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Wharton Interview - on campus vs. alumni? [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2011, 13:46
Hi - I just received a Wharton interview invite for Round 2, and I'm wondering if it's better to interview on campus or with alumni. I'm located in San Francisco, and I've already visited campus, attended classes, and an ad com Q & A. My gut feeling says alumni - it's exhausting to fly across the country (especially in the current snow storms) for a half hour interview. At the same time, a couple of alumni told me on-campus is better.

I scheduled a date on campus fearing that the calendar with fill up quickly, but I'm wondering if I should (or can) cancel and go the alumni route instead. Can anyone share thoughts on this?

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Re: Wharton Interview - on campus vs. alumni? [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2011, 13:53
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Congratulations on your invite!

Look honestly adcoms can be you the best answer here. If I tell you on campus, it really does not matter because it would precluded on my own experiences/observations. I did off-campus interview with schools that cared a lot about me going to their campus, and I did get in, others I did not get in. I think if you are a good fit (academically, professionally, and personality) you will get an offer no matter what, if you are not, you will not get an offer.

My suggestion then is to do what makes you more comfortable; do not think that one gives more advantage than another, and you will do fine. Sometimes, less information is better.
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I doubt it will be perceived in any way frankly. Wharton is serious about making things equal for everyone and that would include not discriminating based on people's ability to fly in to campus for the interview - you should definitely feel free to do an alumni interview. Just call the admissions office and let them know your situation. Personally, I wouldn't fly that far just to answer 3 questions!
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Re: Wharton Interview - on campus vs. alumni? [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2011, 03:37
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Congratulations! If you have already visited the campus, I would go with the alum interview. You might want to go through the Wharton interview tips article written by a recent Wharton alumnus working at Goldman Sachs.

www.interviewbay.com/interview_tips/Wha ... w-tips.php

Good luck!



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Hi - I just received a Wharton interview invite for Round 2, and I'm wondering if it's better to interview on campus or with alumni. I'm located in San Francisco, and I've already visited campus, attended classes, and an ad com Q & A. My gut feeling says alumni - it's exhausting to fly across the country (especially in the current snow storms) for a half hour interview. At the same time, a couple of alumni told me on-campus is better.

I scheduled a date on campus fearing that the calendar with fill up quickly, but I'm wondering if I should (or can) cancel and go the alumni route instead. Can anyone share thoughts on this?
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Re: Wharton Interview - on campus vs. alumni? [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2011, 12:55
Thank you everyone - I cancelled my campus visit, and I'm in the process of approaching alumni in the area. Any tips there? Thanks and good luck to everyone still waiting to hear on their first choice as I am (and congrats to those who are done).
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Re: Wharton Interview - on campus vs. alumni? [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2011, 05:26
Hi everyone,

I'm new to this forum. I was just invited to interview off-campus for Wharton R3 (I'm overseas). I have a three-week window in which to finish the interview. Because of work demands, I may not be able to do it until near the deadline. Does it make any difference whether I do the interview early or late within this window?

Would appreciate any of your insights.
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Re: Wharton Interview - on campus vs. alumni? [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2011, 09:38
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Hi everyone,

I'm new to this forum. I was just invited to interview off-campus for Wharton R3 (I'm overseas). I have a three-week window in which to finish the interview. Because of work demands, I may not be able to do it until near the deadline. Does it make any difference whether I do the interview early or late within this window?

Would appreciate any of your insights.


Makes no difference. Just schedule the interview date that best suits your schedule within their 3-week window. Good luck
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