Our first application deadline passed late last month and the round two deadline—January 9, 2014—is fast approaching. Whether you applied already or are planning to do so in the new year, you may be wondering what happens to your application once you hit the “Submit” button.
We were very pleased to welcome the full-time MBA Class of 2015 to campus last month. The members of the new class join us for a historic year at Yale SOM, as we will move into our new campus, the beautiful and technologically advanced Edward P. Evans Hall, after the fall semester.
If you are traveling in the New Haven area this fall and are applying in time for the first round application deadline, you may want to consider visiting campus. We have just added our fall campus visit schedule for prospective applicants wishing to experience what Yale SOM—and the broader Yale University community—is all about.
Yesterday I provided a preview of our application for the Class of 2016 by announcing the application deadlines and the fact that we are eliminating the TOEFL requirement. Today I want to highlight another, very important element of the application by announcing the essay questions for this upcoming year. They are ...
Even before the Class of 2015 arrives on campus in August for the start of orientation, we are already far along in the process of preparing this upcoming year's application for the Class of 2016, which will go live next month. In advance of then, we have some important updates to announce, including the application deadlines for the upcoming year, which are ...
Just a quick plug that I will be conducting a Twitter chat today at 1pm Eastern Time (US) for anyone who has questions about the Yale School of Management or the Yale SOM admissions process. The chat is being hosted by the Graduate Management Admissions Council. To participate, follow @OfficialGMAT or our own Twitter handle, @YaleSOM (which is worth following in general to keep on top of what's happening here at Yale). You should also use #MBAchat in all your tweets, and follow the #MBAchat hashtag.
Last night I attended a reception we hosted at the Yale Club for women interested in pursuing an MBA. The evening consisted of a panel, moderated by former Dean Sharon Oster, of five alumnae pursuing careers in various fields -- finance, consumer packaged goods, healthcare, management consulting, and non-profit management. This event is just one of many we hold for women interested in graduate management education.
Each Sunday the New York Times Travel section profiles "36 Hours" in a different city. This past Sunday, that city was New Haven. The Times' profile highlighted some classic New Haven destinations like Union League Cafe, Long Wharf Theatre, Caseus, Anchor Restaurant, Yale University Art Gallery, and others. It also hit on some lesser-known gems like Zuppardi's Apizza, Cafe Nine, Bella's, Cask Republic, and Liuzzi Gourmet Market.
This is an exciting time of the year, with school is in full swing after Class of 2014 orientation last month. My favorite part of orientation is the Day in New York, when the entire incoming class trains in to New York for lunch at the Yale Club followed by company visits and a gala reception at the New York Stock Exchange. This year, Laszlo Bock '99, senior vice president for people operations at Google, gave a wonderful address to the class -- and essentially told them what they need to do to get a job at a place like Google (not a bad way to start your MBA career).
A bit of a provocative blog title, to be sure, and certainly not in keeping with the idea of under-promising and over-delivering, but at the risk of creating unreasonable expectations, I will be hosting an online webinar tomorrow at 12:00pm Eastern Time (US) where I will walk through the elements of the Yale SOM application and offer general advice on how to position your candidacy.