Meet Emily Whitehouse, Associate Director of Admissions for the EMBA Admissions Office
In her new role as associate director of recruiting and outreach, Emily will develop and implement admissions recruitment strategies and programs and serve on the admissions committee.
To say I’m excited about joining the Admissions Office of the MBA for Executives program is quite the understatement. The opportunity to connect and engage with prospective students, applicants, and alumni has always been my favorite part of any higher education role I’ve held. It’s an absolute pinch-me moment, and to do all the things that I love most in my new role is a joy.
For some background, I am a lifelong Connecticut resident, also known as a Connecticuter or a Nutmegger. I’m but a short drive away from Evans Hall in Wallingford, where I live with my husband, Andrew. I love being perfectly sandwiched in the center of the state and taking advantage of all that it has to offer. I especially enjoy spending time in New Haven for many reasons, but top of mind is the storied history, stunning architecture, live music and theater venues, and of course the incredible food and drinks. I have lots of favorites and get a kick out of swapping recommendations with others.
Prior to my career in higher education, I’ve always been a self-proclaimed people person, and my work in the education and the nonprofit sectors provides further confirmation of that. I started my career in higher education back in 2014, though my time at Yale began in the fall of 2017, in my first role as senior admissions specialist for the full-time MBA program. There, I was focused mostly on campus recruitment events and initiatives, including overseeing the campus visitor program during simpler, pre-pandemic times. In summer of 2019, I was granted the opportunity to serve as associate director of admissions for the Master’s Degree in Asset Management program. This role focused on the launch and end-to-end admissions strategy of a brand-new, one-year program, whose first cohort is graduating this May. These roles each presented me with uniquely varied and exciting opportunities. My favorite moments in each involved either touching down and meeting future Yalies in cities where they live and work or hosting prospective and current students on-campus to show off all that Yale SOM has to offer.
Connecting with our community members and those yet-to-be is what excites me most about my new role. To do this as part of an accomplished group of peers whom I’ve long admired makes it more wonderful. In the short time I’ve been with EMBA, I’ve already been humbled and amazed by our current students and alumni. Most recently, I sat in on a panel discussion among our Pozen-Commonwealth Fellows during the Healthcare Conference. I was taken by their warmth and charismatic nature, their thoughtfulness and care for their community, and willingness to engage and share their ideas. The future of the EMBA program is undoubtedly bright. I feel invigorated and inspired by our incredible community and deeply honored to start this next chapter of my career at Yale SOM.
Associate Director of Admissions, MBA for Executives
Yale School of Management
PO Box 208200 | 165 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06520
T: +1 203-436-9952