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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2012, 09:30
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Hey guys,

I am a R2 applicant and am currently filling out the online form.

2 questions:

1) In the education section, one can include the awards for each school. In the the general information section, Wharton asks again for university awards etc. So if I had full scholarship for a school, I include it twice?

2) General Information: Activities section. I started with most of my activities before college and am still highly involved. So I decided to include them in activities after college section. It does not make sense to put them also "while in college " activities? Correct?

Your help is highly appreciated

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1. I think it's fine to list your awards twice then, though it might be helpful to preview your app as a PDF. The layout/reasoning for how they ask their questions might become clearer then.

2. If you're listing your activities as after college, I don't think you should list them again as during college. Do you have other college activities you could add there?

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Anyone has the recommendation letter questions? [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2012, 08:33
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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 does the applicant compare to his/her peers in this dimension?
4. How has the applicant’s career progressed and what sets them apart from their peers?
5. Is there anything else about this applicant that you would like us to know? (Optional)
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2012, 15:20
Did anyone get an email from the Admissions Office titled "Thank You for Participating in the Team-Based Discussion"? I got one at 4 PM ET.

It also contains some information about the financial aid. I wonder whether this is a positive sign...
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2012, 15:21
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Did anyone get an email from the Admissions Office titled "Thank You for Participating in the Team-Based Discussion"? I got one at 4 PM ET.

It also contains some information about the financial aid. I wonder whether this is a positive sign...



i believe everyone gets this email a certain # of days after their interview.
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2012, 21:34
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Did anyone get an email from the Admissions Office titled "Thank You for Participating in the Team-Based Discussion"? I got one at 4 PM ET.

It also contains some information about the financial aid. I wonder whether this is a positive sign...



i believe everyone gets this email a certain # of days after their interview.


But I do know someone who got the email 3-4 days after interview while I had been waiting for 2 weeks to get it. So maybe there is some certain sequences that admins sending out emails.
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2012, 21:35
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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 does the applicant compare to his/her peers in this dimension?
4. How has the applicant’s career progressed and what sets them apart from their peers?
5. Is there anything else about this applicant that you would like us to know? (Optional)


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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2012, 23:13
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2012, 02:18
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2012, 12:39
Did anyone else get that email about financing options today? I thought that was a bit strange to send out prior to any decisions actually being made.
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2012, 13:07
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Did anyone else get that email about financing options today? I thought that was a bit strange to send out prior to any decisions actually being made.


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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2012, 13:10
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Did anyone else get that email about financing options today? I thought that was a bit strange to send out prior to any decisions actually being made.


I think everyone who interviews gets that email a few days after it's complete. Who knows, though.
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2012, 17:20
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Did anyone else get that email about financing options today? I thought that was a bit strange to send out prior to any decisions actually being made.


I got it a few days ago. Apparently, this is common practice for the Wharton adcom.
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New blog post from Admissions talking about R1's team-based interviews. No new news really ... just good luck to those who interviewed. You'll find out in 20 (short?) days!

The brisk air, “wintry mix” weather earlier this week, and twinkling holiday lights hung high in the trees lining Locust Walk are all reminders that December is just around the corner. And with the approach of the holidays, comes another important milestone as our Round One process nears its conclusion. We know your calendars are marked, but as a reminder, Round One decisions will be released on Thursday, December 20. Over the next few weeks, the Admissions team will be reviewing your applications in their entirety, adding insights gleaned during the team based discussion and 1:1 interviews to what you shared with us in your written applications.

As we wrap up our interviews this week, I wanted to thank all of our applicants for coming to meet with us on campus and in cities across the globe. The Admissions Fellows and our Admissions team have all thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to get to meet you, chat with you and see you in action as part of the team based discussion.

In sharing our experiences across the Admissions team and the Admissions Fellows, it’s clear the team based discussion has been even more successful than we imagined. Despite the natural trepidation that comes with any change (especially to an admissions process!) we have heard resounding positive feedback from you, our applicants, about your experience. Among the themes we have heard from you are that you not only enjoyed the exercise and opportunity to experience firsthand what team work at Wharton is like, you also relished in the opportunity to meet and connect with each other, your potential future classmates.

It was wonderful to observe our candidates connecting with one other – both inside and outside of the team based discussion. We saw you exchange contact information for future business endeavors, continue to discuss the question posed to your team far after the exercise came to a close, and we noticed a few groups that headed out for celebratory dinner or drinks after the interview was complete. The most heartwarming part for us was to see how much you invested in and supported one other; waiting for everyone in your group to be done, high fiving each other, laughing together, this is the true hallmark of Wharton’s culture of collaboration and something we look forward to your bringing to the program.

It was also interesting for us to see you in “3-D” and peek into how you are in your everyday professional lives. Each of you brought something different to your teams, in your specific ideas, your thoughtfulness in your approach, your challenging and pushing of the thinking of your teammates and their ideas. No two teams were alike in the conclusion they drew, or the process by which they came to a conclusion. Whether it was discussing business’ role in making the world a better place or debating the most critical skills for successful leadership, your perspectives and brainstorms gave us food for thought. We hope that Wharton is a place where you can further explore ideas such as how the business community can better support environmental sustainability, educational attainment, and closing the gap in wealth disparity or how effective communication, adaptive leadership, and having a “playbook” for approaching strategy decisions would help you post-MBA.

Thank you all again for taking this ride with us. We truly appreciate the energy and enthusiasm that each of our candidates brought to the interview process and we look forward to being in touch in a few short weeks.


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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Nov 2012, 23:23
Hi all,

for those who had their TBD and one-to-one interviews in London - can you share/PM to me the name of the interviewer please?
I have to contact her for an administrative stuff and it's difficult to find it out...

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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2012, 09:36
Hello, I would really appreciate the expert/peer opinion on this:

I am applying to Booth and Wharton in R2 - both require 2 recommendations. I am an entrepreneur in a brick and mortar business with a total 10 years of work experience, the last 5 of which were spent starting and growing my business successfully. Prior to that, I worked as an IT management consultant with a well-known firm.

I have the option of choosing 1) My Auditor/Financial adviser/mentor from my current business, 2) A senior customer representative from my current business or 3) My Practice partner from my previous consulting job as my recommenders. I am planning to choose the first 2, but that makes my application pretty uni-dimensional as my essays also focus on my business venture. My practice partner from consulting can bring a different perspective on my managerial/leadership skills (examples of my leading teams internationally across different countries). On the other hand, if I choose the partner from my previous job, it makes the recommendation content 5 years old. That makes the recommendation's current relevance questionable.

So, I am pondering over whom to choose as my recommenders. Would be grateful for your inputs.

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I think (though I am not an expert), I would like to see what someone who managed you in a big firm will say about you. I don't think a recommendation from "My Auditor/Financial adviser/mentor from my current business" is a good one because he is an invested party and someone you have paid to be an advisor/ auditor and mentors you and not really a supervisor or third-party.
I think it also depends on your goals. if your goal is to go work at a firm (IBD/Consulting/Corporate) then your manager might be a good choice.
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Hello, I would really appreciate the expert/peer opinion on this:

I am applying to Booth and Wharton in R2 - both require 2 recommendations. I am an entrepreneur in a brick and mortar business with a total 10 years of work experience, the last 5 of which were spent starting and growing my business successfully. Prior to that, I worked as an IT management consultant with a well-known firm.

I have the option of choosing 1) My Auditor/Financial adviser/mentor from my current business, 2) A senior customer representative from my current business or 3) My Practice partner from my previous consulting job as my recommenders. I am planning to choose the first 2, but that makes my application pretty uni-dimensional as my essays also focus on my business venture. My practice partner from consulting can bring a different perspective on my managerial/leadership skills (examples of my leading teams internationally across different countries). On the other hand, if I choose the partner from my previous job, it makes the recommendation content 5 years old. That makes the recommendation's current relevance questionable.

So, I am pondering over whom to choose as my recommenders. Would be grateful for your inputs.

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That's a tough one. I am very wary of using recommenders (or stories) that are more than 5 years old. It has been a pretty long time since the practice partner has worked with you. To put this into context, there was a totally different person in the White House when you two worked together. An adcom may wonder if his experiences with you are still relevant to who you are today. On the other hand he does offer a different perspective than two people from your business. Could you ask a competitor to do a recommendation for you? That would be unique and relevant.
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2012, 18:17
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