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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2009, 13:07
Thanks for reading guys. Yeah - I interviewed with an alumni in the tri-state area. I also thought that the interviews at W were supposed to be a little more laid back. This process definitely opened my eyes to how much luck is also involved in the MBA pursuit. You can have the most stellar application that may be read by an adcom member who is having a bad day or you might get paired up with a disgruntled interviewer.

I definitely agree... every school has its set of jerks and you shouldn't generalize. I think the interviewing process is a two-way street. The school is evaluating the candidate and at the same time the candidate is evaluating the school. Of course, I can't make an accurate and valid assessment of what a school has to offer from a single 30-45 minute conversation, but I think it will still affect my perception - it's one of the experiences that I will think back to when I think about the overall school.

bostonsparky - LOL I can't believe you brought up Andy Bernard. The first thing that I did after the interview was watch the Cornell episode where Dwight dresses up as a Cornell alumni and tries to piss off Andy. hahaha :-D
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2009, 23:41
foodstamp, sorry to hear about your experience. hanks for sharing, we see another side of the process.
On the bright side you handled well that 'stressed interview' 8-) . As others said, an interview is just one piece of your app. Or if luckily enough, 'though the interview after creating such a crappy interview still made a fine report for you. Keep the hope on.
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Mar 2009, 00:57
In general, I think they ought not give the interview too much weight. I think it is so subjective. I knew from the minute I met one of my interviewers (not Wharton interviewer - he was great) that we wouldn't click. It's just one of those things.
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2009, 13:12
A quick question about something that has been bothering me.

I interviewed with a second year, James B. (you'll probably guess his last name if you interviewed with him as well). The conversation was very laid back and pleasant. However, I wasn't asked "What will contribute to Wharton?" - it wasn't that we were short on time however because he did look down at his iPhone (which he was using for a clock) to remark that "we are doing fine on time".

Does not getting asked that question imply something? Am I reading too much into this? I figured that that was one of the more important questions so not being asked that seems ominous!
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2009, 13:14
davidbrent wrote:
A quick question about something that has been bothering me.

I interviewed with a second year, James B. (you'll probably guess his last name if you interviewed with him as well). The conversation was very laid back and pleasant. However, I wasn't asked "What will contribute to Wharton?" - it wasn't that we were short on time however because he did look down at his iPhone (which he was using for a clock) to remark that "we are doing fine on time".

Does not getting asked that question imply something? Am I reading too much into this? I figured that that was one of the more important questions so not being asked that seems ominous!


Don't overanalyze the interview. It's not productive and will just make your wait interminable.
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2009, 14:15
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In general, I think they ought not give the interview too much weight. I think it is so subjective. I knew from the minute I met one of my interviewers (not Wharton interviewer - he was great) that we wouldn't click. It's just one of those things.


IMO the main admitted purpose of the interview is to filter the weirdos (and there are a lot of them). That's why the usually say that an interview won't make you but it can certainly break you.
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2009, 07:17
Random: One week later, the Wharton App is still showing my interview status as "Registered." Does that simply mean that my interviewer hasn't yet submitted the assessment? Further, if the assessment hasn't yet been completed, isn't there a considerable chance that the impressions of me from the interview will not be as vivid?
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2009, 08:02
I guess you should receive some email like this

Your application status will change on the decision release date of March 26, 2009. There will be no intermediate status change, and your status will remain "Invitation to Interview" until the final decisions are released. Please note, you will not be notified that your interview report has been submitted and you should not contact your interviewer to make sure this has been done. We have a system established which ensures that all reports are turned in on time.

So if you confirmed the interview with the system, I think that should be fine. No worry.
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2009, 09:05
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I guess you should receive some email like this

Your application status will change on the decision release date of March 26, 2009. There will be no intermediate status change, and your status will remain "Invitation to Interview" until the final decisions are released. Please note, you will not be notified that your interview report has been submitted and you should not contact your interviewer to make sure this has been done. We have a system established which ensures that all reports are turned in on time.

So if you confirmed the interview with the system, I think that should be fine. No worry.



Oh wow - ooops - should I have been looking for this email? Because I certainly didn't receive it. Albert - when did you get this email? After your interview? Presumably after your guy submitted his interview report huh? And did your status on the application page change as well from "Invited to Interview"?

And dp122008 - when did your status change on the application? Mine still says "Invited to Interview" even though I interviewed on Feb 16.
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2009, 09:45
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AlbertNTN wrote:
I guess you should receive some email like this

Your application status will change on the decision release date of March 26, 2009. There will be no intermediate status change, and your status will remain "Invitation to Interview" until the final decisions are released. Please note, you will not be notified that your interview report has been submitted and you should not contact your interviewer to make sure this has been done. We have a system established which ensures that all reports are turned in on time.

So if you confirmed the interview with the system, I think that should be fine. No worry.



Oh wow - ooops - should I have been looking for this email? Because I certainly didn't receive it. Albert - when did you get this email? After your interview? Presumably after your guy submitted his interview report huh? And did your status on the application page change as well from "Invited to Interview"?

And dp122008 - when did your status change on the application? Mine still says "Invited to Interview" even though I interviewed on Feb 16.


If you go to the Events section when you log on, then click "View Mine," you'll see your interview...your status will be either "Registered" or "Attended." The "Invited to Interview" will not change until final decision.
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2009, 09:55
Thank you for the prompt response. I do see that.

And how about that email - did you receive it?
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2009, 10:05
davidbrent wrote:
Thank you for the prompt response. I do see that.

And how about that email - did you receive it?



Negative on the email.
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2009, 15:24
I received after confirming my interview with the system. Don't worry, should be fine if you have had an interview and registered the interviewer...
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2009, 08:32
i had my interview on Feb 19 and checked my status under my events - it still says registered with (name of the interviewer)...should it change to attended..if yes, should i contact someone in the admission office.
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2009, 10:59
I also did not have a pleasant alumni interview, although I think I did okay. It was not hostile or anything, but the guy just seemed too stiff and serious, and not very personable. That coupled with my visit to Wharton leaves me with a bad impression of the school and its students. I'd still probably go if admitted (and denied elsewhere), but I'm not all that excited about the school or the city right now.

On the other hand, Chicago has been first class in everything. The visit was very cool, the students very inviting, and the staff professional and helpful. The interviewer was also very nice and laid back, and seemed like someone I'd like to hang out with for 2 years. I really don't know why Wharton is ranked ahead of Chicago, but every experience I have had with the 2 schools puts Chicago way out ahead (experiential learning opps, faculty, alumni, building, city, Wrigley Field, etc etc). Hopefully the interest is mutual, we'll see in 2 weeks!
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Mar 2009, 01:28
when are the results expected to come out?
reading the forum, R1 calls went about 4 days before the actual date

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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Mar 2009, 03:44
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when are the results expected to come out?
reading the forum, R1 calls went about 4 days before the actual date

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Hopefully sometime soon...I just want to know so I can get back to actually focusing on my job (regardless of the decision). Does anyone else still have "Registered" under their interview status? I interviewed on campus 2 weeks ago and mine is still "Registered" and not "Attended."
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Mar 2009, 09:35
I still have registered rather than attended for my alumni interview 2/27. The alum replied to my thank you note the following Monday saying that he had submitted the report so I assume that I am good. It's probably not an issue.
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The wait! [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2009, 14:54
Augh! Why can't Wharton release decision on a Monday?

I am going to have to go the whole week checking my email every 30 seconds, and agonizing over the fact that it could be ANY time up til Thursday!

Good Luck to everyone this upcoming week!
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2009, 10:13
Looks like decisions may be coming soon...I interviewed R2 and now the Decision letter is gone (the one inviting me for the interview) and next to "Application for Admission" it says "(Deadline Has Passed)"

I guess they're loading up the system and will be notifying on Monday?
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