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Calling all Wharton EMBA Applicants(Ph/SF) 2016 Intake Class of 2018

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Just received an update on my application...wait listed for SF...anyone else here wait listed?

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I'm waitlisted for philly. Any stats on the WEMBA waitlist?

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Was it an outright denied or waitlisted?

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Waitlisted.

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In for Philly '18 and planning to enroll. Hope to see you all there in May :)

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Waitlist in my case too.

Do they really notify waitlisted people well into May? My letter mentions end of May....which is a little inconvenient for planning purposes but glad to be at least waitlisted and not outright dinged. I do not have any info on their matriculation yields/other stats. But maybe they will know more as the tuition deadline approaches?

losar - are you going to remain on their waitlist? I am and crossing my fingers for a positive outcome!

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The Wharton EMBA adcom, through its three required questions, expresses its values and its interest in a relationship with students who share those values. Each of the questions highlights a different facet of this relationship. Respecting, recognizing, and responding to that vision through your essays will be the key to a successful application.

Essay question 1 focuses on your goals and Wharton’s role in helping you achieve them.

Essay question 2 invites you to share your understanding of qualities that Wharton values.

Essay question 3 seeks confirmation that you understand in practical terms what a commitment to attending the program involves.


My tips for answering Wharton’s EMBA essay questions are in blue below.

Essays:

1. What is your career objective and how will the Wharton MBA Program for Executives contribute to your attainment of these objectives? (750 word limit)

You may want to start by discussing your current career situation to set the context, and clarify how the MBA education will enable you to achieve your immediate goals in your current role. You can then naturally move on to your future goals. In describing your goals at any given point, indicate why you are taking that step or pursuing that role. Put more detail on the roles you plan immediately post-MBA and the several years following; longer-term goals need less detail, but they still should present a clear direction.

In discussing how the program will benefit you, be specific: describe what skills and knowledge you need, and how the program meets those needs. Also refer to the structure and special features of the program, detailing how they will support you and your goals.


2. In his book, Winners Never Cheat: Even in Difficult Times, Jon M. Huntsman, Sr. (W'59), writes: "A crisis creates the opportunity to dip deep into the reservoirs of our very being, to rise to levels of confidence, strength, and resolve that otherwise we didn't think we possessed.” Describe a time when you were faced with a challenge and how you responded. (500 word limit)

This question clearly expresses certain qualities that Wharton seeks: ethics, resolve, fortitude, courage, self-awareness, clear-sightedness, ability to grow. Showing through an appropriate experience that you possess some of these qualities(one to three will suffice; trying to address all of them would just create a blur) will convey fit with the program. Given the gravity of the words in the quote, discuss a true crisis, not a mere problem or disappointment. Since you cover work in essay 1, you can select a topic for this essay either from or outside work.

I suggest a relatively recent experience if possible – if it’s beyond a few years in the past, it must be a truly life-changing experience to work for this essay. Hopefully you haven’t had so many recent crises that you have a hard time choosing among them, but if there are some different options, choose one that strategically works to your advantage by showcasing something desirable and/or interesting and/or impressive about your background or work life.

In writing the essay, keep it simple. Tell the story, then briefly reflect on it considering the factors mentioned in the question.

3. Given your already demanding job and the desire to remain committed to important family and personal obligations, how do you plan to handle this additional demand on your time once you enroll? (500 word limit)

This straightforward question deserves a straightforward answer. Discuss the accommodations you will make at work, such as delegating more, adjusting travel schedules, etc. You don’t have to tell them every single thing you can think of – focus on the most significant two or three adjustments.

Also address your personal responsibilities and how you will meet them with this additional significant demand on your time and energy; even acknowledging that you’ll have less time at the playground with your toddler or mentioning the support of your significant other will show that you’re facing this issue squarely. If you’ve already successfully balanced school and working full time, by all means mention it.


Optional Essay:

Please explain any extenuating circumstances you feel the Admissions Committee should be aware of (e.g., unexplained gaps in your work experience, choice of recommenders, inconsistent academic performance). You may also take this opportunity to share other aspects of your life that you feel have shaped you that the Admissions Committee would not otherwise have learned from your application or resume. (500 word limit)

You can use the optional essay not just to explain a problem (low GMAT, employment gap) but also to present new material that you think will enhance your application. However, if you are making the adcom read more than is required, there had better be a darn good reason — not just that something is nice to know. First, succinctly explain any points that need explaining. Then, if there is something you feel is important that you haven’t had a chance to discuss elsewhere, write about it, noting why it’s important for the adcom to know.

If you would like professional guidance with your Wharton EMBA application, please consider Accepted’s EMBA essay editing and EMBA admissions consulting or our EMBA Application Packages, which include advising, editing, interview coaching, and a resume edit for the Wharton EMBA application.

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By Cindy Tokumitsu, co-author of The EMBA Edge, and author of the free guide, “Ace the EMBA.” Cindy has helped MBA applicants get accepted to top EMBA programs around the world. She is delighted to help you too!

Related Resources:

Wharton 2016 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines
The Wharton Executive MBA Program: An Insider’s View [podcast]
Get Accepted to Wharton [on-demand webinar]

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For Wharton's EMBA, wait listed is a polite way of saying rejected.

For those wait listed, what was your GMAT, GPA, years of experience mix? I was wait listed for SF and mine was: 690, 3.73, 12.

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For future applicants interested to 'see' what life is like in the program, you can follow the class of 2018 here - www.instagram.com/whartytwo. Good luck!

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ok, i know its application season again and lot of anxious applicants would be looking for information from 2016. So for closure, please note that waitlisted people have a fairly good chance of getting in. Being put on waitlist doesnt mean much. You can and will get a call ( like i did) till the day before classes start. so dont lose hope. good luck!

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The Wharton EMBA adcom, through its three required questions, expresses its values and its interest in a relationship with students who share those values. Each of the questions highlights a different facet of this relationship. Respecting, recognizing, and responding to that vision through your essays will be the key to a successful application.

Essay question 1 focuses on your goals and Wharton’s role in helping you achieve them.

Essay question 2 invites you to share your understanding of qualities that Wharton values.

Essay question 3 seeks confirmation that you understand in practical terms what a commitment to attending the program involves.


Essays:

1. What is your career objective and how will the Wharton MBA Program for Executives contribute to your attainment of these objectives? (750 word limit)

You may want to start by discussing your current career situation to set the context, and clarify how the MBA education will enable you to achieve your immediate goals in your current role. You can then naturally move on to your future goals. In describing your goals at any given point, indicate why you are taking that step or pursuing that role. Put more detail on the roles you plan immediately post-MBA and the several years following; longer-term goals need less detail, but they still should present a clear direction.

In discussing how the program will benefit you, be specific: describe what skills and knowledge you need, and how the program meets those needs. Also refer to the structure and special features of the program, detailing how they will support you and your goals.


2. In his book, Winners Never Cheat: Even in Difficult Times, Jon M. Huntsman, Sr. (W'59), writes: "A crisis creates the opportunity to dip deep into the reservoirs of our very being, to rise to levels of confidence, strength, and resolve that otherwise we didn't think we possessed." Describe a time when you were faced with a challenge and how you responded. (500 word limit)

This question expresses certain qualities that Wharton seeks: ethics, resolve, fortitude, courage, self-awareness, clear-sightedness, ability to grow. Showing through an actual experience that you possess some of these qualities will convey fit with the program – and, ideally do more, by spotlighting interesting, relevant aspects of your life and/or professional experience. Given the gravity of the words in the quote, discuss a true crisis, not a mere problem or disappointment. Since you cover work in essay 1, you can select a topic for this essay either from or outside work (most people appropriately choose a work experience).

I suggest a relatively recent experience if possible – if it’s more than a few years in the past, it must be a truly life-changing experience to work for this essay. Hopefully you haven’t had so many recent crises that you have a hard time choosing among them, but if there are some different options, select one that strategically works to your advantage by showcasing something desirable and/or interesting and/or impressive about your background or work life.

In structuring the essay, keep it simple. Tell the story, then briefly reflect on it, considering the factors mentioned in the question.


3. Given your already demanding job and the desire to remain committed to important family and personal obligations, how do you plan to handle this additional demand on your time once you enroll? (500 word limit)

This straightforward question deserves a straightforward answer. Discuss the accommodations you will make at work, such as delegating more, adjusting travel schedules, etc. You don’t have to tell them every single thing you can think of – focus on the most significant two or three adjustments.

Also address your personal responsibilities and how you will meet them with this additional significant demand on your time and energy; even acknowledging that you’ll have less time at the playground with your toddler or mentioning the support of your significant other will show that you’re facing this issue squarely. If you’ve already successfully balanced school and working full time, by all means mention it.

Optional Essay:

Please explain any extenuating circumstances you feel the Admissions Committee should be aware of (e.g., unexplained gaps in your work experience, choice of recommenders, inconsistent academic performance). You may also take this opportunity to share other aspects of your life that you feel have shaped you that the Admissions Committee would not otherwise have learned from your application or resume. (500 word limit)

You can use the optional essay not just to explain a problem (low GMAT, employment gap) but also to present new material that will further illuminate your candidacy. However, if you do the latter, use good judgment and make sure your points are germane to and truly enhance your application. For structuring the essay, first, succinctly explain any points that need explaining. Then, if there is some additional content, write about it succinctly.

Wharton 2016-17 Application Deadlines:

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If you would like professional guidance with your Wharton EMBA application, check out Accepted’s EMBA essay editing and EMBA admissions consulting or our EMBA Application Packages, which include advising, editing, interview coaching, and a resume edit for the Wharton EMBA application.

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By Cindy Tokumitsu, co-author of The EMBA Edge, and author of the free guide, “Ace the EMBA.” Cindy has helped MBA applicants get accepted to top EMBA programs around the world. She is delighted to help you too!

Related Resources:

Wharton 2016-17 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines
The Wharton Executive MBA Program: An Insider’s View [podcast]
Get Accepted to Wharton [on-demand webinar]

This article originally appeared on blog.accepted.com.

Applying to a top b-school? The talented folks at Accepted have helped hundreds of applicants get accepted to their dream programs. Whether you are figuring out where apply, writing your application essays, or prepping for your interviews, we are just a call (or click) away.

Contact us, and get matched up with the consultant who will help you get accepted!
_________________

Linda Abraham
Accepted ~ The Premier Admissions Consultancy
310-815-9553

Co-Author of: MBA Admission for Smarties: The No-Nonsense Guide to Acceptance at Top Business Schools

Follow Accepted on Twitter
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