Looking for help getting into Wharton?
The first step is tackling the Wharton team-based discussion interview.
What should I expect from the Wharton Interview? Wharton uses a unique Team Based Discussion (TBD) interview format. While the Wharton interview is nothing to worry about, it does require a very specific kind of preparation that is quite different from your standard MBA interview preparation.
The Wharton MBA interview is required and includes the following three components:
- First, each candidate will give a one-minute introduction, providing everyone in the group an opportunity to get to know one another. This will cover the first five minutes of the interview.
- Second, there will be a 35-minute team discussion, based on a topic Wharton releases in advance. During this portion of the TBD, you present the results of your discussion to the interviewers. Part of this is delivering your “pitch” and part is the broader team chat.
- Finally, the group exercise is followed by a brief, individual 1:1 interview. This will give you the opportunity to discuss a couple of aspects of your profile and your interest in Wharton.
Let a former Wharton TBD interviewer prepare you! Personal MBA Coach’s interviewers conducted interviews at Wharton for over 70 applicants last year. They offer clients unique and targeted interview preparation tips. Wharton students and admissions directors are looking for you to demonstrate certain qualities in the interview. We will teach you how to weave these qualities into your responses so you can stand out from the crowd. We will conduct a group TBD mock interview over Google Hangout/Zoom with 4-6 other applicants.
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