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Calling all Wharton Applicants: (2018 Intake) Class of 2020!

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happy to get on skype with anyone who wants to do a practice round - think my friend who goes there did a mock interview with his fellow gmatclub applicants and said it really helped with the real thing

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Has anyone had success calling admissions and asking for information on why you were rejected? I suppose they don't like to do that but curious if anyone has tried. I am a little scared that doing it will put me on a ding next year list!

I am so perplexed. I know alumni with lower GMATs, less civilian work experience, and got out of the military with a lower rank. Essays must means a lot more than the measurables.


I think that once you get past a certain point on the measurables (>700 GMAT, >4 years WE etc.) the measurables become less important and the intangibles (essays, extracurriculars, story) become more important. That's not to say that your intangibles are bad (you got an invite to MIT, after all), just that it's hard to compare to others once you get past a certain point on the measurables.

If you're looking for something in your profile that may have been looked at unfavorably by Wharton, I would point to the compliance work experience. I have heard that Wharton in particular prefers to see front office from those in finance. That being said, I know people that have gone to Wharton from the back office. It's tough to read too much into it.

In your case, your energy is better spent preparing for Sloan!

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Hey folks, apologies in advance for the stupid question. What people usually do during a reception? Is it worthwhile going? Should I consider having my interview during the reception day? Thanks

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Wharton DECISION TRACKER

Updates for the last hour:

  • Invited to interview, 22 minutes ago, from United States, GMAT:730 (Q49 V40), GPA: 3.72, Industry: Education, WE 60, heard via: email
  • Invited to interview, 48 minutes ago, from United States, GMAT:750 (Q49 V42), GPA: 3.36, Industry: Manufacturing, WE 82, heard via: email
  • Invited to interview, 53 minutes ago, from United States, GMAT:750 (Q50 V42), GPA: 2.8, Industry: Health Care, WE 60, heard via: email
  • Invited to interview, 57 minutes ago, from United States, GMAT:710 (Q46 V41), GPA: 3.91, Industry: Non-Profit and Government, WE 75, heard via: email

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happy to get on skype with anyone who wants to do a practice round - think my friend who goes there did a mock interview with his fellow gmatclub applicants and said it really helped with the real thing


Just FYI I'd be interested in doing this.

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Wharton DECISION TRACKER

Updates for the last hour:

  • Denied, 46 minutes ago, from United States, GMAT:710 (Q47 V41), GPA: 3.51, Industry: Other, WE 48, heard via: email
  • Invited to interview, 58 minutes ago, from United States, GMAT:740 (Q45 V47), GPA: 3.62, Industry: Investment Banking, WE 60, heard via: email

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ygu104 wrote:
happy to get on skype with anyone who wants to do a practice round - think my friend who goes there did a mock interview with his fellow gmatclub applicants and said it really helped with the real thing


Just FYI I'd be interested in doing this.

I'm interested too; can do skype or in person in NYC. PM me if you're setting something up.

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Filthydelphia wrote:
Has anyone had success calling admissions and asking for information on why you were rejected? I suppose they don't like to do that but curious if anyone has tried. I am a little scared that doing it will put me on a ding next year list!

I am so perplexed. I know alumni with lower GMATs, less civilian work experience, and got out of the military with a lower rank. Essays must means a lot more than the measurables.


I think that once you get past a certain point on the measurables (>700 GMAT, >4 years WE etc.) the measurables become less important and the intangibles (essays, extracurriculars, story) become more important. That's not to say that your intangibles are bad (you got an invite to MIT, after all), just that it's hard to compare to others once you get past a certain point on the measurables.

If you're looking for something in your profile that may have been looked at unfavorably by Wharton, I would point to the compliance work experience. I have heard that Wharton in particular prefers to see front office from those in finance. That being said, I know people that have gone to Wharton from the back office. It's tough to read too much into it.

In your case, your energy is better spent preparing for Sloan!


So min work experience is 4yrs? :o


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Wharton DECISION TRACKER

Updates for the last hour:

  • Denied, 27 minutes ago, from Germany, GMAT:750 (Q50 V41), GPA: 2.8, Industry: Consulting, WE 78, heard via: email
  • Invited to interview, 28 minutes ago, from United States, GMAT:760 (Q49 V44), GPA: 3.94, Industry: Venture Capital, WE 60, heard via: email
  • Denied, 33 minutes ago, from United States, GMAT:730 (Q50 V39), GPA: 3.72, Industry: Venture Capital, WE 60, heard via: email
  • Invited to interview, 57 minutes ago, from United States, GMAT:720 (Q47 V42), GPA: 3.9, Industry: Internet and New Media, WE 72, heard via: email

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Wharton DECISION TRACKER

Updates for the last hour:

  • Denied, 10 minutes ago, from Japan, GMAT:740 (Q50 V40), GPA: 3.4, Industry: Consulting, WE 60, heard via: email
  • Invited to interview, 34 minutes ago, from Japan, GMAT:760 (Q51 V41), GPA: 3.2, Industry: Pharmaceuticals and Biotech, WE 90, heard via: email

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ygu104 wrote:
happy to get on skype with anyone who wants to do a practice round - think my friend who goes there did a mock interview with his fellow gmatclub applicants and said it really helped with the real thing


Just FYI I'd be interested in doing this.

I'm interested too; can do skype or in person in NYC. PM me if you're setting something up.


I'm in for a Skype mock up as well.

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ygu104 wrote:
happy to get on skype with anyone who wants to do a practice round - think my friend who goes there did a mock interview with his fellow gmatclub applicants and said it really helped with the real thing

Count me in! In Asia thought so timing might be challenging... I can try to join via skype

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I would also be interested in doing a mock TBD. Based in Uganda so I could join in on Skype.

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Did anyone call the HCM department about the additional interview? Is the initial call just for scheduling or do I have to prepare something for that?

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For guys who plan to schedule an interview with HCM via phone, remember that summertime in Philadelphia ends on Nov. 5!

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Hey folks, apologies in advance for the stupid question. What people usually do during a reception? Is it worthwhile going? Should I consider having my interview during the reception day? Thanks


I have the same question. Any insight from reapps?

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Did anyone call the HCM department about the additional interview? Is the initial call just for scheduling or do I have to prepare something for that?


It is just for scheduling. The only thing you need to share is what time you are doing your TBD. They will suggest an interview time and then email you a confirmation.

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Wharton DECISION TRACKER

Updates for the last hour:

  • Invited to interview, 3 minutes ago, from United States, GMAT:690 (Q44 V41), GPA: 3.4, Industry: Internet and New Media, WE 84, heard via: email
  • Denied, 53 minutes ago, from United States, GPA: 3.55, Industry: Energy and Utilities, WE 60, heard via: email

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Wharton DECISION TRACKER

Updates for the last hour:

  • Invited to interview, 3 minutes ago, from United States, GMAT:690 (Q44 V41), GPA: 3.4, Industry: Internet and New Media, WE 84, heard via: email
  • Denied, 53 minutes ago, from United States, GPA: 3.55, Industry: Energy and Utilities, WE 60, heard via: email

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7 years of work experience with 690 though.
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