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Yale SOM MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / On Campus

Yale SOM MBA interview

I applied Round 2, and went to campus for my interview and a day of programming.

We met adcom members, had a formal intro by the Dean of Admissions, a Faculty lecture, student panel, clubs meet and greet, school tours [SOM & Yale University] and closing reception.

Overall it was a great, friendly experience.

Yale keeps interviews pretty standard, with 30 minutes time limit almost on the dot. The interviews are blind so the interviewer has your resume as their only reference of your application. The adcom member was friendly, and asked pretty standard questions that were on her rubric. They took notes while I gave my answers and checked their watch every so often to keep track of time. I was asked the standard questions which I will outline below:


  1. Tell me a little about yourself and your experiences [then asked me a follow up or two based on this]
  2. What interests you about Yale/ what are your short term career goals?
  3. Can you tell me about a time when you were really proud of something you accomplished?
  4. Conversely, can you tell me about a time that you failed?
  5. I see that your quote was “xyz”, can you tell me why you selected it and what it means to you?
  6. Do you have any questions for me?

Overall, as I mentioned, it was very straightforward, friendly, and structured.

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Schools: Yale SOM

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