From the Assistant Dean for Admissions: Get the Student Perspective
Business school is a commitment to and an investment in your personal and professional success. As you take the next steps toward earning your MBA, we invite you to learn more about the role that the Yale School of Management can play in your success from the students themselves.
Join us in a series of live online panels exploring the diverse perspectives that students bring to the Yale SOM experience. If you are unable to participate at the scheduled time, please register for the event and we'll send you a video recording to view at your convenience.
Assistant Dean for Admissions
Yale School of Management
165 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06520-8200
203.432.5635, Admissions Office
203.432.6380, Visitor Center
April 11, 2016, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT
Watch the panel
As a woman at SOM, I’ve truly come to appreciate the importance of speaking up and speaking out, because maybe mine can be the voice that encourages other women to take full advantage of all that this great school has to offer.
—Fona Osunloye, panelist on Online Women's Student Panel
From: Lagos, Nigeria
BS Electrical Engineering, Fairleigh Dickinson
MS Engineering Management, Cornell
Pre-SOM Position: Business Process Management Consultant with Perficient Inc.
Post-MBA Position: McKinsey and Company
Club Affiliations: Co-president, Africa Business & Society Club; Co-president, Education Club; Admissions Committee Co-chair, Women In Management; Graduate Liaison, Yale World Fellow program; Class of 2017 Orientation Leader; Admissions Interviewer; Volunteer Coordinator, 2015 Education Leadership Conference
April 13, 2016, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT
Watch the panel
Reading about different business schools gives you a decent perspective, but visiting each campus is critical in providing context and additional depth about the community.
—Daniel Kent, panelist on Yale SOM Student Panel—The MBA Journey
From: Carmel, Indiana
BA Growth & Structure of Cities, Haverford College
Pre-SOM Position: Founder & Executive Director, Net Literacy Corporation
SOM Internship: LegalZoom.com, R&D Specialist
Post-SOM Position: LegalZoom.com, Senior Manager, R&D
Club Affiliations: Career Coach, Admissions Ambassador, Social Media Ambassador, Co-leader of the Technology Club, TA for Innovation and Reform in the Delivery of Legal Services, and Negotiations
April 19, 2016, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT
Having my Consortium family as a source of professional and academic support and the friendships that I know I’ll take with me after SOM have made my experience here truly invaluable.
—Heidy G. Medina, panelist on Students of Color Panel
From: Born in Venezuela, raised in the Dominican Republic and the Bronx, NY
BS Economics, University of Pennsylvania
Pre-SOM Position: Risk Management, Goldman Sachs
Post-SOM Position: The Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Club Affiliations: Co-leader of the Consortium @SOM group, Nonprofit Consulting Club, Core class TA
April 26, 2016, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT
My desire for a career unbound by sector led me to Yale SOM, which I saw as a nexus of thought leadership on the intersection of business and society.
—James Tippets, panelist on Military Students Panel
BS Economics, U.S. Air Force Academy
Pre-SOM Position: Captain, United States Air Force
Internship: Summer Associate, McKinsey & Company – New York
Clubs & Affiliations: Consulting Club Co-chair, Veterans Club Admissions Ambassador
May 3, 2016, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT
At Yale SOM I learned that being global is not about nationalities and percentages, but about an attitude of openness and respect towards cultures and backgrounds. In that sense, SOM is the most global organization I’ve ever encountered.
—Victor Cervantes, panelist on International Student Panel
From: Mexico City, Mexico
BA Economics, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas
Pre-SOM Position: Senior Analyst at Cuasar Capital
Club Affiliations: Nonprofit Board Fellows, MBA Impact Investing Network & Training, Net Impact Club, Hockey Club, Yale Cycling Team