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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2013, 22:02
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Did anyone feel the 1:1 portion was a little rushed.


I think it is meant to be brief, so don't feel as though you were rushed. I would not say that it was even an interview, rather it is just a recap of your thoughts on the TBD.

Admissions probably wants to see that you had a good experience, that you have a positive outlook on the discussion and its outcome and that you can articulate the approach you took and role you played within the team. This probably does not have much weight in the overall interview compared to how you interacted with the others and contributed to the project.
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2013, 09:00
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Did anyone feel the 1:1 portion was a little rushed.


To be perfectly honest, I feel like the 1:1 portion is more for our benefit (making us feel like we had a fair shot, air our concerns, etc.) than it is for the school to get more information than what they've already collected from the TBD. Of course, if the two data points are wildly different that could make a difference. But most likely not.


i felt it was fairly rushed too. to be honest, it seemed like they'd already made up their minds and were just doing this as a formality. still can't figure out how they judged us based on the team discussion (because cmon everyone will be on their best behaviour!)
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2013, 08:59
Completely agree with both posts above. Reading the experiences posted here as well as going through my own experience a dozen times in my head, it feels like the 1:1 portion is just a nice-to-have for the students to explain anything more than what they have in their app and share their thoughts on the TBD, especially their behavior that day did not quite reflect their true self.

The TBD is a GREAT way to observe candidates in action. Agree that everyone is on their best behavior and are not 100% what they typically are. But, human nature is hard to hide. For example, is my group one person was trying hard to dominate the conversation and rolled his eyes when someone else tried to speak. Till I caught this expression, it was all fine, but then the best behavior veneer came off and the true self showed.
What Wharton is doing with the TBD gives the candidates a chance to showcase their leadership capabilities and team building skills. If only the discussion was little longer, say an hour, it will be even more effective.
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2013, 13:02
Any R3 applicant out there who has heard something about interview timing?
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2013, 14:04
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Well thank you!! Yes the b-school gods were with me! haha. It was pretty tough to start out, the first two apps that I heard from were the dings at HBS and GSB, but then things picked up when I heard from Wharton and the rest came to follow.

For now, I am waiting to hear back from a few things:
Consortium Fellowships will be announced on March 15th, through which I ranked Tuck and Haas high on my list and have a shot at full-rides if I were to get the fellowship
Harvard Kennedy School admissions decision - applied for joint MPA program with Wharton or Tuck MBA
Booth and Kellogg decisions

So far, I am leaning towards going to Wharton and the 60K that they offered through a fellowship, but a full-ride from Tuck/Haas or Booth (if admitted) would be very tempting!

What is your target choice?


So proud of you my brother; but you're going to Wharton (heh heh heh heh)....really though, you can't go wrong with such fantastic choices.
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2013, 14:07
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Did anyone feel the 1:1 portion was a little rushed.


To be perfectly honest, I feel like the 1:1 portion is more for our benefit (making us feel like we had a fair shot, air our concerns, etc.) than it is for the school to get more information than what they've already collected from the TBD. Of course, if the two data points are wildly different that could make a difference. But most likely not.


i felt it was fairly rushed too. to be honest, it seemed like they'd already made up their minds and were just doing this as a formality. still can't figure out how they judged us based on the team discussion (because cmon everyone will be on their best behaviour!)


I'm guessing here, but I believe there might be a checklist where they score you on different attributes (e.g. contribution, leading, being nice, listening, having a plan, et. al--all conjecture!).
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2013, 15:07
Agreed that they were checking for several individual factors and the one on one was just for our closure/giving us the final word. I went last in my group so was fortunate enough to have more like 15-20 minutes. We had a brief discussion about how with traditional interviews, half of the time admissions isn't getting to hear much more than they could already discern from your resume, essays etc (assuming you presented a well rounded package). The TBD allows for some of those intangible skills to be demonstrated rather than stated.

All in all, I really liked the TBD and think it will stick around. As it was the fist year, it will be interesting to see how they use the data, but it is a definite differentiator for Wharton. I also found it refreshing to not have to talk about myself for 30-45 minutes straight. :-D

Now for the wait... If anyone here has ever competed in a judged sport (gymnastics, diving, etc) you know what I mean when I say that waiting for the final score is 1000x more anxiety inducing than any of the prep leading up to the competition or the task itself...
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2013, 20:58
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I received an email from reporter for a prominent national publication this morning who would like to speak with HBS and/or Wharton applicants about their application experience this year at these two programs. In the reporter's words:

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"I’m just curious to get a student voice saying whether they think the Wharton and HBS changes offered them a good outlet to show their genuine selves, and whether they felt their fellow applicants were prepared or over-prepared and scripted.

"Ideally, I’d talk to someone in the next day or two. "


This could be a great way to make a connection with a reporter with whom you would like to have a connection. Trust me. You've all heard of this publication.

You do not have to have been accepted; you do have to have reached the interview phase at either one or both schools and be willing to be quoted by name.

If you are interested, please either PM me or email linda@accepted.com.

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Pretty sure this is the article, now in print:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142 ... GoogleNews
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2013, 13:32
Has anyone read this yet? I guess i don't have enough posts yet to post urls but the poets and quants homepage on GRE VS gmat specifically for Wharton.

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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Mar 2013, 07:27
8 days fellow Round 2 applicants, the waiting game is almost over either way! Good luck to all!
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2013, 02:46
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I got the follow up today as well and interviewed last week (Tuesday, Feb 26). I'm sure everyone will get the follow up...just a matter of time.

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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2013, 04:00
When do we get the admit call?
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2013, 04:39
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When do we get the admit call?

Don't even think about this until next Monday at the earliest (I doubt Wharton would pull an R2 Fuqua and release the Friday before). If you need to preoccupy yourself this week, Darden results come out today and Kellogg is later this week :P
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2013, 06:31
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I got the follow up today as well and interviewed last week (Tuesday, Feb 26). I'm sure everyone will get the follow up...just a matter of time.


Did everyone get this message? Is there still anyone on this board that hasn't gotten this message?

I know it's silly to begin speculating about all this given that D-day is only a week away, but can't help it!!!
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2013, 07:54
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I got the follow up today as well and interviewed last week (Tuesday, Feb 26). I'm sure everyone will get the follow up...just a matter of time.


Did everyone get this message? Is there still anyone on this board that hasn't gotten this message?

I know it's silly to begin speculating about all this given that D-day is only a week away, but can't help it!!!



Yeah, got it a while back- about 3 weeks ago, and a week after my interview. Subject - "Thank You for Participating in the Team-Based Discussion". Includes a brief thank you, and a rundown of financial aid/fellowships options. I don't think it's any indication of a decision- you probably got one in your spam or something like that. If not, I think it is an oversight, rather than anything to stress about.
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2013, 08:21
Officially one week left
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2013, 08:23
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I got the follow up today as well and interviewed last week (Tuesday, Feb 26). I'm sure everyone will get the follow up...just a matter of time.


Did everyone get this message? Is there still anyone on this board that hasn't gotten this message?

I know it's silly to begin speculating about all this given that D-day is only a week away, but can't help it!!!


I got it last week (and interviewed last Monday). I don't think it is anything to stress over, just an automated mailing that might be caught up in a filter.
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2013, 08:30
This waiting is wreaking havoc on my nerves.

I've booked dinner with friends at a fancy French restaurant that's usually out of my price range, to prepare for all eventualities. If I get in, it'll be celebratory. If I don't, I will console myself with cherry-glazed duckling & panna cotta strawberries three-ways. And wine, lots of wine. :-D

What are y'all doing?
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2013, 08:33
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This waiting is wreaking havoc on my nerves.

I've booked dinner with friends at a fancy French restaurant that's usually out of my price range, to prepare for all eventualities. If I get in, it'll be celebratory. If I don't, I will console myself with cherry-glazed duckling & panna cotta strawberries three-ways. And wine, lots of wine. :-D

What are y'all doing?


No plans yet, but my night will definitely also involve lots of wine. This will be my final decision, and either way want to celebrate the process coming to a close. And stave off anxiety about making a decision for one night.
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2013, 08:38
Our odds are down to picking a color on a double-zero roulette wheel :) I bet the house on Black!
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