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Yale MBA Interview Questions Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Off-Campus

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The following Yale MBA interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant. Good luck to them!

Interview in a hotel conference room. The Adcom member was pleasant and offered polite conversation and explained the interview process before proceeding. The whole thing took exactly 30 minutes.

Prior to the interview I was asked to submit a quote that was meaningful to me.

Blind interview. Adcom stated that all interviews would be standardized to about 6 questions across all applicants interviewed.

  • Walk me through your résumé.
  • Why an MBA? (for me, this transitioned into my career plans… and why Yale without needing a question. I’m not sure if these would have been asked)
  • Behavioral Question (Tell me about a time (professionally) you succeeded that was meaningful to you. Tell me about a time (professionally) you failed that was meaningful to you)
  • Tell me about the quote you submitted.
  • Yale is very diverse, What can you add to the Yale community?
  • Is there anything else you want me to convey to the Adcom?
  • Do you have any questions for me?

Because the interview was blind and only 30 minutes, I thought it was easy to fill the time. Nothing surprising or tricky about the experience. I think they were looking to see your communication skills. And they care about finding people who will compliment and play well within the diverse student body they cultivate.

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