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# Wharton 2013 - Calling All Applicants

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25 Feb 2013, 07:59
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nickey11 wrote:
Does anyone know whether they let you bring your research note into the discussion room? Since you have done research on each topic they have given... Wanted to know if they want you to remember it in your head or u can bring that note..

Same question here, anyone from R1 can share a bit?

I already interviewed, from my experience it would look very odd to bring notes - should all just be by memory. Also, people say where they worked if its a place others would know (ie Bain) and if not they characterized it (ie 'middle market PE shop in NY') Hope this helps!
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25 Feb 2013, 08:21
equestrian wrote:
leodondon wrote:
nickey11 wrote:
Does anyone know whether they let you bring your research note into the discussion room? Since you have done research on each topic they have given... Wanted to know if they want you to remember it in your head or u can bring that note..

Same question here, anyone from R1 can share a bit?

I already interviewed, from my experience it would look very odd to bring notes - should all just be by memory. Also, people say where they worked if its a place others would know (ie Bain) and if not they characterized it (ie 'middle market PE shop in NY') Hope this helps!

Thanks! So you do only have 1 minute to give your proposal? Seems quite tight...
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25 Feb 2013, 09:03
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leodondon wrote:
nickey11 wrote:
Does anyone know whether they let you bring your research note into the discussion room? Since you have done research on each topic they have given... Wanted to know if they want you to remember it in your head or u can bring that note..

Same question here, anyone from R1 can share a bit?

I interviewed last week and saw people who brought notes in and people who didn't. But main idea is to engage with the discussion at hand, so even if you do bring notes in, realize that you are probably not going to use it after the very beginning. I did not find the conversation difficult enough that I felt that I needed my notes.

If it makes you feel more prepared, then go ahead and bring them in. But don't focus on reading the notes to the detriment of having a conversation with your group, because that definitely won't reflect well on you.

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25 Feb 2013, 13:53
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nickey11 wrote:
Does anyone know whether they let you bring your research note into the discussion room? Since you have done research on each topic they have given... Wanted to know if they want you to remember it in your head or u can bring that note..

Nickey,

Our clients have said you can bring in notes and that you can even take notes as others speak, but don't bring notes that resemble War and Peace . When in the interview, focus on the others' comments, not your notes. You can jot down an idea here and there, but don't let your notes be a distraction to you or others. Remember: it's supposed to be a discussion, not a speech or a test of dictation.

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25 Feb 2013, 16:15
Just finished the interview. I think it went just ok. I didn't get to speak a lot in the start and tried to make up for it at the end.

Did anyone get it in Round1 after feeling like the interview went just so-so? Curious to hear thoughts as in our group of 6 it was initially difficult to some airtime especially early-on.

Thanks!
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25 Feb 2013, 21:28
Ugh I felt the same way! Would love to hear as well!

bulls011 wrote:
Just finished the interview. I think it went just ok. I didn't get to speak a lot in the start and tried to make up for it at the end.

Did anyone get it in Round1 after feeling like the interview went just so-so? Curious to hear thoughts as in our group of 6 it was initially difficult to some airtime especially early-on.

Thanks!

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26 Feb 2013, 05:38
Would anyone like to share the group interview process?
1 minute brief introduction (total 6 minutes);
Around 20-minute free discussion;
Around 20-minute conclusion;
Totally 45 minutes?
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26 Feb 2013, 06:49
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xmatrix wrote:
Would anyone like to share the group interview process?
1 minute brief introduction (total 6 minutes);
Around 20-minute free discussion;
Around 20-minute conclusion;
Totally 45 minutes?

~1 minute per person.
29 minutes of discussion.

then it's over. 35 minutes all in
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26 Feb 2013, 07:04
Also, is the 60 sec intro timed? Is it allowed to go over slightly?
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26 Feb 2013, 07:09
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Also, is the 60 sec intro timed? Is it allowed to go over slightly?

it's not timed. The assessors just tell you to go. their only other input is to tell you how much time you have left a couple of times (20 minutes left, 10 minutes left)
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26 Feb 2013, 09:47
Guys,
do you know whether you could bring on one-on-one interview an adjusted version of resume ot you should bring the same resume that you posted in application?

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26 Feb 2013, 10:04
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Also, is the 60 sec intro timed? Is it allowed to go over slightly?

Our clients have told us it's timed and has a hard stop at 1 minute.
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26 Feb 2013, 12:20
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Also, is the 60 sec intro timed? Is it allowed to go over slightly?

Our clients have told us it's timed and has a hard stop at 1 minute.

It is not timed. Interviewers do not give any guidance!
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26 Feb 2013, 12:36
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My experience was the same - not times. Very little guidance/commentary.

BankerRUS wrote:
Accepted.com wrote:
Also, is the 60 sec intro timed? Is it allowed to go over slightly?

Our clients have told us it's timed and has a hard stop at 1 minute.

It is not timed. Interviewers do not give any guidance!

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26 Feb 2013, 13:21
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fromchicago wrote:
I had couple of quick questions:

- At the group discussion, do people divulge which company they work for?
- Does the one-on-one interviewer read your application beforehand? or is it a blind interview?

Thanks.

1) Yes; though my group did it in the informal discussion we had prior to the interview
2) Technically its blind, but if you interview internationally or in SF you will be with an admissions committee member who will have seen your application and voted to get you to that point.
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26 Feb 2013, 13:25
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Also, is the 60 sec intro timed? Is it allowed to go over slightly?

Our clients have told us it's timed and has a hard stop at 1 minute.

Pretty much. Take whatever is in your interview prompt quite literally. In my experience, the school does not deviate.

The thing is (soapbox warning), however, that what they are looking for is something that you can't be taught. It is a snapshot into the person you have become up to this point; how you contribute to a team, how you persuade others, how you play with others in the sandbox...there is no strategy that can help someone who is bad at that; and no slip of the tongue will ruin the chances of someone who is good.
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26 Feb 2013, 13:28
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Just finished the interview. I think it went just ok. I didn't get to speak a lot in the start and tried to make up for it at the end.

Did anyone get it in Round1 after feeling like the interview went just so-so? Curious to hear thoughts as in our group of 6 it was initially difficult to some airtime especially early-on.

Thanks!

I thought my group discussion and interview went well, but I was in a group with people who's group discussion (I didn't see their one on one's) was just so-so who got in. Remember that everyone does not walk into the interview round as equals. Some people already have breaking room due to their GMAT, grades, extras, essays, unique perspective or what have you. IMO, being a good contributor without obvious weaknesses is a better bet than swinging for the fences. Have confidence in your performance and let what will be, be.
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26 Feb 2013, 13:45
mbaover30 wrote:
bulls011 wrote:
Just finished the interview. I think it went just ok. I didn't get to speak a lot in the start and tried to make up for it at the end.

Did anyone get it in Round1 after feeling like the interview went just so-so? Curious to hear thoughts as in our group of 6 it was initially difficult to some airtime especially early-on.

Thanks!

I thought my group discussion and interview went well, but I was in a group with people who's group discussion (I didn't see their one on one's) was just so-so who got in. Remember that everyone does not walk into the interview round as equals. Some people already have breaking room due to their GMAT, grades, extras, essays, unique perspective or what have you. IMO, being a good contributor without obvious weaknesses is a better bet than swinging for the fences. Have confidence in your performance and let what will be, be.

Do you know which of your group members got it? If so, it would be interesting to know what you thought of their performances. From my own experience, I have a decent idea which of my group members will likely get in.
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26 Feb 2013, 15:28
Mine was timed with a hard cutoff at 1 min by the monitors.
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26 Feb 2013, 19:28
Just to clarify, the 1-min intro refers to self-intro (like where am i from, what do i do), not an elevator pitch of your idea right?

Also, along the lines of bringing in notes, did anyone bring in an iPad? Or maybe a smaller, less obnoxious tablet like an iPad mini or Kindle fire...?
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