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Re: Wharton done... [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2007, 21:06
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There goes another e-submission into the electronic hordes of Wharton.

Two recos in as well. One more remaining to officially complete my app.


Are other people getting three LORs? I'm only submitting 2.


2 for me too. one is done, waiting for the other...starting to worry.
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2007, 22:17
My application is pretty much done. I'm just too weenie to hit submit.
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2007, 23:16
Ok, aside from following up with recommenders I'm starting to read through my essays (for the final time?). I chose option 1 for essay 4: Where in your background would we find evidence of your leadership capacity and/or potential? (500 words)

I've written an essay that talks in detail about one leadership experience, but rereading the prompt I think it may be better to use 2-3 examples exhibiting leadership qualities. Any thoughts?
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2007, 01:04
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Ok, aside from following up with recommenders I'm starting to read through my essays (for the final time?). I chose option 1 for essay 4: Where in your background would we find evidence of your leadership capacity and/or potential? (500 words)

I've written an essay that talks in detail about one leadership experience, but rereading the prompt I think it may be better to use 2-3 examples exhibiting leadership qualities. Any thoughts?


According to principle "depth over breadth" it is better to go with one example..in-depth
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2007, 01:23
Hmm...I would say that if you had more than one 'true' leadership experience, talk about them. Of course, the number should be limited to 3 - 4 at the most. With more than one story, you could also use this question to highlight different parts of your app: work, extra curricular and under-graduation. But as always, you need to 'show', not 'tell'. :)
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2007, 03:07
Yea that's what I thought as well, I think I'm going to write about two experiences (one on a project, the other outside of work) that happened at the same time and link the two. On the plus side my essays 1-3 look good just need to be polished.
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Re: Wharton done... [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2007, 11:59
I'm guessing two recos would do. But I wanted to get the reco of a Partner at my firm who's a Wharton alum! Just to give my app that lil' extra nudge! :)

Guess I'll find out soon enough if that did anything for me!

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There goes another e-submission into the electronic hordes of Wharton.

Two recos in as well. One more remaining to officially complete my app.


Are other people getting three LORs? I'm only submitting 2.
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2007, 15:01
I am done with 3 1/2 essays (The last one, 4b, is half-cooked). Got review comments for the first 3. Now that I decided to not work on any other school for R1, I think I will have sufficient focus on wharton to finish a quality app in time. Gotta ping the recommenders, though.
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2007, 20:19
submitted!! feeling pretty good about these essays too :-D
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2007, 22:06
For essay 2, how long did y'all spend describing the failure itself. I have two versions of the essay 1) I describe the failure in 80 words and spend the rest of the time reflecting and anlyzing it 2) I talk about the failure throughout the essay but after each portion i.e. each action within the failure I analyze it. The second reads more like a story the first more like an assessment. Any thoughts on which way I should go?
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2007, 22:18
I spent about 180 words describing the failure and the rest on what I learnt from it and how I applied what I learnt.
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2007, 23:07
Guys, here is a document with resumes of Wharton students. Found it on limewire long back. Might help some of us in preparing resumes based on the format followed here.
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2007, 05:13
Good information there, Aurobindo.

I observed the same kind of format on the resume of my buddy (a MIT Sloan grad who works with me) - they emphasize the education bit upfront. Since it's a post-MBA resume, that makes sense I suppose. Although, I think that none of us on this board would want to do that.

Well, not until at least a couple of years down the line when we're applying for summer internships! ;)





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Guys, here is a document with resumes of Wharton students. Found it on limewire long back. Might help some of us in preparing resumes based on the format followed here.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2007, 05:00
aurobindo wrote:
Guys, here is a document with resumes of Wharton students. Found it on limewire long back. Might help some of us in preparing resumes based on the format followed here.


Aurobindo - thank you for the awesome pdf of Wharton resumes. It is astounding to see the GMAT scores that people listen on their resumes - I noticed the scores ranging from 720 all the way through 790!

Thanks again. After reading a few of these, I'll have an idea of what it takes to get into this school... and that seems to be perfection! l0l
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2007, 20:56
Just back from the Palo Alto info session (I missed SF info session because of work). This school is just awe-(ahem)-some!! In my east-coast visit, I just loved Phily, I loved UPenn, I loved the Huntsman hall, and I loved all the discussions that I had with the people there. And today, I really enjoyed the info session, the quick chats with the alumni, and the snacks. This school is great!
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2007, 21:01
my friend just came back from the same Palo Alto infosession (I was up at Berkeley for Class visits, which was great!) and said he loved it. 12 alums, 6 of them from Google, very good infosession. He said he would put it as his top school now over Stanford and Kellogg. I wish I could have gone.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2007, 21:03
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I wish I could have gone.


Listen, I dropped Stan to R2 just so you don't miss a seat in R1 because of my awesome application. So just make sure you don't make me miss my seat at W in R1 because of your awesome application. Oh wait, you don't have enough time to apply to W's R1 anyway. Peace then.

ps. Yeah .. my opinion about W has been growing ever since I started thinking B schools.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2007, 21:18
I always thought Wharton was a bit more like Harvard, competitive, cutthroat, and arrogant. But from what I heard, it seems Wharton is pretty good. Too bad I can't stand UPenn and Philly... my personal opinion ;)

Haha, I appreciate your Stanford gesture mNeo. No worries, I won't whip up my Wharton essays in 7 days so you have a better chance at it! :)
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2007, 01:34
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I always thought Wharton was a bit more like Harvard, competitive, cutthroat, and arrogant. But from what I heard, it seems Wharton is pretty good. Too bad I can't stand UPenn and Philly... my personal opinion ;)

Haha, I appreciate your Stanford gesture mNeo. No worries, I won't whip up my Wharton essays in 7 days so you have a better chance at it! :)


I thought that as well, but after speaking with a bunch of students I only found one to be snobby. He was some entrepreneur who came to the Bangalore reception and kept talking about "expanding the surface area of your brain". Came off as a tool. The vast majority of people came across as really down to earth and said Wharton was a great environment in which to learn. Kryzak how could you hate a town that has the Phillies (the "loosingiest" team in baseball history) :P.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2007, 06:41
kryzak wrote:
I always thought Wharton was a bit more like Harvard, competitive, cutthroat, and arrogant. But from what I heard, it seems Wharton is pretty good. Too bad I can't stand UPenn and Philly... my personal opinion ;)

Haha, I appreciate your Stanford gesture mNeo. No worries, I won't whip up my Wharton essays in 7 days so you have a better chance at it! :)


Isn't it funny how one of the best schools in the US is located in the absolute center of one of the East coasts' 'worst' cities?

I wonder why they don't open up a Wharton - Manhattan campus ;] l0l
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