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Re: Wharton 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2011, 14:09
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One of my recommenders is running late and it might be Tuesday before he submits it. How lenient are schools with recommenders? or does it have to be in by 5PM eastern time?

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I'm pretty sure it has to be in by the official application deadline date/time. Otherwise you risk getting pushed to R2.

I just submitted my Wharton app! Ahhhh
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Re: Wharton 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2011, 20:28
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I see there are 6 recommendation questions mentioned on this link..however..
1) There are only 5 questions mentioned on the Wharton Application Instructions
2) I verified this with my recommender and it seems there ARE ONLY 5 questions..there is no 'when did applicant not meet expectations and how did he handle the setback' question...

Am I doing something wrong here?? Thats scary..I don't want my recommender to miss any question (for very obvious reasons)


Could you share 5 official questions for recommenders, or what question out of 6 provided is missed?

Thanks!
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Re: Wharton 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2011, 23:15
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themangoman wrote:
I see there are 6 recommendation questions mentioned on this link..however..
1) There are only 5 questions mentioned on the Wharton Application Instructions
2) I verified this with my recommender and it seems there ARE ONLY 5 questions..there is no 'when did applicant not meet expectations and how did he handle the setback' question...

Am I doing something wrong here?? Thats scary..I don't want my recommender to miss any question (for very obvious reasons)


Could you share 5 official questions for recommenders, or what question out of 6 provided is missed?

Thanks!



Go to Wharton application portal...there in the application instructions, all the questions are mentioned...even the candidates can view them
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Re: Wharton 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2011, 21:02
Filling out the employment section and do not see any high-tech in job_function category.

Any other high-tech industry person noticed it...Are engineers supposed to say "information technology" in job function?
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Re: Wharton 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2011, 21:03
What is everyone filling in the no. of hours slot for extra-curricular activities that are irregular/seasonal? If I calculate an average over a year and divide it by 52(no of weeks), the no might be too insignificant to write about!
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Re: Wharton 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2011, 21:04
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Filling out the employment section and do not see any high-tech in job_function category.

Any other high-tech industry person noticed it...Are engineers supposed to say "information technology" in job function?


I noticed it too! Dang it. No mention of engineering...almost like they don't expect too many to apply/get admitted/join !
I picked others.
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Re: Wharton 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2011, 21:06
And did you see the dozens of categories for finance?? And not one for pure engineering!
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Re: Wharton 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2011, 22:16
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firsttimer2 wrote:
Filling out the employment section and do not see any high-tech in job_function category.

Any other high-tech industry person noticed it...Are engineers supposed to say "information technology" in job function?


I noticed it too! Dang it. No mention of engineering...almost like they don't expect too many to apply/get admitted/join !
I picked others.


I am not sure if they want us to pick "IT" or "Others".

Last year i picked others, may be that is why they dinged me after int :)

About the EC, my EC hours in this years app are going to be much less for the same ECs as last year because of averaging them over a longer period. This puts me in a funny spot of writing reduced hours in this year's application when they were higher during last year's app..
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Re: Wharton 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2011, 22:21
What is the essay format you guys are using...has Wharton specified the spacing and font in the essay document???

what is the general best practice...pls help fast..deadline APPROACHING :)
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Re: Wharton 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2011, 22:34
One quick question. For Re-app, we do not have to send the official score if it does not change right?
Also with the transcript, we only have to send the official one once we get an offer. Am I right?

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Re: Wharton 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2011, 23:44
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golantrevize wrote:
firsttimer2 wrote:
Filling out the employment section and do not see any high-tech in job_function category.

Any other high-tech industry person noticed it...Are engineers supposed to say "information technology" in job function?


I noticed it too! Dang it. No mention of engineering...almost like they don't expect too many to apply/get admitted/join !
I picked others.


I am not sure if they want us to pick "IT" or "Others".

Last year i picked others, may be that is why they dinged me after int :)

About the EC, my EC hours in this years app are going to be much less for the same ECs as last year because of averaging them over a longer period. This puts me in a funny spot of writing reduced hours in this year's application when they were higher during last year's app..


If u spent say 40 hours a year on a particular activity, that's less than 1 hour per week. I don't know if it makes sense putting such a small number in. I might leave it blank for such seasonal activities.
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Re: Wharton 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2011, 23:45
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One quick question. For Re-app, we do not have to send the official score if it does not change right?
Also with the transcript, we only have to send the official one once we get an offer. Am I right?

Thanks


Don't know abt the re-app.
About the Transcript, yes you are right. You have to send the official one only when admitted.
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Re: Wharton 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2011, 01:51
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Prapruet wrote:
One quick question. For Re-app, we do not have to send the official score if it does not change right?
Also with the transcript, we only have to send the official one once we get an offer. Am I right?

Thanks


Don't know abt the re-app.
About the Transcript, yes you are right. You have to send the official one only when admitted.



If you have submitted an application to Wharton and were not successful, we encourage you to reapply for the next academic year. Reapplications make up approximately 10% of Wharton's applicant pool in any given year. Wharton keeps applications on file for two years, so individuals who reapply within this time period do not need to resubmit transcripts or test scores unless there has been a change in these components. The most important thing is that you demonstrate through essays, subsequent career growth, and/or academic preparation that you are a stronger candidate who will add to the Wharton community.

Sorry, I just saw this procedure in the website

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Re: Wharton 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2011, 04:18
Submitted my application yesterday. I was apprehensive and stressed about it but figured that I have to submit it sometime.

I am hoping the advantages of applying in round 1 is worth all the hassle.
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Re: Wharton 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2011, 13:50
themangoman wrote:

Go to Wharton application portal...there in the application instructions, all the questions are mentioned...even the candidates can view them


Thanks! I found them :-)

1) How long have you known the applicant and describe your relationship to the applicant?

2) Provide an example of constructive feedback you have provided to the applicant. How did the applicant receive this feedback and what efforts did the applicant make to address the concern?

3) Please provide an example of a time when the applicant was particularly successful at interacting with others in a team (employees, peers, managers, etc.); how was the applicant successful? How does the applicant compare to his/her peers in this dimension?

4) How has the applicant’s career progressed over the time that you have known him/her? How does this growth compare to his/her peer group? Please describe the peer group that you are comparing this applicant.

5) Provide any additional comments you think would assist the Admissions Committee in making its decision.
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Re: Wharton 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2011, 20:47
submitted yesterday...I am wondering how many R1 applicants were there...
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Re: Wharton 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2011, 20:58
Submitted and feel like I didn't use the extra curriculars section too well. There was zero space to write about it though.

I feel like I didn't get too show much of my personality on the W application as opposed to the HBS one... Oh well.

Any idea when interview invites come out?

Good luck to everyone!
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Re: Wharton 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2011, 21:39
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Submitted and feel like I didn't use the extra curriculars section too well. There was zero space to write about it though.

I feel like I didn't get too show much of my personality on the W application as opposed to the HBS one... Oh well.

Any idea when interview invites come out?

Good luck to everyone!


The Wharton admissions blog says invites will start coming in late October. Ahhhhh!!!!!
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Re: Wharton 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2011, 23:33
Submitted for R1.

I was wait listed all the way through summer last year so I only had 3-4 months between my rejection letter and current R1 app submission. Deployed a different strategy this year on essays--complete focus on personal and hopefully my recs will do a good job of highlighting my professional. Will let you all know how that strategy works out. Good luck to all.
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Re: Wharton 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2011, 00:20
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Submitted for R1.

I was wait listed all the way through summer last year so I only had 3-4 months between my rejection letter and current R1 app submission. Deployed a different strategy this year on essays--complete focus on personal and hopefully my recs will do a good job of highlighting my professional. Will let you all know how that strategy works out. Good luck to all.


Good luck. I was in the same situation.
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