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The atmosphere was competitive yet friendly. Since no one knows what to expect in the team-based dynamic (TBD), it is a good idea to arrive early in order to know the people in your group.
The TBD went smoothly, there are no questions asked at this point; only instructions given at the beginning …and then a lot of note-taking from the interviewer.
In the one-on-one interview, the questions are really tailored to one’s experience at the TBD, including topics such as leadership and relation of TBD situations to real life, among others. Other than that, the “have questions for me?” was one question that I got.
Everything is a surprise, because of the spontaneity-filled format of the TBD which in the end commands the interaction both at the TBD and the 1×1 portions of the interview.
From this experience, I conclude about Wharton that this school is very focused on the interaction among people and the networks it can create through teamwork and group experiences. Also, that this interviewing process can show how people truly are and behave, which is so great to see and experience.
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