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Yale School of Management essays and deadlines have just been released for the next application cycle.
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Answer the Short Answer questions, Personal Statement 1, and Personal Statement 2 below. The Short Answers consist of four (4) questions to be answered in paragraphs of no more than 150 words each, or 600 words total. The Personal Statements contain a list of three (3) essay topics, from which you must choose two (2) topics and answer them in essay form (500 words maximum per essay). If you are a reapplicant, you must answer the reapplicant question as one of your Personal Statement essay responses.
Please answer each of the four (4) questions below with a short paragraph of no more than 150 words.This is an opportunity to distill your core ideas, values, goals and motivations into a set of snapshots that help tell us who you are, where you are going professionally, and why. (600 words total)
Personal Statement 1 and 2
1. At the Yale School of Management, we believe the world needs leaders who:
Understand organizations, teams, networks and the complex nature of leadership;
Understand markets and competition in different contexts; and
Understand the diversity of economies throughout the world and the relationships between business and society.
What experiences have you had that demonstrate your strength in one or more of these areas?
2. What is the most difficult feedback you have received from another person or the most significant weakness you perceive in yourself? What steps have you taken to address it and how will business school contribute to this process?
3. Imagine yourself meeting your learning team members for the first time in Orientation. What is the most important thing your teammates should know about you?
4. Required for reapplicants: What steps have you taken to improve your candidacy since your last application?
Round 1: October 6, 2011
Round 2: January 5, 2011
Round 3: April 12, 2011
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