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Wharton Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / On-Campus

Visit: Welcoming tenor from admissions office staff guiding daily events to class visits and panel lunch Type of Interview: Two-part. First, team-based discussion overseen by two second year students. Next, a ten minute one-on-one session with one of those second year students. One-on-one was blind. Interview atmosphere: Slightly impersonal, disengaged.... Read more »

Episode 90: Wharton Professor on COVID-19 Impact & New Business Course

“Social distancing” may very well become the word of the year for 2020. Businesses are being ordered to close, admissions practices are moving online, many people are (hopefully) working from home.  At the end of the day, we live in a global society and we need to flatten the curve... Read more »

U.S. News 2021 Business School Rankings Insights: HBS Sinks While Others Float On

The U.S. News & World Report Best Business Schools rankings are out and there are a few surprises, especially within the top 10.  For those of you who have yet to see our announcement of the ranking, the top 25 schools in this year’s edition (with last year’s rankings included for... Read more »

Stanford & Wharton Share the Throne of Best Business School in U.S. News 2021 Rankings

While Wharton held the #1 spot of the Best Business Schools list from U.S. News & World Report last year, it is now joined by Stanford GSB at the top of the 2021 rankings. Northwestern Kellogg shot up three spaces to join Chicago Booth at #3.  Then, MIT Sloan rounds... Read more »

Wharton Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / On-Campus

Everyone knows Wharton uses the “Team-Based Discussion” (TBD) format for their interviews, so if you are invited to interview you will be given a prompt with some deliverables that you *should* prepare some thoughts/answers to before arriving. No need to do extensive research, but be able to justify your ideas.... Read more »

Wharton Creates Business Course on Coronavirus

Having escalated to a global pandemic, the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing business, financial and personal fallout.  In the MBA admissions space, it began with cancelling entrance exams, and extended to changing in-person interviews and campus events.  To better understand the impact of COVID-19, the Wharton School of the... Read more »

Real Humans of BCG: Madeleine Macks, Wharton ’18, Consultant

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has been lauded by MBA alumni in this series for its community and culture.  Our featured alumna, Madeleine Macks, Wharton MBA ’18 and consultant at BCG, echoed those sentiments and added the value of the scope of projects there.  Indeed, BCG cites expertise in 20 industries—from... Read more »

Wharton Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Team-Based Discussion / On-Campus

For the TBD–make sure you watch the timer. It’s not nearly as terrifying as you think it is, and it will all be over before you know it. Write down your teammates’ names along with the key points from their proposals, and write down your observers’ names as well. One-on-one... Read more »

Episode 86: Wire Taps—Will My Work Experience Be Strong Enough?

Another podcast episode of Wire Taps is live, and you should press play to hear the latest advice from Clear Admit’s admissions experts, Graham Richmond and Alex Brown. The duo draws on their years of admissions experience to provide strategic advice on the MBA application process.  This week, they review... Read more »

Coronavirus Concerns Disrupt MBA Admissions Interviews, Testing and More

As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases reaches over 80,000 globally, mounting concerns have disrupted normal operations of MBA admissions testing, interviews and events. Entrance Exam Sessions Suspended GMAT, GRE, IELTS, and TOEFL testing in mainland China has been pushed back further to the end of March. On its official... Read more »

Wharton School Announces New Dean, Erika H. James

Erika H. James will begin her tenure as the newest dean of The Wharton School on July 1, 2020.  She is the first woman and person of color to lead the school in its 139-year history.  James, former dean of Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, succeeds Geoff Garrett, who plans... Read more »

Real Humans of BCG: Vinnie Sood, Wharton ’16, Project Leader

Curiosity, leadership and the ability to collaborate are just a few of the skills Boston Consulting Group (BCG) looks for when they hire consultants.  In terms of intellectual chops, BCG states that “superior academic credentials are a necessary—but not sufficient—requirement.”  Due to the variety and scope of their projects, BCG... Read more »

The Week Ahead: MBA Interview Invitations, February 10-14, 2020

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! January Rounds starting to move to the interview stage!  Round 1 is now behind us for most programs, Round 2 is now fully underway with interview... Read more »

Real Humans of McKinsey: Jenna Benefield, Wharton ’18, Associate

The MBA is a vehicle for advancement in–or into–many industries, and consulting is consistently one of the most popular destinations.  And within the consulting industry, McKinsey & Company is considered one of the most prestigious firms in the world. MBA graduates usually enter McKinsey as an associate, working either as... Read more »

Harvard Reclaims Top Spot in Financial Times 2020 Global MBA Rankings

The Financial Times released their 2020 Global MBA rankings this week. Harvard Business School reclaimed the #1 position—after a four-year absence from the top spot. Wharton also surpassed last year’s top seed (Stanford GSB) to land in second place. Stanford GSB, which has held the top position for several years, fell to third in the... Read more »

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