It is currently 20 Feb 2018, 07:57

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Calling all Wharton Applicants: (2016 Intake) Class of 2018!!

  new topic post reply Update application status  
Author Message
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 23 Apr 2013
Posts: 9
Location: India
GMAT 1: 730 Q50 V40
GPA: 3.9
Reviews Badge
Re: Calling all Wharton Applicants: (2016 Intake) Class of 2018!! [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Feb 2016, 22:13
To those who are in the US, do we have to interview on-campus only? or do we have the option to pick the SFO location instead? Thanks
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 13 Oct 2015
Posts: 36
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V44
Re: Calling all Wharton Applicants: (2016 Intake) Class of 2018!! [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Feb 2016, 00:28
vkun wrote:
Hi, are there any Wharton applicants who have received nothing today? No invite! No ding! What should I do?


Log on to the portal and check for "Decision Letter" if you havent yet... Lots of people reported no ding mails yesterday...
Expert Post
2 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 24 Mar 2011
Posts: 80
Schools: Harvard Business School - Class of 2013
GMAT 1: 750 Q50 V42
Re: Calling all Wharton Applicants: (2016 Intake) Class of 2018!! [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Feb 2016, 04:25
2
This post received
KUDOS
Expert's post
bimaldshah wrote:
It just seems like 30+ is automatic rejection. I am in the same boat (33 years old). Got ding from CBS, HBS, and Wharton.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


This is not true. But you do need to convey your motivations for earning an MBA at this point of your career very clearly.
Similarly, you most likely need to explain your post MBA goals much more clearly than the average applicant.

I was admitted to Harvard and 5 other programs at age 33.
One of my past clients got into MIT at 34 or 35. There was a 40+ year old student at HBS when I studied there.
"Old people" do get into elite MBA programs every year. This post, while a bit old, talks about this: http://www.mbaadmissionsadvisors.com/too-old-for-hbs/.

If you really want to earn an MBA, then you should reapply. Do not let age deter you.
But please also try to reflect genuinely on your application and understand what prevented you from securing an interview invitation.
In some (rare) cases, schools may even be willing to provide valuable feedback.

All the best !
_________________

Vincent Ho-Tin-Noe
CEO and co-founder
MBA Admissions Advisors, LLC
http://www.mbaadmissionsadvisors.com/

Prepare for your HBS interview: http://www.mbaadmissionsadvisors.com/hbs-round-one-interview-invites/
Prepare for your Wharton TBD: http://www.mbaadmissionsadvisors.com/registrations-for-the-wharton-team-based-discussion-simulation/

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 20 Aug 2015
Posts: 7
Re: Calling all Wharton Applicants: (2016 Intake) Class of 2018!! [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Feb 2016, 04:51
And another question. When/how do we find out what the prompt is?

Thanks!
Current Student
avatar
S
Joined: 20 Mar 2014
Posts: 2683
Concentration: Finance, Strategy
Schools: Kellogg '18 (M)
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V44
GPA: 3.7
WE: Engineering (Aerospace and Defense)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: Calling all Wharton Applicants: (2016 Intake) Class of 2018!! [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Feb 2016, 05:27
YumBeeA wrote:
Lazure wrote:
Dinged ! Like other people I saw my decision letter in the portal.

Noidea1234 and YumBeeA : I think that it's actually a good sign if you don't see anything in the portal. Hang in there !

Good luck to all !


You were right. Invited. Second time in a row. Hope I will be lucky second time. It has been a really painful 1.5 years. All the best to all here.


Good luck for your interviews. It takes great courage to keep trying! Hope you get your admit this time.
Current Student
avatar
S
Joined: 20 Mar 2014
Posts: 2683
Concentration: Finance, Strategy
Schools: Kellogg '18 (M)
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V44
GPA: 3.7
WE: Engineering (Aerospace and Defense)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: Calling all Wharton Applicants: (2016 Intake) Class of 2018!! [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Feb 2016, 05:30
Lookingforanswers wrote:
To those who are in the US, do we have to interview on-campus only? or do we have the option to pick the SFO location instead? Thanks


You can pick SFO location as well but the hub cities slots usually get filled earlier. So make sure you get your registration done soon enough.

Good luck.
1 KUDOS received
Current Student
avatar
S
Joined: 20 Mar 2014
Posts: 2683
Concentration: Finance, Strategy
Schools: Kellogg '18 (M)
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V44
GPA: 3.7
WE: Engineering (Aerospace and Defense)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: Calling all Wharton Applicants: (2016 Intake) Class of 2018!! [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Feb 2016, 05:35
1
This post received
KUDOS
bimaldshah wrote:
It just seems like 30+ is automatic rejection. I am in the same boat (33 years old). Got ding from CBS, HBS, and Wharton.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Not necessarily. With older than the school average applicants, you need to work that much more in bringing to the fore your actual motivations and goals for pursuing an MBA compared to other candidates. As tohin mentioned above, dont let age deter you from your MBA goal. Just reflect a bit more on your reasons for pursuing a FT 2Y MBA instead of an EMBA or a Part time option? Only once you can convince yourself , you will be able to do the same with the adcoms.
Current Student
avatar
S
Joined: 20 Mar 2014
Posts: 2683
Concentration: Finance, Strategy
Schools: Kellogg '18 (M)
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V44
GPA: 3.7
WE: Engineering (Aerospace and Defense)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: Calling all Wharton Applicants: (2016 Intake) Class of 2018!! [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Feb 2016, 05:36
2positive wrote:
And another question. When/how do we find out what the prompt is?

Thanks!


It will be in the email that you get after you register yourself for a TBD+PI slot by following the link sent in your interview invitation email sent by Wharton admissions.
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 13 Jan 2013
Posts: 12
Location: United States
GPA: 3.75
Re: Calling all Wharton Applicants: (2016 Intake) Class of 2018!! [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Feb 2016, 06:00
for people doing the group interviews outside the US have you got instructions for the time and location of the drinks reception with alumni? They say there is one but i cant see any instructions about when or where?
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 13 Jan 2013
Posts: 12
Location: United States
GPA: 3.75
Re: Calling all Wharton Applicants: (2016 Intake) Class of 2018!! [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Feb 2016, 06:11
also is anyone else interviewing in dubai? im thinking of being there a day early if anyone wants to catch up let me know!
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 20 Aug 2015
Posts: 7
Re: Calling all Wharton Applicants: (2016 Intake) Class of 2018!! [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Feb 2016, 06:39
My interview is in Dubai on 28th. Plan to be there two days in advance with a couple of friends. Would be glad to meet other applicants!
Expert Post
1 KUDOS received
MBA Section Director
User avatar
D
Status: Back to work...
Affiliations: GMAT Club
Joined: 21 Feb 2012
Posts: 5042
Location: India
City: Pune
GMAT 1: 680 Q49 V34
GPA: 3.4
WE: Business Development (Manufacturing)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
Calling all Wharton Applicants: (2016 Intake) Class of 2018!! [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Feb 2016, 07:14
1
This post received
KUDOS
Expert's post
Congrats to all who received TBD invitations from Wharton yesterday. There are many useful posts offering great advice on TBD preparation in last year's thread. We have compiled all such helpful posts here summary-wharton-class-of-2017-discussion-204959.html (Search for 'Team Based Discussion' tag.)

Here is latest on TBD invites and profile updates by users on the forum.





_________________

Chances of Getting Admitted After an Interview [Data Crunch]


Must Read Forum Topics Before You Kick Off Your MBA Application

New GMAT Club Decision Tracker - Real Time Decision Updates

Current Student
avatar
Joined: 14 Oct 2015
Posts: 19
Concentration: Finance
GMAT 1: 740 Q49 V42
GPA: 3.71
Reviews Badge
Re: Calling all Wharton Applicants: (2016 Intake) Class of 2018!! [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Feb 2016, 07:41
Congratulations to everyone who received an interview invite yesterday. I am looking to arrange a mock interview TBD with potential candidates. If any of you are interested, please PM me. I think it is value added to do mock interviews with students who are in the interview stage of their application stage :)
1 KUDOS received
Current Student
avatar
S
Joined: 20 Mar 2014
Posts: 2683
Concentration: Finance, Strategy
Schools: Kellogg '18 (M)
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V44
GPA: 3.7
WE: Engineering (Aerospace and Defense)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: Calling all Wharton Applicants: (2016 Intake) Class of 2018!! [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Feb 2016, 07:44
1
This post received
KUDOS
AvgEng wrote:
Congratulations to everyone who received an interview invite yesterday. I am looking to arrange a mock interview TBD with potential candidates. If any of you are interested, please PM me. I think it is value added to do mock interviews with students who are in the interview stage of their application stage :)


You can even refer to calling-all-wharton-applicants-2016-intake-class-of-200055-600.html#p1642703 for a list of paid TBD practice resources.

Good luck.
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 16 Jul 2015
Posts: 11
Re: Calling all Wharton Applicants: (2016 Intake) Class of 2018!! [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Feb 2016, 08:08
Got the invite yesterday. Any folks from Houston in the same shoes and interested in a mock interview? Please PM me.
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 27 Jul 2014
Posts: 29
Re: Calling all Wharton Applicants: (2016 Intake) Class of 2018!! [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Feb 2016, 08:13
Hi,

After scheduling the interview is it possible to reschedule it later?

Thanks
Expert Post
1 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 24 Mar 2011
Posts: 80
Schools: Harvard Business School - Class of 2013
GMAT 1: 750 Q50 V42
Re: Calling all Wharton Applicants: (2016 Intake) Class of 2018!! [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Feb 2016, 11:09
1
This post received
KUDOS
Expert's post
Engr2012 wrote:
Some useful links for the team based discussions and PI after the TBD:

MBA Exchange: http://www.mbaexchange.com/post/1314321 ... in-wharton

MBAMISSION: http://shop.mbamission.com/products/wha ... simulation

Stacy Blackman: http://www.stacyblackman.com/tag/team-based-discussion/

Stacy Blackman: http://www.stacyblackman.com/interview-prep/#Group

MBAMISSIONADVISORS:
- Preparation Tips: http://www.mbaadmissionsadvisors.com/an ... interview/
- TBD registration: http://www.mbaadmissionsadvisors.com/re ... imulation/

ACCEPTED: http://www.accepted.com/mba/services/wh ... -interview

GENERAL TIPS: http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-a ... iew-2016-1

I personally took mbamission and stacy blackman's mock TBDs and they were of great help to understand how to provide your thoughts in a coherent form, how to interject and be a part of the group and how to respect other viewpoints.

Good luck to all those invited for interviews.


Hi Engr2012. One small edit again... Our name was spelled incorrectly.
In any case, thanks for the mention.

MBA ADMISSIONS ADVISORS:
- Preparation Tips: http://www.mbaadmissionsadvisors.com/an ... interview/
- TBD registration: http://www.mbaadmissionsadvisors.com/re ... imulation/
_________________

Vincent Ho-Tin-Noe
CEO and co-founder
MBA Admissions Advisors, LLC
http://www.mbaadmissionsadvisors.com/

Prepare for your HBS interview: http://www.mbaadmissionsadvisors.com/hbs-round-one-interview-invites/
Prepare for your Wharton TBD: http://www.mbaadmissionsadvisors.com/registrations-for-the-wharton-team-based-discussion-simulation/

2 KUDOS received
Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 23 Oct 2015
Posts: 41
Location: United States
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, General Management
GRE 1: 323 Q157 V166
GRE 2: 327 Q160 V167
GRE 3: 329 Q163 V166
GPA: 3.72
WE: Law (Law)
Re: Calling all Wharton Applicants: (2016 Intake) Class of 2018!! [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Feb 2016, 11:31
2
This post received
KUDOS
bimaldshah wrote:
It just seems like 30+ is automatic rejection. I am in the same boat (33 years old). Got ding from CBS, HBS, and Wharton.


I don't intend to sound contrary, but wanted to give at least a little hope to 30+ candidates: I'm 34 (will be 35 at time of matriculation) and have been invited to interview. Anecdotal evidence tells me that HBS, Wharton and GSB all shy away from 30+ candidates, but I hope to be the exception to that. I assumed I would get the ding from Wharton and am still stunned I was invited (I didn't even flinch when I saw the ding from HBS). I woke up this morning convinced that Wharton made a mistake and any minute now I will get an email telling me my interview has been cancelled.

I guess it just goes to show that there is no crystal ball that will tell us how this process will shake out.

Best of luck to everyone, especially my fellow old geezers. Perhaps we can form our own B-school inside the rest home. (Hearing aids for everyone! Midday naptime! All-you-can-eat Jello!)

Cheers,
Crucial
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 16 Jul 2013
Posts: 46
Concentration: Operations, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 710 Q47 V41
GPA: 3.83
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Calling all Wharton Applicants: (2016 Intake) Class of 2018!! [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Feb 2016, 13:26
CrucialTaunt wrote:
bimaldshah wrote:
It just seems like 30+ is automatic rejection. I am in the same boat (33 years old). Got ding from CBS, HBS, and Wharton.


I don't intend to sound contrary, but wanted to give at least a little hope to 30+ candidates: I'm 34 (will be 35 at time of matriculation) and have been invited to interview. Anecdotal evidence tells me that HBS, Wharton and GSB all shy away from 30+ candidates, but I hope to be the exception to that. I assumed I would get the ding from Wharton and am still stunned I was invited (I didn't even flinch when I saw the ding from HBS). I woke up this morning convinced that Wharton made a mistake and any minute now I will get an email telling me my interview has been cancelled.

I guess it just goes to show that there is no crystal ball that will tell us how this process will shake out.

Best of luck to everyone, especially my fellow old geezers. Perhaps we can form our own B-school inside the rest home. (Hearing aids for everyone! Midday naptime! All-you-can-eat Jello!)

Cheers,
Crucial

This is awesome news. I got the ding but am happy to see that someone from the 30+ group is seeing some light at the end of the tunnel. Gives me some hope and a reason to reapply (I am 33).

I wish you all the best and hope that you manage to change the B-school perspective that 30+ are "old bread".
Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 23 Oct 2015
Posts: 41
Location: United States
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, General Management
GRE 1: 323 Q157 V166
GRE 2: 327 Q160 V167
GRE 3: 329 Q163 V166
GPA: 3.72
WE: Law (Law)
Re: Calling all Wharton Applicants: (2016 Intake) Class of 2018!! [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Feb 2016, 13:38
bimaldshah wrote:
This is awesome news. I got the ding but am happy to see that someone from the 30+ group is seeing some light at the end of the tunnel. Gives me some hope and a reason to reapply (I am 33).


Thanks for the kind words! I'm not sure that I'm seeing light at the end of the tunnel just yet -- it feels like more tunnel (but better than a brick wall). Honestly, I think I don't stand a chance, but I will give it every effort. I definitely think it is worth re-applying if you can identify areas in your application you can improve.

bimaldshah wrote:
I wish you all the best and hope that you manage to change the B-school perspective that 30+ are "old bread".


Hmm... so you're saying I shouldn't wear an AARP cardigan to the interview? ;-)

"Old people love me!" -- Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman
Re: Calling all Wharton Applicants: (2016 Intake) Class of 2018!!   [#permalink] 10 Feb 2016, 13:38

Go to page   Previous    1  ...  29   30   31   32   33   34   35   36  ...  40    Next  [ 791 posts ] 

Display posts from previous: Sort by

Calling all Wharton Applicants: (2016 Intake) Class of 2018!!

  new topic post reply Update application status  

Moderator: rohan2345



GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.