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Tuesday Tips: Yale School of Management MBA Essay Tips

Yale SOM’s essay question has remained unchanged this year. Yale has found that the answers to the essay question are insightful and demonstrates whether a candidate fits with the Yale core mission. With only one …

Yale SOM’s essay question has remained unchanged this year. Yale has found that the answers to the essay question are insightful and demonstrates whether a candidate fits with the Yale core mission.

With only one essay question, and no specific career goals essay, make sure your resume and recommendations showcase your key accomplishments. You may want to highlight specific projects at work that have most excited you and shaped your future goals and discuss why. Strategically designing additional application components can add some insight to your background and enhance your candidacy.

The Yale School of Management educates individuals who will have deep and lasting impact on the organizations they lead. Describe how you have positively influenced an organization as an employee, a member, or an outside constituent.

Impact and leadership are key components to this question. Impact could range from driving business results for your company to starting an affinity group for an underrepresented employee population. Overall the impact story should be one that you are proud of and that showcases both your values and your leadership traits. Remember the type of MBA student Yale is most interested in admitting. Ideally you are coming across as an intellectually curious student with a diverse background deeply interested in the integrated curriculum.

Behavioral questions like this one seek to understand how you actually operate in various situations. Try to be as specific as possible about how you positively influenced the organization. What did you think or say when you were determining what to do? What did you actually do? How did you feel about the result? Start by describing each step in detail in terms of what you did, the reaction of others and your own reaction. From there you can cut out anything that is too detailed or too superfluous to the story to maintain the 500 word maximum.

You may decide to focus on a key solo accomplishment at work, and that may be entirely appropriate since most MBA applicants are individual contributors. However, ideally you can demonstrate how you work with others as a leader. Regardless of whether you choose an individual or team accomplishment it should show a significant positive impact on the organization or people within the organization.

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Yale SOM 2015-2016 MBA Essay Question

Yale School of Management has confirmed that the essay question for this upcoming admissions season remains unchanged from last year. The 2015-2016 MBA essay prompt is: The Yale School of Management educates individuals who will …

Yale School of Management has confirmed that the essay question for this upcoming admissions season remains unchanged from last year. The 2015-2016 MBA essay prompt is:

The Yale School of Management educates individuals who will have deep and lasting impact on the organizations they lead. Describe how you have positively influenced an organization as an employee, a member, or an outside constituent.

(500 words maximum)

According to Admissions Director Bruce DelMonico, the admissions committee decided to stick with this question because it, “…really gets to the core of what Yale SOM is about and embodies our founding mission of educating leaders for business and society.”

The online application will go live on July 1, 2015, and DelMonico says the school will continue to offer a sliding scale application fee for applicants whose total annual compensation is less than US $20,000, and a further reduced fee for applicants whose compensation is below US $10,000.

For more information, please visit the Yale SOM admissions website.

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Yale SOM 2015-2016 MBA Application Deadlines

While the online application won’t go live until early July, Yale School of Management‘s Director of Admissions Bruce DelMonico has previewed the upcoming application deadlines for the MBA Class of 2018. Round 1 Application Deadline: …

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While the online application won’t go live until early July, Yale School of Management‘s Director of Admissions Bruce DelMonico has previewed the upcoming application deadlines for the MBA Class of 2018.

Round 1

Application Deadline: September 16, 2015
Decision Release: December 7, 2015
Enrollment Deadline: February 12, 2016

Round 2

Application Deadline: January 7, 2016
Decision Release: March 25, 2016
Enrollment Deadline: May 6, 2016

Round 3

Application Deadline: April 21, 2016
Decision Release: May 20, 2016
Enrollment Deadline: May 31, 2016

DelMonico also notes the SOM will again have a single essay prompt this season, which the school will share in early June to allow Round 1 candidates to get a head start on their applications.

For more information, visit the Yale SOM admissions website.

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Yale SOM May Expand Silver Scholars Program

Yale School of Management is considering an expansion of its Silver Scholars Program, which recruits MBA students straight from undergrad, the school announced last week. The program was founded in 2004 and requires two years …

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Yale School of Management is considering an expansion of its Silver Scholars Program, which recruits MBA students straight from undergrad, the school announced last week. The program was founded in 2004 and requires two years of classroom experience separated by one year in the workforce.

Associate Dean Anjani Jain told the Yale Daily News that “the thinking behind expanding the incoming Silver Scholars class stems from a larger and stronger applicant pool.” Originally, the program was open only to Yale College seniors, but broadened after the first two years to include students enrolled in any undergraduate institution.

“The program is a way for the SOM to attract young talent,” Jain says, explaining in the Yale Daily News that the SOM’s first year integrated core curriculum provides a broad business education that fills in the blanks for students without prior business experience.

Students say they like the program because it allows them to forgo entry-level jobs right out of undergrad and recruit much more quickly into MBA-level positions.

Up until last year, the program enrolled five to six students annually, the paper reports, but that number climbed to seven for the class of 2016 and to 15 for the class of 2017.

“The larger classrooms in SOM’s new building have made it physically possible to expand the Silver Scholars class,” says Yale SOM professor Barry Nalebuff, who notes that the decision to accept more Silver Scholars for next year will ultimately depend on the success of this year’s increase.

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Tuesday Tips: Yale School of Management MBA Essay Tips

Yale School of Management is part of an Ivy League university with expertise across fields. The school is now investing heavily in continuing to improve the business education at Yale with a new campus, top …

Yale School of Management is part of an Ivy League university with expertise across fields. The school is now investing heavily in continuing to improve the business education at Yale with a new campus, top talent in faculty, and the admissions process.

This year, Yale SOM has streamlined the admissions process by reducing the essays to one 500 word essay (reduced from with two essays coming in under 1,000 words total last year). As we reported when Yale posted the question: “Assistant Dean and Director of Admissions Bruce DelMonico explains that the change from two questions last year to a single prompt for the class entering Fall 2015 is an effort to focus on what really matters to the admissions team: finding out how applicants are making an impact in their professional and personal lives.”

Yale is still using the video interview platform to add an additional personal touch to your application. Stacy Blackman Consulting has been working with a similar video interview platform as the one Yale is using and we are familiar with the technology and process. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you prepare for the Yale application and interview process.

Because there is no specific career goals essay, make sure your resume and recommendations highlight the key elements to your work experience that influence your desire to pursue an MBA. You may want to highlight specific projects at work that have most excited you and shaped your future goals and discuss why. The key is to add some insight to your background through those additional parts of your application.

The Yale School of Management educates individuals who will have deep and lasting impact on the organizations they lead. Describe how you have positively influenced an organization as an employee, a member, or an outside constituent. (500 words maximum)

Impact and leadership are key components to this question. Impact could range from driving business results for your company to starting an affinity group for an underrepresented employee population. Overall the impact story should be one that you are proud of and that showcases both your values and your leadership traits. Remember the type of MBA student Yale is most interested in admitting. Ideally you are coming across as an intellectually curious student with a diverse background deeply interested in the integrated curriculum.

Behavioral questions like this one seek to understand how you actually operate in various situations. Try to be as specific as possible about how you positively influenced the organization. What did you think or say when you were determining what to do? What did you actually do? How did you feel about the result? Start by describing each step in detail in terms of what you did, the reaction of others and your own reaction. From there you can cut out anything that is too detailed or too superfluous to the story to maintain the 500 word maximum.

Note that while this question could focus on a key solo accomplishment at work since most MBA applicants are individual contributors, ideally you can demonstrate how you work with others as you lead. Regardless of whether you choose an individual or team accomplishment it should show a significant positive impact on the organization or people within the organization.

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Yale SOM Welcomes Diverse MBA Class of 2016

Bruce DelMonico, director of MBA admissions at the Yale School of Management, recently shared the details of the incoming class of 2016 MBA students. With 39% hailing from outside the United States, 37% women, and …

Bruce DelMonico, director of MBA admissions at the Yale School of Management, recently shared the details of the incoming class of 2016 MBA students. With 39% hailing from outside the United States, 37% women, and 25% U.S. minorities, this class is one of the most diverse in the school’s history. The Class of 2015 is made up of 32% international students, 39% women, 22% U.S. minorities.

Students come from more than 150 different schools, DelMonico reveals, noting that the most common are Yale, Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, the Indian Institute of Technology, and Princeton.

With an average GMAT score of 719—five points higher than the Class of 2015—and an average GPA over 3.5, Yale’s incoming MBAs are academically accomplished and have been university valedictorians, class presidents, and recipients of Rhodes, Fulbright, Soros, and Humanity in Action Scholarships and Fellowships.

Yale SOM continues its tradition of attracting mission-driven and dynamic people, says DelMonico, as the school prepares to welcome class members who are table tennis champions, mountaineers, poker champions, world travelers, published novelists, and a former co-captain of the White House softball team, among many other talented individuals.

To learn more about this year’s incoming class, follow the link above to the Yale MBA blog.

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