Earlier this month, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania launched a redesigned MBA website, featuring a new look, streamlined content and greater interactivity designed to enhance the experience for prospective applicants. Included among the new features are updated student profiles, a new events calendar and student discussion forums.
“We hope that our new website provides you with clearer understanding of the Wharton Difference and how our program may be a good fit for you,” Wharton Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Ankur Kumar wrote in a post to her Notes from the Director blog.
The new student profile feature gives prospective applicants an opportunity to learn from current students about what life is really like as a Wharton MBA. It’s also a chance to find and connect with students who share common interests.
The events calendar provides quick access to upcoming admissions events. On tap this week are MBA information sessions in Boston, Johannesburg and several cities across Central America, as well as coffee chats in London and Monterrey, Mexico, and Forte Foundation events in Chicago and Washington, DC.
Student discussion forums and MBA Diaries are among the other site enhancements. Discussion forums are available on topics ranging from academics to admissions to Why Wharton? – offering prospective applicants the chance to post questions and get feedback from Wharton alums and other prospective students. The MBA Diaries, meanwhile, let you follow current Wharton students through their journey as part of the MBA.
One final feature of the new website is its Let’s Get Acquainted form. By providing certain information about yourself and your interests, you can opt to receive customized information about the school and the MBA program.