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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2012, 15:39
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Does anybody know if Wharton is planning to make the team-discussion admissions test official and include it this year? There was no mention of it in their admissions requirements for 2013. Link below regarding the new addition:

http://poetsandquants.com/2012/06/25/wh ... dmit-test/


I had never heard of this, but this sounds pretty neat. If we are gonna apply, gotta suck it up and jump through all of the hoops. But this hoop sounds like a cool one to jump through.
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2012, 14:23
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2012, 09:17
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Wharton Adds Team Test For Applicants

The Wharton School has made it official: the school is rolling out a new team-based discussion for MBA applicants as part of its new admissions process....

http://poetsandquants.com/2012/07/23/wh ... pplicants/
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2012, 09:54
Personally, I am not going to worry about it at least till getting an interview invitation.

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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2012, 09:56
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2012, 17:24
In for R1 as a reapplicant. Waitlisted last time, so I feel like I was on the right path....famous last words, of course....
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2012, 12:19
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In for Wharton-Lauder: Mandarin Chinese track for 2013!

Very different questions from Wharton this year... glad the Lauder questions haven't changed :)

Really curious what the new tracks will entail. (http://bit.ly/JgJIOo) Haven't seen anymore details about it since they announced it in May. It looked to me like just some tailoring of the MS portion of the degree, and I assumed all the language requirements/progression are still the same. Do you have anymore information about this, @xerox?


Wanted to bump my post and answer my own question regarding the Global Track based on answers I received from a Lauder rep at an admissions event in Shanghai.

The Global Track is exclusively for people who are already fluent in 2 or more languages in addition to English. This track is for people who do not need any additional help on their language ability, in contrast with the Wharton Lauder program which is specifically for students wanting to boost proficiency in one language. There are certainly several current and past students at Lauder who could have benefited from this program in the past. When asked about whether this would affect the Lauder program in the longterm, the rep responded that the creation of this track would open up new Lauder-only classes that non Global Track members could attend as well.
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2012, 19:14
Anyone know what the 80% GPA range is for Wharton?
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2012, 04:04
Rank and School GMAT Average GMAT Range* GPA Average GPA Range*

4. UPenn (Wharton) 718 680 — 760 3.56 3.18 — 3.87

Source: http://poetsandquants.com/2012/03/27/gp ... -get-in/2/
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2012, 06:16
Thanks kingfalcon, didn't see that posted on the wharton admissions site.
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2012, 15:59
Just want to say good luck to everyone. Application is a grueling process and it will test your nerves. Hopefully you'll get through and learn a lot from it, whatever the outcome.
I am going through Wharton pre-term right now, and it's just f*** great to be here.
Good luck to all for applying to this wonderful school.
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2012, 11:30
I have a question about recommendation letters.

I'm applying for the MBA half of the three-year JD/MBA degree this fall. (I've already been accepted to Penn Law and I'll start there in a couple weeks - yikes.) The Wharton application, which I'm working on now, strongly suggests that both letters of recommendation come from an employer. I've been out of college for two years at this point, and have spent that time working at the same law firm, i.e. this is the only post-college job I've had. I don't have any prestigious finance internships from undergrad either, as I was busy working part-time to cover my living expenses. I've already asked my supervising attorney from that firm to write me a recommendation letter, but I still need one more.

Should I 1) ask another person at my law firm to write recommendation letter #2 knowing that there would be significant overlap in content between the two letters, or 2) get one from a professor I worked closely with during undergrad, who I know would write me a glowing recommendation? I realize I'm an extremely marginal candidate at Wharton because of my lack of business-related work experience, but I figured that I would give it a shot anyway and I'm determined to present the strongest application that I can.

Thanks for any advice you can provide. Good luck to everyone!
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2012, 17:51
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I have a question about recommendation letters.

I'm applying for the MBA half of the three-year JD/MBA degree this fall. (I've already been accepted to Penn Law and I'll start there in a couple weeks - yikes.) The Wharton application, which I'm working on now, strongly suggests that both letters of recommendation come from an employer. I've been out of college for two years at this point, and have spent that time working at the same law firm, i.e. this is the only post-college job I've had. I don't have any prestigious finance internships from undergrad either, as I was busy working part-time to cover my living expenses. I've already asked my supervising attorney from that firm to write me a recommendation letter, but I still need one more.

Should I 1) ask another person at my law firm to write recommendation letter #2 knowing that there would be significant overlap in content between the two letters, or 2) get one from a professor I worked closely with during undergrad, who I know would write me a glowing recommendation? I realize I'm an extremely marginal candidate at Wharton because of my lack of business-related work experience, but I figured that I would give it a shot anyway and I'm determined to present the strongest application that I can.

Thanks for any advice you can provide. Good luck to everyone!


Don't be intimidated by your lack of business experience. JD/MBA programs are actually more forgiving, as evidenced by their younger age at matriculation (some schools average 25-26!) and hence fewer years of professional work experience. Use the recommender who can best highlight and discuss in detail your outstanding qualities as a manager / leader. That means, if you knew your professor through a research project, DON'T use him. If the context was instead how you led a student organization through a transition, USE him!

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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2012, 18:00
Has anyone given thought to which optional essays they'll be attacking?
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Has anyone given thought to which optional essays they'll be attacking?


My opinion was 3 is what they want you to do most.. The dean laid out a quote and it gives you a good chance to talk leadership/teamwork/innovation all in one shot.. Personally for me, it would be hard to work that in essay 2 in my afternoon off of work when i am home playing video games. If you have something truly phenomenal that you do from 2-midnight that day, then I think essay 2 works, otherwise, essay 3 is a must. I went essays 1 and 3.

Between all the essays I tried to weave in the following components:

Leadership
Why wharton
professional objectives
teamwork
innovative thinking
A unique factor

Whichever essays you can work those into would probably be best, but thats just my opinion.
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2012, 18:10
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Has anyone given thought to which optional essays they'll be attacking?


This random gut-feel based approach to optional essay is a definite recipe for disaster. Check out my blog, there is a post on that.
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2012, 19:01
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I have a question about recommendation letters.

I'm applying for the MBA half of the three-year JD/MBA degree this fall. (I've already been accepted to Penn Law and I'll start there in a couple weeks - yikes.) The Wharton application, which I'm working on now, strongly suggests that both letters of recommendation come from an employer. I've been out of college for two years at this point, and have spent that time working at the same law firm, i.e. this is the only post-college job I've had. I don't have any prestigious finance internships from undergrad either, as I was busy working part-time to cover my living expenses. I've already asked my supervising attorney from that firm to write me a recommendation letter, but I still need one more.

Should I 1) ask another person at my law firm to write recommendation letter #2 knowing that there would be significant overlap in content between the two letters, or 2) get one from a professor I worked closely with during undergrad, who I know would write me a glowing recommendation? I realize I'm an extremely marginal candidate at Wharton because of my lack of business-related work experience, but I figured that I would give it a shot anyway and I'm determined to present the strongest application that I can.

Thanks for any advice you can provide. Good luck to everyone!


Don't be intimidated by your lack of business experience. JD/MBA programs are actually more forgiving, as evidenced by their younger age at matriculation (some schools average 25-26!) and hence fewer years of professional work experience. Use the recommender who can best highlight and discuss in detail your outstanding qualities as a manager / leader. That means, if you knew your professor through a research project, DON'T use him. If the context was instead how you led a student organization through a transition, USE him!

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Thanks so much for your help. In my case, the professor was my senior thesis adviser, not someone who would be able to speak to my leadership experience terribly well. I ended up asking another supervisor from my job.
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2012, 20:03
Hi guys, I had a query on the MBA application essay 1:
1. Select a Wharton MBA course, co-curricular opportunity or extra-curricular engagement that you are interested in. Tell us why you chose this activity and how it connects to your interests. (500 words)

My interpretation is that it can be any extra-curricular engagement, co-curricular opportunity or a Wharton MBA course and he does not necessarily mean 'Wharton extra-curricular engagement' (if anything like it exists), 'Wharton co-curricular activity' or Wharton MBA course.

Please let me know if my interpretation is right in this...
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2012, 07:04
I think you're misinterpreting the question. It is certainly wanting you to discuss Wharton co-curricular opportunities and Wharton extra-curricular engagements. This is really a "Why Wharton?" question.
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2012, 07:44
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I think you're misinterpreting the question. It is certainly wanting you to discuss Wharton co-curricular opportunities and Wharton extra-curricular engagements. This is really a "Why Wharton?" question.


Is that so? Can you help me find the list to Wharton co-curricular activities or Wharton extra-curricular engagements?

If this is a 'Why Wharton' question, then all my prep for the essay has gone for a toss. May be it will be useful some place else :)
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