CSX Corporation Chairman John Snow ( President Bush 's designate for Secretary of the U.S. Treasury) was a guest in Paul W. MacAvoy's class, "Corporate Strategies in Network Industries." Professor MacAvoy, a friend and colleague for about 28 years, invited him to Yale SOM to speak about the strategies of the major railroads.
New Haven, CT – The global eradication of smallpox stands among the most critical public health achievements of the last century. Edward H. Kaplan, the William N. and Marie A. Beach Professor of Management Sciences at the Yale School of Management (SOM) and Professor of Public Health at the Yale School of Medicine, continues to argue that in the event of a smallpox bioterror attack, rapid mass vaccination of the population in the area of the attack is preferable to ring vaccination, where only the contacts of smallpox cases would be vaccinated.
One of the most important aspects of a candidate's visit to campus is the ability to sit-in on a Yale MBA class. This is typically a 10-minute commitment, once or twice a week. Class Visit Guides escort visitors to the classroom and introduce them to the professor and some classmates. This will leave you with enough time to make it to your own class.
As we head into the spring semester, the Admissions Team is once again recruiting students to serve as information session leaders. The commitment is from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., once a week. You will register for one day during the week, and will keep that schedule for the rest of the semester.
The time has come to select Admissions Interviewers from the Class of 2004! We need 10-12 top candidates to interview prospective MBA candidates next year. If selected, you would need to commit to 3-4 interviews each week in the fall and spring semesters. You would also be expected to attend several key admissions recruiting events, like the MBA Forums, in New Haven, Boston, and New York.
As many of you already know, Yale SOM has partnered with Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) to help increase the number of minority students pursuing business-related careers. MLT's MBA Preparation program helps young professionals apply successfully to leading graduate business schools. Participants attend seminars and workshops that focus on key elements of the application process, and receive one-to-one counseling from MBA admissions officers and MLT staff over a twelve-month period culminating in their application submissions. Specific areas of focus include GMAT preparation, individual work plan development and execution to address perceived strengths and weaknesses, school research and selection, financial planning and aid, application/essay strategy, and writing skills.