MBA Admissions Updates from Yale SOM

The Yale School of Management provided a brief MBA admissions update yesterday for those hoping for further insight into the next steps in the admissions process. The admissions committee has begun to review applications and already issued the first wave of interview invites earlier this week.

Adcom reminds any nail-biting applicants that some invitations may go out later in the round, which is merely a consequence of when the application is reviewed and has no bearing on your status in the process or the final outcome of your application.  The waiting game has begun!

One thing you can do, suggests the admissions committee, is double-check your online status page to make sure Yale SOM isn’t still waiting for any of your supplemental materials. The ball doesn’t get rolling until your application file is complete, so confirm that they have everything they need to move the process forward.

As a reminder, interviews have a 30-minute time frame and are usually conducted by trained second-year students. A half an hour goes by in a flash, so prepare well and maintain your focus on your resume, essays, leadership experiences and career direction. Tell your unique and personal story, not what you think the interviewer wants to hear, Yale SOM recommends.

Lastly, for those of you who have yet to submit applications, the campus visit program has begun for 2011. Campus visits are a valuable opportunity for you to get a first-hand view of Yale SOM, sit in on a class, take a tour of campus, lunch with current students, and participate in an information session conducted by one of the admission committee members.

Still need more information about Yale School of Management? Check out Stacy Blackman’s section on Yale SOM Advice for application tips, updates and further insight.


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