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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Sep 2008, 14:19
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good luck everyone. I am close to done. Working on my 4th essay and need to tweak my third. It will be a sigh of relief to get the first app out of the way.


Good luck as well. I'm at the same place as you, just need to finish the 4th essay and get those recommenders on the ball. Does anyone know if it matters at all when you submit, during each round at Wharton? I really hope what they say about apps is true, i.e. the first one is by far the hardest. However, it's hard for me to imagine that my next essays will get any better than these--I've put so much work/research into them.
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2008, 06:05
This year the apps at Wharton are by different estimates expected to go up 10-15% from this year's >8000. Be extra careful and meticulous with your planning and execution. To add to the turmoil, Thomas Caleel left Wharton this summer. I personally think he is the best guy for the job of Director of Admissions, but I am sure Wharton will bring in an equally talented manager.

I see a lot of visitors on campus, on almost every lecture there are prospective applicants, there are prospectives in the Lauder Lounge almost every day - it is getting hot here.
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2008, 07:08
The official word is that there is no difference between rounds. However, I rather be the first person of my background they look at as opposed to the fifth.
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2008, 07:35
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The official word is that there is no difference between rounds. However, I rather be the first person of my background they look at as opposed to the fifth.


ditto :)
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2008, 07:44
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That is correct soni.

sonibubu wrote:
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wharton essays done - whoohoo!


APP SUBMITTED!!! Let the games begin :)


You can submit Wharton before recs are all submitted, correct?
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2008, 11:16
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The official word is that there is no difference between rounds. However, I rather be the first person of my background they look at as opposed to the fifth.
I personally think, there is no difference between rounds, and in theory one stands equal chances of being accepted regardless of the round. The only difference is that the number of applicants in the first round tends to be a bit smaller, but they also tend to be the most organized high profile applicants, so that competitive advantage of the first mover is most probably negligible.
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2008, 21:10
Wharton app submitted...next up: Chicago GSB
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2008, 22:37
Soni, you are the Usain Bolt of MBA apps... :shock:
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2008, 09:40
Submitted all apps today!! Wharton, Columbia, yale, Cornell and Stern..woohooo I AM DONE
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2008, 20:23
You guys are machines.
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2008, 21:20
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Wharton app submitted...next up: Chicago GSB

wow soni that's awesome. congrats!
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2008, 03:50
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Wharton app submitted...next up: Chicago GSB

wow soni that's awesome. congrats!


Thanks! I thought I was ahead of the curve until I found out sterny has submitted 5 apps already :shock:
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2008, 16:31
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Wharton app submitted...next up: Chicago GSB

wow soni that's awesome. congrats!


Thanks! I thought I was ahead of the curve until I found out sterny has submitted 5 apps already :shock:


Wow! That's super quick. I remember, it took me close to six months to put my apps together.
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2008, 22:18
OH nO !! I am still way behind on my apps !!
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2008, 17:56
Just one tiny observation: from what I have heard from various sources at Wharton, some of the candidates who do interviews are just so boring and uninspiring that this factor alone makes the otherwise outstanding application worth very little. Therefore, it is very important to be sincere, and let your personality shine (if you have one, of course).
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2008, 07:01
I just submitted my application yesterday. Does anybody know when the interview invites will start going out? Looking at last year's thread, it seems to be in the late October-early November time frame.
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2008, 02:15
hey guys,

For those who have filled up/submitted the wharton app, do you see anything in list box with "specializations"? Both the applications I tried creating seem to have no specializations listed in the box. Any insight into this will be helpful.

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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2008, 16:40
Do you mean you do not know where to specify your major? I looked through the app I submitted last year, and there was a line "Expected Major" on the first page, right under your phone numbers.
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2008, 18:49
Quick question: I'm looking at the second question that asks about a failure or setback I've experienced. I'm thinking of using that essay to talk about my weak undergrad gpa.

What do you think? Is that going to call too much attention to that aspect of my application? Should I just save that for the optional essay?

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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2008, 20:58
I personally think the weak GPA topic is used too often so you'll most probably sound quite out of the mold with the story.
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