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# Wharton 2012 - Calling All Applicants

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12 Apr 2012, 12:10
Thanks!!! I knew it was a long-shot!!!! however my optimistic mind, tells me that it was very unlikely to receive the interview invite, but probably being invited to interview in r3, might mean similar chances to other round applicants who were also invited...i dunno...
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12 Apr 2012, 12:18
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Thanks!!! I knew it was a long-shot!!!! however my optimistic mind, tells me that it was very unlikely to receive the interview invite, but probably being invited to interview in r3, might mean similar chances to other round applicants who were also invited...i dunno...

Schools don't release breakdowns of % interviewed --> % accepted by round. The overall rule of thumb is that Wharton interviews 40% of applicants and accepts roughly 40% of those interviewed. But I'm sorry we can't give you a better idea of what that looks like for R3.
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12 Apr 2012, 14:09
Maybe you know this...

I received my interview confirmation mail..and was old that my status wouldnt chang blah blah until the realease date of june the 4th...however in the website in the official decision date for round 3 is may 8th ...is it normal that the date was sudeenly changed, or should it be just an adcom typo mistake

May 8 vs june 4 is a loooooot of waiting difference!!!
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12 Apr 2012, 17:59
JMG wrote:
Maybe you know this...

I received my interview confirmation mail..and was old that my status wouldnt chang blah blah until the realease date of june the 4th...however in the website in the official decision date for round 3 is may 8th ...is it normal that the date was sudeenly changed, or should it be just an adcom typo mistake

May 8 vs june 4 is a loooooot of waiting difference!!!

I am pretty sure that this is a typo. June 4 is actually the R3 deposit deadline. You'll have a decision by May 8.
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13 Apr 2012, 04:58
thanks!!!!
where have you chosen to go??
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13 Apr 2012, 16:17
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thanks!!!!
where have you chosen to go??

I haven't made a choice yet. I'm at Wharton's Welcome Weekend now.
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13 Apr 2012, 20:04
cheetarah, i'm impressed you found time to check the message board and post while we're here. i'm exhausted already...
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13 Apr 2012, 20:12
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cheetarah, i'm impressed you found time to check the message board and post while we're here. i'm exhausted already...

Pot, meet kettle. I went home after Pub. These people wore me out. I'm trying to rest up for day 2 cause that's gonna be even more insane.

BTW, we totally need to meet while there.
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14 Apr 2012, 17:55
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woggy987 wrote:
cheetarah, i'm impressed you found time to check the message board and post while we're here. i'm exhausted already...

Pot, meet kettle. I went home after Pub. These people wore me out. I'm trying to rest up for day 2 cause that's gonna be even more insane.

BTW, we totally need to meet while there.

Imagine what real life at Wharton is like! WWW is considered to be a relaxing past-time, after all. Aghhh, if only I could do it once more: I so want to be in your shoes right now.
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15 Apr 2012, 18:35
so guys..let us know of your Wharton Welcome Weekend experience...
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16 Apr 2012, 06:14
I too would be interested in what people's impressions were. Also, as a wait listed candidate, any intelligence regarding number of people at the event and general impressions regarding whether people there where still contemplating other offers or were generally already decided on matriculating would be helpful.
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16 Apr 2012, 06:48
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I'm not fully recovered from the weekend yet (low grade headache). My overall impression is that MBA students don't sleep. They just keep going and going and going and going and going...

Admitted students were divided up into 6 cohorts of about 60-70 students each. There were student panels, a mock class, career services panels by industry, and team building exercises (build a statue that represents Wharton using Tinker Tailor toy parts). We got some speeches from the deans of student life and curriculum or something and Ankur welcomed us as well (can I just say that woman is gorgeous and has awesome shoes). The social events provided some good eats. I especially liked the spring rolls at Pub. Day 2 there were a ton of early evening happy hours around different Center City restaurants. Spring Soiree was a good time as well. However, CRACKERS ARE NOT FOOD!!! I got fed better at Kellogg's Saturday night cocktail party. I will say that Wharton has better DJs than Kellogg because Wharton's kept the untz, untz, untz dance music to measured levels. Unfortunately Spring Soiree got shut down early when someone stole a bottle of rum and wouldn't return it.

As for the people...I was pleasantly surprised. My biggest worry about attending Wharton was the douchebag factor. Wharton has a rep for having more than its fair share of them. I was almost taken aback by how genuinely nice and easy to get along with everyone was. Wharton students are really good at poking fun at themselves. We got to see the Follies and one segment was a game show entitled "Name that Douche" where they called specific people out by name for douchebag behavior such as macking on undergrads, racist/sexist emails, and self righteous asshole-ness. It was all in good fun and it's good to see that the student body kind of self polices. As for the other admitted students, they were awesome sauce. woggy987 turned out to be one of my section mates so it was really cool to put a face with the GC screen name. A lot of people were definitely decided on Wharton but there were many who are still up in the air. Most of the people I met are choosing between Wharton and Kellogg or Booth. I think for the Wharton vs. Kellogg people the biggest issue is FIT. They are very different schools and while they do get many of the same applicants many prefer one environment over the other.

One thing I was blown away by was the emphasis Wharton places on teamwork and leadership. I thought that this was Kellogg's domain, but Wharton is no joke in the leadership opportunities it offers and the amount of "playing nicely with others" that it requires. I'm still undecided, but Welcome Weekend did a great deal to allay many of my reservations about Wharton.
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16 Apr 2012, 06:58
hey anyone invited to interview in r3?? Did anyone get the the additional invite to the business case group, that will work as a pilot for future admission processes??
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16 Apr 2012, 08:02
hey cheetarah

definitely curious about where you end up going. i was also at welcome weekend and loved it. philly/center city did not fail to impress me, the douche factor was low, i had an awesome time with other admits, there are impressive peers who would surround you, the school is FUN, the number of former finance professionals looking to get into entrepreneurship (such as myself) was surprisingly high, and i know i'd have a great time there and get where i want to be career-wise.

also agree that i met a lot of people mostly set on wharton but also a few with tough wharton/kellogg/haas decisions and a couple with stanford decisions to make.

i'm going to DAK next weekend and hope to decide. i prefer the east coast and really like the idea of going to wharton but i am getting no aid and kellogg has given me a nice scholarship package. how would you further characterize the differences and what's going to ultimately impact your decision?

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18 Apr 2012, 08:31
cheetarah1980 wrote:
JMG wrote:
thanks!!!!
where have you chosen to go??

I haven't made a choice yet. I'm at Wharton's Welcome Weekend now.

Thanks I appreciate it!..by the way i read your blog, was fun to read....im visiting wharton next week for the first time for my interview..any tips??

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May 3.
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23 Apr 2012, 11:56
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May 3.

thanks, which school will you choose_?
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23 Apr 2012, 12:12
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May 3.

thanks, which school will you choose_?

Your guess is as good as mine.
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07 May 2012, 06:19
to quiet in here...any r3 expecting news???
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