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Personal MBA Coach Interview with Laurel Grodman, Managing Director of Admissions at Yale SOM


Personal MBA Coach just sat down virtually with Laurel Grodman to get an insider’s look at the Yale SOM admissions process. As the Managing Director of Admissions, and a Yale SOM graduate herself, Laurel is intimately familiar with the Yale SOM MBA Program.

Below, watch Personal MBA Coach and Laurel discuss the future of Yale SOM and get answers to some of your most pressing questions about the school’s admissions process.

If you are wondering whether you are the “perfect fit” for Yale SOM, do not worry! Watch as Laurel deconstructs this notion, stressing that the school is simply looking for people who are academically prepared to be in a rigorous program, have demonstrated impact in their professional lives, and will be great community members at Yale SOM.

Rather than pretending to be someone you are not, you should take your time with the process to represent yourself and what you are interested in as well as possible.

From new partnerships, to the behavioral assessment, to Covid-19’s impact on the admissions process, you do not want to miss this invaluable insider perspective.

Plus, find out more about new programs at Yale SOM including the MMS in Asset Management (launching in fall 2021) and the opportunities this offering creates for MBA candidates.



Are you interested in learning more about the Yale SOM experience? As mentioned in the interview, Yale SOM’s Student Ambassadors serve as contacts for numerous clubs, programs, and interest groups. While student ambassadors are not part of the admissions committee, and thus these exchanges are not evaluative, these contacts are a great way for prospective students to ask specific and candid questions.

Regardless of where you are in the MBA application process, Personal MBA Coach is here to help. Founded by a Wharton and MIT graduate, we regularly help applicants navigate their applications each year. We also conduct mock interviews with former M7 interviewers on our team.

Personal MBA Coach has been helping candidates through all aspects of the MBA application process for 13 years with a 96% success rate. Call us today at +1 617-645-2424 or email scott@personalmbacoach.com for a free consultation on your profile along with how we can help make your MBA dreams a reality!

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