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Yale SOM MBA Interview Questions & Report / Round 1 / Adcom / Off-Campus Hub

I had my Yale SOM interview with the Adcom in Tokyo. It was a busy day for the Adcom as she also organized the info session before we met.

The interview was very short, but very conversational. I thought it would not be blind as it was an Adcom interview (though usually, Yale interview is blind), but it was indeed a blind interview. The questions that we discussed include:

1: Why do you come to Japan (from China)?
2: Tell me what you are doing recently at work.
3: What’s your biggest accomplishment? –> Why do you regard it as your biggest accomplishment?
4: What’s your biggest failure? (connected to the previous “why”)
5: How do you envision your life at Yale SOM if you are admitted?
6: Why MBA, Why now.
7: Any questions for me?

The time was controlled very precisely. In my case, due to some meeting room issues, we started 5 minutes late, and as a result, the interview only lasted 25 minutes. I was surprised that I wasn’t asked about Why Yale (but I managed to mention it in the last Q&A session), and that I wasn’t asked about the quote I submitted before the interview either.

Good luck to you all! May we meet in New Haven!

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