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Yale SOM MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Off-campus

The following Yale SOM MBA interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant with interviewed off-campus.

I interviewed with an adcom off-campus in a hotel restaurant where Yale was hosting their students events back in November 2018. The interview lasted precisely 30 mins. The interviewer had prepared a list of questions that he stuck to during the interview. I expected most of the questions he asked but there were a few that came out as a surprise. Overall the interview was a pleasant experience. The adcom was very friendly and seemed to know my resume well.


  1. Tell me about your thinking process behind your job change. (I switched 1 job over 4 years)
  2. Tell me about your job and responsibilities at your current role
  3. What’s your short term and long term goal?
  4. Given your career trajetory, why did you want to pursue an MBA?
  5. Why Yale SOM and why do you think Yale can prepare you?
  6. Besides pursuing MBA, what are some other things you are doing to help you achieve your goals? (this was kind of a surprise)
  7. How would you contribute to the Yale SOM community? What else?
  8. Tell me about your quote and how do you think your value can contribute to Yale SOM? (It was kind of repetitive from the last questions so I had to pivot my answers so I don’t repeat myself)
  9. Anything else you would like me to know?

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Schools: Yale SOM

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