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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2013, 18:30
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No the 1 min is for your pitch/answer to the question.

I would NOT bring notes/iPad/etc. You're in a small room and supposed to work together, don't deviate from that and refer to your iPad or take notes during the session. After the first person goes, you should all just build off of each other so I would emphasize NOT over-preparing. Come in with a few 'highlights' of how you want to answer the question.
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2013, 12:03
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No the 1 min is for your pitch/answer to the question.

I would NOT bring notes/iPad/etc. You're in a small room and supposed to work together, don't deviate from that and refer to your iPad or take notes during the session. After the first person goes, you should all just build off of each other so I would emphasize NOT over-preparing. Come in with a few 'highlights' of how you want to answer the question.


Oh wow 1-min pitch for your idea?! Glad I asked, would have been caught off-guard completely otherwise. As for the iPad, it really just sets me at ease knowing that I have something to refer to if I have a brain freeze, don't really plan to use it otherwise. Hmm I suppose people bring folios with them since we are asked to provide a copy of resume at 1-1? So it won't look terribly out-of-place if I happen to have a black gadget + folio with me?

I agree with scleraxis -- I researched the prompt for about 2 hours (vs the 1 hour suggestion) and in the end I felt I had overprepped. After that initial 1 minute intro, pretty much 95% of what you have prepped is thrown out the window. I also showed up with nothing in my hands except for my resume, no pen/folio/paper/etc, and felt like I had done fine.

BUT, do whatever makes you comfortable. So if you want to bring your iPad, then go ahead, if only for the purpose of calming your nerves.

I think the composition of your group makes a lot of difference--we had a really diverse group with many different perspectives and everyone was remarkably nice. We had a few different ideas floating around, but everyone seemed interested in tying themes together, which was more productive than the sort of factionalism that characterized other teams. We had enough time to even do a quick "elevator pitch" of our proposal at the end.

I would definitely make friends with people as you wait for your groups to be called in. Two of the four guys I was talking to ended up on my team, which is the sort of dumb luck that's guided my B-school application process so far. I actually ended up with a MUCH better impression of Wharton having gone through this process--I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would.

One tip: bring business cards. I'm the dumbass who remembered her flatiron but forgot her business cards.
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Just got the message thanking us for participating in the TBD and a few notes from the financial aid team regarding fellowships and financing the MBA...hopefully I'm putting some of those notes to use in the fall!

Three weeks until we know. Best of luck to everyone in Round 2. In the meantime, I've got a few bachelor parties to attend which should kill some days, and some brain cells.
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If anyone interviewed in SF yesterday do PM me. I did the session yesterday and would like to connect.

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Did anyone feel the 1:1 portion was a little rushed.

Given that it was fifteen minutes to the dot, yes. But I think the three questions were really all that was needed--seeing if you could be analytic about your experience and your own performance, any additional color, and some quick questions for the individual student.

Got the email today, interviewed last Thursday (28th). I really don't think it's a conspiracy, more that adcom likes to send stuff out on Tuesday afternoon. Settle down people, have a beer.
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Getting pretty pumped for this decision. Regardless of outcome, my MBA application journey will finally come to an end. It was a challening but fun ride! Good luck everyone.

Oh, and I just noticed its past midnight here on the east coast, so technically only a day away!!
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2013, 05:43
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All, it's not even 6:30am yet on the West coast of the US, there's no way they're done with all of the calls. If you look back to R1 decision dates (around page 35 of this thread), calls were still going out to West and East coasts until past noon EST. So, fret not, we should have at least two and a half more hours of calls. The callers are human and only a small percentage of those getting calls are on this forum. Last time, final decisions were posted around 1pm EST - so we'll all know our fates in less than 4 hours.
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Just got the call, east coast, 9:50am EDT
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Just got the call!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Puerto Rico I'm in!!!!!
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2013, 06:30
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I got a call this morning from the 267 PA area code
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Got the call this morning ~8:20AM when I was in the shower. (I'm in NYC) Proceeded to play phone tag with the first year for about 20 minutes before we could finally connect. She was calling from a 617 number.

I am so happy and excited and, frankly, so relieved I won't have to be reapplying next year or putting off life plans for another year.

Good luck to everyone else still waiting! Still before noon and I'm sure they have a ton of calls to work through.
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2013, 08:14
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I think it is over now, guys!


Hold your horses, tell me it is over when you read it from a letter that has the word "unfortunately" written somewhere...

For the time being, many have said that is not the case due to the sheer volume of calls they have to do...
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2013, 09:08
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Or they could just upload all decisions at same time in the morning then phone admitted students one by one for personal congratulations + delivery of scholarships news if any? Less "exciting" that way but saves so much agony/distress/anxiety for most applicants...

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Agree. I refuse to be productive today until I hear a definite yes or no.
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Stats show only 6% got accepted for R2, there's gotta be a lot more coming


People accepted should take a minute to update their profiles. We love seeing some green here!
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Some believe that Wharton's insecurities about yield contributes to its mind-boggling waitlist game... Why waitlist people from R1 all the way into the summer? How hard is it to just say no? You either want someone or you don't...
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Some believe that Wharton's insecurities about yield contributes to its mind-boggling waitlist game... Why waitlist people from R1 all the way into the summer? How hard is it to just say no? You either want someone or you don't...


Perhaps the admissions team missed out on the "just say no" DARE education of the 90s.

Waitlisted here too. Frustrating but glad to have some other choices.
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Debating about being a Wharton re-applicant this year. They did a couple things last year throughout the whole process that put me off a little bit. Like giving international students only a few weeks notice for interviews and then telling them they must get to campus regardless of costs of ability to obtain a visa. Also sending people with a 49 Quant on the GMAT letters that they might need to work on their quant skills to make it through the program.


If details like this put you off, just don't re-apply: the mean Adcom will do something similar this year for sure. It is never perfect.
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Does Wharton have loans for international students w/o American co-signer ?

I will answer that myself :-D

Yes it does :)
http://www.wharton.upenn.edu/mba/admiss ... ograms.cfm
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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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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 23 Aug 2012, 05:28
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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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