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Calling all Wharton Applicants -(2015 Intake) Class of 2017

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Hi,

I want to share my application journey and hopefully, this would be useful to other applicants.
Background: Indian male, 26 years, Delhi University, work exp of ~5 yrs at top 3 management consulting firm, a few months of social sector experience in Africa
Results: Admitted to Wharton (with $40K), Kellogg & INSEAD. Withdrew application after interview from London Business School and Chicago Booth. Decline from HBS/Stanford
Decision: Joining INSEAD in Jan 2015 (yes, it was VERY, VERY difficult to decline Wharton but I believe INSEAD is a better fit for me)

Application strategy:
1. Highlighting differentiating factors among the competitive Indian male category: international work experience, social sector experience, non-IT background
2. Spent a solid time researching unique aspects of each school and relevance to my career goals
3. Focused on keeping my profile "interesting": e.g not just focusing on work exp, career goals but also some hobbies, travel experience etc.
4. Provided very specific examples to highlight my skills, not high-level/generic comments
5. My academics and undergrad were not super impressive (and not from IIT), so I made it up with decent GMAT score (760)

So yeah, after ~22 essays, 6 interviews, and some time since the madness is over (applied in Round 2 of last year), I'm here to help you out with any questions.
In addition, I'm also planning to hold a webinar to answer any specific queries. Please PM me if interested. If we have enough people, that may be a more effective "Ask me anything" format.

Note that I also posted this on the "Share your application journey" forum but thought of posting it here as well, since it's relevant for Wharton folks. Hope this is within the guideline of GMATClub (I'm pretty new here)

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FROM Wharton Admissions Blog: Wrapping Up Summer Travel
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Wharton alumni in Bogota

Now that we are mid-way through September, the Class of 2016 has officially started to settle in to life at Wharton. The past few weeks have been busy on campus between Pre-Term events, Convocation and ramping up for another academic year. On the admissions front, the team has been scattered around the world wrapping up summer recruitment travel and preparing for the Round 1 application deadline on October 1st.

Since June, we have visited over 20 countries around the globe, interacting with our wonderful alumni and a dynamic group of prospective candidates. Just in the last few weeks, our travels have taken us to parts of Latin America, India, the Middle East, and across the US.

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Preparing for the Experience Wharton event in San Francisco

As we continue our events across the US, we are also offering opportunities to experience the Wharton classroom on the road. Our Experience Wharton events combine the admissions process with an in-classroom experience, giving you an opportunity to witness firsthand the power of the Wharton faculty. We have hosted such events in NYC, Chicago and San Francisco so far, and look forward to coming to Washington D.C., Boston, and back up to NYC in the coming weeks. To learn more about Experience Wharton opportunities or to register for one of our upcoming events, be sure to check out our website.

We hope to see more of you in the coming weeks and we look forward to welcoming many of you to campus when we kick off the visit programon September 29th!

Have a great weekend,

The MBA Admissions & Financial Aid Team

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Accepted consults recently conducted webinar for Wharton applicants. For those who missed this webinar, recording is available here http://blog.accepted.com/2014/09/07/get ... available/

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App submitted, now the wait!
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App submitted, now the wait!


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App submitted, now the wait!

Good luck. Go grab a beer now. :)
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Free 30 minute mentoring session with a current student from HBS, Stanford GSB and Wharton and few other business schools.

We are piloting a new mentorship platform - MentMo. It is a platform for connecting MBA applicants with current students/alumni for admission mentoring.

We are offering applicants a free mentoring conversation with current students of HBS, Stanford and Wharton. We will pay the students for the conversation on your behalf. Our only ask in return would be that you complete a brief online feedback survey and provide a review on your mentor interaction.

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New post 19 Sep 2014, 06:59
Just submitted! Glad this first step is over, onto the waiting game! Best of luck everyone
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Quick questions to all applicants out there.. How many of you are submitting the application without answering the optional essay?
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New post 20 Sep 2014, 21:48
Any idea how long it takes to hear back about an interview?
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Quick questions to all applicants out there.. How many of you are submitting the application without answering the optional essay?


I'm still undecided but I really have nothing to put in it that addresses the prompt
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I too am unsure whether I should write the optional essay. I have the re-applicant essay too.
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ankurq7 wrote:
Quick questions to all applicants out there.. How many of you are submitting the application without answering the optional essay?


I'm still undecided but I really have nothing to put in it that addresses the prompt


Are you referring to the optional essay (400 words) about 'additional information about your candidacy' OR optional essay to explain extenuating circumstances (250 words)?

I am using both. So 3 essays in total - last essay is more like bullet points.
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ankurq7 wrote:
Quick questions to all applicants out there.. How many of you are submitting the application without answering the optional essay?


I'm still undecided but I really have nothing to put in it that addresses the prompt


Are you referring to the optional essay (400 words) about 'additional information about your candidacy' OR optional essay to explain extenuating circumstances (250 words)?

I am using both. So 3 essays in total - last essay is more like bullet points.


extenuating circumstances. Maybe bullet points will work
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Hi All - I'm a current Wharton student here to help answer questions you may have. I'm LOVING my experience at the school so far (started in May as part of the Lauder program) and wanted to give back to the GMAT Club community. Feel free to message me or post questions here and I'll try my best to give you an honest answer.

Also want to point out that I'm not associated with the admissions office or any of their activities. I won't be able to evaluate your profile, but would be happy to provide input on Wharton and my experiences so far to help you figure out where you fit.

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I am really confused on whether I should actually write the optional essay with the re-ap essay - reading three of my essays while others write one or maybe two seems rather excruciating to read. I don't want the adcom to feel that the essays keep going on and on. On the other hand, the content seems too important not to include on the essays.

Any recommendations anyone?

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I am really confused on whether I should actually write the optional essay with the re-ap essay - reading three of my essays while others write one or maybe two seems rather excruciating to read. I don't want the adcom to feel that the essays keep going on and on. On the other hand, the content seems too important not to include on the essays.

Any recommendations anyone?

*tick tock tick tock*


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FROM Wharton Admissions Blog: Opportunities to Visit Wharton
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As you are wrapping up your Round 1 applications, we wanted to highlight that our campus visit programwill start up again on Monday, September, 29th. The visit program takes place on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays throughout the academic year, and provides a wonderful opportunity for candidates to experience the Wharton community in-person. We welcome you to attend classes, tour campus, interact with students, and learn more about the admissions process.

Please note that the formal visit program will not be running October 9-10, 2014, due to Wharton’s Fall Break, but the MBA Admissions and Financial Aid Office will be open as usual during this time. The program will start back up again on Monday, October 13th.

For more information about registration and the events that are available, please check out our website.

We hope to see you on-campus soon,

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Hi Everyone! I'm completing my application at the moment. I'm running into some inconsistencies between the app form and the manage recommenders tab. When I was filling out the form two months ago, I selected "no" for the question if I wanted to waive my rights to view the recommendations. However, after thinking about it, I changed it to "yes". Now, what's being reflected in the main application page is still "no", however in the manage recommenders pop-up, the waive status is set to "yes". Does anyone else have this problem? Does anyone know what will be reflected in the print-out?

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New post 25 Sep 2014, 10:28
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Hi Everyone! I'm completing my application at the moment. I'm running into some inconsistencies between the app form and the manage recommenders tab. When I was filling out the form two months ago, I selected "no" for the question if I wanted to waive my rights to view the recommendations. However, after thinking about it, I changed it to "yes". Now, what's being reflected in the main application page is still "no", however in the manage recommenders pop-up, the waive status is set to "yes". Does anyone else have this problem? Does anyone know what will be reflected in the print-out?

Thanks a lot :)


same thing happened to me. main app page says 'no' but reco manager page says 'yes'. I dont know which one will be reflected for certain. My guess would be whatever is in the main app page.

I dont think we need to worry about this at all.
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