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Re: Calling all Wharton 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2010, 05:27
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Done with my interview and as promised I am going to break the trend and share my experience
The process was exactly same as Sandy said it would be.
Type of Interview? hub interview with adcom.
Type of questions? Only 3 behavioral questions - teamwork, disagreement, leadership and then detailed questions based on my answers.
Stressful or serious? Not at all, my interviewer was very polite and friendly
Kept writing all the time? Yes and told me in the beginning itself and he would do so
Could I have done better? Yes. I was prepared with some broad stories but had to answer the detailed questions on the spot and could have done better on that front.

I hope this was helpful and all the best to those yet to interview.
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Re: Calling all Wharton 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2010, 05:40
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Done with my interview and as promised I am going to break the trend and share my experience
The process was exactly same as Sandy said it would be.
Type of Interview? hub interview with adcom.
Type of questions? Only 3 behavioral questions - teamwork, disagreement, leadership and then detailed questions based on my answers.
Stressful or serious? Not at all, my interviewer was very polite and friendly
Kept writing all the time? Yes and told me in the beginning itself and he would do so
Could I have done better? Yes. I was prepared with some broad stories but had to answer the detailed questions on the spot and could have done better on that front.

I hope this was helpful and all the best to those yet to interview.



Thanks you for your details! I hope you will get in - it was nice of you to share the experience!
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Re: Calling all Wharton 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2010, 05:43
Great debrief! Thanks for sharing! You did well () now just hang tight :lol:

How long was the interview for? It seems difficult to dive into details of 3 stories in about 20 minutes (since some time is used up in answering your questions at the end)

Anyway, All the best!

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Re: Calling all Wharton 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2010, 05:53
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it was a 30 min interview and included 2 questions that i asked the adcom
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Re: Calling all Wharton 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2010, 06:35
mbaaspirant11 wrote:
it was a 30 min interview and included 2 questions that i asked the adcom


Thanks for sharing your experience. I am sure you did well...and I do wish you good luck

Did they start off with your resume type question?
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Re: Calling all Wharton 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2010, 06:43
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mbaaspirant11 wrote:
it was a 30 min interview and included 2 questions that i asked the adcom


Thanks for sharing your experience. I am sure you did well...and I do wish you good luck

Did they start off with your resume type question?


Nopes. Just the 3 main questions straightaway
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Re: Calling all Wharton 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2010, 06:46
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goldgoldandgold wrote:
mbaaspirant11 wrote:
it was a 30 min interview and included 2 questions that i asked the adcom


Thanks for sharing your experience. I am sure you did well...and I do wish you good luck

Did they start off with your resume type question?


Nopes. Just the 3 main questions straightaway


So that means either the interviewer has looked on your resume and probably didn't have any questions

or

He/She was not interested in knowing your achievements or what motivates you but rather focus on your past behavior. Interesting!
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Re: Calling all Wharton 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2010, 06:53
@goldgoldandgold, I don't agree with the achievements part as you get a chance to speak about some of your achievements while answering the behavioral questions
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Re: Calling all Wharton 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2010, 06:59
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@goldgoldandgold, I don't agree with the achievements part as you get a chance to speak about some of your achievements while answering the behavioral questions


You make a good point.

I am concerned on number of minutes one should speak for each of these questions. Given your experience today - how many minutes on an average did you speak on each of those questions. I understand that adcom asked you follow up specific questions. I don't want to speak speak and speak, but it seems like with the behavioral questions, we do have to speak and speak in detail. Would you tend to agree with this thought?

Thanks for sharing again. It helps us all here
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Re: Calling all Wharton 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2010, 07:08
haha I didn't keep time. Don't get so worried, just speak speak and speak and let the adcom take care of the rest.
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Re: Calling all Wharton 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2010, 09:16
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Done with my interview and as promised I am going to break the trend and share my experience
The process was exactly same as Sandy said it would be.
Type of Interview? hub interview with adcom.
Type of questions? Only 3 behavioral questions - teamwork, disagreement, leadership and then detailed questions based on my answers.
Stressful or serious? Not at all, my interviewer was very polite and friendly
Kept writing all the time? Yes and told me in the beginning itself and he would do so
Could I have done better? Yes. I was prepared with some broad stories but had to answer the detailed questions on the spot and could have done better on that front.

I hope this was helpful and all the best to those yet to interview.


I had my interview on campus yesterday and also met FN and DuckPond (those guys rock). I completely second mbaaspirant11 with her description - my experience was precisely the same. The only thing I would add - we had a brief intro at the beginning of the interview, and naturally a questions session in the end. The interviewer didn't seem to write any information we shared at those points. He mentioned that all he needed to report on were my answers to his 3 questions. The fact that we are invited to interview means that the adcom already likes our background, and reasons we want to be at Wharton. It seems that the interview is intended only to fill in blanks that cannot come across through the rest of the application. Relax and be yourself. If you over-prepare you will seem rehearsed and miss the point of this interview.
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Re: Calling all Wharton 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2010, 09:37
@MBAgirl2010......i am a she, not a he :)
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Re: Calling all Wharton 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2010, 09:44
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@MBAgirl2010......i am a she, not a he :)

Sorry mbaaspirant11. I just corrected my post :)
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Re: Calling all Wharton 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2010, 09:44
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@MBAgirl2010......i am a she, not a he :)


ooooohh I am sorry too and terribly embarrassed for calling you a "dude"!! Lesson learned :oops:
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Re: Calling all Wharton 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2010, 09:49
hehe its ok.
@minime2.....dude is used as a unisex term by many people these days as dudette sounds weird and uncool :D so don't be soo embarrassed :)

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Re: Calling all Wharton 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2010, 09:52
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hehe its ok.
@minime2.....dude is used as a unisex term by many people these days so don't be soo embarrassed :)


Well.....then thanks dude? :-D
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Re: Calling all Wharton 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2010, 09:56
Thank you very much - MBAgirl2010 and mbaaspirant11!

Haha... it's interesting to see how people on this board are assumed to be guys unless they have a girley username/picture.
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Re: Calling all Wharton 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2010, 10:22
MBAgirl2010 wrote:
mbaaspirant11 wrote:
Done with my interview and as promised I am going to break the trend and share my experience
The process was exactly same as Sandy said it would be.
Type of Interview? hub interview with adcom.
Type of questions? Only 3 behavioral questions - teamwork, disagreement, leadership and then detailed questions based on my answers.
Stressful or serious? Not at all, my interviewer was very polite and friendly
Kept writing all the time? Yes and told me in the beginning itself and he would do so
Could I have done better? Yes. I was prepared with some broad stories but had to answer the detailed questions on the spot and could have done better on that front.

I hope this was helpful and all the best to those yet to interview.


I had my interview on campus yesterday and also met FN and DuckPond (those guys rock). I completely second mbaaspirant11 with her description - my experience was precisely the same. The only thing I would add - we had a brief intro at the beginning of the interview, and naturally a questions session in the end. The interviewer didn't seem to write any information we shared at those points. He mentioned that all he needed to report on were my answers to his 3 questions. The fact that we are invited to interview means that the adcom already likes our background, and reasons we want to be at Wharton. It seems that the interview is intended only to fill in blanks that cannot come across through the rest of the application. Relax and be yourself. If you over-prepare you will seem rehearsed and miss the point of this interview.


Thanks so much for this feedback! I will be having my interview Friday on campus and will be more than willing to share my experience for all those folks going next week!
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Re: Calling all Wharton 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2010, 11:08
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mbaaspirant11 wrote:
Done with my interview and as promised I am going to break the trend and share my experience
The process was exactly same as Sandy said it would be.
Type of Interview? hub interview with adcom.
Type of questions? Only 3 behavioral questions - teamwork, disagreement, leadership and then detailed questions based on my answers.
Stressful or serious? Not at all, my interviewer was very polite and friendly
Kept writing all the time? Yes and told me in the beginning itself and he would do so
Could I have done better? Yes. I was prepared with some broad stories but had to answer the detailed questions on the spot and could have done better on that front.

I hope this was helpful and all the best to those yet to interview.


I had my interview on campus yesterday and also met FN and DuckPond (those guys rock). I completely second mbaaspirant11 with her description - my experience was precisely the same. The only thing I would add - we had a brief intro at the beginning of the interview, and naturally a questions session in the end. The interviewer didn't seem to write any information we shared at those points. He mentioned that all he needed to report on were my answers to his 3 questions. The fact that we are invited to interview means that the adcom already likes our background, and reasons we want to be at Wharton. It seems that the interview is intended only to fill in blanks that cannot come across through the rest of the application. Relax and be yourself. If you over-prepare you will seem rehearsed and miss the point of this interview.


Hey Did any of you ask for the business card from the adcom? Did you send a thank you note later?
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Re: Calling all Wharton 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2010, 12:38
Thank guys for sharing! Any chance you could give a little more details on the questions?
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