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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 »

The Financial Times 2021 MBA Ranking Reveals a Year in Disruption

The COVID-19 pandemic uniquely impacted The Financial Times 2021 Global MBA Ranking, released this week. Many of the top 10 U.S. schools opted out of the ranking this year to focus on the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite this, more than half the rankings are U.S. programs. Data... Read more »

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

Was a typical zoom interview. You enter the call at your scheduled time. Blind interview by a second-year student. Seems randomly chosen, regardless of your background. 1. Took a good 3-4 minutes chit-chatting; talking about football games, travelling 2. Run through the resume, but focus on the work experience 3.... Read more »

Yale SOM Video Essay: Round 2 / Video Essay Component / Online

After signing in, I got the opportunity to test my computer and prepare two sample questions. For the real questions, there would be a video of an Admission Officer saying the prompt and the text below it. After the video ended, a timer would start with time to prepare the... Read more »

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines, January 4-8, 2021

Welcome to the first edition of the Week Ahead in the New Year! Given the number of deadlines this week, we’re posting a little earlier than usual. Round 2 is Underway The majority of leading MBA programs have their Round 2 application deadlines this week, as Round 1 decisions have... Read more »

Yale School of Management Employment Report: 2020 MBAs See Increased Salaries and Start-ups

The Yale School of Management employment report for the MBA Class of 2020 reveals consistent industry draws, but regional shifts for career destinations. More graduates remained in the U.S. to work, but also saw higher salaries. While the number of graduates receiving offers within three months of graduation (90.2 percent)... Read more »

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