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Re: Wharton: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016! [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2013, 12:54
Anyone interviewing in SFO on 19th?
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Re: Wharton: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016! [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2013, 19:36
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Interviewed on campus earlier today. It went well. Group interview starts off with 1 of the 2 administration fellows in the room reading out the prompt then you and your team and left completely to your own devices with only 2 timing warnings from the adcom. Can't really give much advice since its completely dependent on the type of team you end up with. We had 5 consultants and 1 marketing person and the conversation was quite smooth with everyone getting equal say and we were able to reach a consensus by times end. 1 of the consultants is applying for the HCM program and mentioned that he is awaiting news from the dual program still.

1 on 1 is very short. About 3-5 minutes discussing the group interview with the remaining 5-7 minutes were completely open. FYI the group interview is really 35 minutes and the 1 on 1 is more like 10-12 minutes (they employ a stopwatch on their phones). The admissions fellow did not have prior access to the resumes, they will be seeing it for the first time when you are right infront of them so be aware of this.

Also key point, bring copies of your resume to the interview. When you sign in they ask for a copy, this is what they will be giving to your interviewer who will use it for the 1 on 1 and write notes on it.
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Re: Wharton: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016! [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2013, 19:56
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Interviewed on campus earlier today. It went well. Group interview starts off with 1 of the 2 administration fellows in the room reading out the prompt then you and your team and left completely to your own devices with only 2 timing warnings from the adcom. Can't really give much advice since its completely dependent on the type of team you end up with. We had 5 consultants and 1 marketing person and the conversation was quite smooth with everyone getting equal say and we were able to reach a consensus by times end. 1 of the consultants is applying for the HCM program and mentioned that he is awaiting news from the dual program still.

1 on 1 is very short. About 3-5 minutes discussing the group interview with the remaining 5-7 minutes were completely open. FYI the group interview is really 35 minutes and the 1 on 1 is more like 10-12 minutes (they employ a stopwatch on their phones). The admissions fellow did not have prior access to the resumes, they will be seeing it for the first time when you are right infront of them so be aware of this.

Also key point, bring copies of your resume to the interview. When you sign in they ask for a copy, this is what they will be giving to your interviewer who will use it for the 1 on 1 and write notes on it.


I interviewed today as well. The only advice I can give is not to overprepare for it - come in with an idea but be flexible. I know consultants offer mock sessions but after having just gone through it that seems like total overkill (unless you have never worked in any kind of team environment). My team was great and got along well. Even walked back to the train station with a couple of them and exchanged #s & business cards.
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Re: Wharton: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016! [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2013, 20:05
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Interviewed on campus earlier today. It went well. Group interview starts off with 1 of the 2 administration fellows in the room reading out the prompt then you and your team and left completely to your own devices with only 2 timing warnings from the adcom. Can't really give much advice since its completely dependent on the type of team you end up with. We had 5 consultants and 1 marketing person and the conversation was quite smooth with everyone getting equal say and we were able to reach a consensus by times end. 1 of the consultants is applying for the HCM program and mentioned that he is awaiting news from the dual program still.

1 on 1 is very short. About 3-5 minutes discussing the group interview with the remaining 5-7 minutes were completely open. FYI the group interview is really 35 minutes and the 1 on 1 is more like 10-12 minutes (they employ a stopwatch on their phones). The admissions fellow did not have prior access to the resumes, they will be seeing it for the first time when you are right infront of them so be aware of this.

Also key point, bring copies of your resume to the interview. When you sign in they ask for a copy, this is what they will be giving to your interviewer who will use it for the 1 on 1 and write notes on it.


I interviewed today as well. The only advice I can give is not to overprepare for it - come in with an idea but be flexible. I know consultants offer mock sessions but after having just gone through it that seems like total overkill (unless you have never worked in any kind of team environment). My team was great and got along well. Even walked back to the train station with a couple of them and exchanged #s & business cards.


Do we need to bring a copy of our Resume? My interview is tomorrow and I haven't brought anything :(
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Re: Wharton: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016! [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2013, 05:59
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Interviewed on campus earlier today. It went well. Group interview starts off with 1 of the 2 administration fellows in the room reading out the prompt then you and your team and left completely to your own devices with only 2 timing warnings from the adcom. Can't really give much advice since its completely dependent on the type of team you end up with. We had 5 consultants and 1 marketing person and the conversation was quite smooth with everyone getting equal say and we were able to reach a consensus by times end. 1 of the consultants is applying for the HCM program and mentioned that he is awaiting news from the dual program still.

1 on 1 is very short. About 3-5 minutes discussing the group interview with the remaining 5-7 minutes were completely open. FYI the group interview is really 35 minutes and the 1 on 1 is more like 10-12 minutes (they employ a stopwatch on their phones). The admissions fellow did not have prior access to the resumes, they will be seeing it for the first time when you are right infront of them so be aware of this.

Also key point, bring copies of your resume to the interview. When you sign in they ask for a copy, this is what they will be giving to your interviewer who will use it for the 1 on 1 and write notes on it.


I interviewed today as well. The only advice I can give is not to overprepare for it - come in with an idea but be flexible. I know consultants offer mock sessions but after having just gone through it that seems like total overkill (unless you have never worked in any kind of team environment). My team was great and got along well. Even walked back to the train station with a couple of them and exchanged #s & business cards.


Do we need to bring a copy of our Resume? My interview is tomorrow and I haven't brought anything :(


You absolutely do. I'm sure you can find a place to print a copy before tomorrow. Good luck!
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Re: Wharton: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016! [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2013, 07:10
Has anyone gone through the HCM interview yet?
What is that like and how does it differ from the 1 on 1 portion of the regular Wharton interview?

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Re: Wharton: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016! [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2013, 07:35
HCM doesnt even come into play until you finish the regular Wharton interview and from my understanding is scheduled a few weeks later. From the admissions fellow I talked to, no student has been denied admissions to the HCM portion of the degree with a Wharton admit.
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Re: Wharton: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016! [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2013, 11:16
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HCM doesnt even come into play until you finish the regular Wharton interview and from my understanding is scheduled a few weeks later.


Not quite. They gave me an option to choose my HCM iv date before my TBD. However, there were slots open up until Dec. I believe it's a casual conversation with June. She is very friendly (so I've heard) and just lookin to know what motivates you to pursue HCM. She is also, generally, willing to discuss in depth about the program & on-campus opportunities.

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Re: Wharton: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016! [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2013, 14:00
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Re: Wharton: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016! [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2013, 14:14
Interviewed this week as well - does anyone know if decisions are "rolling" or if all decisions are released on the Dec 17 "Release" date? I read on the admissions website that they make an effort to call admitted students - that would seem pretty tough to do all in one day...
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Re: Wharton: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016! [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2013, 14:21
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Interviewed this week as well - does anyone know if decisions are "rolling" or if all decisions are released on the Dec 17 "Release" date? I read on the admissions website that they make an effort to call admitted students - that would seem pretty tough to do all in one day...


Decisions are not rolling but I believe last year they started calling admitted students the day before. Primarily international applicants.
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Re: Wharton: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016! [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2013, 15:41
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Interviewed this week as well - does anyone know if decisions are "rolling" or if all decisions are released on the Dec 17 "Release" date? I read on the admissions website that they make an effort to call admitted students - that would seem pretty tough to do all in one day...


Decisions are not rolling but I believe last year they started calling admitted students the day before. Primarily international applicants.



Nobody in Sao Paulo to meet up? Ill "hunt" girls bymyself tomorrow haha.

Just to mention, my international friends received the call the official date, not before.
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Re: Wharton: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016! [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2013, 17:27
Quick question before the interview- were the 1 on 1 questions behavioral or resume-based? That is, were they more, "tell me about a time you failed/led a team/blah blah" or were they typical, "walk me through your resume?" THANKS so much and for already sharing some insights on interview day.
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Quick question before the interview- were the 1 on 1 questions behavioral or resume-based? That is, were they more, "tell me about a time you failed/led a team/blah blah" or were they typical, "walk me through your resume?" THANKS so much and for already sharing some insights on interview day.



The questions were just about how the team based discussion went, and how I usually contribute when working in a team. Then I was able to ask my questions.
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HCM doesnt even come into play until you finish the regular Wharton interview and from my understanding is scheduled a few weeks later.


Not quite. They gave me an option to choose my HCM iv date before my TBD. However, there were slots open up until Dec. I believe it's a casual conversation with June. She is very friendly (so I've heard) and just lookin to know what motivates you to pursue HCM. She is also, generally, willing to discuss in depth about the program & on-campus opportunities.

Good luck!



I had my HCM interview on campus before my TBD, and it was extremely conversational. It's definitely more about your goals, what motivates you, and why you're interested in healthcare than based off of your resume. No tough behavioral questions (i.e., "tell me about a time when..."), it's just a friendly conversation about why you're passionate about healthcare. I don't even think there was a "Why Wharton HCM" question - I had to weave it into the conversation. June is very friendly and I think just wants to get to know you better. I've heard that she does have some pull in the admissions committee, though, so I wouldn't underestimate it.
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Re: Wharton: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016! [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2013, 04:17
has anyone interviewed in india yet??
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Re: Wharton: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016! [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2013, 18:37
interviewed this afternoon and it went well. For future interviews my recommendation is not to over prepare for your group discussion and be yourself during one on one. Individual questions are much based on the tone of group discussion so it's hard to prepare ahead of time.
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Re: Wharton: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016! [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2013, 10:27
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interviewed this afternoon and it went well. For future interviews my recommendation is not to over prepare for your group discussion and be yourself during one on one. Individual questions are much based on the tone of group discussion so it's hard to prepare ahead of time.


After having my interview, I could not agree more. If you over prepare, you will end up being fixated on one idea. It is more important that the team performs well rather than your idea being more awesome and the ideas of the others. The 1on1 portion is pretty short and generally about how the team-based discussion went.
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Re: Wharton: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016! [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2013, 10:46
AprilJean wrote:
interviewed this afternoon and it went well. For future interviews my recommendation is not to over prepare for your group discussion and be yourself during one on one. Individual questions are much based on the tone of group discussion so it's hard to prepare ahead of time.


Absolutely second that...Just spend some time on preparing the one min prompt and rest will have to go as per the team dynamics...Flexibility would be key...
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