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# Resume Book - Types of People Admitted to Wharton

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05 Jun 2009, 06:49
refurb wrote:
That's exactly how I felt. I saw the Stanford Law degree, the job at CNN, the singing/instruments, the multiple languages and I'm thinking "Wow, this guy is good!"

Then I see the "Who wants to be a millionaire" and I think I yelled out loud "Oh come on!!!!!"

RF

Note that he doesn't mention how far he got on Millionaire...maybe he flunked out on the $500 question? Intern Joined: 19 Dec 2008 Posts: 29 Schools: Wharton, Haas, Anderson, Booth, Kellogg MMM, Stanford Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 0 Re: Resume Book - Types of People Admitted to Wharton [#permalink] ### Show Tags 05 Jun 2009, 10:27 WITWICS was perhaps the best after school show next to MacGyver. Nobody ever won the final game though. I drove me nuts, but when someone actually put down that last post on the map successfully it was a powerful feeling. The computer game was also rock solid, but will never touch the original Oregon Trail. Senior Manager Joined: 13 Jun 2007 Posts: 410 Schools: Wharton, Booth, Stern Followers: 11 Kudos [?]: 82 [0], given: 0 Re: Resume Book - Types of People Admitted to Wharton [#permalink] ### Show Tags 06 Jun 2009, 04:17 msday wrote: refurb wrote: That's exactly how I felt. I saw the Stanford Law degree, the job at CNN, the singing/instruments, the multiple languages and I'm thinking "Wow, this guy is good!" Then I see the "Who wants to be a millionaire" and I think I yelled out loud "Oh come on!!!!!" RF Note that he doesn't mention how far he got on Millionaire...maybe he flunked out on the$500 question?

He got pretty far
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06 Jun 2009, 06:18
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highhopes wrote:
Me too, but I kind of feel like it's a little ridiculous to put that in your additional activities, like it's something you do in your spare time. And was it with Regis or Meredith Veiera? Because there's so a difference.

Ehhh, did I mention that I was on that PBS show "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego" back in elementary school?

If I mentioned that on my resume for Tuck, I am sure I would have gotten in....DARN!

Get out - seriously?! nink - that is 10 times cooler who wants to be a millionaire.
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06 Jun 2009, 06:58
When I was little I won two prizes off of Radio Disney... highlight of my life
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06 Jun 2009, 12:49
bipolarbear wrote:
When I was little I won two prizes off of Radio Disney... highlight of my life

Im really hoping that you dont have to be this good to get into wharton...
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08 Jun 2009, 04:10
bipolarbear wrote:
edit: since the first link didn't work, here is an upload of an old file
http://senduit.com/4c3c67

Thanks
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08 Jun 2009, 08:30
Wow, these are really impressive resumes. No wonder I got dinged without an interview. I feel so much better now. Puzzle solved!
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08 Jun 2009, 19:30
nink wrote:
Ehhh, did I mention that I was on that PBS show "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego" back in elementary school?

If I mentioned that on my resume for Tuck, I am sure I would have gotten in....DARN!

Funny you mention this. I was just watching this show somewhere on the internet with my wife a few weeks ago! Apparently, she somehow missed this show when growing up, and always looked at me weird when we would decide where to go to dinner and I would say "Ok, do it Rockapella!" One day she asked me why on earth I kept saying that, so I enlightened her. She's totally a fan now.
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11 Jun 2009, 11:13
riverripper wrote:
Guys there are always the people in any class who have some huge wow factor...the person who was an emmy award winner, the professional athlete, top gun fighter pilot who flew numerous combat missions...in the end they are normal people just like you. For everyone of them there are a lot of people who worked at good jobs, went to good schools, did well at everything in life but aren't what you would call mind boggling. The funny thing is if you talk to the people who on paper sound amazingly impressive; usually they make what they did sound rather normal and at times boring.

I agree with this 100%. It's all about how you make yourself sound on paper. Sometimes things that are only moderately impressive in real life sound mind bogglingly amazing on paper depending on how you communicate it.
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11 Jun 2009, 14:48
Lets see, wow factor...?

Went to a large state school in the upper Midwest (albeit a top public)...nope

Currently work for a large IT consulting firm doing systems implementations, not exacty my forte being that I'm a Management major...nope

Scored a 710 on my GMAT...not exactly rockstar but I'm ok with that part

I'm Platinum Elite for Northwest, does that count? How about pulling someone out of a burning car, too morbid?

I need to save Darfur.
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12 Jun 2009, 01:21
ACNguy wrote:
Lets see, wow factor...?

Went to a large state school in the upper Midwest (albeit a top public)...nope

Currently work for a large IT consulting firm doing systems implementations, not exacty my forte being that I'm a Management major...nope

Scored a 710 on my GMAT...not exactly rockstar but I'm ok with that part

I'm Platinum Elite for Northwest, does that count? How about pulling someone out of a burning car, too morbid?

I need to save Darfur.

pulling someone out of a burning car is actually pretty cool.
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12 Jun 2009, 11:15
Audio wrote:
pulling someone out of a burning car is actually pretty cool.

thats true - Im guessing that this resume book only reflects the top 20% of the class leaving space for smart but regular people to fill up the other spaces. Or maybe its wishful thinking??
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12 Jun 2009, 21:57
nink wrote:
highhopes wrote:
Me too, but I kind of feel like it's a little ridiculous to put that in your additional activities, like it's something you do in your spare time. And was it with Regis or Meredith Veiera? Because there's so a difference.

Ehhh, did I mention that I was on that PBS show "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego" back in elementary school?

If I mentioned that on my resume for Tuck, I am sure I would have gotten in....DARN!

Really? My freshman year of college there were Two Junior advisors (junios who lived with the freshmen to help acclimate them to college) who were on the same episode of that show. My JA decided to go to maryland with his free trip....we gave him so much shit for that.
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12 Jun 2009, 22:32
Anyone got an alternative for the first link?
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20 Jun 2009, 11:09
Hi, if someone could repost the resume book that would be really appreciated

As far as the discussion on impressiveness, its a combination of both the substance and the presentation. IMO, anything you do can be impressive - as long as you strive to be - and are - one of the best at it.

Taking leadership on closing a $100k deal in a small company - one thats a make or a break for it, is a lot better than photocopying a$100m contract
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23 Jun 2009, 06:34
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Wharton is a bit of a factory, there are plenty of pretty average profiles there.

Harvard and Stanford on the other hand, those are pretty consistently spectacular, unless URM or female.

No one else seemed to mind this comment, but hey: URMs and females, believe it or not, can also have spectacular profiles. I really doubt HBS, Stanford, etc. are lowering their standards a lot, across the board, for these groups.

Anyway, true story while we're talking about game show stuff: I have a friend applying to business school in the fall of 2010 and he won Guts! He OWNS a piece of the Aggro Crag. It never ceases to impress me.
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23 Jun 2009, 13:09
ElleBee wrote:
Anyway, true story while we're talking about game show stuff: I have a friend applying to business school in the fall of 2010 and he won Guts! He OWNS a piece of the Aggro Crag. It never ceases to impress me.

wow... "d-d-d-d-do you have? GUTS!!!" talk about a substantial accomplishment lol
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23 Jun 2009, 18:07
TL wrote:
ElleBee wrote:
Anyway, true story while we're talking about game show stuff: I have a friend applying to business school in the fall of 2010 and he won Guts! He OWNS a piece of the Aggro Crag. It never ceases to impress me.

wow... "d-d-d-d-do you have? GUTS!!!" talk about a substantial accomplishment lol

Hahaha, yeah, that's the one. I remember being, like, 7 when the show was on and being TERRIFIED of the Aggro Crag. That "Legends of the Hidden Temple" (or something like that) really seemed like scary shows to me. I think I scare easily though.
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10 Dec 2009, 12:18
Re: Resume Book - Types of People Admitted to Wharton   [#permalink] 10 Dec 2009, 12:18

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