Yale SOM: 7 Tips to Ace the Admissions Interview

In the March issue of Yale School of Management‘s Admissions Newsletter, the school tapped a handful of second-year student interviewers to share tips to give you an insider view of the process.

The interview is a critical component designed to give admissions a more complete understanding of you, the candidate, beyond what appears on paper. But remember, it’s also a two-way street–in the sense that the interview allows you the chance to confirm your fit with a particular school and learn even more about the program.

Want to know what you can expect in a Yale SOM interview and how to nail it? Check out these tips…

Tip #1 — Share stories that demonstrate your leadership skills, team experience and approach to solving complex problems.

Tip #2 — A confident appearance goes a long way.

Tip #3 — Be passionate about future goals.

Tip #4 — Be authentic with your interviewer, and don’t assume the Yale SOM is looking for a specific candidate.

Tip #5 — Have clear career goals upon graduation, and explain how an MBA from the Yale SOM with help get you there.

Tip #6 — Show how your goals tie in with the school’s mission of “educating leaders for business and society.”

Tip #7 — Don’t “over-sell” your volunteer work, and have confidence in the contributions business makes to society.

Remember, demonstrating that you’re passionate about where you want to go and what you want to do will go a long way in the interview process. Best of luck to all applying!

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