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New post 26 Dec 2008, 04:53
Being a decade-long rugby player myself all this rugby talk makes being on the waitlist even more agonizing ! :-D

But whether I'm on it or not, you can't beat rugby when it comes to
1) integrating yourself internationally, as its huge in europe, south america, south africa(the world champs) and the south pacific (if you want some fun search on youtube for 'New Zealand haka', its their rugby teams warmup ritual)
2) Working with a team, unlike the big 4 american sports its very, very hard for one amazing player to dominate a game. There is a reason rugby teams are very prevalent within MBA programs.
3) the social aspect. other sports preach sportsmanship, maybe even trading your jerseys or shaking hands after the game. In rugby the post game drink up with the opposing team is generally standard.

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New post 26 Dec 2008, 11:57
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Being a decade-long rugby player myself all this rugby talk makes being on the waitlist even more agonizing ! :-D

But whether I'm on it or not, you can't beat rugby when it comes to
1) integrating yourself internationally, as its huge in europe, south america, south africa(the world champs) and the south pacific (if you want some fun search on youtube for 'New Zealand haka', its their rugby teams warmup ritual)
2) Working with a team, unlike the big 4 american sports its very, very hard for one amazing player to dominate a game. There is a reason rugby teams are very prevalent within MBA programs.
3) the social aspect. other sports preach sportsmanship, maybe even trading your jerseys or shaking hands after the game. In rugby the post game drink up with the opposing team is generally standard.


You couldn't summarize it better - especially point 2. It's a fantastic sport, and particularly at Wharton. If there's any interest for more information post your questions!

EDIT: boston, just checked your profile, you're a D1 player, great stuff! I'm going to have a word with the adcom to let you in IF you promise to play for our team! :-D
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New post 26 Dec 2008, 12:50
haha that HAKKA was hilarious... wait didnt like the Kiwis loose to England in the worldcup??

LOL..i am doing my own hakka dance when i get an interview at wharton..lets see if those sissies at admissions can take that..LOL..heck.. i am gonna do my own HAKKA when i retake my GMAT..lets see if pearson vue sissies can take that..

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are girls allowed on the rugby team as well?

audio - what do you recommend for girls to join at wharton?


Otherwise there are no female-specific clubs from what I know;


There is the Wharton Women In Business that's obviously female only; the Marketing Club is for some reason predominantly female.
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are girls allowed on the rugby team as well?

audio - what do you recommend for girls to join at wharton?


Otherwise there are no female-specific clubs from what I know;


There is the Wharton Women In Business that's obviously female only; the Marketing Club is for some reason predominantly female.


Oops, forgot the most obvious one! Sorry about that, thanks for pointing that out.
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2. Describe a setback or a failure that you have experienced. What role did you play, and what did you learn about yourself? (500 words)


How did R1 applicants tackle the last part of the Q(what did you learn about yourself)?

I'm thinking of approaching it like,the reason for the failure and what I learnt from the failure.Is that the right way?

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2. Describe a setback or a failure that you have experienced. What role did you play, and what did you learn about yourself? (500 words)


How did R1 applicants tackle the last part of the Q(what did you learn about yourself)?

I'm thinking of approaching it like,the reason for the failure and what I learnt from the failure.Is that the right way?


The learning part is very important so I think you're on the right track. To choose a story that is nice for this essay, think of a complete failure that had a lot of impact on you as a person and a professional; it is good to describe a transformational experience that was not a success. It is best to steer clear of personal life, e.g. 'my girlfriend/boyfriend has abandoned me, and I came out a stronger person'.
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2. Describe a setback or a failure that you have experienced. What role did you play, and what did you learn about yourself? (500 words)


How did R1 applicants tackle the last part of the Q(what did you learn about yourself)?

I'm thinking of approaching it like,the reason for the failure and what I learnt from the failure.Is that the right way?


The learning part is very important so I think you're on the right track. To choose a story that is nice for this essay, think of a complete failure that had a lot of impact on you as a person and a professional; it is good to describe a transformational experience that was not a success. It is best to steer clear of personal life, e.g. 'my girlfriend/boyfriend has abandoned me, and I came out a stronger person'.


I plan to write about a project which failed.I was a team member.

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3. Where in your background would we find evidence of your leadership capacity and/or potential? (500 words)


Can I talk about a 'Professional accomplishment' for this question?

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3. Where in your background would we find evidence of your leadership capacity and/or potential? (500 words)


Can I talk about a 'Professional accomplishment' for this question?


As with any of the essay questions, you should choose stories that best answer the question.

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I think the failure essay can be a great essay regardless of whether its professional or personal. I think whatever rounds out the rest of your application is probably the best choice. For reference, my failure essay was purely personal and it seemingly worked out alright. Good luck on the app!

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2. Describe a setback or a failure that you have experienced. What role did you play, and what did you learn about yourself? (500 words)


How did R1 applicants tackle the last part of the Q(what did you learn about yourself)?

I'm thinking of approaching it like,the reason for the failure and what I learnt from the failure.Is that the right way?


The learning part is very important so I think you're on the right track. To choose a story that is nice for this essay, think of a complete failure that had a lot of impact on you as a person and a professional; it is good to describe a transformational experience that was not a success. It is best to steer clear of personal life, e.g. 'my girlfriend/boyfriend has abandoned me, and I came out a stronger person'.

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1. Describe your career progress to date


Any suggestions on how to attempt this part? My titles did not change,only my responsibilites changed.From a teamplayer to leading teams.

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Any suggestions on how to attempt this part? My titles did not change,only my responsibilites changed.From a teamplayer to leading teams.


Well, describe that and put emphasis on why and how you got promoted; in this essay you have to focus on the transitions and the reasons for these transitions.
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I am in for R2 @ wharton. I have a couple of doubts the app.

a)In the Education & Transcript section we have space for writing collegiate awards (1000 Chars)
Then in the MBA full time section again we a question
"List the most significant college, university, community and professional awards, honors or scholarships you have received" (2000 Chars)

So do i mention Collegiate award in first question and Post collegiate in second question ? How do i go about it ?

b) In the MBA section, there is a question Please describe any hobbies or related activities, not listed above, which hold special significance for you. List dates of participation and hours per week. Also explain which of these activities, hobbies or special interests you have enjoyed most and why ?

I have only my Hobbies to talk about ( As there is space separately above for post-collegiate & Collegiate activities and i have filled them there), Do i need to mention hours per week for hobbies as well ?

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Submitted my Wharton R2 application... The long wait starts now :)

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I am in for R2 @ wharton. I have a couple of doubts in the app.

a)In the Education & Transcript section, we have space for writing collegiate awards (1000 Chars)
Then in the MBA full time section again we habe a question
"List the most significant college, university, community and professional awards, honors or scholarships you have received" (2000 Chars)

Do i mention Collegiate award in first question and Post collegiate in second question ? How do i go about it ?

b) In the MBA section, there is a question Please describe any hobbies or related activities, not listed above, which hold special significance for you. List dates of participation and hours per week. Also explain which of these activities, hobbies or special interests you have enjoyed most and why ?

I have only my Hobbies to talk about ( As there is space separately above for post-collegiate & Collegiate activities and i have filled them there), Do i need to mention hours per week for hobbies as well ?


Please help me with the above things.. Don't have much time left for R2

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I am in for R2 @ wharton. I have a couple of doubts the app.

a)In the Education & Transcript section we have space for writing collegiate awards (1000 Chars)
Then in the MBA full time section again we a question
"List the most significant college, university, community and professional awards, honors or scholarships you have received" (2000 Chars)

So do i mention Collegiate award in first question and Post collegiate in second question ? How do i go about it ?

b) In the MBA section, there is a question Please describe any hobbies or related activities, not listed above, which hold special significance for you. List dates of participation and hours per week. Also explain which of these activities, hobbies or special interests you have enjoyed most and why ?

I have only my Hobbies to talk about ( As there is space separately above for post-collegiate & Collegiate activities and i have filled them there), Do i need to mention hours per week for hobbies as well ?


I wouldn't worry too much about this part. The way I did it was the following (not saying it's the right way though):

a) I put the college awards in the first part (that was easy, I had none), and I put all my awards - college, professional, etc. - in the second part. I wouldn't overthink this part.

b) same thing, if you only have hobbies as post-college activities, then mention them again. The way I remember it was that the application was sometimes quite redundant. The thing you must not forget to do is to mention your EC activities somewhere in those boxes as post-college activities. And yes you must mention the hours - obviously a rough estimate is good enough, nobody wants to see exactly how many minutes you spend playing curling.
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Describe an experience you have had innovating or initiating, your lessons learned, the results and impact of your efforts

I write... re-write, still not happy with the 'lessons learned'. Is it like ... I did A because of B ... so A was good, I will do B again next time ???

any advice to write this part nicely? thanks for the help!

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Submitted my Wharton R2 application... The long wait starts now :)

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me too..congrats to all applying :o

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Just posted my R2 application as well.

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