MBA Success Story of Aishwarya, who turned down ISB’s Young Leaders Programme admit to join Yale SOM MBA
Learn to write essays that seal your candidature at top business schools across the globe. Detailed advice provided by Aishwarya on how to craft MBA essays that’ll help you get admissions into ISB and Yale’s MBA programs.
Key lessons from this interview:
BACKGROUND AND WHY MBA
- [01:44] – Aishwarya shares her initial aspirations to pursue an MBA right after engineering.
ISB YLP OVERVIEW AND ESSAYS
- [03:40] The general selection process for ISB.
- [04:26] How to crack ISB YLP Stage 1 essay – expressing her vulnerable side, motivations, extra-curricular interests, and the vision that ties her to an MBA.
- [07:00] How to crack the ISB YLP Stage 2 essay – describing your short term and long term goals.
- [09:02] Additional information to be considered for ISB application.
- [11:22] Aishwarya talks about her interview round for ISB, how its unstructured nature made it different from others, and how researching about the process from its students helped her succeed.
- [14:55] Addressing general student queries regarding ISB.
DECLINING ISB YLP FOR A GLOBAL MBA DEGREE
- [16:19] Aishwarya explains the choices she made after her admission in ISB YLP program.
- [20:11] Applying to global universities for better academic and personality development.
YALE SOM MBA ESSAYS AND VIDEO ESSAYS
- [24:59] Brief description on the selection process at Yale SOM.
- [25:31] How to address Yale SOM’s “the biggest commitment you have ever made” essay.
- [30:39] Advice on tackling Yale SOM MBA Video Essays
- [33:06] Yale application bonus tips – Behavioural assessment and other additional parts of the assessment process.
ADVICE FOR ASPIRING INDIAN APPLICANTS
- [35:54] Advice for Indian students aspiring for MBA.
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