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Episode 196—Wharton Team-Based Discussion (TBD) Tips

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In this special edition of the podcast, your hosts Alex Brown and Graham Richmond break down Wharton’s group interview – known as the Team Based Discussion (TBD) – and offer a wealth of tips and background to help applicants ace it.

Alex and Graham, who both formerly worked in admissions at Wharton, set out to tell you everything you need to know to be successful in your Wharton TBD. They’ll discuss:

  1. The history of the TBD
  2. Why Wharton uses it
  3. How to prepare for it
  4. How to perform in it
  5. What this year’s TBD prompt is and how to think about it

They also provide sage advice on how to deal with different personality types in your TBD and explain the pros and cons of Wharton’s unique process. The podcast episode also includes a lengthy discussion about what to expect from the 1-on-1 interviews that Wharton conducts after the TBD. If you have any desire to attend Wharton, this podcast episode of Wharton TBD tips is a must-listen. Tune in now:

Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast
Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast
Episode 196: Wharton Team-Based Discussion (TBD) Tips

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This episode was hosted by Graham Richmond and Alex Brown, and produced by Dennis Crowley. Thanks to all of you who’ve been joining us!

Lauren Wakal
Lauren Wakal has been covering the MBA admissions space for more than a decade, from in-depth business school profiles to weekly breaking news and more.