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Top 3 Mistakes Candidates Made with the Wharton Application 2015-2016

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Top 3 Mistakes Made with the Wharton Application 2015-2016

Given Wharton’s full-time MBA essay topics, essay lengths, space on the application form and resume, and recommendation form questions, candidates should employ a solid strategy to present their best achievements and a compelling case for admission. Many applicants fail to strategize excellently and based on the candidates we have conducted Ding Analyses for thus far, here are the three most common mistakes that were made with the Wharton application this 2015-2016 admission cycle:

Mistake #1: Failing to use the ideal strategic content in the limited essay space. Did you notice how short Wharton’s essays were? The admissions committee did not give you much space to make your case for admissions. You should have made certain to use that “prime real estate” to present a very strong, compelling portrait of yourself, including your passions, skills, talents, greatest achievements, personal story and vision for the future. Failing to use the limited essay space excellently can be a deal killer.

Mistake #2: Failing to recognize how much titles matter and present the most impressive credentials on the application form. Did you notice that on the application form you didn’t have much space to provide details or descriptions about such matters as extracurricular activities or jobs? What does that mean? It means that titles matter a great deal. Please note, this is a notable change in the Wharton application form relative to about four years ago. The school seems to be pickier in recent years about the academic credentials and titles that candidates present, likely in an effort to be more selective in admissions and thereby strengthen their position in the rankings of top MBA programs.

Bearing this in mind, you need to select the credentials you present on the Wharton application form carefully. With regard to your work experience, will the admissions committee be impressed with the name of your employer or school? Were they prestigious or leaders in their fields? If not, you need to work harder in the essays to present the value of your work experience and present other impressive credentials.

As for extracurricular activities, if the admissions committee sees you were only a member-of-this and a member-of-that for extracurricular activities, with no distinct leadership contributions, they may already believe you are not a proactive leader before they even begin reading your application. If you have impressive leadership titles with some activities and did the activity for a reasonable amount of time, consider showcasing this on the application form.

Mistake #3: Failing to maximize use of the resume, given the limited space in the application form and essays. A one-page resume can be confining. But for Wharton it is extremely important given how little space you have in the application form to present your credentials and sell them to the committee. You should have made sure to pack that resume full of action-oriented and results-focused information, as well as descriptions of awards and your best extracurricular activities, so that it provided a valuable snapshot of your overall candidacy, strengths and assets. Write your resume with care as it must go a long way in selling your candidacy. Written excellently, the resume can help sell the committee on your candidacy even before they read your first essay!

If you are interested in re-applying to Wharton, try to assess if you made any of these mistakes and, if so, correct them in order to put forward an outstanding application.

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