedule on Fridays. I had my interview in the morning. There was a breakfast session, followed by a tour of SOM, lunch + lecture, a tour of Yale, and meeting clubs. It was a VERY long but really fun day. I personally loved meeting my potential future classmates and I felt that it gave me a really good feel for the kind of people SOM is looking for. We had an address by the Dean, which was personally very inspiring as he discussed the school's mission - you could tell how passionate and serious he was about SOM's broader mission. (Hint: I would seriously look at this and consider how it fits in with your preparation). Ahead of the day, you had the option of marking if you were interested in any special groups. I am a woman, so I noted that I would be interested in speaking with a member of WIM (Women in Management). The group set me up with a member of WIM and ahead of my interview (actually the day before) I spoke with her for an hour and it was incredibly helpful and gave me even more perspective on SOM. The interview itself... Is very strict, timing-wise - 30 minutes on the dot. I met with a second-year student. She noted that she had a list of questions she had to ask and she had a piece of paper that noted them out in a chart. - Why MBA? Why Yale? - Tell me about a professional success - Tell me about a professional failure - What are you looking to do post MBA You have about one minute to ask them questions at the end - I really only squeezed in one (so make sure to make it a good one!) Overall, the interview is not stressful (the only thing that I found a bit annoying was how constrained and strict it was, but I understand that to be more a function of the AdCom wanting consistency) - I really loved SOM so of course I could have chatted for much longer. I thought the day was really great - I would recommend scheduling your interview early if you're planning on staying the rest of the day (which I also recommend!) as it will allow you to relax and really enjoy getting to know Yale for the rest of the day."

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Debrief posted on  Nov 07 2018 [#permalink] Yale
On Campus Interviewed on: Oct 23 2018

"I interviewed last week with a current student on campus and really enjoyed the whole experience. Nothing surprising or any brain teaser questions. Be prepared to talk about your current role, job transitions, and pretty much anything you put on your resume. There are also the typical behavioral questions, "tell me about an accomplishment you're proud of...", "tell me about a time you failed...", etc. Try not to stress too much, it really is designed to get to know you better and very relaxed."

fnl2021 GMAT 740;
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Debrief posted on  Feb 01 2018 [#permalink] Yale
On Campus Interviewed on: May 17 2016 Final Decision: Interviewed

"I received an interview invitation fairly quickly after applying, within about 2 weeks. I would think this timing a a bit atypical. I don't recall an option to select an off campus interview, but I was planning to do on campus anyway. They have a full day of programming for your interview. They block everyone off into "interview super days" every Friday for a few weeks in a row, where they bring in big chunks of interviewees, probably 100 at a time or so. There's student panels, class visits, and other activities. You are slotted into a morning or afternoon interview time. You aren't required to attend the additional activities, but it probably helps you get into the swing of things. Current 2nd year students take chunks of students (probably 10+ at a time) to interview in conference rooms around the building. My interviewer and I had great instant rapport. It is a strict 30 min interview and it flies by. We hammered through the the typical questions, why SOM, why MBA, ST/LT goals, walk me through your resume. We spent the most time on the resume, really digging into specific bullets, drilling in on actions and results from various work activities. So be prepared to know your resume inside and out. We didn't have time for much else as he had to get back to other interviews. At the end my interviewer gave me great positive feedback and his contact information. He was very warm and friendly. My advice would be to participate in all the available programming as it will help you mingle with other interviewees and set you at ease. SOM is not trying to trip you up in the interview, they just want to have a quick chat so no curveballs. While your actual interviewer may vary, nearly all SOM students are really kind, friendly people."

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