McCombs School of Business | Ms. Registered Nurse Entrepreneur
GMAT 630, GPA 3.59
Stanford GSB | Mr. Co-Founder & Analytics Manager
GMAT 750, GPA 7.4 out of 10.0 - 4th in Class
Harvard | Mr. French In Japan
GMAT 720, GPA 14,3/20 (French Scale)
Chicago Booth | Ms. Nigerian Investment Banker
GMAT 720, GPA 3.57
Wharton | Mr. Chemical Engineering Dad
GMAT 710, GPA 3.50
Wharton | Mr. Ignacio
GMAT 730, GPA 3.0
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Athlete-Engineer To Sales
GMAT 720, GPA 3.1
Stanford GSB | Mr. AC
GMAT 750, GPA 3.5
Wharton | Mr. Competition Lawyer
GMAT 720, GPA 4.0
Georgetown McDonough | Mr. Mechanical Engineer & Blood Bank NGO
GMAT 480, GPA 2.3
Wharton | Ms. Marketing Family Business
GMAT 750- but considering retaking to offset low GPA, GPA Lower Second Class Honors (around 3.0)
Harvard | Mr. Pipeline Engineer To Consulting
GMAT 750, GPA 3.76
Tuck | Mr. Aspiring Management Consultant
GRE 331, GPA 3.36
Harvard | Mr. Investor & Operator (2+2)
GMAT 720, GPA 3.85
Stanford GSB | Mr. Certain Engineering Financial Analyst
GMAT 700, GPA 2.52
Columbia | Mr. Electrical Engineering
GRE 326, GPA 7.7
UCLA Anderson | Ms. Psychology & Marketing
GMAT 700, GPA 68%
Stanford GSB | Mr. Tech Startup Guy
GMAT 770, GPA 3.7
Tuck | Ms. BFA To MBA
GMAT 700, GPA 3.96
Foster School of Business | Mr. Automotive Research Engineer
GRE 328, GPA 3.83
Columbia | Mr. Investment Banker Turned Startup Strategy
GMAT 740, GPA 3.7
Tepper | Ms. Coding Tech Leader
GMAT 680, GPA 2.9
Harvard | Ms. Big 4 M&A Manager
GMAT 750, GPA 2:1 (Upper second-class honours, UK)
Kellogg | Mr. Danish Raised, US Based
GMAT 710, GPA 10.6 out of 12
Wharton | Mr. Rates Trader
GMAT 750, GPA 7.6/10
Tuck | Mr. Engineer To Start-up
GRE 326, GPA 3.57
Columbia | Mr. RE Investment
GMAT 720, GPA 3.0

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

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