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Yale SOM Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / On-Campus

Yale SOM Interview Questions

The following Yale MBA interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 2 applicant. Good luck to them!

Yale put on an entire day of events for the students on campus to interview (everyone there was invited to interview). I interviewed in the morning slot, so they provided some breakfast and refreshments as we could socialize before our interview. My interview lasted 30 minutes. It was the most formal feeling interview of the schools that I interviewed with 2nd year students (all similar rank to SOM).

The interviewer started out by stating that it would last 30 minutes and we had a set of questions to work through. Here they are:

  • Describe your current role.
  • Walk me through your progression at your company.
  • Why an MBA?
  • What’s your career goal immediately following business school?
  • What’s your proudest accomplishment leading a team?
  • What’s a time you made a mistake and how did you fix it?
  • Why SOM?
  • How did you research your career goal and SOM?
  • What clubs do you plan to be in while at SOM?
  • You had to submit a quote prior to your interview. What was it and can you tell me a little about it?
  • Is there anything else you would like me to know?
  • Do you have any questions for me?

The most surprising thing to me was the amount of questions that were asked. There wasn’t much time for discussion-based on the amount of questions we got through. I think SOM is looking for a candidate who is very strong intellectually and collaboratively. After the interview, there was a full day of activities ranging from tours to professors talking about courses and curriculum.


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Schools: Yale SOM

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