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Does it make a difference if we have to take it in another city? I am not able to fly to Philadelphia but don't want this to impact my chances.

It should not. Out of curiosity, where do you live?

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Does it make a difference if we have to take it in another city? I am not able to fly to Philadelphia but don't want this to impact my chances.

It should not. Out of curiosity, where do you live?

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I am in SF :) Luckily this is an interview site as well

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Has anyone been rejected from Wharton w/o interview but eventually accepted to HBS/Stanford? A little disappointed to not get an interview at least.

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Has anyone been rejected from Wharton w/o interview but eventually accepted to HBS/Stanford? A little disappointed to not get an interview at least.



Not sure if I will get accepted, but I did get an interview from GSB. I know there are a few others here on this forum who are in the same situation - GSB interview and Wharton rejection. SO - definitely keep your head high and hope for a GSB invite. I feel as though they value slightly different profiles so you might actually end up at GSB :) Good luck!!

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One more question for any SF folks - I heard there is a networking reception but I have not received an invite for that (even after getting my logistics info for the interview). Anyone have insight into how those invitees were selected?

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One more question for any SF folks - I heard there is a networking reception but I have not received an invite for that (even after getting my logistics info for the interview). Anyone have insight into how those invitees were selected?


Check your spam / promotions folder - that's where mine ended up. I think if you selected an interview slot in San Francisco, you will receive the invitation for the reception. It took an hour or so to get it after I registered for my slot.

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Invitations for Round 1 applicants to interview were sent November 2, and if you were invited, you will participate in a Team Based Discussion (TBD) and a one-on-one interview in the next few days — either on campus in Philadelphia, or in one of several major cities around the world,…Read More

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Probably a stupid question to ask - When do we get to know the TBD discussion topics? Does that happen after we register?

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Probably a stupid question to ask - When do we get to know the TBD discussion topics? Does that happen after we register?

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They e-mail it to you after picking a time slot.

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Probably a stupid question to ask - When do we get to know the TBD discussion topics? Does that happen after we register?

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Congratulations to those who made it to Round 1 Interviews. For others, don't get disheartened this is just the start - you would have many more opportunities, keep your hopes high!!

I am a first year at Wharton. I have been in your shoes last year at almost the same time, have gone through Reception, TBD, and Interview. I am happy to help and answer any question that you guys might have. Feel free to post here or shoot a direct message.

All the very best. Honestly, Don't Stress Out !

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Hi Guys,

Congratulations to those who made it to Round 1 Interviews. For others, don't get disheartened this is just the start - you would have many more opportunities, keep your hopes high!!

I am a first year at Wharton. I have been in your shoes last year at almost the same time, have gone through Reception, TBD, and Interview. I am happy to help and answer any question that you guys might have. Feel free to post here or shoot a direct message.

All the very best. Honestly, Don't Stress Out !

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Hi- Really cool of you to do this!
One question I have is- What questions to expect in the 10 mins one-on-one interview after the TBD? Does the adcom member who takes the interview have a detailed view of our written application or just our resume?

Also, would be super great if you could give us a very brief synopsis of how the TBD proceeds. For e.g. after every candidate gives a 2 min view of his take on the topic, do all the folks discuss the topic or is it more of guided discussion? At the end of the discussion is one of the candidate asked to summarize the discussion's outcome?

Again Thank you very much for helping us folks out!

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Hi! Anybody looking forward to doing a mock TBD this weekend through Skype?

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All done with the Wharton TBD! Feels great to be done with the process. Let the waiting game commence.

Some thoughts on the TBD (take these with a grain of salt, given that I have not received any feedback on my performance):
- Don't spend too much time preparing - I actually found it nice to be in a position of exploring a teammate's proposal rather than my own
- Ask probing questions, but don't put too much pressure on receiving a detailed response - in theory there will be relatively minimal subject expertise around the room
- Be sure to always get the group moving towards an end-goal - don't get lost in trivial debates about logistics, etc. You need a proposal at the end of the day that passes a logic test, but it doesn't need to be perfect. If you see your team going down a road that is not going to directly impact the "deliverable," say something and get the team back on track (be polite about it though)
- There is the potential to witness a fellow applicant "bombing" the TBD, either by lack of or ineffective participation - use this an opportunity to showcase your ability to politely get people involved. NB: There is a fine line between involving everyone and putting someone on the spot - don't do the latter.

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Hi guys.

I was admitted to Wharton / Lauder last year (LatAm, consulting) so maybe sharing a bit of my experience with the interview process can help someone out there. Assuming the process hasn't changed...interview was with an admission's officer.

Group dynamics: very hard to tell what really matters. I, for instance, made a huge dumb mistake during mine (literally said something that made no sense at the time, but quickly came back saying nevermind, it doesn't make sense, back to previous point) and it all worked out. I do think that you should try and "embody" a role play, be it the leader, the conciliator, the challenger, etc. Take a stance instead of being lost and going with the flow. Don't show off, it's not necessary. Be yourself on how you behave and push yourself to take a stance on the topic being discussed. In my group, "the leader" was admitted, the challenger wasn't and the conciliator was. That was not the case for other groups so...hard to tell.

Blind interview: DONT FORGET YOUR RESUME. Or you'll find yourself begging for the recepcionist to find a printer before you're called back to interview. It was literally 5 minutes and two questions: "do you think you were yourselve in the interview and why?" and "tell me anything you want me to know about you". So (i) good to be yourself so you can defend how you behaved in the group dynamics and (ii) I suggest you have a good elevator speech mixing your (QUICK) story recap with the 5-7 things you want to leave an impression on. It's really a monologue so it's good not to sound boring, pedantic, etc and also to flow a logic storyline. It's 5 minutes to make a (sticky!) good impression. Practicing may help. In my case, I spoke about my life trajectory and how it connects to my professional goals finishing with a "why" I thought Wharton was the place to go given everything.

Lauder was such an easygoing nice interview with a current student. We spoke about international experience, passions, a few classic "tell me a situation..." questions, but that was it. It was more of a conversation that anything else.

Hope that helps!

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I think the on campus interviews are with Admissions Fellows (it sounds like yours was done off campus in that case?). I went to Philly and met the Admissions Fellows instead.

It shouldn't make a difference but I always think the dynamic is a bit different between a "professional" admissions director and, essentially, a current student.


Off campus indeed. No idea on the difference to actual students...good point. I assume everyone is well trained, as much as possible, to level interpretation.

Arriving early to interact with the group is also a good tip to connect with potential classmates and build some sort of connection, but, honestly, you're only going to see their behavior when the real deal starts. Consulting-wise (pls no prejudice, just common beliefs!), if it's a Mck or a BCG guy, you can kind of tell how they're likely to behave, but it's still a guess and I wouldn't count on it to build a strategy 15 minutes before the TBD. Know the topic, know your position, have your set of arguments and then dive in open to whatever outcome just making sure you take a stance. To be more clear, my TBD involved a new class for Wharton and one of the pillar was social innovation I think. So I brought my NGO experience and point of view. Another guy brought social entrepreneurship ...and etc. In the end, instead of the best individual suggestion, the group proposition was a mix of everyone's idea.

I def agree no one will rip you, after all, we're all grown ups who know are being assessed on behavior. It's almost too fake it you frankly ask me. Everyone strives to be so polite to make sure they're not cut off. But it's part of the deal. I REALLY believe you should be as close to your natural self as possible...but that's just me.

On the one-on-one, many people take it for granted and forget to prepare eventually getting caught off-guard without structured, well thought answers. Don't do that. One-on-one matters as well as the TBD.

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