The SOM community at large reshaped my trajectory by reinforcing the importance of businesses giving back to society. Learning about the economic and managerial aspects around issues like social inequality and climate change has broadened the scope of my goals.
The electives I’ve taken at Yale have let me focus on the set of hard and soft skills that are essential in my career transition into strategy consulting. I needed a multidisciplinary approach, and I was able to find it by taking classes from different Yale schools.
I came to Yale SOM to learn to think more broadly and critically about key issues facing the pharmaceutical industry as a whole, and also about our impact and importance to society. I hope to be one of the few industry leaders who’s able to integrate scientific and business skills with the rigor necessary to help advance our profession.
The Consulting Club was instrumental in helping me find an internship... Their well-developed, rigorous curriculum gave me the support I needed at every stage of the process, from deciding whether or not consulting was the right career path for me through interviews and offers. I love that this is a tradition that rests on second-years teaching first-years. It’s such a great example of SOM’s strong community and our culture of helping one another.
Internship, Amazon Finance Leadership Development Program
Yale’s commitment to being the number one business school for military veterans goes far beyond the financial assistance. The Veterans Club is like a second home, and Yale SOM’s culture and mission mesh immediately with the military “one team, one fight” spirit. From the start, I had multiple classmates making sincere efforts to include my ideas and opinions and engage me with our cohort.
I knew I needed an environment that would put a lot of emphasis on academics and have a rigorous curriculum. Yale SOM’s integrated curriculum was the right fit. It pushes you to think like a CEO, not just the head of a department.
I came to Yale SOM because the school’s mission perfectly aligns with my values. The mission isn’t just a mere tagline; it finds expression in the school’s activities, curriculum, and the student body that Yale SOM attracts.
From the first time I set foot in Evans Hall, I knew Yale was the only place I wanted to attend. I was so impressed by the professors and the students, and the culture. It’s an extremely special and supportive place, and I’m humbled and honored to be a part of it.
Everyone is eager to meet new people and share their individual experiences in a way that’s helpful. Whether it’s through ideas, knowledge, or their personal network, the people here are happy to help each other navigate career journeys here and post-SOM.
Internship: MBA Venture Intern, Equal Ventures; Perennial Fund Summer Associate, MAD Agriculture
Yale SOM’s mission-driven approach to management and close relationship with the rest of the Yale community attracted me from the start. I wanted an MBA program with a rich tradition of graduates who were interested in more than just making money.
The variety of courses is incredible, but what I find even more unique is the interdisciplinary approach... It helps situate our knowledge within a real-world context, and that’s important, given the multidimensional nature of the challenges we’re all going to face as business leaders.
Global Director, Material Management and SIOP, SPX Flow
I’ve already been able to apply tools and concepts from both our Probability Modeling and Statistics course and our Modeling Managerial Decisions course in solving day-to-day problems in inventory strategy and demand planning.
Everyone here is looking to make meaningful connections and build out their networks. Our cohorts and learning teams really help us do it. Teamwork projects introduce you to the people you can turn to for help and support in the future.
Through Yale SOM’s core curriculum, I gained a more holistic approach to problem-solving that took into account different perspectives and levers of change, as well as creative applications and arguments based on numbers and data.
Founder, NaviWell; Consultant, The Chartis Group (starting January 2021)
This school’s emphasis on serving ‘business and society’ really attracts a unique student body. My time here has helped me understand what real ‘fit’ feels like and how to seek it in future communities.