INSEAD | Ms. Hope & Goodwill
GMAT 740, GPA 3.5
Stanford GSB | Mr. Navy Officer
GMAT 770, GPA 4.0
Harvard | Mr. Milk Before Cereals
GMAT 710, GPA 3.3 (16/20 Portuguese scale)
Stanford GSB | Mr. Rocket Scientist Lawyer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.65 Cumulative
Chicago Booth | Mr. Guy From Taiwan
GRE 326, GPA 3.3
Darden | Mr. Leading Petty Officer
GRE (MCAT) 501, GPA 4.0
Harvard | Mr. Sales To Consulting
GMAT 760, GPA 3.49
INSEAD | Mr. Consulting Fin
GMAT 730, GPA 4.0
Tuck | Mr. Consulting To Tech
GMAT 750, GPA 3.2
Darden | Mr. Federal Consultant
GMAT 780, GPA 3.26
Columbia | Mr. NYC Native
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
Tepper | Mr. Leadership Developement
GMAT 740, GPA 3.77
Harvard | Ms. Athlete Entrepreneur
GMAT 750, GPA 3.3
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Enlisted Undergrad
GRE 315, GPA 3.75
Darden | Mr. Stock Up
GMAT 700, GPA 3.3
Darden | Mr. Education Consulting
GRE 326, GPA 3.58
Harvard | Ms. Ambitious Hippie
GRE 329, GPA 3.9
Stanford GSB | Mr. Classic Candidate
GMAT 760, GPA 3.9
Stanford GSB | Mr. Unrealistic Ambitions
GMAT 710, GPA 2.0
Stanford GSB | Mr. Equal Opportunity
GMAT 760, GPA 4.0
Tuck | Mr. Over-Experienced
GRE 330, GPA 3.0
HEC Paris | Mr. Indian Entrepreneur
GMAT 690, GPA 2.1
Chicago Booth | Mr. Community Uplift
GMAT 780, GPA 2.6
UCLA Anderson | Mr. Worldwide
GMAT 730, GPA 3.1
Wharton | Mr. LatAm Indian Trader
GMAT 720, GPA 3.5
Wharton | Mr. MBB to PE
GMAT 740, GPA 3.98
Harvard | Mr. MBB Aspirant
GMAT 780, GPA 3.7

Getting To Know A Business School Without Visiting

Campus visits allow prospective students to talk with current students, as well as faculty and staff. Yale SOM photo

Getting To Know a Business School Without Visiting

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust the world into unprecedented times.

For many in the class of 2022, that has meant making a decision on where to attend b-school without even visiting campus.

In a recent Yale School of Management blog post, students offer a few tips on getting to know a b-school without visiting.

CONNECT WITH STUDENTS

For many prospective MBAs, one of the best ways to learn about a b-school is by connecting with current students or alumni.

“After getting my offer of admission, I was contacted by SOM alumni and students,” Abhishek Agarwal, a Class of 2021 Yale SOM MBA, says. “The conversations were very helpful to understand more about SOM’s unique, tight-knit culture.”

Experts say making these connections is key – especially if you want the inside scoop on what a b-school experience is like.

“Nothing compares with hearing first-hand accounts that offer a realistic view of the b-school experience,” Sherry Holland of Stacy Blackman Consulting writes for P&Q. “Have conversations about why they decided to go to business school, why they chose the program they did, the highlights or surprises of their experience, and what they wish they had known when starting this process.”

ATTEND EVENTS, ONCE YOU’RE ABLE TO

Many Yale SOM MBAs say they were sold on SOM after attending events.

While this isn’t possible at the moment, admitted students should try to attend admitted student events later down the road, if possible.

“I would definitely recommend to incoming students to attend as many events as possible during orientation and the first few weeks of class,” Emily Sun, a Class of 2021 SOM student, says. “This is really the time for people to get acquainted and share in the experience of starting out in a new environment.”

Read the rest of the student reflections here.

Sources: Yale SOM, Poets & Quants