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# Calling all Wharton 2008 applicants

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02 Nov 2007, 13:15
jjanders wrote:
R1ers, For the outsider essay, did anybody use the "defending an idea" theme where you outside a group w.r.t opinion.

Yes, I wrote about being an outsider during high school, college, and even currently, due to various opinions/activities of mine.

JJ I am sure lots of people in business school are going to be into old school hardcore.
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02 Nov 2007, 13:18
riverripper wrote:
JJ I am sure lots of people in business school are going to be into old school hardcore.

haha, I wrote a different essay about that. And whatever school I go to, I would be surprised if there is anyone who wants to get nerdy and talk about the Descendents, Negative Approach, and Poison Idea. I'm hoping though.
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02 Nov 2007, 13:34
jjanders wrote:
riverripper wrote:
JJ I am sure lots of people in business school are going to be into old school hardcore.

haha, I wrote a different essay about that. And whatever school I go to, I would be surprised if there is anyone who wants to get nerdy and talk about the Descendents, Negative Approach, and Poison Idea. I'm hoping though.

Come on aren't you from Boston. You should be listing SSD, Slapshot, Negative FX, Gang Green, Jerry's Kids...not bands from Oregon and Detroit.
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02 Nov 2007, 13:46
I grew up in Southeast CT kind of halfway between Boston and NYC. I'm actually not into many of the older Boston bands, though I do like SSD and Slapshot.

I got into hardcore in the mid 90's right when the old school "revival" was starting to happen in New England though, so I have a soft spot for those bands
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02 Nov 2007, 14:08
You are probably the only other prospective MBA student that even knows who those bands are. I spent what seems like every weekend of high school and college going to straightedge shows in boston.
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06 Nov 2007, 12:14
Hi all ! well actually I am trembling as I am typing this - got an interview invite 15 minutes back ... and yes still letting it sink in. GOD thanks!!! and wishing all you all the very best

Now I need to choose from the On Campus, HUB and Alumni interview options.

HUB is out of the picture as I do not see any city within the US! Do schools differentiate between On campus and Alumni interviews??
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06 Nov 2007, 12:40
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06 Nov 2007, 12:50
Congrats grad! best of luck and let us know how it turns out!
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06 Nov 2007, 13:26
Nice!!!!
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06 Nov 2007, 13:31
AdCom says all interviews are weighed the same.
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06 Nov 2007, 14:50
well done grad_mba. Lots of lovin from wharton as well... throw some my way please ....
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06 Nov 2007, 17:27
Thank you guys !!
Guess il wait for a couple more days for an on campus slot ..failing which Il go with an Alumni interview.

Hope things pan up well. And once again wishing you guys all the very best:)
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06 Nov 2007, 18:27
Congrats grad, best of luck buddy! I finally managed to track down the alumnus listed through the system (only one in my city and they had his olf e-mail address ). Scheduled an interview for next Friday.
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06 Nov 2007, 19:35
Any guesses on what % of invites might be out?
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06 Nov 2007, 19:36
collegesenior wrote:
Any guesses on what % of invites might be out?

from looking at admissions411, im optimistic. but could just be that a lot of ppl dont bother updating it immediately.
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06 Nov 2007, 19:52
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06 Nov 2007, 21:23
From what I gathered at a Wharton reception most invites go out on the last week so 9-16 Nov or so.
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07 Nov 2007, 12:24
thank you shmegs and king!

guys, I need your input on choosing the type of interview:

I am contemplating between the Oncampus/Alumni interview options.

There are multiple slots available for the On campus option - which really makes my decision so much more tougher-

cons:
- costs (ticket fares seem to be prohibitively expensive - I am from the west coast) + boarding + rental car and all that good stuff
- taking off from work - into a very critical project

pros:
- may have my interview with an AdCom (again not sure whether all On campus interviews are conducted by 2nd yr students)
- can visit the campus

So what do you guys suggest with Wharton? (AdCom say that they do not differentiate between interviews ..but how far can we read into it?)

Thanks!!
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07 Nov 2007, 12:57
In terms of presentation, I think an on-campus visit will make a better impression than an alum interview. As for work, you can work while on travel or phone in during times when you are not at Wharton/meeting with the people there. Just don't be on the phone w/the Wharton folks. Show that you are dedicated 100% to them and nothing else.

If I were in your shoes, and keeping in mind the big project at work, I would drop work like an ugly baby and run over to Wharton - the -best- business school. You are one of the few in so I would not hestiate to pay them a visit.

FWIW,
- tsd

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07 Nov 2007, 12:57
I think it is a waste of time to overanalyze. Do what works for you.
07 Nov 2007, 12:57

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