The following UPenn / Wharton interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant. Good luck to them!
The Wharton TBD was a very pleasant experience. I highly recommend arriving 15-20 minutes before your interview, as the time spent in the waiting room chatting and getting to know the other applicants in the same TBD group was useful, so you can get a handle of the various personalities early on.
We were then invited into the TBD room, where we sat in a circle in alphabetical order (last name). The interviewer recapped the prompt, then turned on a big timer on a laptop, which is very visible. Given that we were told to give our opening idea in 1 minute or less, you would be surprised how many people do not stick to that. I think out of the 5 of us, only 1-2 people really stuck within the 60 second rule. One person even rambled on for 4 minutes or so.. which ate into the time that we had left to discuss the task.
My tips would be to just be friendly, listen to other people, only speak if you have a point to make, and be succinct when you do speak.
After the TBD, I had a 10 minute conversation with the interviewer (this happened in the same order as we sat around the table). He had read my application, so asked me a specific question based on a line in my CV, and then we spent the rest of the time talking about my goals, and then asked if I had any questions, and if there was anything else I wanted to say at the very end.
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