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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 24 May 2009, 20:01
Good luck, guys! Feel free to ask me any questions.
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 26 May 2009, 05:52
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 26 May 2009, 08:11
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 26 May 2009, 09:17
R1 here... Any idea when the essays will be out?
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 26 May 2009, 09:24
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 26 May 2009, 10:26
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R1 here... Any idea when the essays will be out?
The questions are usually out in July-August, but in any case think about "Why Wharton? Why now?" - it should be there in some form or another.
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 09 Jun 2009, 05:01
... and so it begins ...

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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 09 Jun 2009, 11:49
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Roll Call Page Updated

Im in as well - round 1 hopefully
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2009, 08:33
all you Wharton people .... 2010 essays are out ! http://www.mbamission.com/blog/2009/06/ ... questions/

Essay 1 – (750-1000 words) As a leader in global business, Wharton is committed to sustaining “a truly global presence through its engagement in the world”. What goals are you committed to and why? How do you envision the Wharton MBA contributing to the attainment of those goals?

Essay 2 – (750-1000 words) Tell us about a time when you had to adapt by accepting/understanding the perspective of people different from yourself.

Essay 3 – (500 words) Describe a failure that you have experienced. What role did you play, and what did you learn about yourself?

Essay 4 – (500 words) Choose one of the following:

a. Give us a specific example of a time when you solved a complex problem.

b. Tell us about something significant that you have done to improve yourself, in either your professional and/or personal endeavors.
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2009, 11:37
Count me in for R1.
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2009, 12:01
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2009, 12:53
R1 Applicant here.
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2009, 17:11
+1. Ready for the ride.
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2009, 18:53
Essays seem to be relatively tough compared to last year. For essay 1, though the question doesn't ask for career progress, do you think its a good idea to go through career progress and then discuss goals?
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2009, 19:09
Count me in for R1
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2009, 19:21
I would talk bout them in 4b. Just my view.
The essays are mighty tough this time!!

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Essays seem to be relatively tough compared to last year. For essay 1, though the question doesn't ask for career progress, do you think its a good idea to go through career progress and then discuss goals?

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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2009, 19:55
It's a tough one for sure.

To me essay 1 is more like a mix bag of the standard career goal essay and Stanford's "what matters" one. I would say focus is definitely on future plan but career progression could help explain how the goals have been shaped along the way.

Another interesting observation of this one is since it mentions Wharton's goal, are we going to align ours with Wharton too?

Any thoughts, guys?

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Essays seem to be relatively tough compared to last year. For essay 1, though the question doesn't ask for career progress, do you think its a good idea to go through career progress and then discuss goals?
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2009, 19:58
I think its more of a "fit" question

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Another interesting observation of this one is since it mentions Wharton's goal, are we going to align ours with Wharton too?

Any thoughts, guys?


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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2009, 05:03
I don't know about the rest of you, but for me essay #2 seems pretty tough. Is this a diversity question or a teamwork question? Both?
If it's diversity then I'm screwed because I've never been in an environment where I've had to adapt to another culture in any significant way. I'm assuming they are looking for something along the lines of "when I worked in Spain on project X ... I realized that their culture values Y an Z qualities and I had to adapt my perspective on marketing product A ...". I can't think of anything that comes close to something like that for me.
What am I supposed to say, "When I started the contract with Government Agency X, I soon realized that all of the government workers were just as the stereotypes suggest ... so I had to adapt by lowering my standards and accepting the bureaucracy and general inefficiencies that were commonplace ...".

I'm going to have to think hard about this one, and even if I come up with something I fear it will come across as total BS.

Any thoughts? What do you think they are looking for here?
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Re: Calling all Wharton Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2009, 08:37
Thanks for the advice, Pathfinder. Working in IT, I guess I could pull the whole "we were developing this product and then spoke with the customer and our eyes opened" type thing, but I'm not sure if that's substantial enough or if I'd even want to go in that direction. I interpreted the question as more global-leaning since, in my head, that's what these schools are looking for.

AskSandy on the BW forums went on a rant about the new Wharton essays:
http://forums.businessweek.com/n/pfx/fo ... &tid=10180
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