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January 26, 2016
cosmopolitan

Joined: Aug 20, 2013

Posts: 136

Kudos: 25

Self-reported Score:
720

Most diverse school, active community, great brand

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This review is for Yale

Program Full Time MBA

Class of 2017

Experience during the program

Yale SOM has got a great program - being a first year student we've just started our second semester during which we get to choose our first electives, whereas a majority of the classes are still part of the mandatory core. 2-3 months into the program the core classes really begin to connect with one another and one actually gets to understand what the "integrated curriculum" means and how great an experience it is.
The student body is probably the most diverse one could find at any top tier US b-school in that bankers and consultants do not make up the majority of a classroom. We've got peers from all around the globe who've worked in all sorts of positions, functions, and companies. This is great to learn from one another and to seek advice if one has got diverse interests or non-traditional career ambitions. Not so great when one wants to learn superior presentation skills from an ex-consultant and doesn't have one in the learning team.


Overall BSchool experience (4.0)
Schools contribution (3.0)
Classmates rating (4.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors
Student body, diversity
Culture & Student Support

Best fit at this program:

Consulting
Management
Social Impact

Can be improved:

Alumni Network
Career opportunities provided by school


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February 01, 2016
Anonymous

Posts: 136

Kudos: 25

Self-reported Score:
720

From 0 to Admission within half a year!

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I booked a three school package with mbaMission and got a headstart on getting ready for the application drops by having started half a year before deadlines.

We began with a free half hour counseling and after running Daniel through my resume and telling him what I was planning to do with my MBA, he directly told me which of the schools I planned applying to were reasonable and which were most likely not going to work due to a missing fit.
I signed up with mbaMission almost right after that as he was straight forward and didn't hard sell that anything were possible. I also appreciated that he didn't attempt to sell me any safety schools for his company's admit statistics.

Booked a three school package with mbaMission. Daniel did a great job pushing me and asking the right questions for me to dig deeper and come up with my best stories that I was able to use for the essays and interviews.

2/3 schools we applied to invited me to interview but put me on the waitlist afterwards. With the stories and essays ready, I was able to put together two more applications to top 20 schools, at which I got accepted, including one accept with a full tuition scholarship.

In retrospect, I wouldn't have gotten these two accepts had I not received help making these stories shine and the interview prep we did via Skype.

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