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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2012, 05:22
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One other thing that I find intimidating is the "Job Duties" description with about 1600 words space. What is Wharton looking here for? I dont want to repeat my resume.
Can we write somehow an essay about our accomplishments?

Hope some alumn or anyone related to wharton can help!
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I applied to Wharton for class of 2014 and was admitted. I hope that qualifies me to answer this question. The Job Duties description is just that, your job duties. Were you responsible for running monthly reports, selling a certain product line, interfacing with another department, etc? These are the types of things that should be described in this 1600 CHARACTER space. If you are having trouble finding the right words simply look up your job description on your company's HR website.
This should not be a repeat of your resume as your resume should be focused on what you ACCOMPLISHED in each job. Did you boost revenue, cut costs, develop a new process, win an award for outstanding results? All of these things should go on your resume.

So in summary, the application is the space where you describe what you actually do for a living (it will give context as to the nature of your work), and the resume is where you highlight your achievements. HTH.
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2012, 09:45
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mucki139 wrote:
One other thing that I find intimidating is the "Job Duties" description with about 1600 words space. What is Wharton looking here for? I dont want to repeat my resume.
Can we write somehow an essay about our accomplishments?

Hope some alumn or anyone related to wharton can help!
thanks

I applied to Wharton for class of 2014 and was admitted. I hope that qualifies me to answer this question. The Job Duties description is just that, your job duties. Were you responsible for running monthly reports, selling a certain product line, interfacing with another department, etc? These are the types of things that should be described in this 1600 CHARACTER space. If you are having trouble finding the right words simply look up your job description on your company's HR website.
This should not be a repeat of your resume as your resume should be focused on what you ACCOMPLISHED in each job. Did you boost revenue, cut costs, develop a new process, win an award for outstanding results? All of these things should go on your resume.

So in summary, the application is the space where you describe what you actually do for a living (it will give context as to the nature of your work), and the resume is where you highlight your achievements. HTH.


Great, thank you very much.
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2012, 19:33
Another question... I believe current students and alumni of Wharton can help me with this.
Are the students at Wharton competitive or collaborative?

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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2012, 05:21
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Another question... I believe current students and alumni of Wharton can help me with this.
Are the students at Wharton competitive or collaborative?

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All the Wharton students I've met are quite collaborative. A really good example of this, is that the student body has traditionally voted for grade non disclosure.
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2012, 16:08
Quick question--will self reporting scores slow down application review? Did people arrange for official scores to be sent or can this wait until interview/admit?
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2012, 05:51
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2012, 07:09
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Quick question--will self reporting scores slow down application review? Did people arrange for official scores to be sent or can this wait until interview/admit?


Wharton was one of the schools I chose to send my official report so I'm good to go on that front. The school asks you to self report your GMAT, it won't slow down your application at all. Once you are admitted/waitlisted, you will need to send them an official copy.

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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2012, 06:56
The Awards section seems to be repeated in the application. Its once in the General Info section, and then again in the Education section. So if one has an academic award, then do they repeat it on both the places on the application? Please suggest. :?
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2012, 07:48
I'm definitely applying to Wharton! Awesome school! One of my top 2 choices! I think I'm gonna do Round 2!
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2012, 19:12
Really dumb question here...does anyone know if you need to specify the round you are applying to in Wharton's online system? I started an application a few weeks ago but I've since decided it would be best to submit in round 2. Do I need to do anything in the system, or will it just roll over automatically when I don't submit by the round 1 deadline?
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2012, 22:37
mth1214 wrote:
Really dumb question here...does anyone know if you need to specify the round you are applying to in Wharton's online system? I started an application a few weeks ago but I've since decided it would be best to submit in round 2. Do I need to do anything in the system, or will it just roll over automatically when I don't submit by the round 1 deadline?

I did that last year (started app in R1, submitted in R2). What round you're in is based on submission not when you start the app. You'll be counted in R2 if you submit after the R1 deadline. There's nothing to do on your part.
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2012, 07:43
Did I understand the instructions right? Wharton needs HIGH SCHOOL transripts?
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2012, 10:21
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Did I understand the instructions right? Wharton needs HIGH SCHOOL transripts?


Where did you see something that implies that? All I see are places to upload Undergrad/Grad transcripts.
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2012, 16:19
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Did I understand the instructions right? Wharton needs HIGH SCHOOL transripts?

You read that wrong. Wharton does not request high school transcripts.
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2012, 03:53
Just submitted my application. Good luck for all of us!
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2012, 07:26
Do you think 527 words for one of the 500 word essays is too much or can we brush those under the rug?
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2012, 08:36
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Do you think 527 words for one of the 500 word essays is too much or can we brush those under the rug?


Should be fine really.
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2012, 08:44
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Do you think 527 words for one of the 500 word essays is too much or can we brush those under the rug?


I think +/- 5% should be good.
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2012, 09:28
Just submitted, good luck to all of us!

Actually I did not get any confirmation about my submission, is that the way it is at Wharton?
Other schools seem to send an acknowledgment though.

Any one else with the same experience?
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Re: Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2012, 09:46
Just submitted as well! Let the waiting game begin! I didn't receive a confirmation either, so they probably just don't send them. Good luck all!
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