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Wharton Application Question - Awards

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New post 01 Sep 2015, 12:37
Hello all,

In filling out the Wharton MBA application, it appears they ask for awards in a 2000 character box in the Personal Information section (with the description: List the most significant college, university, community and professional awards, honors or scholarships you have received.), but also include 1000 character awards boxes under each degree in the Academic Background section (no description).

Does anybody have any insight regarding overlap or differences between the two sets of answers? Has anybody attended any sort of event or chat, or asked this question of a member of the admissions committee?
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New post 01 Sep 2015, 12:49
I don't think it would hurt to list your academic awards and honors in both places, unless you have too many and need to allocate some to each section.
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New post 01 Sep 2015, 13:03
It looks like the same question was asked last year, no definitive response but the Personal information section does open up opportunity for you to include other awards. I don't think there's any harm in repeating academic ones, but if those are already in your academic section and your resume, might be good to use this space for other recognitions.

http://gmatclub.com/forum/wharton-two-awards-sections-please-help-185754.html?fl=similar
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I would suggest being as specific as possible in the specific areas outlined, and if there is overlap in the general area then be a bit more high level. The specific areas should allow you to be more descriptive and discuss impact an role in greater detail as well. So do what makes the most sense particularly if you are someone with a lot of awards/accomplishments
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New post 18 Sep 2015, 12:33
It's definitely a little confusing. So I've always had my clients repeat the academic awards again (so they show in two places on the app, per your question). Have had many accepted with grants, so clearly that approach worked just fine!

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New post 21 Sep 2016, 17:37
Bumping this thread. What if you don't have "awards" to speak of professionally. Can early promotions, company leadership opportunities (e.g., head of recruiting), board nominations, advisory positions etc. count?

Wharton doesn't give room for any descriptions of the activities so is it okay to elaborate on activity positions you hold in this box?
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New post 23 Sep 2016, 08:45
So in my opinion they put awards and recognitions... So for example an early promotion is definitely a recognition. I'd say any sort of leadership position is a type of recognition for sure. Not many places of work have formal awards to dish out! For example, I decided to put down that I was invited to be an interviewer for new hires, as a result of my demonstration of xyz. That is a type of recognition.

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