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Yale SOM Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

Interview was very casual and conversational. The student interviewing me noted that he had a few questions he was obligated to ask, and would be taking notes, but overall the tone was more conversational than formal. Questions 1. Tell me about yourself, specifically why MBA? 2. Why MBA now? 3.... Read more »

The Week Ahead: MBA Admissions Deadlines, September 13-17, 2021

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week and every week! Round 1 is here. Round 1 application deadlines are now underway. Monday, September 13, Cambridge / Judge has its Round 1 deadline. Tuesday,... Read more »

MBA Essay Insight Event Series: Sept/Oct Dates!

As you most likely already know, essays are a critical component of the MBA admissions process. That’s why we’re bringing back our popular MBA Essay Insight Event Series for three more events this September into October. Join us on September 22nd, September 29th, and October 6th at 12 noon ET... Read more »

Weekly Refresh: Latest MBA Essay Questions, Analyzed – Plus Deadlines & Rec Forms

Welcome to Weekly Refresh, a roundup of admissions advice and updates on the Clear Admit site. In this edition, we’re catching up with essay tips, recommendation forms and deadlines released the week of July 11th. Essay Tips Drafting your application essays? See the latest of our experts’ advice in our... Read more »

MBA Essay Insight Events: Join Us On July 28!

We’re sure you’ve already heard that the application essays are a crucial component of the MBA application. So how can you ace this part of the admissions process? Get essay tips straight from admissions representatives at leading business schools during our upcoming MBA Essay Insight Event Series! We had our first... Read more »

The Week Ahead: MBA Admissions Decisions, May 17-21, 2021

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! Round 3 decisions continue to roll out. Round 3 decisions are now being released, and will continue for the next couple of weeks. Tuesday, May 18,... Read more »

May 5 & 12: MBA Application Overview Event Series

You’ve got your grades and (maybe) your test scores. You’ve put in the time and effort at work, and have accomplishments and skills to show for it. You’re active and involved in your community, however you define it. You have the raw materials. So how do you put them together... Read more »

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Interview Invitations, April 12-16, 2021

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! Round 3 & 4 Deadlines Continue Many of the leading MBA programs have now released their Round 2 final decisions, and Round 3 deadlines continue. Monday,... Read more »

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

The interview was with a second-year student via Zoom. The interview atmosphere was fairly relaxed and conversational. The interviewer stated that he read my resume prior to the interview and had a set list of questions he had to ask. List of interview questions: 1. Please give me a 60... Read more »

U.S. News 2022 Business School Rankings: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

U.S. News & World Report has released its 2022 Best Business Schools Rankings. Despite a rather tumultuous year in world events, this year’s results in the MBA rankings realm remain largely unchanged. Stanford Graduate School of Business ranked number one this year, no longer sharing the top spot with the Wharton School,... Read more »

Yale SOM Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Alum / Zoom

We started with a little chit-chat about our shared backgrounds (both Chinese), then talked about the following (with probes from the interviewer throughout): 1) Tell me about your career thus far. 2) Why SOM? 3) Who have you spoken to about SOM? 4) What will you contribute to the SOM... Read more »

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Decisions, March 22-26, 2021

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! Round 2 Final Decisions Roll out amid Late Round Deadlines Some of the leading MBA programs have started to release their Round 2 final decisions, and... Read more »

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

Interviewed with a second-year student working in an unrelated field to me. Very relaxed, resume-based interview. No surprises, they follow a script. Biggest professional achievement? ST/LT goals Why MBA? Why Yale? How will you contribute to diversity at Yale? Tell me about your quote? A time when you listened to... Read more »

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

Interviewed with a 2Y student. Very casual but structured, lasted about the 30 minute mark. He told me that the questions are predetermined. 1. I won’t ask you to go through the whole resume, maybe choose one professional experience where you succeeded at something and talk about what the outcome... Read more »

Clear Admit Event: Deferred Enrollment MBA Programs!

Is a Deferred Enrollment MBA Program for you? Full-time MBA programs traditionally require several years of full-time work experience. But deferred enrollment MBA programs allow candidates to apply – and secure a seat in a future class – during their senior years of college. What makes someone a good fit for... Read more »

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